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WWII ENTRENCHING KIT, HEAD (SPADE) AND HELVE
Soldiers Trenching Spade and Helve (handle) with pocket for his Webbing Gear.
The Helve has an attachment on it for a No4 Mk2 Spike Bayonet that was normally used on the No4 Lee Enfield Rifle during WW2 and after. Turning the tool into a weapon or Mine prodder.
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- This particular entrenching tool is a late war version with the attachment for the spike bayonet, early versions did not have this facility, I believe it came in about 1944, the spike bayonet is for the Lee Enfield rifle not the SMLE as this only took the sword bayonet
.......... Colin Murray, Andover Hampshire, 3rd of January 2011