M1910 E-TOOL "USMC" or Fantasy Item
Posted 18 January 2007 - 08:02 AM
Posted 18 January 2007 - 11:54 AM
Posted 18 January 2007 - 03:14 PM
You are asking a question that lots of people would like answered. I personally have never been able to trace anything on these. All I can show you as a contribution here is the blueprints for the M-1910 shovel, there are several dates on this sheet copied in 1913 from the 1910 plans, approved in 1918, sheet 7, and made Obsolete but no date given for that. The plans are full size, i.e. lay a real shovel on the plans and it's exact to size.
Posted 18 January 2007 - 05:10 PM
Posted 19 January 2007 - 02:23 AM
It's definitely made to the US milspec and is completely unmarked. I would think that if made for a foreign military there'd be some sort of markings on them. And there's a lot of logic to the case for them being USMC. Being unmarked and not having the "US" stamp for one thing, and being reinforced, for another. Digging a fox hole on a coral atoll, or at least trying to do so, must have busted up quite a few standard t handled shovels. But we have no evidence to prove any of this.....and may never have any. In the meantime I keep it put away with a USMC shovel cover on it.
Posted 21 January 2007 - 03:39 PM
Posted 22 January 2007 - 04:47 AM
Posted 22 January 2007 - 04:59 AM
Posted 22 January 2007 - 05:00 AM
I dont wanna spoil the party Greg, but haven't you considered the "gardner special"? I bought 20 years ago in a big store an exact unmarked copy of the pliable US e.t. with foldable pick added. I'm still use it in my garden.
I've thought of that as not only a possibility but a definite probability
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