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Model 1910 Entrenching Tool
Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

Model 1910 Entrenching Tool

Catalog #: 1978.0853.04, 1978.0853.05    Accession #: 1978.0853
Credit: Division of Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 22" H x 7" W x 2" D

Physical Description

Wooden handle attached at a right angle to a wooden shaft with a metal, concave, pointed plate.

General History

Model 1910 entrenching tool or shovel which was carried on the soldier's back under the meat can and cover and on top of the haversack and pack carrier. While it was initially called a "shovel," it was soon officially designated an "entrenching tool" which was shortened to "e-tool."


Country: United States
War: World War I
Services: Army, Marine Corps
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