WW2 ENTRENCHING TOOL MADE BY ACROW
This was developed during WW1 to provide a tool for the british army which could be an all in one solution. In essence a multi tool.
Acrow produced this design which was unfortunately turned down by the MOD due to questions surrounding the over use of metal (a valuable resource then)
The tool has the standard spade head which can be used at an angle as a pick or hoe. This can be removed completely to use the rest of the functions.
Axe, Bottle opener, wire stripper, wire cutters and pick.
The wire cutter were engineerd to be very strong to handle barbed wire entanglements on the battlefield.
This is a very fine example of a rare tool, it has remnants of the original labels on it.