Trench club?

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Trench club?

Postby graeme g » 14 Jan 2006 11:56

Does anyone have any information/opinions on what this might be? I've never seen one like this before. Is it a trench club? What else could it be?
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TISO
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Postby TISO » 16 Mar 2006 13:49

Buzdovan as it is known in former YU, morgenstern in german... Next to digging spade one of best close hand to hand combat weapons.
Quite a popular item on Soška fronta (Isonzo front), especialy with Bosnian infantry regiments. If Italians captured you with THAT you didn't live long. I belive that on western front situation was similar.

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Postby Jim A. » 16 Mar 2006 22:08

Hello,

There is another variation depicted in Plate F figure 4 in the Osprey book "The Austro-Hungarian Forces in World War I (1) 1914-16" where the head is all metal and the handle is wood, the figure is a Landwehr holding it. I think these clubs were very universal in all the combatants’ armies.

-Jim


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