Proceed to cart
Recommended also
Russian Field Spade, Straight, WW1 Model, Surplus
Russian Field Spade, Straight, WW1 Model, Surplus. Shovel the Terrible.
Shovel the Terrible.
Russian Field Spade, Straight, WW1 Model, Surplus. Oh Lord have mercy on the one that diggeth anything with this ye olde tool.
Oh Lord have mercy on the one that diggeth anything with this ye olde tool.
Russian Field Spade, Straight, WW1 Model, Surplus. Short and stubby. Perfect for a gnome,
Short and stubby. Perfect for a gnome,
Russian Field Spade, Straight, WW1 Model, Surplus. There are two kinds of people, my friend. Those with Russian Field Spades and those who don't dig. You won't dig much more with this either,
There are two kinds of people, my friend. Those with Russian Field Spades and those who don't dig. You won't dig much more with this either,
Russian Field Spade, Straight, WW1 Model, Surplus. Some of these show the manufacturing year but many don't anymore,
Some of these show the manufacturing year but many don't anymore,
Russian Field Spade, Straight, WW1 Model, Surplus. These can differ to some extent. However, most have a short unpainted shaft with the knob.
These can differ to some extent. However, most have a short unpainted shaft with the knob.
Austria

Russian Field Spade, Straight, WW1 Model, Surplus

Price 49.99 USD excluding sales tax
Shipping starting at 12.99 USD Free 100 day returns Free shipping for orders over 200 USD

A wood-shafted e-tool from the Russian empire. At least some of these were made during WWI, some might be a bit younger but old in any case. A magnificent piece of war history but absolutely shitty for digging for anything but holes in your psyche.

  • In stock 9 pcs. Sold 6 pcs in the last two weeks.
Add to cart Add to cart Choose variation First select a product Loading Just a moment, thank you!
Add to wish list Add to wish list
Trouble with the metric system? Try our converter:
cm = 0' 0" or 0" and
feet  inches = 0 cm
Russian Field Spade, Straight, WW1 Model, Surplus. Shovel the Terrible.
Russian Field Spade, Straight, WW1 Model, Surplus. Oh Lord have mercy on the one that diggeth anything with this ye olde tool.
Russian Field Spade, Straight, WW1 Model, Surplus. Short and stubby. Perfect for a gnome,
Russian Field Spade, Straight, WW1 Model, Surplus. There are two kinds of people, my friend. Those with Russian Field Spades and those who don't dig. You won't dig much more with this either,
Russian Field Spade, Straight, WW1 Model, Surplus. Some of these show the manufacturing year but many don't anymore,
Russian Field Spade, Straight, WW1 Model, Surplus. These can differ to some extent. However, most have a short unpainted shaft with the knob.

A wood-shafted e-tool from the Russian empire. At least some of these were made during WWI, some might be a bit younger but old in any case. A magnificent piece of war history but absolutely shitty for digging for anything but holes in your psyche.

We ordered Austro-Hungarian spades but some Russian spades from the same era ended up amongst the batch. They are quite similar, but they have Cyrillic scribblings on the blade. The ones that we have left seem to be all Russian, so that's why the modified text. In case you happened to get a Russian one and don't want it, please contact our customer service..

Features

At least some of these are over a hundred years old. The manufacturing year isn’t visible on all of them anymore, so we cannot verify that every one of these is. Some of these show that they were manufactured in 1915. But there can be a bit younger shovels here as well.

This is a simple straight-shafted entrenching tool, the length of which can vary between c. 51-61 cm (20”-24”) because some have a longer shaft replaced by a user. These look quite a bit like the German WWII e-tool. A smart person would have put a handle on the shaft but these have a dildoesque lump instead. Some might come without the knob, and some shafts have been painted green for a camouflage effect. However, most of these have the unpainted short knobby shaft, so you will most likely get that.

The blade has a flat edge, a bit like on snow shovels. Some blades have sharpened sides, some don’t.

Use

If your philosophy of life is all about modern efficiency, this e-tool is as useful for you as a bikini on a hippo. The shaft is short as hell, the ergonomics infernally crappy, and the flat edge can only easily dig holes in your soul. But traditional bushcrafters and reenactors don’t care about modern decadence. Their joy stems from overcoming difficulties. And it is quite hard to get more difficult than this.

Condition

Used Russian military surplus. For their age, these are in good condition. But since these are old, used, and possibly seen a war or two, they do have lots of signs of use. The blade can be scratched, dented, rusted, and dirty. The shaft can be stained, scratched, and full of initials or lewd messages by the previous owners. But they are intact and they work. And if you clean the rust and gunk, they will be quite nice.

Kierto Circular Economy

Return this product used but clean and unbroken, and you'll receive half of the product's original price as Varusteleka credits. Service is available only in Finland. Only Registered users can make Kierto returns. See more information about Kierto.

All products: Austria

Recommendations

Loading products... Loading products...

Reviews

You have already submitted a review. You can edit your text by clicking on it.

Log in and write a review.

Remove filter
Five stars
Four stars
Three stars
Two stars
One star
2
100 %
recommends
5 / 5
2 ratings
Five stars
I would recommend for a friend

18.08.2022
Exactly as was described. An ancient, dirty shovel with the most mysterious of dark, tacky substances on it, accrued over the last century. Is it a bit dirty? Yes. Is it pretty useless? Also yes, unless you are digging in boggy soup. Is it really damn cool? Definitely yes.
1 Like 0 Dislike Report abuse
Five stars
I would recommend for a friend

07.10.2022
Example I received looks to have an original, if somewhat battered, original handle that's been painted a shade of dark green and engraved with two A's side by side but upside down to each other. The business end has the digging edge somewhat sharp but then the sides are blunter than a butter knife and appear to have been used for chopping things if the dings and dents are anything to go by.

Stamped with an 18 and narrowly missed by another stamp showing some sort of odd symbol along the one edge and a horned rectangle in a circle on the other edge, I think it might have been re-issued in Greece, Turkey or one of the former USSR countries as on the dated edge it's also stamped with something in Cyrillic text.
0 Like 0 Dislike Report abuse

Comments

Comment this or discuss with other Varusteleka regular users. If you wish to ask us anything, please click on the message button on the right side of the page. You can also send us email or call us! Log in and join the conversation.

Please report this text if for example:

  • Text is wildly obscene or completely irrelevant.
  • The reviewer has not actually used the product he is reviewing.

If you strongly disagree with this text, please press thumb down button.

Thank you!

Cancel
1
Joulu-Pati, Bob the Christmas Bullet

Mistletoe
💋
Loading...