They arrived today via Fed-Ex and I decided to do a quick un-boxing and show them off here on the blog.
Here is the dramatic un-boxing:
I won't go into the complete history and specification on these spades in this post. If you would like the "complete story", then you can go back to my original Danish Spade blog post:
The two spades are both slightly different. The spade that is in the roughest condition, has a wonderful Danish Army ITT and crown stamp on the wood shank. They both have the makers stamp of DSI (one is a double stamp), and the cleanest of the two shovels has a clear Danish Army ITT and crown stamp on the shovel blade itself. The other spade might have that as well, but the paint is VERY thick in that area, so it would be buried underneath.
They even came with some original "Danish", or possibly "Afghanistan" sand!
Here is the photo album of these two new spades. Enjoy!
|Two handle grip variations.|
|Side view of the two different grips.|
|Two shades of green paint.|