It has been 25+ years since we last had a chance to get enough of these to offer them online, but we just found some. The M-943 entrenching tool was introduced, just like the name implies, in 1943. They were only made for 2.5 years from  mid 1943 until WWII ended in September 1945. After that the M-1951 model with a pick replaced the M-1943 in production although the existing M-1943 stocks continued to be issued into the 1960's and later.

 These are real US Military issue M-1943 Entrenching Tools we found in the back room of an old surplus shop that has been closed for decades, in good working order. They are used, and most have several layers of government applied paint and typical wear, but they are a great collectible with lots of life left in them as a usable tool.

These are not the Chinese junk copies you see in most places- these 70+ year old tools are still far stronger and more usable than any of that junk.

We are offering a few options on these:

Condition- as found we will pick a good usable one that may need repainting or some minor surface rust cleaned off in a few spots, Hand Select where we pick the best of 5 with original military paint or repainted where we put a new coat of paint on them for people who want a usable tool and are not worried about originality (we match the original color pretty close)

Add replacement handle- we have also found a stock or original replacement handles, you can add one to have a spare in case you break yours. These are original US Military replacement handles.

Add cover- we have a limited stock or original post-WWII canvas covers we can add.