WWI Trench Mace

This simple yet effective trench club came about from placing a flanged metal ring on an entrenching tool handle which was fixed in place with a pin. Solid, stained hardwood is used for the shaft and measures 17″ overall.

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SKU: 601043 Category: Product ID: 13147


This British trench club was made by placing a flanged metal ring on a standard entrenching tool handle. While the First World War is strongly associated with the introduction of modern weaponry, primitive melee weapons still had a place in the close-quarters fighting encountered during trench raids. Decommissioned or broken heavy machinery was often re-purposed and you can see the cog-like look as though this could have been a gear from a tank or other large artillery. There was no shortage of uses for parts.

We’ve come across Canadian and British versions of this club which was sometimes referred to as a ?knobkerry? reinforcing its popularity and effectiveness. This durable and devastating weapon has a steel shim with the flanged ring over the top which is then pinned through. All of aged steel. Shaft is solid, stained hardwood.