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WWI Melee Club (Trench Club)

This brutal weapon is based on numerous examples of trench raiding clubs used during the bloody fighting of WWI. These were often manufactured in bulk in factories or behind the lines by regimental carpenters and metal workers, and carried across the the lines at night by raiding parties. The video game Battlefield 1 has brought attention to them again. 

The club is lathe-turned from two joined solid pieces of hard maple. The fourteen side spikes are cut from 8" spike nails, with each spike individually pointed, and deeply set into the club in four alternating rows of three and four. The forward spike is turned in a drill. A brass screw eye is semi-recessed into the base and a cotton cord lanyyard is attached. This is a real weapon, not a toy!

The wood is stained dark and oiled.

This club would provide a fine defense in the Zombie Apocalypse, too.

The club head is 10" long and 2.25" in diameter. The scored grip is 9" long. The side spikes jut out around 1.5" and the forward spike is 3.5" long. Overall, the club is 22" long and weighs about 2.75 lbs.

Mauser C96 is not included!

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    Artist & Registered AZ Architect, Retired
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