ENTRENCHING TOOL and COVER
Marked: US DCHS CO 1918
Length @ 14½"
WIRECUTTER, MODEL 1910
M-1917 & M-1918 TRENCH KNIFE
Marked: U.S. L.F.&C. 1917
Blade- 9" O.A.L. 14"
Marked: U.S. 1918
Canvas covering on sheath is a field modification
BOLO KNIFE, M-1917
A heavy bladed chopping knife issued primarily to machinegunners for clearing lanes of fire
MEATCAN, M-1910 with UTENSILS & CONDIMENT TIN
Condiment tin has compartments for coffee, sugar and salt
A clean shave was a matter of life and death for the Great War Doughboy. Facial hair would have hindered the fit of the gas mask causing it not to form a tight seal. This is one of many styles issued. Several styles were also sold commercially. Not shown in this view is the mirror that is part of this kit. It slides into a pocket that is behind all the items shown in this kit.