The later and much more common 2nd pattern shovel has two tangs on the spade. The shovel still have much of the original paint. It has the US markings on the wooden handle, no markings on the spade.
The metal spade has the typical surface rust and pitting, that you normally find on these shovels. The wooden handle have some minor cracks, nothing major. Please see photo's for condition. This shovel was used with both the M1910 & the M1928 Haversack Pack System. 1st pattern T-Handle shovels are extremely difficult to find.This is a necessary item for any WWI Field Gear Collection. Check out my other items.