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Name/Title Trench Club
Primary Maker Unknown
Measurements H 43 W 4.4cm (H 1' 4 15/16" W 1 3/4")
Media/Materials wood
Description Wood truncheon with metal studs embedded in body around one end. With a leather strap though hole at one end. A vicious-looking weapon, this club was used in night-time trench raids on enemy trenches. They were not official issue and would be made behind the lines by each battalion. The clubs were usually carved out of wood and then a metal object or studs were fixed to the end to maximise the potential for injury.
Theme Our History --Arms and Armour --Scottish Arms and Armour
Accession No CAM.F245