Forcella e Baionetta
On the left is the standard infantry shovel. Flat iron blade, with two holes so as to allow a strap to pass through it and secure it to the combination frog for the 1907 leather webbing set.. Some handles have markings going up in 5's to allow measurement of depth in centimetres. In the middle is the entrenching tool, with hoe and axe head. This could be issued as opposed to the Infantry shovel. On the right is the Alpini Ice and wood axe head. Two varieties are known of this type. the one shown, and another type that has the ice chipper type blade instead. The Alpini were also issued with a long handled ice axe, however the short handled one depicted appears to issued for use around the camp site, instead of troops wielding long sharp implements around what could be a very confined rest area on a mountain side.
Bayonets. On the left is the 1891 pattern Bayonet, for use with the Carcano rifle. Its has a leather scabbard, which has the leather frog for bayonets attatched. In the middle is the 1891/38 folding bayonet, produced to be used with the M91/38 carcano. The Bayonet blade is desgined to fold under its own handle, and into a slot made on the fore stock of the rifel. When not on the rifle, it is kept straight in its own scabbard, made of pressed steel. On the right is the M38 Fighting knife. this was issued to many different troop types, but most famously to the Folgore Paratroops, and is often refered to as the Para fightng knife. The scabbared clips onto the belt of the wearer and hangs at a 45 degree angle.Different types of these knives were issued to units such as the MVSN and San Marco Marines, but all are copies of the Austro-Hungarian fighting knife of World War One.