Imperial Vintage Presentation Miners’ Pick Axe-It measures approx. 9 ¾” in length, and has an outstanding gilted highly ornate head. There is a blue panel that has the word Eickhoff. There are dancing men located on the front section of the pick head so I would say this was made by Henckels.
There is an engraving on the reverse with the presentation and with the kind help of Paul H we are reasonably confident it is a North Prussian dialect and the rough figurative translation is something like this "Don't waste time. There is a big hole in the round that is the shape of a bowl that requires immediate action”. The collector put a DAF cog wheel on the wooden handle and I have not bothered to remove that this is a very intriguing piece which will have collector appeal.
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