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SWISS ARMY ( Military ) Made in 1947 BACKPACK, Swiss Alpine Rucksack, Swiss Military Backpack, Canvas Bag, 'Salt & Pepper' photo view 1
SWISS ARMY ( Military ) Made in 1947 BACKPACK, Swiss Alpine Rucksack, Swiss Military Backpack, Canvas Bag, 'Salt & Pepper' photo view 2
SWISS ARMY ( Military ) Made in 1947 BACKPACK, Swiss Alpine Rucksack, Swiss Military Backpack, Canvas Bag, 'Salt & Pepper' photo view 3
SWISS ARMY ( Military ) Made in 1947 BACKPACK, Swiss Alpine Rucksack, Swiss Military Backpack, Canvas Bag, 'Salt & Pepper' photo view 4

SWISS ARMY ( Military ) Made in 1947 BACKPACK, Swiss Alpine Rucksack, Swiss Military Backpack, Canvas Bag, 'Salt & Pepper'

S$200

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over a year ago by smartsaversclub

Description

A collector of rare goods. This is one of the items i'm selling. Most of today high end fashion rucksacks are based on this original design. An extra-large, well preserved alpine Swiss Military or Army backpack or rucksack from 1947, made from canvas and leather. We understand that this bag was a specialist alpine pack, for Swiss soldiers deployed in the mountains. The bag's thick outer layer is made from the very popular 'salt and pepper' canvas, which comes across as a mossy, olive green color. This very special, very strong canvas was developed by the Swiss using a combination of the fibres of flax and stinging nettle plants*. The bottom of the bag is reinforced with very strong tan 'saddle' leather. The same leather is used for the shoulder straps (which are attached to the bottom of the bag) and the straps on the front of the bag that close the large front pocket and the backpack itself, as well as some additional straps that can be used to hold items on the outside of the bag. The pockets and top flap are also edged with the same saddle leather. Additional reinforcement is achieved by the existence of two flat metal rods stitched into the back of the backpack. Another metal rod in the lumbar area is also there to provide support and comfort to the wearer. The backpack is heavy and very sturdy and has so much space. On the bottom of one of the straps, the name of the saddler is stamped, along with his town and the date the rucksack was issued to the Swiss Army (1947). DIMENSIONS: Approximately 52cm height x 42cm width (20.5" x 16.5") Weight is approx. 3kg CONDITION: This 70-year old rucksack is well used but is in very good condition for this particular model. There are no holes in either the canvas or the leather that we have observed.

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