M31 breadbag – Untanned leather, unmarked

The breadbag or “m31 Brotbeutel” was one of the most integral parts in the individual Wehrmacht soldiers equipment. It contained mainly ration items and next to that it held the canteen and the messkit. It is a single compartment equipment sack and it closes with leather straps and buttons. The early versions have mostly aluminium hardware and leather reinforcements on the carrying loops. As the war progressed “luxurious” details like this where omitted. A lot of variations exist and one could easily start a specialized collection with breadbags only.

Colour: Olive
Leather: Untanned brown leather
Markings: –
Between 1940-1944
Hardware: Alpacca steel D-rings, steel 4 hole dish buttons
Notes: This breadbag is notable for the Alpacca steel D-rings and the 4 hole dish buttons. Other then that it is made utilizing a thick orange/brown thread all around. And of course, this one is executed with untanned leather.

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