M31 Breadbag – Heer – Reinhold Adam Oberursel 1940
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.
Leather: Gray painted leather
Markings: Reinhold Adam Oberursel (Taumus) 1940
Maker: Reinhold Adam Oberursel (Taumus)
Notes: This is the typical prewar pattern breadbag for the Heer. It features aluminium hardware and gray painted leather. The belt loops have reinforcement sewn on them. The breadbags top loops have never been buttoned up before.