Webbing and Field Kit
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9mm Browning Hellweg Australian Army Shouder Holster (LH)PriceAU$175.00
US Army Vietnam War era Entrenching Tool CoverPriceAU$30.00
Australian Army O.R Parade Belt and Bayonet FrogPriceAU$35.00
L1A1 SLR Blank Fire Attachment / BFAPriceAU$70.00
WW2 Daimon German FlashlightPriceAU$67.00
WW2 Draeger Gas Mask Canister early war Reichswehr / LuftschutzPriceAU$120.00
WW2 Japanese Type 90 Helmet Siamese Re IssuePriceAU$245.00
WW1 French Adrian Helmet - OriginalPriceAU$155.00
Auscam Platatac trial pouches un-issuedPriceAU$35.00
WW1 Stalhelm, Original (Austrian made) M16 model - Finn re-issue for WW2 usePriceAU$430.00
Genuine WW2 Tornister Cow Hide Pack Swiss ArmyPriceAU$195.00
Bundeswehr Bundle – Cold War West German Army Fighting Knife and Canteen KitPriceAU$120.00
US Korean War 1951 Mess Tray MASH stylePriceAU$30.00
Korean War 1952 USMC Mess TrayPriceAU$30.00
WW2 Aus .303 Lee Enfield BayonetPriceAU$285.00
WW2 German Army Officer's BeltPriceAU$225.00
AusCam Webbing HarnessPriceAU$87.00
East German / DDR Army Day PackPriceAU$35.00
Bundle of Chinese PouchesPriceAU$35.00
Military Webbing and Military Field Kit
Since at least the day's of The Roman Legion and the term "Marius's Mules" for the poor infantryman carrying his daily burden, load bearing gear has been a crucial aspect of military kit.
The load seems to be relatively consistent across history for at least 30 - 40 kg of weapons, armour, water, food, ammunition and personal items. No wonder retired soldiers get knee and back trouble huh?
Various styles of webbing belts, straps, harnesses , water bottles, knives, entrenching tools, ammunition pouches, day packs and back packs abound.
They also reflect the style, technology and national characters of the era that they come from. The range of colour, quality and complexity varies from simplistic and pragmatic Soviet era pouches and webbing, to quite sophisticated modern items from the Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns.
Many militaria collections will feature various items of military webbing whether new military surplus from discarded stocks, or that actually issued and used by soldiers.
Either way these items represent the daily life of many individual soldiers living out of this gear in the field, and likely many miles / km of very long walks using colourful language brought on by carrying all that extra kit in all weathers and terrains.