Post by materialwharf3 on Oct 16, 2017 19:28:51 GMT -5
Hey everyone! I have a question that I have finally decided to see if I could get an answer about. I bought a canteen and cover in July when I went to a local surplus shop, for my airborne uniform. I didn't really look over the cover too much at the time, but after I went airsofting once, I noticed that this corner wasn't completely stitched on anymore. I just wanted to ask if this canteen cover (British made I believe) will withstand the forces of me running without it breaking. If it can't, I just need to find another cover, which should be pretty easy. If not, I'll use this till I can come across a fairly priced mounted canteen cover. Thanks! imgur.com/a/zAmDQ
Ben Franklin once said "A stitch in time, saves 9". Typically once a seam is torn as is apparently the case with your canteen it is only a matter of time before the attached canvas tab will unravel. I have noticed that WW2 Allied web gear usually employs redundant sticking which means your tab will probably remain intact for sometime without doing a repair but I would worry about snagging and creating a tear in the cover itself. For that reason I would suggest you get a heavy duty needle a good thimble and some strong thread and do a "field repair". this repair will not have to look professional or neat in fact an amateurish effort will look more authentic as that is what a GIs repair would have looked like. All GIs were issued a small canvas sewing kit and at company level the Supply Sgt always had a more elaborate "tent repair" sewing bag. You will probably need some needle nose pliars to push the needle through your thick canvas!
Field use often necssitated make do repairs to uniforms and field gear. Soldiers of the day having grown up in the depression were quite used to "making do". My father once asked my wife if she had ever darned sox? (Darning socks was patching holes as opposed to just throwing then out). My wife was fully unaware of the phrase so the answer was no? My father was one of 13 children and had never owned a single item of new clothing or been fed 3 consistent meals in his life till he went in the Army.
Last Edit: Oct 17, 2017 14:17:22 GMT -5 by 2nd Bat
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savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
Jul 15, 2018 18:47:08 GMT -5
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