leather is a bit thin but has so far withstood almost a year worth of weekend skirmishing on my bread bag without any tears or rips. that said, the leather has stretched a bit and i may have to add an extra hole soon to keep everything snug. The hardware and aluminum cup have shown no damage whatsoever. I don't use the canteen as often as say a reenactor would but yes, i do drink from it. the buttons are all still in place.
youchunhe...cheapest replica canteen available. looks like a german canteen, leather is thin, some report metal is flaky. mine isn't. In my book good enough for airsoft but probably will not pass muster with hardcore reenactors.
Eh if the canteen is flaky I might not get it. Don't want to mess with your health. It would probably pass in most reenactment groups. Its more of a personal preference thing. I like my stuff to be 100% correct if I can. I don't do it because of my group I do it because I want too.
Last Edit: Sept 25, 2011 21:21:44 GMT -5 by Sgt_Tom
Those repro canteens don't look too bad. Original aluminum canteens can get kinda flaky too. I've used the same 2 originals for years in re-enacting. Just make sure that you empty them after events and store them with the cap off. If the leather is thin, try Troy Allison. He makes wonderful repro straps and caps (plus other stuff too). His Ebay name is allibaba34 and his website is www.kriegsendemilitaria.com/Index.html Andy
Serov, I didn't say it was "great". In fact i said it wouldn't pass muster with reenactors...comment was for the more expensive one BTW. What i did say as it was the cheapest one that looked like a German canteen. Also said the leather was thin. That said, it has stood the test of a year's worth of weekend airsoft and has not fallen apart, though the leather has gotten rather loose.
Dracul: It looks like it lost a lot of steam and I now feel bad for randomly dropping off.
Jun 15, 2018 14:58:17 GMT -5
stuka: I mean it's not your fault. It is interesting though that things are falling off as we are finally getting our ww2 guns with the type 38/96 and the enfield as well as it recieving a new loading system, it's kind of unfortunate
Jun 16, 2018 3:30:04 GMT -5
Dracul: I don't know, maybe its because all the guns are becoming available, there is a decreasing need for the forums.
Jun 16, 2018 16:29:26 GMT -5
Dracul: Most of the talk was about making guns, as all the uniform info was already out there, but now the weapons are out there and are usually decent quality.
Jun 16, 2018 16:33:32 GMT -5
stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
Jun 18, 2018 1:33:29 GMT -5
Cpl. Hicks: I haven't been here in years, but I'm glad to see this forum is still kicking! So much great info on here.
Jun 22, 2018 14:00:12 GMT -5
savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
Jul 15, 2018 18:47:08 GMT -5
Dracul: I think Redwolf has a Enfield. If not or not longer, then not until G&G releases theirs. The old gas Iron Airsoft brand SMLE isn't carried by anyone anymore and was such piece of crap. Not worth trying to track one down.
Jul 19, 2018 5:55:35 GMT -5