Sweden maintained a neutral position during WWII but that didn’t stop them from increasing their military strength to over 600,000 during the height of the war. Fielding a force of this size called for a ruck of uncomplicated design that could handle abuse and maintain functionality during the harsh Swedish winter. Created in 1939 (hence the M39 designation) this pack was designed to fit a multitude of needs for a foot-mobile infantryman.
“Be the kind human” is the biggest mission of us. As you know, we’re always choose the organic materials for less wasted and be eco-friendly to the enviroment. For every item sold of our house brand products, we’ll planting 2 trees with the collaboration of us and One Tree Planted. They are a great organization with a goal and vision that aligns with ours. Not just even send the kindness to Mother Nature, we’ll send 1% of our total sales for the Life Vest Inside. Together, We’ll be partnering with other companies who share our values, awesome customers, and local organizations to have no bad days. We’ll do things like blaze trails, clean up trash, help out on a farm and whatever else our community wants to learn about and participate in. Let’s make inspiring, empowering and educating people of all backgrounds to lead a life of kindness.
- Salt & Pepper canvas main pack (Cotton and stinging netlle blended)
- Full Grain Veg Tanned Leather Strap (3-4 mm thickness)
- Solid brass and copper hardware
- Full Grain Veg Tanned Leather Bottom going with two Lash Tabs/ Pig Snout for install leather string.
- Two Lash Tabs on the right and one on the left
- Thick round veg leather string
- Slip pocket inside
- Capacity: ~ 35 litter (9.2 gal)
- Dimension: Height: 43cm Width: 33cm Bottom: 18cm
- MADE IN VIETNAM
STINGING NETTLE FIBERS BLENDED
During WWII, Switzerland was a safe haven for civilians and soldiers escaping Germany’s occupation. Since Switzerland was surrounded by German forces, they controlled incoming raw materials like cotton. Still needing to clothe their people, they rationed cotton yarn to make clothing. For heavy applications, they turned to a plant used in a yarn technique that dates back to the Napoleonic wars– Stinging Nettle. Stinging Nettle is a fibrous plant that is easy to cultivate, and using nettle fiber twisted cotton strands, it can be turned into a heavy duty canvas to use in military applications. This twisting of cotton and nettle fibers also created a camouflage pattern, which is where the iconic salt and pepper look that has become synonymous with Swiss gear and the Swiss Army Rucksack comes from.
VEG TANNED LEATHER
Vegetable tanned leather refers to the tannage, or method of tanning the cowhide into leather. It’s called “vegetable” because of the natural materials used in the tanning process like tree bark. Vegetable tanning or veg tan as it’s sometimes called, is one of the oldest methods of tanning known to man. It has literally been around for centuries.
Vegetable tanning refers to leather that is tanned with oak and spruce bark. Also quebracho, tara pods, olive leaves, rhubarb roots or mimosa are common. These substances are placed in a pit along with the skins and hides. As these tannins are derived from plants, the leather is called vegetable-tanned leather. Also the term “natural leather” is used. What makes vegetable tanning so unique is it allows us to use thicker leather and results in more body and character. Vegetable tanned leather also tends to age better and develops a rich patina over time. And it has that awesome classic leather smell.