• Welcome to Life In The Wilderness

    You are currently viewing the site as a guest and some content may not be available to you.

    Registration is quick and easy and will give you full access to the site and allow you to ask questions or make comments and join in on the conversation. If you would like to join then please Register

Does anyone know what this pack is?

Messages
3,754
Points
1,110
I'd really like to find out more about it including origin and approximate age. I think there must be at least 3 external straps missing along with 3 of the tiny retaining straps off the buckles.
The shoulder straps are dark brown full grain leather as is the base of the bag. The upper part is green plasticised fabric.
I bought it for carrying bunnies but now I think it might be too nice to wreck.
image.jpeg
image.jpeg
image.jpeg
image.jpeg
image.jpeg
image.jpeg
image.jpeg
image.jpeg
image.jpeg
image.jpeg
 

WildWood1965

Moderator
Staff member
Messages
2,091
Points
1,090

 
Messages
12,066
Points
1,430
I'd really like to find out more about it including origin and approximate age. I think there must be at least 3 external straps missing along with 3 of the tiny retaining straps off the buckles.
The shoulder straps are dark brown full grain leather as is the base of the bag. The upper part is green plasticised fabric.
I bought it for carrying bunnies but now I think it might be too nice to wreck.View attachment 17201View attachment 17202View attachment 17203View attachment 17204View attachment 17205View attachment 17206View attachment 17207View attachment 17208View attachment 17209View attachment 17210






Yup! It’s a leather wan ;)
 

1 shot willie

Administrator
Staff member
Messages
13,754
Points
1,770
Age
65
Lovely vintage pack mate 👍 ........I have one of the old Telemark metal framed packs.....similar sort of thing.
They used Caribu leather for the harnesses...... Looks like the back support strap on yours is a quality Bridle leather.

Very nice find. :)
 
Messages
3,754
Points
1,110
I saw one of those packs with the reindeer/caribou hide flaps at the weekend as well but it was too rich for me. I'm still lamenting not buying one when you could still get them for £50
 
Messages
3,754
Points
1,110
So that explains what the extra fixings on the top are all about. In that case it's just a couple of loops on the buckles that are missing. I think I might sell it though and buy a game bag instead rather than wreck it by carrying bunnies in it. Like LOL said, "it's waaay too nice for bunnies"
Thank you for your help guys.
 

Joecole

Moderator
Staff member
Messages
10,662
Points
1,440
Age
74
WAAAY too nice for bunnies...….a bit of bale twine suffices there 👍
Could it be Italian? Just a guess as not dissimilar (pattern) to Italian Mountain packs on some surplus sites:confused:
Possibly Austrian or Italian
 
Top