Original German WWII Wehrmacht Canvas Gaiters (Gamaschen)

Item Description

Original Item: Only one available. Known in German as Gemaschen, these Gaiters are constructed of two-ply canvas, with heavy stitched black leather straps, rolling aluminum buckles with brown leather interior pads. Offered in in very good condition.

Issue of canvas gaiters became more and more common by 1943 due to diminishing supply's of leather for tall marching boots. Not well liked by the soldiers who much admired that symbol of militarism, the tall black marching boots, gaiters were nonetheless the most common thing found on the Soldaten's ankles. Gaiters can be worn with any type of trousers but the M43 were designed for wear with gaiters.

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