Original WWII Japanese Officer’s Canteen with Cover, Cup, and Strap.
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a nice example of an Original WWII Japanese Officer’s Private Purchase Canteen. This was recently acquired by IMA from a lot of Japanese souvenirs which were sent home by an American GI as war trophies from the South Pacific.
These private purchase canteens were used by officer’s of all branches of the Japanese Armed Forces during WWII. It features an aluminum body with a removable small drinking cup which secures to the top. Under the cup, an aluminum topped cork stopper is still in place. The gabardine wool cover still retains all of its original functional snaps, and exhibits numerous field repairs from years of hard use. The original shoulder strap was replaced with that from a standard issue canteen, which makes sense since most of the leather shoulder straps on these tended to be shoddily made and did not hold up during a lengthy period of service.
Overall a wonderful wartime issue canteen offered complete and dated. Ready to add to your collection!
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