My Belgian Jigsaw stuff

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    My Belgian Jigsaw stuff

    Post by mylle on Mon May 01, 2017 4:49 pm

    After I visited Belgium, I have to make an own thread now.....Sorry. Wink


    Ripstop woodland Jigsaw set:









    Lightweight woodland set without white colors:











    Desert Jigsaw set- modified jacket and one normal jacket with new pants:



















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    The older normal fabric set:



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    Re: My Belgian Jigsaw stuff

    Post by Wolverine on Mon May 01, 2017 5:13 pm

    Nice selection!
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    Re: My Belgian Jigsaw stuff

    Post by ripcord on Mon May 01, 2017 6:17 pm

    A fruitful trip, I see..

    Nice score; good selection of a classic pattern..



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    Re: My Belgian Jigsaw stuff

    Post by Flecktarn92 on Mon May 01, 2017 7:18 pm

    I was in Brussels a few weeks ago and could not track down any sort of surplus store or market. I wish I had now!
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    Re: My Belgian Jigsaw stuff

    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon May 01, 2017 8:56 pm

    Cool stuff! I really like the modified desert jacket. Also, know that desert nametapes are pretty much impossible to get. Good find on that one!

    The uniform without the white is something I'm not quite sure about. At first I was told that it was going to be standard issue soon after its 2012 introduction. Then I was told it was for hot weather climates only. I've not paid attention to this for years so I'm not sure where it wound up. It did seem like general issue at first as it went to cadets and some reservists according to pictures. There's also a field jacket in the same cut as the standard type, but no white.

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    Re: My Belgian Jigsaw stuff

    Post by kansimba on Tue May 02, 2017 5:42 am

    very nice stuff Smile

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    Re: My Belgian Jigsaw stuff

    Post by mylle on Tue May 02, 2017 9:44 am

    Thanks guys. Yes I was pretty lucky with finding this stuff. The desert set with name tape is of course my favourite. Its cool that the ripstop and the desert set came from the same soldier.
    The lightweight uniform seems to be ment for hot-weather climates/summer. Its very thin but comfy to wear. But I fear it wouldn't last long in field use...
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    Re: My Belgian Jigsaw stuff

    Post by mylle on Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:40 pm

    1999 dated single leg-cargo pocket jigsaw trousers:





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    Re: My Belgian Jigsaw stuff

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:37 pm

    I think a bunch of this came out on the market recently. I bought a three pack of this type, but unlike yours, mine can only fit children Wink

    As I understand it these are designed to be winter trousers. Certainly the cloth is the same as the field jacket, so that makes sense.

    I'm not sure if production went beyond 1999. If anybody has one with a later date, please say so!

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    Re: My Belgian Jigsaw stuff

    Post by mylle on Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:40 pm

    Was there a special thing about just making them with one leg-cargo pocket?
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    Re: My Belgian Jigsaw stuff

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:52 pm

    mylle wrote:The lightweight uniform seems to be ment for hot-weather climates/summer. Its very thin but comfy to wear. But I fear it wouldn't last long in field use...

    A very late discussion about your theory of the non-white uniform. There's a ripstop uniform and a cold weather uniform with no white. I was told this was going to be the new uniform for all Belgian forces and, starting in 2012, recruits were issued the uniform even for use inside of Belgium. Later I heard that the ripstop uniform was intended for tropical climates. It could be that both are true, with the uniforms originally intended as standard issue and, due to budget problems at the time, the plan was cancelled and the uniforms only used for tropical deployments.

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    Re: My Belgian Jigsaw stuff

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:53 pm

    mylle wrote:Was there a special thing about just making them with one leg-cargo pocket?

    No idea! I found it strange as well and was thinking about that very thing when you posted your question!

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    Re: My Belgian Jigsaw stuff

    Post by HEB on Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:28 pm

    maybe it fits better with the leg based holster?

    here is a pic of the holster, covering the pocket:

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    Re: My Belgian Jigsaw stuff

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:02 am

    That's a very good theory, HEB, however I don't think drop leg holsters were issued to Belgian forces in the 1990s. They weren't a common feature until the early 2000s from my observations.

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    Re: My Belgian Jigsaw stuff

    Post by mylle on Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:52 pm

    That's what I thought too, the holster idea is unfortunately not likely.

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