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    "Knip Hier" Lift The Dot Entrenching tool pouches .

    Antarmike
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    Name : Mike Fincher
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    Location : Lincolnshire United Kingdom
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    Post by Antarmike Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:02 pm

    I Have just bought some Ebay ABL Entrenching tool pouches (Job lot of 5)

    I am surprised to see the Lift the Dot fasteners on all of them bears the Legend "Knip Hier"  I was expecting to see the normal "FIX" brand markings.

    I thought that Knip Hier was a sign that a pouch was Dutch?  (In fact I sold on a water bottle cover that I bought as Belgian, but was then advised it was Dutch because of the "Knip Hier" L.T.D. faster.  I now feel that could have been bum advice, and I should have kept the Water Bottle carrier.)

    The five tool holders that arrived today are by three different manufacturers, all are marked intenally ABL, and I have a spread of dates, but they all have "Knip Hier" fasteners.  It appears that what I was told about "Knip Heir" indicating MvO pouch closures was wrong.  Pity I let that water bottle cover go, it probably was Belgian afterall.

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    There is considerable variation in shape, position of belt loop, and strap and buckle length. between the three manufacturers.  One pouch by VOLH has a bronzy finish to the L.T.D. fastener, the other four are black.
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    Post by Wolverine Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:07 pm

    Mike, I don't know of any ABL waterbottle carriers that use LTD fasteners. But as far as I am aware, the KNIP HIER fasteners can appear on Belgian or Dutch equipment. The fasteners may have been manufactured in the Netherlands and supplied to a textiles factory that made webbing equipment in Belgium. (Not all components on a piece of kit necessarily are sourced in the country of origin.) It is also possible that some of the Belgian webbing was made in Dutch factories. Since we know so little about the manufacturer initials on most Belgian kit, anything seems possible at this point.

    One thing for sure, there is quite wide variety of detail in these shovel carriers, including US covers that were reworked for Belgian issue, as well as carriers made from repurposed British canvas.

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