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    Post by Bury_Dave Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:33 pm

    MoD survival knife.

    The old sheath is one I've had for 28 years. I lost the knife somewhere after the handles finally fell off. The knife is new as is the other, pointed sheath it came with.

    I did the usual mod' of taking down the wooden handles so that they are the same profile as the tang. Word was it was bigger to stop your hands getting frozen to the tang but i think it was just to give you whopping blisters and make you even more miserable than you already were ! Very Happy

    As tree-beaters go, very useful but doesn't compare with my Bear Grylls Bayley knife !


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    Now the '44 patt twin dropped ammo pouches.

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    SAS ration pouch. Takes the small ration tin only and space filled with E&E kit.

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    Altimeter pouch .....

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    '44 pattern waterbottle pouches and '44 bottle and '58 bottle

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    ESS goggles with rare prescription insert.

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    Mint '58 pattern belt. Still a good iece of kit !

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    Now a non British waterbottle. Canadian and of steel and insulated like a vacuum flask.

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    And a lovely Norwegian small pack. designed to carry the tent section and poles. When empty compacts down quite small duw to the sectional back pad.

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    That's all for now, Dave Smile
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    Post by Twodogs Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:44 pm

    Never seen the 44 pattern water bottle carrier with alice clips ??

    Good stuff

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    Post by Bury_Dave Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:07 pm

    And some more common kit .............

    Common as muck issue stainless clasp knife with VERY rare pouch .....
    FRONT
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    Back with issue stamps and crow's foot
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    WW2 clasp or jack knife (so named after the British sailors who first carried them - Jolly Jack Tars )
    Although this one is actually brand new and brought recently .
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    Post by Twodogs Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:43 pm

    Very nice Very Happy

    How about a betalight ,
    For all your tactical map reading needs ,
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    Post by Bury_Dave Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:11 pm

    I haven't needed to look at a map covertly for a long time. I just use a flashlight Laughing

    Most seen on ebay are well past their use by date. But if you have one to fill the pouches of the webbing you collect, that doesn't really matter. As long as you don't pay much for one.

    But thanks for adding them to this thread as they are indeed relatively rare and obscure.

    Although posted elsewhere, here's the canvas waterbag;

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    Post by lammasulyon Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:01 am

    nice kits

    by saying less common do you mean less commonly liked or less commonly issued??? Very Happy
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    Post by Bury_Dave Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:19 am

    Less commonly issued. Otherwise I'd have called the thread 's*** Brit Kit' Laughing

    Hey, maybe that's a thread worth starting but not here as most collectors here don't appear to have served and so won't know what is good or bad by use in the field. As well as the fact that this place is all about camo uniforms and even olive green isn't considered worthy of a mention Wink I just snuck this thread in under the radar for Brit only kit.
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    Post by Tommo Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:03 am

    Hmm...

    I can name you quite a lot of 'S***' Brit Kit!

    P85 Stuff
    Cadet Assault Vest
    I'd even go as far as saying the Standard Brit Assault vest
    Oh, and the chestrig!!!
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    Post by Bury_Dave Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:09 am

    Boots, ankle, DMS and puttees ....... shirts, KF, itchy .......
    '58 pattern large pack .....

    Agree with P85 stuff - although left before it came into use. The other stuff was probably good when used for what it was designed for ......

    Perhaps you should start a new thread Tommo ........ or start one for good kit - of all nations........
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    Post by lammasulyon Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:25 am

    heard s95 trousers were terrible when it came to being long lasting.....other than that ive heard brit kit seem to be generally quite decent-from smocks to trop dpms...
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    Post by Bury_Dave Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:28 am

    The short-lived RIPSTOP S95 trousers were the dogs danglies .............
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    Post by lammasulyon Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:35 am

    hehehe from the dogs bollox to just bollox Very Happy
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    Post by Bury_Dave Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:37 am

    I still have a couple of pairs of the ripstops - somewhere ....... at least i don't recall selling or trading them scratch
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    Post by lammasulyon Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:39 am

    mate i take it the trous were made of the same material as the ripstop smocks?? cos the ripstop smocks after some use turned quite uncomfortable for me to waer with all those small notches coming out
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    Post by Bury_Dave Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:41 am

    You can't be SASR then .... they love the sensation ! Wink
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    Post by Tommo Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:37 pm

    Bury_Dave wrote:The short-lived RIPSTOP S95 trousers were the dogs danglies .............

    Pockets and Velcro at the Bottom? fantastic bit of kit!

    Agreed on KF, DMS and Large Pack...however I wear KF and DMS for reenacting, the DMS are fantastic for WW2 Stuff! Wink

    And maybe I should start a 'Good British Kit' thread? Wink
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    Post by Gulf91 Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:02 pm

    Bury_Dave wrote:Less commonly issued. Otherwise I'd have called the thread 's*** Brit Kit' Laughing

    Hey, maybe that's a thread worth starting but not here as most collectors here don't appear to have served and so won't know what is good or bad by use in the field. As well as the fact that this place is all about camo uniforms and even olive green isn't considered worthy of a mention Wink I just snuck this thread in under the radar for Brit only kit.

    Great Pics Dave but------Less commonly issued.

    Were the Canuk canteen and Norgi Ruck ISSUED?

    May well have been procured and used but were they ISSUE Brit kit Razz
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    Post by Bury_Dave Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:03 pm

    Tommo wrote:
    Bury_Dave wrote:The short-lived RIPSTOP S95 trousers were the dogs danglies .............

    Pockets and Velcro at the Bottom? fantastic bit of kit!

    Agreed on KF, DMS and Large Pack...however I wear KF and DMS for reenacting, the DMS are fantastic for WW2 Stuff! Wink

    And maybe I should start a 'Good British Kit' thread? Wink

    Are you a member of Forces 80 ?
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    Post by Bury_Dave Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:04 pm

    Gulf91 wrote:

    Great Pics Dave but------Less commonly issued.

    Were the Canuk canteen and Norgi Ruck ISSUED?

    May well have been procured and used but were they ISSUE Brit kit Razz

    You got me there - they were acquired. Very Happy
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    Post by Tommo Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:51 pm

    Tommo wrote:
    Bury_Dave wrote:The short-lived RIPSTOP S95 trousers were the dogs danglies .............

    Pockets and Velcro at the Bottom? fantastic bit of kit!

    Agreed on KF, DMS and Large Pack...however I wear KF and DMS for reenacting, the DMS are fantastic for WW2 Stuff! Wink

    And maybe I should start a 'Good British Kit' thread? Wink

    Sort of, I'm apart of CF89 and the WWII LHG '6th Airborne' Smile
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    Post by Bury_Dave Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:34 pm

    Issue water filter from OIF ......

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