Make of 100% cotton military drill. The front flap is scalloped so there is a button hole in each point. Pewter buttons are used for closure.
The bag measures 11 1/2" wide X 12" deep.
The original haversack came from a private collection with an offer to sell to us, but the condition of the haversack was very fragile and suitable only for display. We had the oportunity to measure and photograph extensively. The original was made of a course linen with a single bone button for closure as is our reproduction.
The bag measures 10 1/2" wide and 13" deep.
#MX306 Mexican war Knapsack $343.95
This knapsack is based on the article published by Fred Gaede in the Company of Military Historian's Journal. This knapsack has extensive hand work in the construction of the bag. This is knapsack come with the hand sewn leather back straps.
Back of knapsack
The inner bag
Detail of the hand work
Hand sewn button holes
This knapsack is thought to be a 1850's Militia box frame knapsack
This knapsack is a pre-war (Civil War) militia style which may be found in many period photographs. We picked up an original hard pack knapsack a couple of years ago at a Civil War show and we now copy ours from this knapsack.
This a Knapsack made on a ridged wooden frame. The wooden frame is covered by a painted cloth. A large leather flap covers the front of the knapsack, this flap has a cloth back and a leather edge. Three straps are attached at the top for the carriage of a blanket or overcoat. Size of knapsack 15" Wide X 13 1/2" Length X 4" Deep.
#WB307 Hardpack Knapsack $368.00
The knapsack above furnished with White Buff leather straps.
Crown soap- 4oz of soap in a tin container $8.95
We are now offering this period soap for cleaning leather. This is based off a period recipe for soap liked by harness makers. This is not like modern saddle soaps but instead is mostly made from cod oil. This type of soap will clean the leather but not be harsh enough to damage the leather. Leather items should be cleaned with soap several times a year in order to prevent the build up of dirt and other things that will damage the grain surface.
#PW124 Preservation Wax $14.95
This is specially designed product to give you maximum life out of your leather items. This is the clear wax, for use on russet items. This wax contains a natural mold and mildew inhibiter, along with protection from insect damage.
#BPW125 Black Preservation Wax $16.95
This is specially designed product to give you maximum life out of your leather items. Lamp black has been added to help maintain the black color of your leather items. This wax contains a natural mold and mildew inhibiter, along with protection from insect damage.
Leather Preservation Please follow this link for more information on the care and feed of leather.
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