Swiss Medic / Radio Operator Large Cowhide Backpack (L05)
Original issued large-type Swiss Military backpack. These large-type backpacks were typically issued to either medics or radio operators. Backpack has one large main compartment only.
The main compartment has a large outer flap that is secured with two adjustable leather straps on the left and right corners. One adjustable leather strap runs vertically over the main flap. There is a pocket on the backside of the main flap. Inside, two adjustable leather straps secure two flaps over the main compartment.
The inside canvas of the main compartment has a KMV "Privat" stamp indicating that this backpack was released after service for private ownership.
Leather is in good to very good condition. Outer flap has some light hair loss near the bottom right corner at the leather strap stitching. The back side has a few areas of hair loss but the fur overall is intact. Underneath the main flap, there is some hair loss on the bottom near the buckles. The inner canvas has some staining and discoloration. The name "Charles Gerber" is found written in the canvas of the main flap.
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