Swiss Military Mess Kit
Swiss Army issued cookware / mess kit (Gamelle / Kochgeschirr). Kidney shaped, aluminum construction.
First introduced in 1875, constructed of sheet steel, it was lightened by changing construction to aluminum in 1882 and remained unchanged, apart from an improvement to the handle mounting bracket in 1920, until it was phased out in the early 2000s.
Mess kit consists of the main body with handle, which has a capacity of 1.5 Liters (approximately 1.58 quarts), and the lid with arm which doubles as a handle for using the lid as a skillet.
Available in Black, Green, or Grey.
Your choice of color and grade.
- A Grade - Paint may have edge wear, light chips, and/or light scratches, but is mostly complete. Up to light handling wear.
- A1 Grade - Same as A grade, includes a fork and spoon.
- B Grade - Heavier edge wear than A Grade, more finish wear on the sides and/or mild to fair handling wear.
- C Grade - Heavily worn paint and/or heavy handling wear.
All photos are representative of an A Grade mess kit. These are previously issued materials. "A Grade" does not translate to "New, unused condition".