Reproduction of the pre-war leather straps that saw wide use during the Winter War and Continuation War.
This version is 16 mm wide, which makes it a bit easier to use with wartime backpacks and bread bags than the 20 mm wide version. The strap is around 90 cm long and has plenty of holes for adjustment. Dyed brown as per originals.
Originally soldiers had three of these straps issued to them. The straps were used, for instance, to attach the blanket and shelter half to their Tornister-backpacks . However later on they were used to attach mess kits, boots, overcoats and such to other backpacks.
Leather straps were one of the most useful items a soldier could have – they were used for a massive variety of jobs, where there was need for a strong attachment method. May it be fixing shoes, attaching things to your rucksack or just making items pack tightly inside the backpack.