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Nice, Keith! Is it contemporary with the bottle or a later re-use?
I can't say with any assurity on this one. I would tend to think later reuse, but I am no expert. You note the iron handle!Keith.
There's black paint on the handle, and what appears to be pre-planned spots for attachment to the bottle. However, the shape of the loop also reminds me of a trigger-guard or scissors or snip handles.
I am thinking that the handle was made for that purpose, rather like handles used to be made for early suitcases with leather straps for attachment. But I have never seen one like this before.Keith.
Nice,i use a metal D shaped canteen by the way were did you get it? JA http://longhunterunited.blogspot.com
It is not my bottle J.A., I use a leather costrel, but I too have the "D" canteen plus two kidney canteens.Good to hear from you J.A.Regards, Keith.http://longhunterunited.blogspot.com
Thank you for your nice comment on my website sir.Steve www.leathstitch.co.uk
You are very welcome Steve, I have listed your link on this blog.Regards, Keith.
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