WW2 Haversack

J.A. Henckels is a Solingen, Germany based knife manufacturer that dates back to 1731. The company's Zwilling (twin) logo is known to be one of the oldest trademarks in the world. Throughout the company's history, it has made some of the world's finest pocket knives, kitchen knives, scissors & flatwear. In 1960 Henckels ceased their pocket knife production and started having other companies make knives for them on contract. Boker has been one of the main producers of more recent Henckels products.
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WW2 Haversack

Postby outkast » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:39 am

Mail Call!!! won this on Ebay about 3 weeks ago and it finally arrived I know it's not a blade, but when it's made by J.A. Henckels does it really matter. Was listed as a WW2 Haversack (shoulder bag). As for authenticity I don't know as it's the only one I've ever seen marked Henckels.

Imperial Germany M1887 style pouch known as a 'bread bag'. It was used to carry a canteen and other supplies. These were used by the German military 1887-1945 and were made by many manufacturers. Judging by the construction this one was made for use in WWI so it will date to around 1915.

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Re: WW2 Haversack

Postby doglegg » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:44 am

Now Outkast, that is just plain cool. Great score. ::tu::

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Re: WW2 Haversack

Postby EyeBJoe » Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:00 pm

As a collector of German cutlery I believe your Haversack is authentic and carries the correct Henckels logo for the period. The font style of the lettering, the inclusion of the work "Zwillingswerk" and "Solingen" gives it a thumbs up. Not sure why Henckels would have been involved in producing these bags but in the era of Nazi Germany companies did what they were told to do. Just my thoughts.


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Re: WW2 Haversack

Postby XX Case XX » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:20 pm

Extra Cool. ::tu::

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Re: WW2 Haversack

Postby Eye Brand Man » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:54 pm

That's just super cool ::tu::
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Re: WW2 Haversack

Postby Colonel26 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:58 pm

That’s one of the coolest things I’ve seen come through here. ::tu::
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Re: WW2 Haversack

Postby outkast » Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:06 am

Updated my post got some very good info from a member of a group I'm in on Facebook.

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Re: WW2 Haversack

Postby samb1955 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:24 am

Really good shape for the age.


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