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    strange crude army sporrans

    My title pretty much says it all.

    They're listed as WWII but I would think WWI, when most units didn't issue sporrans to kilted Enlisted Men and a variety of ad hoc sporrans and random canvas pouches are seen.

    Seems to me that these originally might have been properly sewn and/or had proper belt loops, but as they fell apart were crudely laced together around the sides, and crude straps rivetted on.

    I wonder if these repairs were done in a military unit, or if this lot was purchased cheaply as ex-army and used in theatre productions or what have you. (I've seen crude theatre sporrans quite a few times over the years.)


    The shape of these is closest to this Cape Breton Highlanders sporran

    Last edited by OC Richard; 5th June 22 at 07:06 AM.
    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first Europeans on the Guyandotte

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