U. S. Early War Double Bag Knapsack WITHOUT Frame
WE ARE TAKING ORDERS FOR the U. S. Early War Double Bag Knapsack With Out Frame
We are pleased to offer this early design correctly machine sewn of cotton oil cloth knapsack. Based upon the original in our collection, it contains all the features common to the knapsacks in use before 1862.
Each seam is welted with a folded piece of oil cloth, machine sewn and then hand serged like the original. Edges are folded and machine top stitched. All leather strapping is sewn into place per our original specimen with one of our original 19th century chain stitch machines. The shoulder straps are cut square, and the riveted brass studs are left exposed. All the buckles and hooks are direct copies of originals. This knapsack has a smaller V-pocket than the later design. It closes with cotton herringbone twill tape ties.
The knapsack comes with two overcoat straps.
The Early War Knapsack was often used with a wooden frame inside the knapsack. Many find with the frame the knapsack functions better and is more comfortable to use. For those who wish to have a frame we also offer the Early War Double Bags with the frame that fits inside our Early War Double Bag Knapsacks.