H018290 FIELD ISSUE CUTLERY SET. (Essbesteck)

BACKGROUND: The field cutlery set was a standard individual personal equipment item that was issued to all personnel along with other provision for eating in the field that included the mess kit, canteen, breadbag, fat container and a small portable, dry fuel tablet stove. The field cutlery set was generally carried in the breadbag along with other assorted personal items. The field cutlery sets came in a variety of models including a folding fork and spoon combination, a three piece set with a spoon, fork and knife and a more elaborate set containing a spoon, fork, knife and bottle/can opener. Following the old adage that, an army runs on its stomach, the field cutlery set must be considered one of the most important of all personal equipment items.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Standard issue, tooled, stainless steel/aluminum construction field cutlery set. The set consists of a stainless steel butter knife, four tine fork, tablespoon and integral can and bottle opener.

GRADE ****                             PRICE $169.00

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