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Canteen too good to be true?

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    Default Canteen too good to be true?

    I got this canteen today, and to my surprise all the parts are marked with the same maker, RFI 38. There are a few little moth holes in the cover, but overall it is in excellent condition. The leather is in good shape, just a little stiff. Is this one too good to be true?
    There is also what appears to be a unit marking - looks like '18 ???? Batt' but I can't read it clearly.
    Thanks for input.
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    Hi Roger, nothing wrong with it.

    I cannot quite make out the marking either.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Thanks, Ade. When I saw it I was afraid it had been messed with. It looks in too good a shape to be that old. A little knocked about but quite solid. I hope to be in such good condition when I get that age!

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    Hello
    nice canteen
    RFI for Rudolf Fissler KG, Idar-Oberstein
    cordially
    Didier

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    A keeper.

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    Very nice Roger and looks like Didier has nailed a maker for ya.

    Eric
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    Thanks, y'all. It's my first canteen, and I do like it. Nice to know who made it, too.

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    Its good and its true! Great item for early war display and I love the wear!
    Kevin

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