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    Here's a pair of salty gaiters/gamaschen. After a good wash, they don't look too bad









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    Hi Matt, they look fine.

    I would guess they are a pretty late manufactured pair, given the lack of leather re-inforcements to the inside?

    Here are my pair.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Thanks Ade,
    considering also the low quality of the canvas, I would agree with you

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    Hello Adrian and Matt,
    In fact, concerning the Gamaschen, the pair that Matt posted is the first type adopted by the army. On these there are no leather pieces to reinforce the stitching on the inside, only the leather band present on the lower edge and the canvas is always thinner on this type of gaiters. Yours Adrian are the second type, with rough canvas, leather reinforcement and no leather band. Considering the features of the pair posted by Matt, my guess would be that they are from a 1941 to 1943 production.
    Adrian, yours are typical 1944 production...
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    Thanks for the useful info!

    Cheers, Ade.

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