I have seen a number of Third Reich military items pressed into service after the war. The first time I saw such a thing was about 15 years ago at a dealer's house. He showed me an enameled colander and asked me what was unusual about it. Take a look at the photo and you will see! I think the canteen is a post war modification to put unused canteens back into practical use. NH
06-22-2015 08:00 PM
On ebay now for 99 US dollars described as a "survival" canteen. I don't buy the Luftwaffe survival canteen bit. Unless someone has evidence to the contrary I think these are post war re-use of military items made for consumer sale. NH
Anyway, it seems this caanteen is somewhat rare. I am glad i´ve got it, and even for a very reasoable price. The interesting thing is that even in this very sophisticated forum nobody seems to be certain about what´s the deal with this canteen... The "mystery" remains even thou many interesting theories have been expressed..