Looks like the light duty LW type. By not very strong do you mean fragile? If so, I would not put any weight on it for a display. When these get dried out the leather will break off at stress points. NH
They look good to me...even old leather can be brought back to life with proper care & storage...I don't think this is a lightweight strap, as lightweight straps don't have the D-Rings (at least mine don't)... These look fairly strong to me for a display, but not reenactment...
Original RBN marked combat Y strap for me. timothy
normal combat type, try some leather reviver on them.
It is a pair of M39 infanterie Y-straps produced from late 1943...
they had better days, send them back if you can and get a refund....this kind of late war Y-straps can be found in any condition including mint from deadstocks....that's my advice...
"I didn't use any weapon in combat during the war, but i killed hundreds, perhaps thousands of men...they're now at the bottom of the sea"
Walter Borg (ex-MI6) Agent and radio operator in Malta, Tunisia and Italy between 1941 and 1945. Arrested twice, tortured twice, escaped twice, survived the war...
"The future torments us, the past holds us, that is why the present escapes us."
In Memoriam :
Laurent Huart (1964-2008)
And I would say this is good advice
I did not see the D-rings in the top photo. I think a little bit of hunting will produce a much better set than this one too. The tail piece in the back looks like it will snap off with even light handling. NH