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Article about: Good day all, I wonder if anyone can identify the intended purpose and origin of this pouch and, indeed, its age. There are a few markings inside the flap, though these are weak and difficul

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    Good day all,
    I wonder if anyone can identify the intended purpose and origin of this pouch and, indeed, its age. There are a few markings inside the flap, though these are weak and difficult to photograph.

    I am not even sure that it is Japanese, though the characters seem to indicate something to do with ‘fire’ (if google translate is to be trusted at all!), but am aware that it might well be Chinese. It was acquired along with a very nice pair of 1938 dated Japanese mosquito gloves, though of course, this is no solid indicator of its own nationality or age.

    I thank you in advance for all and any help you can give.
    All the very best,
    Bob
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    導火索器具袋
    Detonation cord tool pouch
    It looks Japanese to me

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    That is very cool and probably very rare. I'd love to know what tools were kept in those pockets. Might be a "sappers" pouch for demolition stuff.

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    Fantastic! I was hoping it was something like that...
    I would assume there would be wire-cutters/pliers/crimping tool and, perhaps, detonators, amongst other stuff (I wonder if it appears in any allied intelligence manual).
    Quite where I’m going to find all the stuff to fill it, I don’t know!

    Many thanks for the translation, Adachi!
    Bob

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