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Italian gaiters, canvas, short, surplus
Italian gaiters, canvas, short, surplus.
Italian gaiters, canvas, short, surplus.
Italian gaiters, canvas, short, surplus.
Italian gaiters, canvas, short, surplus.
Italian gaiters, canvas, short, surplus.
Italian gaiters, canvas, short, surplus.

Italian gaiters, canvas, short, surplus

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Hats off to Italians for trying to keep the gentlemanly side of the war alive even in the '70s, as is evident from these gaiters that would have been right at home in the trenches of the Great War or at least in the Second Act. Cotton, steel, laces, straps, fiddly donning, these have it all, but there's a twist: the mouth of the shaft is made of nylon for that "modern" touch! The perfect accessory for your ankle boots.

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Italian gaiters, canvas, short, surplus.
Italian gaiters, canvas, short, surplus.
Italian gaiters, canvas, short, surplus.
Italian gaiters, canvas, short, surplus.
Italian gaiters, canvas, short, surplus.
Italian gaiters, canvas, short, surplus.

Hats off to Italians for trying to keep the gentlemanly side of the war alive even in the '70s, as is evident from these gaiters that would have been right at home in the trenches of the Great War or at least in the Second Act. Cotton, steel, laces, straps, fiddly donning, these have it all, but there's a twist: the mouth of the shaft is made of nylon for that "modern" touch! The perfect accessory for your ankle boots.

Back in the old days the main combination of a soldier's footwear was an ankle boot and a gaiter of various styles. These Italian gaiters from the post-war years look much like the US M-1938 leggings but are arguably a bit handier to use. Does the job; protects the lower leg, keeps dirt off your boot, provides some degree of water resistance.

Made of very thick canvas, steel hooks, thick laces, nylon understrap, and a little hook at the front to attach to the bootlace. Edges trimmed with leather. Remember to wear these with the hooks facing outwards, or you'll risk getting tripped on them. At least by failing once at this you will learn.

About sizing

These do come in different sizes, however looks like we only got "Size 2". This probably fits most people. The Italians use a reverse system where size 4 is the smallest and size 1 the biggest. Go figure. Size 2 is probably meant for 44-45 shoes, but of course, this all depends on the boot model too.

Italian army surplus

Most seemed to be in unissued condition, however, they are old, so expect some corrosion in the metal parts and some "suntan" on the nylon. Many were still paired together with the original factory thread.

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Two stars
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07.03.2018 (Edited 31.05.2021)
"Pro" vinkki. Pursiseurassa vastaavia käytettiin aina kun aseen kanssa liikuttiin muualla kuin metsässä. Käyttöä helpottaa, kun naru säädetään kerran sopivaksi, siihen sitten umpisolmu ja loput katki poikki ynnä veks. Riisutaan päästelemällä naru hakasista ja puetaan tietty samaan tapaan. Suomessa käytetty malli (nyt puhutaan 1980-luvusta) oli ehkä sittenkin vähän fiksumpi nauhoitukseltaan, mutta yhtä kaikki: damaskit keräävät kaikenlaista kökköä ja etenkin lunta, joka kulkeutuu lopulta kengän kauluksesta sisään. Koirankakassa eikä mudassa ei kannata kulkea.
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Four stars
I would recommend for a friend

20.03.2018 (Edited 01.06.2021)
My pair came shiny new, a bit too large for my shoes, but perfect for my low ankle boots. Not too hard to adjust, either. They feel a bit stiff, though, as you can expect from the materials.
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Five stars
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30.05.2018 (Edited 01.06.2021)
Mine came in good condition I am very pleased with it.
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03.12.2019 (Edited 05.06.2021)
Vaikka säärystimet ovatkin mahtavia pukineita, ovat italialaiset raiskanneet nämä säärystimet nailonilla, ja siten riistäneet säärystimen sielun.
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Five stars
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21.05.2020 (Edited 06.06.2021)
meni 46-kokoisen lyhytvartisen meindlin päälle kuin tarkoitukseen luotuna. teki minusta instant Seikkailijoitten Klubiin valmiin.
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Five stars
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06.05.2021 (Edited 27.07.2021)
These gaiters look very similar to those issued to the WWII Gebirgsjäger, which were used for skiing or mountaineering in tiefschnee. Some post-WWII Italian gear looks like it's been vaguely ripped off from British and US equipment of the day, not surprising considering tons of proper US supplies were ripped off for real when passing through Naples. By all accounts, not much ended up with the guys who were, like, actually fighting the war and stuff.
Anyway, I bought a pair and have used them in the mountains where one might not want a full calf-length gaiter. Very good quality, and a lot tougher and more hard-wearing than any other gaiter I've owned. For boggy Nordic woodland, I use the longer Swiss Army gaiter.
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