Soviet canteen, surplus
This standard Soviet issue water bottle has stayed more or less the same since the times of the Great War, and is still going strong! No pouch included with these.
A very simple aluminum canteen. Volume probably 0,85 litres. The colour is a special Soviet blend of greenish brown with a hint of mud and despair, left untreated on the inside of the bottle.
Even though the bottles would be issued to Soviet soldiers as is, the European Union probably thinks these are not fit for drinking purposes. If you happen to consider using it as an actual hydration bottle, we have some tips for preparing it before first use:
- 1. Fill the bottle with sand and shake it for about 5 minutes. Pour the sand out.
- 2. Wash the bottle and fill it again with water containing baking soda. Let sit for the night.
- 3. Pour the water out and wash the bottle with regular bottle brush, rinse afterwards.
- 4. The bottle is now ready for use.
Although most of these appeared unissued, it might come with dents and scratches and other marks of long storage. We do recommend cleaning before use.
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Jeff D. 01.06.2019
Military equipment is traditionally excellent stuff; it combines durability with very affordable prices. Army surplus finds its way to the civilian market in the following way: the armed forces of one country or other decides to get rid of big batches of perfectly serviceable gear due to cuts in military budgets, said gear becoming obsolete or redundant or some other similar reason. Some of this stuff then finds its way to our storehouse, sometimes directly, sometimes through a third party. Every once in a while we even get random batches of collectibles and rarities from obscure corners of the world.