At the Front manufactured reproduction of the M1936 Musette Bag issued to troops during WWII. It can be worn as a pack, attached to the M1936 Combat Suspenders, or as a bag by using the detachable shoulder strap. Although general issue, these are most often associated with US Army Paratroopers who used these as backpacks due to the impracticality of the M1928 Haversack for airborne operations. The musette bag has a small, 5" x 5" external side pocket, and a larger, 10" x 12" rear pocket, both closed with tack buttons. The main compartment is approximately 11" x 12" x 5", and this has an internal divider that itself is divided in two, giving 4 actual compartments inside.
"Shaded" refers to the tints of the pieces of canvas that make up the bag. Many WWII originals were made from distinctly different shades of canvas- this is a result of mass production and the simultaneous cutting of thousands of pieces from dozens of different rolls of fabric from various dye batches. Although our regular Musette Bags often have subtle shade variations, on these we make an effort to have more pronounced color shifts.
Our Musette Bags are made just like the originals, using no. 8 100% cotton duck canvas, in the WWII issue olive drab number 3 shade. The straps are 100% cotton, shuttle loomed webbing of the appropriate sizes and types, and all hardware is military spec. The tack buttons, riveted slides, and D-rings are NOS original WWII. The snaps hook, ball tips, GP strap hardware and 1" slides are Scovil. (They were a WWII era contractor.) The markings are professionally stenciled and heat cured. All bags include the 2" wide General Purpose carrying strap.
Made in USA