1944 Swiss Military Tornister (Fällaff) Rucksack
This is an increasingly scarce & well-preserved World War II rucksack (Tornister), made in Switzerland for the Swiss infantry troops up in the mountains. Backpack was made by saddler A. Oreiller (Sellier) of Bagnes in 1944 (all stamped on the leather). KMV "Privat" stamp on the inside of the main compartment, indicating that this backpack was released from military service for private ownership. This beautiful, used rucksack is in unbelievable condition for its age. Every part is original and intact, with only some very minor signs of wear that only add authenticity and character to the bag. There are no tears, rips, or loose stitching.
Cowhide & leather is in excellent condition. Shoulder straps are full leather construction.
The coolest part of this pack is that it is covered in cowhide fur. Because of the somewhat strange aesthetic, this pack was nicknamed “Fällaff” by some of the soldiers (meaning “hairy ape”).
- Switzerland (Bagnes/Valais)
- L 45 cm W 28 cm H 16 cm
- A true collectors item!