CIVIL WAR 1-QUART INTERLOCK WOOD CANTEEN HS7842 SZCO
This new replica is a copy of a wooden "drum" canteen used by Confederate troops and some Union troops early in the American Civil War. It is 7 inches in diameter and 3.5 inches deep with a water holding capacity of 1 quart. Made with a light wood and bound with two matching interlocking wood bands, the canteen is complemented with a dark wood stopper that has a lanyard hole allowing a tie to be affixed for a stopper secure. 3 metal brackets are attached to left, right and bottom of the canteen body allowing the shoulder strap to be threaded around the Canteen for a supportive fit.
Note: Although these Canteens will adequately hold water, due to the porous nature of the authentic wood material in their construction, today's safety standards require that this product (in its un-sealed form as sold) be rated "unsanitary or unsafe for containing fluids intended for consumption."
The single most important personal item in the field was the soldier's canteen. Dehydration was an ever-present threat during the hot summer seasons, and keeping well-hydrated during drill or battle was of high importance. There were many types and designs of canteens used by both armies. Companies that produced large quantities of canteens were located primarily in the North, so Confederate soldiers had to rely on wooden canteens, crude blacksmith products, or whatever could be found on the battlefield. Canteens made of wood or leather could be personalized by carving into the wood or painting the cloth cover with their owner’s name and company number.
• Canteen Body Diameter: 7 inches
• Depth: 3.5 inches
• Made of Wood Wood Trim & Stopper
• Wood Trim & Stopper
• 48 inch Canvas Shoulder Strap
• Capacity: 1 quart
• Weight: 1 lb 5 oz