CIVIL WAR WOODEN DRUM CANTEEN REPLICA 16-411
An essential piece of equipment for any soldier, 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 were often personalized or decorated by carving into the wood, or painting a cloth cover with their owner’s name and company number.
This new replica is a non-functional copy of a standard wooden "drum" canteen that was used by Confederate troops during the American Civil War. It has a cork closure equipped with thick wire finger-pull and the canteen is "antiqued" in every aspect to appear old. This includes discolored linen straps and rusted bands. Made with a dark wood and bound with metal straps, this canteen also features a dual function canvas shoulder strap that attaches to the canteen and then extends to produce a short cork retainer strap. The Canteen body measures 8 inches in diameter, and 3 inches in depth. Real antiqued wood with tin rim and canvas shoulder strap and cork stopper, just like the original.
Note: Due to its authentic wood material construction, today's standards require this item be rated "unsanitary or unsafe for containing fluids intended for consumption." Hence, this Canteen must be deemed a "Non-Functional" product.
• Canteen Body Diameter: 8 inches
• Depth: 3 inches
• Made of Antiqued Wood w/Tin Trim
• Cork Closure w/ Metal Finger Ring
• Canvas Shoulder Strap & Cork Retainer
• Non-Functional Replica