Original East German Strichtarn Rucksack

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Original East German Strichtarn Rucksack

An unissued East German rucksack in Strichtarn camo.

Strichtarn is an East Germany (DDR) camouflage pattern, popularly known as Ein Strich - Kein Strich (One Stripe, No Stripe). It is formed by thin brown lines in a uniform pattern, breaking up a drab green background. It was used by the DDR from 1965 – 1990.

These rucksacks feature one large internal compartment. The material is thick, tough and water-resistant . The lid secures with three internal flaps covered by the larger opening, closed with metal buckles. The straps that secure the opening are tipped with metal for durability. The Y-straps, which are sold seperately here, are similar to the war-time German design. Multiple rings and loops around the bag allow for further equipment to be carried.

Although only measuring 30 x 29 x 13 cm, the undivided internal space means that these bags have the potential to be stuffed to the brim. In a dashing Strichtarn finish, this rucksack will suit both DDR re-enactors and those seeking a cool, convenient, vintage day bag.

These bags appear to be unissued and are in excellent condition. Some will have minor marks from storage however. These military bags are built to last, with a surplus price to match!

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  • I've seen before that these packs either where basic canvas interior while others have the plastic, rubber, whatever it is, interior. Do you have both kinds of interior or only one?
    Submited by: Noah P. 03 Sep 2023
    • We have both kinds in our current stock. If you want to purchase a particular one then please drop us a message once you have placed an order and we can try to get the type you would like sent out to you (depending on available stock).
      Answered by Admin on 05 Sep 2023
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