Antique Swiss WWII Pony Fur Rucksack
Our buddy Chris Bray (co-owner over at Billykirk) sent us an email of a unique antique pack he picked up recently. A well-preserved World War II rucksack, made in Switzerland for the Swiss infantry troops up in the mountains.
The coolest part of this pack…that it is covered in pony fur. Because of the somewhat strange aesthetic, this pack was nicknamed Fällaff by some of the soldiers (meaning “hairy ape”).
Anyone else ever come across one of these beauties? I’ve been looking to add one to my collection for years. But the only examples I’ve found were improperly stored and left for dead.
If you are lucky enough to find one, you can expect to pay anywhere from $30 to $300, depending on if the shop owner knows what they’ve got.
We’d love to see any other interesting vintage/antique carry finds you may have found. Shoot us an email!
Thanks for sending these photos over, Chris! Enjoy.