Will negotiate on first reasonable offer. Great shape throughout, has evidently been cared for. Has a beautiful intact label dated JUNE 1945 and has a nice War Department stamp in the armpit reinforcement. Made by Waring & Gillow of London. A great example throughout. Measures 22 Across chest, 82 inches from nape to front bottom point. Jerkins remained warm and comfortable garments to wear whilst fighting, working or driving, and came to characterize the British forces as a preferred alternative to the heavy greatcoats that other armies persisted with. Horsehide Leather Jerkins of the Great War/Second World War pattern continued to be produced into the late 1950s before being replaced with a version made of artificial leather. Exceeds expected condition for a 76 year old item, especially these jerkins. The item “WW2 Dated British Commonwealth Jerkin HORSEHIDE Vest with WAR DEPARTMENT STAMP” is in sale since Sunday, August 22, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Great Britain\Personal, Field Gear”. The seller is “sethbyrnes252″ and is located in York, Ontario. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: Great Britain
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Theme: Militaria
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Conflict: WW II (1939-45)