Very late war pioneer backpack for the 3kg charge and smoke candles. This is the middle part of the pioneer pouch set. It is unissued and uses the late war skeleton style clips and the straps are clearly left overs from other equipment, like A frame bags. They also used what looks like recycled Italian gray leather for some of the closures. It is devoid of any markings.
In very good condition. I picked this up north of Zwickau in an area that was littered with textile manufacturers during the war. It was found in a local house clean out. I also picked up a number of items from this region, all of which seem to have been made or stored in the local area. The locals seem to have acquired a lot of stuff from the factories and distribution centers there.