This is the 58 pattern pack i was asking about last week. I was hoping to be done by now but due to waiting for bits to be delivered and being busy at work it hasnt happened but heres a few ongoing picks.
This is what it looked like before
This is some of the straps i removed
Then my next job was to wax it using homemade greenwax which worked realy well.
Here are a few picks, iv made a leather name tape and leather picture to cover a couple of holes from straps and also the MOD used permanent maker to mark were straps etc are to be fixed so these also cover that.
Then i replaced the straps with nice leather and brass buckles.iv also been undecided as to remove the side pockets or not as i want the pack to look very basic and traditional so iv took a picture showing both options to see what you guys think.
Iv still got lots to do, 4 D rings to attach top and bottom, side pockets to remove or alter and shoulder straps i was going to use leather but iv decided to use brown cotton strapping same as duluth use.
Plus a few other ideas i have. Il keep adding pics as it comes together. Cheers ash
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