Hand painted messenger bag - US 82nd Airborne Division

It feels good to be giving ex-army (Finland) surplus bag a new lease of life. The bag has been machine washed and then I carefully hand painted, using acrylic paints and a fabric medium, the famous US 82nd Airborne Division badge.

As the bag is military ex-surplus it has signs of being used, variations in colour, some areas of repair, and makers marks etc. However the bags are very sturdy and have lots of character.

The bag has the expected shoulder sling, plus a waist belt. This allows the bag to be secured around your waist, great for security in crowd situations. The waist sling, can be tucked in the bag if you don't need to use it.

Front flap is secure by 2 press stud type fittings and the bag feels sturdy and robust.

This handy bag, which features 2 internal compartments and 3 internal pockets.

Bag dimensions are 31x23x10cm.

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