West German Bundeswehr Sewing Kit
West German Bundeswehr Sewing Kit
West German Bundeswehr Sewing Kit

One of the most maligned and overlooked items in a soldier's equipment is the field repair kit, also known as the sewing kit. In fact, when supplies are happily humming to and from your army, most soldiers tend to just replace broken gear or torn clothing. Especially in the era of "low intensity" conflicts, the humble sewing kit has fallen to the wayside.

All of that said, knowing a few simple stitches can quite literally save your life. The human animal is a weak one when it comes to the elements. Long ago we traded comfortable fur for sleek (relatively) hairless bodies and high-performance cooling. That trade helped make the human an apex predator. It also made us incredibly fragile.

These high-quality German sewing kits date from the 1960s and contain everything you need to repair nearly any uniform. They are also dirt cheap and small enough to forget about inside a pack or sneak into a pocket. Combined with a few YouTube tutorials, you will find that you can stretch the usable life of your clothing a lot longer. Once you know what to look for, one advantage of a sewing kit is actually preventative maintenance — a loose thread or poorly secured seam can be stopped before it becomes an issue.

Specs

  • Full contents are pictured in the product images
  • Includes: replacement buttons, thimble, needle set, scissors
  • The thread provided is enough to perform extensive repairs on dozens of garments

    West German Bundeswehr Sewing Kit

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    One of the most maligned and overlooked items in a soldier's equipment is the field repair kit, also known as the sewing kit. In fact, when supplies are happily humming to and from your army, most soldiers tend to just replace broken gear or torn clothing. Especially in the era of "low intensity" conflicts, the humble sewing kit has fallen to the wayside.

    All of that said, knowing a few simple stitches can quite literally save your life. The human animal is a weak one when it comes to the elements. Long ago we traded comfortable fur for sleek (relatively) hairless bodies and high-performance cooling. That trade helped make the human an apex predator. It also made us incredibly fragile.

    These high-quality German sewing kits date from the 1960s and contain everything you need to repair nearly any uniform. They are also dirt cheap and small enough to forget about inside a pack or sneak into a pocket. Combined with a few YouTube tutorials, you will find that you can stretch the usable life of your clothing a lot longer. Once you know what to look for, one advantage of a sewing kit is actually preventative maintenance — a loose thread or poorly secured seam can be stopped before it becomes an issue.

    Specs

    • Full contents are pictured in the product images
    • Includes: replacement buttons, thimble, needle set, scissors
    • The thread provided is enough to perform extensive repairs on dozens of garments
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      Got me kit

      to fix all kinds of kaput gear. Every artist needs their tools.

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      Excellent

      Came with everything shown in the picture. Perfect for general use around the house, and small enough to carry in the field.

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      Quality That'd Make Granny Blush

      Untouched since the 60's and labeled in a strange, guttural language that frightens me, these sewing kits are fantastic. The thread is strong as Bismarck's ability to unify the German and Prussian states, and needles as sturdy as the Tiger's transmi....ehhh scratch that. The needles are as sturdy as Berlin's defen... Wait I got this. The needles are as sturdy as Goering's trouser belt. Yeah, that's better. They simply don't make them like this anymore, and I no longer have to raid grandma's sewing supplies to find the good stuff for repairs and mods.

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      Good kit

      Havent had a chance to use the kit yet was missing an item but not a huge deal still enough thread, the date and info was a bit worn witch sucks from a historical perspective otherwise very quality for 6 bucks

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      Nice

      Tiny bag, big amount of thread, good condition. It also sounds neat telling friends I have west german military stuff

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