We offer you an original WWI army Zeltbahn tent set of poles. Same poles, used in WWII too.
The set comprises:
>> 3 poles made of wood, with metal grummets with stamp "GESEHERB...SHA G:
1916". . Length of each pole: 38,5 cm/ 15 inches
>> 2 pegs made of aluminum (usually Zeltbahn Tent pegs were made of aluminum, resin or steel). They are long 26 cm / 10,2 inches.
>> a thick tent rope made of natural material, ending with a loop
>> original canvass holder pouch, also German , with leather straps and metal buckles - the buttons bear mark "Adke neuheit"
The poles were made in Germany and delivered for Bulgarian royal army at the begining of WWI. This model of poles was used by Germany and its allies during both world wars. Every soldier carried a tent (plascht) and a set of poles as part of equipment. The bag was attached to the soldeir's haversack by means of two straps with buttons.
Authentic VG condition! Item rich of history , almost 100 years old! Perfect to complete a military model or exposition, great for reenactors.
Some general information on Zeltbahn tents
The Zeltbahn is a WWI model that was used in WWII, too. It was carried by every German soldier as part of his personal equipment. It was basically a triangular shaped waterproof ‘quarter shelter’. These quarter shelters could be joined together using the metal buttons to make four, eight or sixteen man tents. At the bottom edge of the zeltbahn there were grommets for threading a drawstring and in each corner there were larger grommets for pegs and at the top, one for a tent pole. Each man was also issued with a 2 metre tent rope, a section of tent pole (four sections were joined to make a complete pole) and two tent pegs made of resin, steel or aluminium. These items were carried in a small pouch.