Some photos of our new design for the leather skeleton harness for this set (available here) which is based on an original Swiss Army classic oval canteen set made by SIGG from 1890 onwards (photo above). The cast aluminium flask became the basis of SIGG’s successful water bottle ranges that are still popular today.
This compact oval design was later replicated for the one hundred year anniversary with a modern cup set in the 1990’s as the “SIGG Classic” (shown below), but not many were made and it is now impossible to find, we’ve been lucky enough to have had a few through over the years which have been passed on to our customers.
We were determined to make this superb form available again, and after trying a lot of different options and being forced to look right across the globe for suitable components we finally landed on this brand new oval flask from legendary Swedish quality brand Primus, paired with a newly made aluminium oval cup, and our specially designed leather harness. Our latest version is made of saddle-tan Spanish equestrian leather which is very close in colour to the Swiss Army leatherwork of the period, with brass rivets, it fits the cup’s butterfly handles better, adds a retaining loop and clip for the flask lid when unscrewed, and a solid brass stud for easier removal from the harness. In response to feedback it’s also designed to be easier to attach side-on to a belt or pack than our previous design. The set is available here.