The carrier-case for the German small shovel (kleines Schanzzeug) of rectangular shape. The model with a closed back. The maximum dimensions of the shovel blade for this case are 15×20 cm (strongly curved blades should not be wider than 14.5 cm).
It is made of vegetable-tanned leather, painted on the smooth side with black paint, as it was in the original. The thickness of the leather is about 3 mm. The stamp is on the inner (unpainted) side of the back detal: "Anton Kreisel Ludenschied 1941". The original aluminum buckle (released back in the Third Reich).
The details of the cover are cut out on the press with a leather cutter and sewn by hand, which guarantees its neat appearance. Natural (not synthetic) unpainted threads were used for sewing. The quality of assembly and processing is average, this is not a luxury product.
Price for 1 cover carrier.
Other items that can be seen in the photos are given for understanding the color and size of the product, are not included in the price of this product, but are sold as separate products on our website.
The small sapper shovel (German: kleines Schanzzeug), which was used in the Wehrmacht, has not changed much since the end of the 19th century. It had a rectangular blade and a shortened wooden handle.
Cases for such shovels have undergone several changes. Initially, the cover was made as a piece of leather in the shape of a blade of shovel, to which a strip of leather was sewn to cover the edges of the blade. Two loops were sewn on top of the cover for attaching to a waist belt. A fastening strap was sewn along the side edges, which was wrapped around the base of the blade handle for fixation in the case. Such a cover is called a cover with a closed back.
Later, a leather сover appeared consisting of two frames along the blade of a sapper shovel. It is called "frame cover". Such a cover was also suitable for a folding sapper shovel.
Until the mid-30-s of the XX century, cover carriers were made of brown leather. Since 1938 only black ones were sewn, but the strap and loops were often made of unpainted leather. By the end of the war, in order to save money, they began to produce covers made of artificial material in black or dark brown, the so-called press-stoffs (German pressen - to press, Stoff - material), but the strap and loops continued to be sewn from genuine leather.