Rare Indian Made British Army Leather Jerkin

Rare Indian Made British Army Leather Jerkin

Code: 50186

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A rare example of an Indian manufactured British Army leather jerkin dating from the Second World War, if not earlier.

This leather jerkin is made from a light tan leather which is so distinctive of Indian Indian made examples. The jerkin is also unlined which is another trait of Indian made examples.

Unlike British and Canadian made jerkins, this example has a fly front, meaning that the buttons aren't exposed.

Inside the jacket is a large War Department WD stamp and broad arrow in ink as well as a small number 2 inside the neck of the jerkin. These stamps are again typical of Indian made pieces.

All in all, a rare pattern of jerkin which would compliment and British Army collection.