A Second War Wehrmacht Officer's Tote Case
Leather with a pebbled reddish-brown finished upper and a natural raw underside, constructed with two basic compartments. The front of the case has seven individual sleeves for writing instruments and two insert sleeves, the two latter sleeves with aged and deteriorating rubber erasers. It is hinged at the right and folds open to reveal two panels covered in clear plastic, with a grid system in red on each, its edges stitched with reinforcing reddish-brown leather strips, with brown-painted dual snap closures along the open top edge. There is a patch of sage green pressed felt stitched to the left side panel along the upper seam. All hardware on the pouch is fabricated from metal, most of which is magnetic. The exterior of the leather pouch on the front has a weather flap secured in place by a spring-loaded metal securing tab along the bottom edge, that slides into a u-shaped loop protruding from an oval plate affixed to the body of the case, ensuring protection of the contents inside. The reverse of the case has a full-length pouch with weather flap, the flap held in place by two brown painted snap closures. The leather shoulder strap is attached at the rear of the pouch via two D-rings, which are held in place by two leather tabs, each tab held in place by two rivets fed through the reverse of the front pouch. The strap has five slots at one end, the securing post for length adjustment on the strap fed through the first and fifth holes, the other end of the strap secured by a post fed through both slots. There is an additional strap at the bottom left corner, secured on the lower left side and on the centre bottom by rivets at either end. The pouch measures 210 mm x 280 mm x 33 mm when folded, very heavily-stitched, exhibiting mothing on the sage green pressed felt and overall wear in the leather from active use. Fine.