Bulgarian Coconut Canteen

The Bulgarian Coconut Canteen is a WWII-era canteen from the Bulgarian Army. With the war raging during World War II, raw materials like wool were in short supply so the German army began to insulate their canteens with bamboo. After seeing how successful the German army was with bamboo insulated canteens, the Bulgarian army copied the design. Commonly referred to as the "coconut" canteen do to the fact that the canteen looks like a coconut from a distance.

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The Bulgarian Coconut Canteen is an authentic WWII-era canteen issued by the Bulgarian Army. Taking a page from the German army, the Bulgarian Army used pressed bamboo to line and insulate the exterior of their canteens. With the use of bamboo to insulate the canteen instead of wool fabric, the army could use wool for uniforms where it was both in short supply and necessary for production.

With the popularity of WWII re-enacting, this Bulgarian Army canteen is a must-have. While the issuance of this style of canteen began with the German Afrika Corps, it soon became the standard issue canteen throughout the remainder of the war. Now that we have imported a sizable number of these excellent WWII-era canteens, you can add several to your collection.

  • Authentic Bulgarian Army Canteen
  • World War II Era Design
  • Correct Look and Appearance for German WWII Re-Enactments
  • Surplus Used and Good Condition

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Customer Reviews

Perfect Bulgarian Army Canteen
Review by Kirt B.
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5 Star
Very Satisfied
Review by Spence T.
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Lowest price I could find that was available.
Review by Daved R.
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This Canteen is just what I wanted and it works good.
Terrific deal on this Bulgarian Army Canteen
Review by Curley I.
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Packaged well. For the price this Canteen is a great value.
Review by Shann Z.
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Cheapest price I could find that was online.
This Canteen is as pictured.
Review by Ainsley I.
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Cheapest price anywhere that was in stock.
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Review by Javian P.
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Great Bulgarian Army Canteen
Review by Casper M.
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This Canteen is good. Would absolutely recommend.
This Canteen is as described.
Review by Desean P.
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Lowest price I could find that was online.
Thanks KS
Review by Buzz J.
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I bought this Canteen to try and the Bulgarian Army quality is good.
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