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

Review by Donny X.
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Received in two days after ordering. Will be back to shop from Keepshooting again.
Very Satisfied
Review by Duan V.
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I bought this Canteen to try and the Bulgarian Army quality is great.
Review by Randal F.
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I bought this Canteen to try and the Bulgarian Army quality is great.
Rapid Processing
Review by Kelley O.
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Cheapest price I could find that was online.
Good Transaction
Review by Ora W.
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Cost is great and shipping was speedy.
Great deal on this Bulgarian Army Canteen
Review by Manford P.
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I bought this Canteen to try and the Bulgarian Army quality is excellend.
Perfect Item
Review by Zan U.
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Price is excellent and shipping was speedy.
Good Product
Review by Yasin R.
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Great Canteen for the price. Really great value.
Excellent Bulgarian Army Canteen
Review by Garnet N.
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The Canteen looks great. Exactly what I needed.
This Canteen is as described.
Review by Jobe R.
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This Canteen is great. Would absolutely recommend.
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