These are original WWII-era Swiss Military issued tent pole sets. Each set comes with one three piece wooden tent pole, with three galvanized steel tent stakes. Fully assembled the pole measures approximately 45 inches. The complete set stores in its original canvas pouch which is dated from the original time of issue and marked with the department who received it. With each set being over 60 years old, you'll find no two are exactly alike, yet you will find all of them to be fully functional and unique pieces of Swiss military history. Each soldier would be issued one of these sets with their shelter half.
Swiss Military Tent Pole Set
Swiss military issue equipment is highly prized by collectors for many reasons. The first would be the quality as the Swiss put time and effort into designing the very best materials for their military forces. The second would be the uniqueness, Swiss military issue items are easily recognized as being Swiss as no other country makes similar equipment. These Swiss Military Tent Pole Sets continue the Swiss tradition for excellence. Sixty years from now they will still be as functional as they are today, and will last for many generations of use. Once these are gone, there will be no more! A perfect addition to your Swiss Shelter Half, or just to make your own improvised tent while back packing.
Received my two sets of poles fast and very well packed by Keep Shooting staff all together with my two big Bulgarian Army cots and two Russian shelters/tents/ponchos. Very heavy duty wood poles with the same typical Swiss military quality steel tent stakes. Mine are from the 1940's and still great looking. Thanks KeepShooting.
great substitue for ww2 german zeltbahn poles!
Versatile Swiss Engineering
I've had my tent pole set for a while now and they are worth every penny. I've used them with my East German Zeltbahn and my Polish Poncho shelters and they have worked great.
substitute for American tent pols
ok so i pick up a US tent at a yard sell but it was missing a set of the poles so these wear a close match for them they're from ww2 but still in pretty good con. the only down side is the US tent have the metal nipple at the top these don't so i'm just going to mix match them when assm.
I got these to go in my WWII militaria collection and these look nice. They're an item you don't see often, and i decided to get them since they are WWII dated.
Must Haves For Half Shelter!
Great product at a great price with great service! I bought 2 sets to go with my Russian Khaki Half Shelters and they look to do the job. Storage pouches are in good shape and have been cared for as any tears were nicely sewn up. Highly recommend!
u.s. pup tent
i own a u.s. pup tent, but the stakes i have are a hard plastic, these look very durable and more authentic, when my plastic ones break i will order these
good old world product
What can you say? Its solid Euro made craftsmanship, no Chicom junk that will let you down at the worst moment. I bought for my russian shelter after the other review comment.
great pole set
bought so i would have some spares
modify for U.S. pup tent
You can file down one (wooden) end to fit grommet in shelter half.
Very nice condition with bag and stakes.
Review byGun Nut
These tent poles work great with the Russian shelter halves for either the single shelter or the double shelter. Mine also came with steal tent stakes. The pouch is very handy too.