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Vintage Swiss Army Backpack / Rucksack / Tornister or "Haaraffe" from 1944 - WW2 Era backpack

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This vintage Swiss Army Backpack or infantry Tornister is one of the "Haaraffe"-type backpacks as the soldiers called these after the fur / cowhide cover of the bag.

These rectangular tornisters were introduced to the Swiss Army in 1898 and remained unchanged until 1950.
This backpack was made in 1944 as the stamp in the leather indicates.

All Swiss tornisters have an outside covering made of cowhide (this is from where they got the name "Haaraffe" - hair-monkey or ape) and have a wooden frame. The inside of the backpack is lined with canvas type of military fabric.

The backpack was made by PENSEYRES in La Sarraz, in kanton Vaud.

The measures are:
18.1" x 10.6" x 5.1" / 46 x 27 x 13cm
cca. 5.5lb / 2.5kg

The backpack is in a good vintage condition; the fur cover is still thick with only some minor losses around some corners. The inside canvas and the leather parts require basic cleaning before usage.
Please note that these antique pieces have a kind of typical odour as a result of the age and the long storage period. Ventillation on fresh air or some cleaning and refreshing with spray or other cleaning product are suggested.

We have originally set up a shipping cost with Economy Parcel service of the Swiss Post. Should you request Priority shipping, please contact us and we modify the shipping fee accordingly.

Please read our Policies section for information about shipping, returning an item and refund.
Should you need any additional information, please send us a message via Etsy conversations.
This vintage Swiss Army Backpack or infantry Tornister is one of the "Haaraffe"-type backpacks as the soldiers called these after the fur / cowhide cover of the bag.

These rectangular tornisters were introduced to the Swiss Army in 1898 and remained unchanged until 1950.
This backpack was made in 1944 as the stamp in the leather indicates.

All Swiss tornisters have an outside covering made of cowhide (this is from where they got the name "Haaraffe" - hair-monkey or ape) and have a wooden frame. The inside of the backpack is lined with canvas type of military fabric.

The backpack was made by PENSEYRES in La Sarraz, in kanton Vaud.

The measures are:
18.1" x 10.6" x 5.1" / 46 x 27 x 13cm
cca. 5.5lb / 2.5kg

The backpack is in a good vintage condition; the fur cover is still thick with only some minor losses around some corners. The inside canvas and the leather parts require basic cleaning before usage.
Please note that these antique pieces have a kind of typical odour as a result of the age and the long storage period. Ventillation on fresh air or some cleaning and refreshing with spray or other cleaning product are suggested.

We have originally set up a shipping cost with Economy Parcel service of the Swiss Post. Should you request Priority shipping, please contact us and we modify the shipping fee accordingly.

Please read our Policies section for information about shipping, returning an item and refund.
Should you need any additional information, please send us a message via Etsy conversations.

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5 out of 5 stars
(12)

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Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
All vintage items are sold in "as is" condition. Vintage items are expected to have some wear and we always try our best to accurately photograph and describe them.
Customer satisfaction is very important for us and we answer any questions or concerns.
So, if you have any questions about an item, please contact us BEFORE purchasing.

If you are disappointed or unhappy with your item, please inform us within one week after receiving the item. If you prefer to return the item, it must be posted within one week and be returned unused. Return shipping must be done with the same conditions as our shipment (careful packaging, time limit, tracking number, insurance).

REFUND:
We will refund you via Paypal or Etsy, minus the cost of shipping and Paypal/Etsy costs. You will pay the cost of shipping of the item back to us.

Shipping policies

We send everywhere in the world.
We prepare our shipments as quickly as possible after ordering.
Orders are shipped within 1 to 3 business days, if possible day after the purchase.
Delivery times are variable. They usually need 5 to 10 workdays for international orders. It is necessary to be patient. We always ask our buyers to confirm the receipt of their order by email.

We send packages by Hungarian Post. Unless otherwise mentioned in an item listing, orders for items weighing less than 2 kg (4.4 lbs) will be shipped as a Registered Priority Mail, which includes tracking for international orders.

Orders weighing more than 2 kg (4.4 lbs) will be shipped via International Parcel Economy service of the Hungarian Post.

We always pack the items very carefully and try to protect the items as much as possible. We try to use recycled boards, by wrapping the items in newspaper or bubble wrap.
Packages usually arrive with no problems, but lost, stolen, or damaged mail is possible.
We cannot be held responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items, and more generally for the post mishandling.

If you want insured shipping for your purchase, please send us a message. We will send you a recalculated invoice with the upgraded shipping fees.

Please note that any customs duties and taxes are the buyer's responsibility.

For multiple orders :
Please note that shipping costs for combined orders are estimates.
If you purchase several items of our shop on the same time, please send us an Email via "message to seller" or conversation feature to request the recalculated shipping fees and we prepare for you a reserved listing with your special shipping fee.

We will always ship to your Etsy address. If you would like your order to be shipped to a different address, please provide the correct address when placing your order.
If paying with Paypal, please make sure that the Paypal address and the Etsy address are the same, or inform us about your preferred shipping address.

IMPORTANT :
Responsibility of SwissLeatherAndMore is not engaged, if the package is lost, if the customs adds additional fees, if the shipping address has been poorly written in the order by the buyer.

If a packet is lost or returned automatically to us, the buyer will be informed immediately and will have to pay the costs of repeated shipping.

Thank you all for your understanding.
We send everywhere in the world.
We prepare our shipments as quickly as possible after ordering.
Orders are shipped within 1 to 3 business days, if possible day after the purchase.
Delivery times are variable. They usually need 5 to 10 workdays for international orders. It is necessary to be patient. We always ask our buyers to confirm the receipt of their order by email.

We send packages by Hungarian Post. Unless otherwise mentioned in an item listing, orders for items weighing less than 2 kg (4.4 lbs) will be shipped as a Registered Priority Mail, which includes tracking for international orders.

Orders weighing more than 2 kg (4.4 lbs) will be shipped via International Parcel Economy service of the Hungarian Post.

We always pack the items very carefully and try to protect the items as much as possible. We try to use recycled boards, by wrapping the items in newspaper or bubble wrap.
Packages usually arrive with no problems, but lost, stolen, or damaged mail is possible.
We cannot be held responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items, and more generally for the post mishandling.

If you want insured shipping for your purchase, please send us a message. We will send you a recalculated invoice with the upgraded shipping fees.

Please note that any customs duties and taxes are the buyer's responsibility.

For multiple orders :
Please note that shipping costs for combined orders are estimates.
If you purchase several items of our shop on the same time, please send us an Email via "message to seller" or conversation feature to request the recalculated shipping fees and we prepare for you a reserved listing with your special shipping fee.

We will always ship to your Etsy address. If you would like your order to be shipped to a different address, please provide the correct address when placing your order.
If paying with Paypal, please make sure that the Paypal address and the Etsy address are the same, or inform us about your preferred shipping address.

IMPORTANT :
Responsibility of SwissLeatherAndMore is not engaged, if the package is lost, if the customs adds additional fees, if the shipping address has been poorly written in the order by the buyer.

If a packet is lost or returned automatically to us, the buyer will be informed immediately and will have to pay the costs of repeated shipping.

Thank you all for your understanding.

Additional policies

Items can be placed on reserve for 3 days. If a reserved item has not been purchased within the 3 days, it will be taken off reserve.

IMPORTANT: Items from our other store called SwissvintageandMore can be requested to be listed here in case the buyer prefers to use the Etsy Direct Checkout payment option, which we are able to offer here but not in our other store. Please contact us via Etsy Conversation if you have such request.
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Vintage Swiss Army Backpack / Rucksack / Tornister or "Haaraffe" from 1944 - WW2 Era backpack

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: cowhide, fur, wood, leather, aluminium, steal
  • Feedback: 12 reviews
  • Favorited by: 25 people
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From Hungary
Returns and exchanges accepted
Exceptions may apply. See return policy

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