The leather is supple and there is very little loss to the finished surface. The flap is closed to the bag with two leather straps and roller buckles.
Both leather straps and buckles are strongly secured to the flap and bag. I nterior : The interior of the haversack is unfinished tan leather (with some stains from carried contents).
There is only the single large pocket. Shoulder Strap : The shoulder strap is original to the bag and is secured by two blackened "D" rings. The rings are tightly sewn to the bag.
The shoulder strap has a roller buckle with two leather loops. The shoulder strap is strong and well secured to the haversack. This is a great Civil War collector's item -- a rare soldier's everyday accoutrement. There are few leather haversacks, particularly in this nice of condition, available on the collector's market..
And this has a very reasonable reserve. Please see my other original Civil War items being auctioned.
The item "ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR LEATHER HAVERSACK, Ca 1860-65" is in sale since Saturday, February 16, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Other Civil War Original Items". The seller is "sailboatboatart" and is located in Clifton, Virginia. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Australia.