Jump to content
Great War Forum

Remembered Today:

Sign in to follow this  
Leonidas

Leather Jerkin

Recommended Posts

Leonidas

Hello everyone,

just joined the GreatWarForum, living in Greece.

A couple of questions please: the leather jerkin pictured below (and only one I have to date) was bought locally, although that doesn't really mean anything these days. It is more russet coloured, and lined with wool, rather than a blanket-type material. Does anyone know who AGA were? Is it WWI or WWII? Also, has anyone ever compiled a listing of who made them?

Leo

IMG_20190312_131458.jpg

IMG_20190312_131519.jpg

IMG_20190312_131530.jpg

IMG_20190312_131511.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ypres tommy

It appears to be a ww2 pattern. All ww1 jerkins I have seen have the back of the button  secured by split rings.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ypres tommy

After a quick google search AGA appears to be an Indian manufacturers label who made jerkins out of Buffalo leather.

Apparently they still make Buffalo leather products.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Andrew Upton

Useful previous thread on WW1 vs WW2 jerkins and the fakes that can be found at:

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
FROGSMILE
6 hours ago, ypres tommy said:

After a quick google search AGA appears to be an Indian manufacturers label who made jerkins out of Buffalo leather.

Apparently they still make Buffalo leather products.

 

Do you know if they’re based at Cawnpore?  That was the government leather works going right back to the Raj.  They produced all the Indian Pattern and copies of British Pattern leather equipment, harness and saddlery.

Edited by FROGSMILE

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Leonidas

Thank you all, and especially ypres tommy; I did google "AGA" before posting, to no avail!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...