Vintage Swiss Military Snowshoes

Vintage WWII Swiss Military Snowshoes
c. 1940's – 20th century
Wood, Cotton, Metal
13 7/16”l x 8 13/16"w x 1 5/16" (toe)
© Vintage Winter


Classic "Railroad" snowshoes first developed for the Swiss Military for WWII.  They feature hand braided cotton bindings, forged hob nails (traction on ice) and white ash frames.  Utilitarian in design they were small enough to be carried in rucksacks while not in use.



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