Confederate States Kibler Pack
As war loomed on the horizon, Southern
leaders quickly realized the need for southern made war
All of the articles of war would have to be
manufactured in whatever capacity they could. Again knapsacks
were no exception.
The Kibler pack, as
it is known today, is a southern made "copy" of a preexisting
Federal pack most closely associated with the Mexican War pack,
featured on our site.
There are some main differences in the Kibler pack. These are
that large single pieces of leather are not used on the harness.
Smaller more easily obtained pieces are used and sewn together.
The painted or tarred canvas finish wasn't done on the interior
of the pack, only the outside facing the elements. Bone buttons
were used as brass and copper became needed for other war
This pack measures
12x14 x4 ,with Bone buttons on inner flap and cotton
twill ties on cover flap.
Our model normally
the " Richmond" style harness
Hand sewn using "bullet' stitch pattern and iron hardware
11/4 roller buckles and 5/8 chest strap.
If you wish
you can order the Mexican War pattern harness in blackened
finish or oiled or in "London" tan at no extra charge.
Example found in "Echos of Glory " C.S.