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58 Pattern question....

#1
I recently was given some odd pouches, what I presume are 58 pattern ones. Most of them were easily identifiable, but one was a bit odd.

It was a pouch about the size of a WB pouch, but contained a big old foldable saw, with screw in wooden handles. Were these issue, and who exactly got them?
 
#6
As per befeater. We had them on CES issue on our ARV's.

I recall that the blades were often rusted solid, in a tightly packed circle never to be unfolded or used.
 
#7
Were these to be used for the removal of branches, small trees etc when moving in to a wooded area?

IIRC we, R Signals, had saws for this purpose in our Mob stores back in the 80's. Of course being R Signals we did not bother with the manual saws. Oh no, we had effing great chain saws. Deadly! However it kept the CO in firewood!

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