58 pattern webbing

#1
Hi there, I'm currently an air cadet and I'm wondering if a good set of 58 webbing for £20 is worth it? If not could you reccomend me a place to get plce for a dencent price?
 
#3
Silverman's are asking £39 and I remember paying £20 for a second-hand set 30 years ago, so if it's in good nick and complete I'd say that's not a bad price.

Of course, 30 years ago it was the latest kit and seemed like luxury compared to 37 pattern :)
 
#6
TBH, '58 pattern was a bit shit, OK a lot shit.
Maybe you have to have used 37 pattern to appreciate 58.

Though it's rumoured that when 58 was introduced, RSMs were falling on their pace-sticks in droves at the thought of not being able to give anyone a hard time about webbing being blancoed and brasses polished.
 
#7
TBH, '58 pattern was a bit shit, OK a lot shit.
A lot shit indeed, but 37 was a lot lot shit by comparrison. I had to try both and, for example, when your 37 pattern, metal waterbottle with a cork stopper was replaced by the almost star wars futuristic looking 58 pattern equivalent we thought we were the bees knees, not that we were of course.
 
#9
I've got a few desert assault vests if they're any good to you? Spray them or something. If you want one you can have one
 
#10
A lot shit indeed, but 37 was a lot lot shit by comparrison. I had to try both and, for example, when your 37 pattern, metal waterbottle with a cork stopper was replaced by the almost star wars futuristic looking 58 pattern equivalent we thought we were the bees knees, not that we were of course.
True, I'd forgotten how bad 37 was until reading this thread, 58 was OK and I've still got a belt kit made up of 58 pattern waterbottle carriers. The new kit is however light years ahead of what we had in the "olden days".
 
#11
True, I'd forgotten how bad 37 was until reading this thread, 58 was OK and I've still got a belt kit made up of 58 pattern waterbottle carriers. The new kit is however light years ahead of what we had in the "olden days".
No doubt the current stuff makes 58 look like it came of the Ark. Being an old timer, 58 was as new as it got in my day. Same as boots really I guess, DMS were what you got, I am sure that if you gave them to anyone serving now they would just ROFL :)
 
#12
The poor spog only asked if it was worth £20.

Instead we have a wibbly dream sequence complete with flash backs to the days before balistic nylon fighting order that doesnt rot, shrink or generaly rub you raw like dry humping a patch of sexy looking tarmac.

Take a seat young man while we break out the BATCO wallet.
 
#13
The poor spog only asked if it was worth £20.

Instead we have a wibbly dream sequence complete with flash backs to the days before balistic nylon fighting order that doesnt rot, shrink or generaly rub you raw like dry humping a patch of sexy looking tarmac.

Take a seat young man while we break out the BATCO wallet.
Good point. Yes.
 
#14
The poor spog only asked if it was worth £20.

Instead we have a wibbly dream sequence complete with flash backs to the days before balistic nylon fighting order that doesnt rot, shrink or generaly rub you raw like dry humping a patch of sexy looking tarmac.

Take a seat young man while we break out the BATCO wallet.
Well isn't that what ARRSE is all about?
 
#16
Well isn't that what ARRSE is all about?
Of course.

Next I intend to tell him how to direct military traffic with a right angle torch, then we shall have a quick lecture on AFV recognition.

Complete with models and 1947 manufacture binoculars from the G10 kit.

Then we are going to dig a gun pit for the traffic post Bren with a ludicrously small folding shovel.
 
#17
I must be a really 'old git' as I was issued 37, 44, 58 and almost was in time for the current stuff but it did not suit the red coat and powdered wig.

Still got a BATCO wallet - what price that nowadays?.
 
#18
Of course.

Next I intend to tell him how to direct military traffic with a right angle torch, then we shall have a quick lecture on AFV recognition.

Complete with models and 1947 manufacture binoculars from the G10 kit.
I remember those torches, very popular they were. Not much use for anything mind, but very popular all the same.
 

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