Design Classics

Okay folks, we've all heard about the all-time design classics like the Zippo lighter, Swiss Army Knife etc. What IYHO counts as a design classic, never to be bettered piece of kit? (no age limit)

I will disqualify the fact that your finger is exactly the right size to fit up your nose as an act of Dog (sorry, dyslexic).

I will nominate a few for starters: Lee Enfield (SMLE, Mk 4), AK in all it's derivatives, 1911 Colt, Browning Semi-Auto 12b and that should eliminate the guns 'n' ammo readers.

'Nurse! He's having one of his turns again!'
Civvy_Shot said:
I will nominate a few for starters: Lee Enfield (SMLE, Mk 4)
SMLE Mk4 (IV) was a conversion from the Lee-Metford and Mk1 and Mk1* Lee Enfield (Long Lee's) to SMLE MkIII Pattern.
I wonder if in fact you are referring to the Rifle No4 Mk1, Mk1*,Mk2,Mk1/3.

On that note I'll get my anorack. :oops:
henry the vaccuum cleaner by numatic
no gimmicks
god suction
lots of tools
huge bag capacity
and I talk to him when I am lonely

I took a second look at this and thought perve! but it was unintentional i am fussy about the tools of my trade :roll:
Ammo boots, but not the new issue type.
'58 Pattern water bottle.
Fuel Jerry Cans
WW2 Willy's Jeep.
Landing craft.
Dakota Airplane.
French Letters.
'44 pattern belt...
(see my comments on the Random Webbing Belts thread)


44 Pattern metal mug

The original Leatherman
1. The Spitfire
2. The sword bayonet (they don't like it up 'em)

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