Confederate Civil War Canteen ReplicaBy Mark Chervenka
Confederate Civil War Canteen Replica
This new replica is a copy of a standard wood canteen used by Confederate troops during the American civil war. It is 7½" in diameter. It is "antiqued" to appear old. This includes discolored linen straps and rusted metal bands. When the metal bands were attached to the canteen, however, new steel nails were used. This creates the illogical combination of shiny new nailheads on top of the rusty bands. If the nails and bands were subject to natural aging, both should look the same since they would have aged together. Even if the new nail heads do develop rust, it will probably not match the surface of the metal bands.