I'm trying to figure out how to put this vintage rucksack together. The place I bought it suggests it's Norwegian, but I've found nothing that looks even remotely similar on the Internet --as in sewing techniques and the hardware and webbing on the bag.
This is how I started putting it together, and then came to a complete halt.
The bag has these metal clips.
This is the suspenders. It has loops that are a bit crunched at the end, suggesting they hook to the metal clips somehow. Back in picture one, you can see how the straps appear to fit perfectly through the guides in the suspenders.
This is the front and the bottom of the bag.
There is also a 2" wide belt, and a ton of web gear. Anybody have an idea?