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RARE! Authentic Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) Stainless Steel Field Mess Kit for Naval Infantry and Marines with Anchor and Cherry Blossom Stamped onto lid, body and cup. Appears to have a gray patina protective covering over the stainless steel.VERY RARE

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Very rare find! This is a WWII Imperial Japanese Field Mess Kit made for Japanese Naval Infantry or Marines.

Made of stainless steel with some sort of overall protective coating which gives it a grayish silvery tone yellowish from age, almost appears to be an old laquer or varnish covering. It also appears that in the past it had an additional dark brown covering all over it which was later removed, but this looks like it was done 60 years or so ago.

It comes in three pieces: main body which would hold rice or other food, quite possibly even chopsticks or eating utensils. A cup that has a lip which fits over the side of the main body to secure it, and a lid. There are no manufacturer's or other marks on this mess kit.

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As can be seen above all three pieces have stamped on them the Imperial Japanese Navy insignia of Anchor and Cherry Blossom.

Very Rare! WWII Imperial Japanese Navy Field Mess Kit
Stamped Fouled Anchor and Cherry Blossom Used by Japanese Naval Infantry and Marines
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7L x 5W x 2.5H
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Notes: This Imperial Japanese Naval Mess Kit is in museum quality condition with clear topmark of Imperial Japanese Navy Anchor and Cherry Blossom is pristine.

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