Tuesday, April 24, 2012

SADF Dixies and Pikstel – Eating Utensil’s

SADF Dixies and Pikstel









Dixie : 2 Square aluminium "plates", "mess tins" which were kept in your webbing and which were used to eat out of. They fitted inside each other and with the firebucket and pikstel formed your eating kit when in the bush or border.

Similar pattern to British, 2 piece 8cm x 13cm x 18cm (3"x5"x7") retangular aluminium with "wire" handles. One fits inside other. Fits in Pattern 70 kidney pouch or back of Pattern 83 ammunition vest.

Pikstel : Cutlery Set , Literally a shovel and pick set. This was a fork and spoon which slid into the handle of the knife.



Thanks to:allatsea.co.za (Army Glossary)




USED DURING S.A.-BUSH WAR.

PIKSTEL-Spoon-Unity Stainless Steel,Knife & Fork-Alfa Super Stainless Steel.

Knife-Inscribed-V.These are NOT the thin camping set's.

DIXIE-Inscribed-73404618.







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