Swedish style backpack restoration. Got this pack from a car boot sale for three quid (about $5) a few years ago. Was very tired looking, faded canvas and all the leather was totally dried out and of no use. Most of the leather ripped if you tried to use it! However I saw the potential as its a really nice design with the pockets and the canvas is lined with a lightweight cotton liner which is nice. Redone all straps and the frame mount with veg tan leather and proper copper rivets. Decided to keep the original buckles. Quick release left strap was already on pack (simple hook and a loop! But works well) so I modded the right with a D ring to match. Canvas cleaned up and waxed heavily with my own mix of wax. Did the lid straps extra long to allow for a blanket strapped under the flap. Leather is kept undyed, just oiled then waxed to let it age gracefully. Essential BCUK patch clearly shown! Still need to replace lower frame straps! Ran out of leather. Ignore the hip belt pad strap end looping through the frame strap, I forgot to loop it into the keeper, it does not stay like this!! Showing the left strap quick drop hook and modded right strap D ring. The only original leather left is the piece on pack attaching to lower frame, all the rest was very badly rotted. Pretty pleased with the result, will hopefully try it out later this week.. Cheers Roy.