Collecting Military Binoculars
Kern 6 x 30 Armee-modell
During WWII, more than 500,000 Swiss men were mobilized within days of Germany’s invasion of Poland in 1939. Even today, no other country provides as many of its citizens with a rifle and military kit. These Swiss Army binoculars have been part of that kit since before WWII. Produced for years by storied Swiss maker Kern, features include a long-proven porro prism design, individually focusing eyepieces with unusual pull-out brass eyecups, leather neck strap and trim, and a variety of markings both top and bottom. In 1988 Kern was taken over by the Leica label.