I've had this for years. My father served as a ship's electrician during World War II, and this mess kit was his. I was fascinated with it when I was a kid, and after I reached adulthood, he gave it to me, along with a few other items he had from his military service. My sister got other items. The design of the mess kit was rather brilliant in how everything fit together and folded together, with the folding handle on the frying pan holding the kit together when not in use. One of these days, I'll take a better photo of it.