The wartime box of Knäckebrot has a different size than the Knäkebröd boxes now-a-days. It’s because the Knäckebrot itself was of a different size, then and now. During the war the size of a Knäckebrot was approximately 130 x 100 x 6 mm and the modern ones are of approximately 117 x 63 x 6 mm (In Holland that is). So how do I fill a repro Knäckebrot box with the modern Knäckebrot? Well, I think I might have a solution to do so…
Step 1 – What do you need?
– 1 repro box for Knäckebrot
– 8 pieces of Knäckebröd
– 1 sheet of kraft paper (or baking paper) size A4
– 1 sharp serrated knife
– some glue
With this step, you take the pieces of Knäckebröd and cut off about 2 cm, as shown on the photos.
Now you take those pieces and put them on the A4 sheet of paper. And start wapping them in.
Oops the Keks (biscuit) is just for me which goes with my tea while wrapping 😉
Wrap them very tight.
Apply a small amount of glue on the paper and close it. Then put the box together.
Now you can put it all together and close it with some glue.
And before you know it, you put together your second or third box of Knäckebrot. Ready to go in to battle and use it in the fields. Have fun…