Clearly made as a canteen, with 2 pair of cross pieces soldered on to hold strap. Also has characteristic convex sides. And, with the small size, 4 1/2 diameter, so typical of early state canteens. The material looks old, and the points of soldering the pieces can be seen.It looks like a galvanized material. It has a separate threaded top w/cover soldered in. A great piece for display or to add to a collection. The item "Nice Small 4 1/2 Diameter Civil War Confederate Canteen, CSA" is in sale since Tuesday, January 5, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Other Civil War Original Items". The seller is "marvinsmom9" and is located in Hampden, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.