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Kubinka M1983
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A pair of Kubinki[1]
Type: Combat boot
Designation: Unknown
Place of origin: PRB
Produced: 1983-???
Manufacturer(s): Unknown
Material(s): leather
Evolved from: Kubinka M1980
Evolved into: Kubinka M008
Service
Used by: Bulgarian People's Army, Bulgarian Army, National Police Service[2]
Wars: Unknown
The Kubinka M1983 is a combat boot of Bulgarian origin.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]

OverviewEdit

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VariantsEdit

Rank and File BootEdit

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M1983 kubinki with the photo of Bulgarian prime minister Boyko Borisov being displayed by Bulgarian police in protest of low wages and inadequate equipment in 2010

There are few variations of the rank and file M1983 kubinki. The boots are black and have four lace hooks in addition to three eyelets or four lace hooks in addition to four eyelets. Generally, the variations consist of quality made boots and others of inferior make. The quality boots have the characteristic reinforcement bridge while the inferior ones lack it. Another difference is that the quality boots have horizontal lines running across the side of the sole and heel while the inferior boots lack the lines. The most significant difference is in the toes, the quality made boots have a firm and wide toe giving enough room for the toes of the wearer while the inferior boots have narrow and softer toes that deprives the wearer's toes from space. The quality boots also have the heels rivetted with two nails from the inside of the boot.

Officer BootEdit

The officers M1983 kubinki are essentially the same as the rank and file boot except the coloring. The boots and laces are brown.

Ankle BootEdit

The ankle boot version of the M1983 kubinka are essentially the same as the rank and file boot differing only in that they are of the short ankle boot type similar to the old Cintarka type. The ankle boot design was fairly outdated by the 1980s and the M1983 kubinka ankle boot is probably one of the last of this design to be ever produced.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.bushcraftbg.com/forum/index.php?topic=3.msg3#msg3
  2. https://www.capital.bg/politika_i_ikonomika/bulgaria/2011/11/02/1194620_predposledno_reforma_v_mvr_niama_da_ima/
  3. http://armymedia.bg/archives/40941
  4. http://www.bulforum.com/index.php?showtopic=128427
  5. http://www.shopbulgaria.com/military-equipment-5034/5325/bulgarian-military-shoes-kubinki-latest-model.html
  6. https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/listing/466421663/vintage-1980s-bulgarian-army-black?ref=market
  7. https://www.etsy.com/market/bulgarian_army
  8. http://pehota-bg.start.bg/article.php?aid=16960
  9. https://www.google.bg/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fauction.bg%2Fuploaded%2F1%2F003047%2F3047523%2F3047523_1_1487052756.jpg&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fauction.bg%2FAuction%2F3047523&docid=DIGe7ICTtYameM&tbnid=rq5BFGBoVpPYQM%3A&vet=10ahUKEwjhsr-ehObSAhVkEpoKHVCbCxQ4rAIQMwhRKEkwSQ..i&w=640&h=480&bih=891&biw=1680&q=%D0%B1%D1%8A%D0%BB%D0%B3%D0%B0%D1%80%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B8%20%D0%BA%D1%83%D0%B1%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%BA%D0%B8&ved=0ahUKEwjhsr-ehObSAhVkEpoKHVCbCxQ4rAIQMwhRKEkwSQ&iact=mrc&uact=8#h=480&imgrc=rq5BFGBoVpPYQM:&vet=10ahUKEwjhsr-ehObSAhVkEpoKHVCbCxQ4rAIQMwhRKEkwSQ..i&w=640
  10. https://www.olx.bg/ad/kubinki-ID6ofRm.html#39d9b4ed55
  11. https://www.olx.bg/ad/kubinki-ID6xgV3.html#86b7fe093b
  12. https://www.olx.bg/ad/kubinki-40-41-42-43-44-45-46-ID2r1mf.html
  13. http://www.bglov.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=61070
  14. https://www.olx.bg/ad/niski-kubinki-IDJia7.html#65b9663ef6
  15. http://www.bushcraftbg.com/forum/index.php?topic=3.msg7602#msg7602