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A proper good reproduction of the WW2 era Finnish M36 field cap, also known as the "verikauha"
or "blood ladle". A surprisingly functional design, especially for its age, and not too shabby looking either. Made from high quality wool frieze with Finnish Lion emblem buttons.
New for September 2019! We updated the material and cut just a slight bit towards the better. You're welcome!
The Finnish "verikauha" (= blood ladle, no one really knows where the name comes from) is as old as Finland itself. This style of caps were first widely issued in the First World War to German and Austro-Hungarian mountain troops. The design was brought to Finland in 1918 by Finnish Jägers returning from training in Germany. From there on it was the go-to field cap design for "White" troops during the Finnish Civil War.
After the Civil War the "verikauha" became the official piece of headwear for Finnish troops. It was used through WW2 up to the 21st century with a number of different variants evolving throughout the decades.
70% wool, 20% polyamide and 10% Cashmere wool with cotton lining. Polyamide is added to the wool blend to provide strength - these will probably serve longer than originals. The blend works just like wool should, i.e. it's breathable, warm and all that good stuff, just a bit stronger.
One-centimetre increments between 55—63 cm, talking head circumference here. The fit is loose enough to allow a few fingers between the cap and head; definitely no need to size up for relaxed wear. For a taut fit one size smaller than usual might come into question.
Sewn in Estonia.
Särmä is our own brand of clothing and equipment. When you buy Särmä you get purpose-built stuff at a decent price, something that will fill it's intended role well and not cost you an arm and a leg!
Särmä products are covered by a 12-month warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. For further information please read our detailed warranty guide.
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