Proceed to cart Product added to cart
Recommended also
Särmä TST Verikauha Field Cap

Särmä TST Verikauha Field Cap

Price 29.99 USD excluding VAT

We decided to breathe some new life into the traditional Finnish "blood ladle" field cap with this glorious 21st-century iteration: modern polycotton ripstop fabric and Finnish M05 camouflage as well as solid green color options.

Loading products...

Show Imperial
Show Metric
Add to cart
Add to wish list
Trouble with the metric system? Try our converter:
cm = 0' 0" or 0" and
feet  inches = 0 cm

We decided to breathe some new life into the traditional Finnish "blood ladle" field cap with this glorious 21st-century iteration: modern polycotton ripstop fabric and Finnish M05 camouflage as well as solid green color options.

  • Sizing with 1 cm increments
  • Fabric reinforced pliable peak
  • Fold-down neck/chin flap with Finnish lion buttons
  • Thin cotton liner
  • Material: 50/50 polycotton ripstop/M04 version has a lighter, more breathable, and more durable BOND fabric
  • Lion emblem buttons Finnish-made by the Defence Forces' official contractor

A little bit of history

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.

Finnish M04 desert camo

The Finnish M04 Desert Camo hasn't been commonly available in the civilian market. This pattern is fantastic in the desert environment, from Arizona to the Middle East and beyond. Also quite awesome on shooting ranges, too.

History

When Finland participated in the UN peacekeeping mission at the border of Ethiopia and Eritrea that began in 2000, the Finnish Defence Forces developed their own desert fatigues. The first prototype camouflage pattern to see use was the K2004, which was deployed in 2003. The first models had a rather thick twill cloth but later models switched to lighter ripstop fabrics and eventually evolved into the official M04 Hot Weather Uniform.

Unlike the FDF, we at Varusteleka started developing our take on the M05 Clothing System in a different order: we started with woodland and winter models more appropriate for the Finnish climate. Now that we have those aspects covered we've finally developed our own versions for the arid and desert climates.

Materials and details

This isn't just a new color option. We also switched to an even lighter, more breathable, and more durable fabric than the old one. Also dries faster.

This new fabric is also a 50/50 cotton/polyester blend but it weighs 200g/m2, so it is 10g/m2 lighter than the old one. Even though it is lighter, this BOND fabric has a tensile strength of 1000N across the warp, which is 18% better than in the old fabric (850N). Across the fill, it is 700N, which is a whopping 100% better than the old one (350N). The fabric also has a very good colorfastness. (On the scale of 1-5, colorfastness to washing is 4 and colorfastness to perspiration 4.)

NIR-compliant materials

Camouflage prints are 100% NIR-compliant. If you wish to ensure that the NIR-compliant properties of the camouflage print are not diminished, we recommend being very careful when using common detergents. All-natural stuff without any optic brighteners should be safe.

Sizing

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

These are sewn in Estonia, at a factory that has a long history of producing quality clothing for military, law enforcement agencies.

Särmä TST

Särmä TST is Varusteleka's in-house brand of clothing and gear designed for military and law enforcement end-users. Our clothing and equipment are made in co-operation with a number of experienced manufacturers with a strong background in producing clothing and gear for military and law enforcement officials, most notably for the Finnish Defence Forces. For further reading check out the Särmä TST corner of our website.

Särmä TST products are covered by a 12-month warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. For further information please read our detailed warranty guide.

Recommendations

Loading products...

Reviews

You have already submitted a review. You can edit your text by clicking on it.

Log in and write a review.

Remove filter
32
4
100 %
recommends
4.79 / 5
36 ratings
Suomi (12)
English (24)
I would recommend for a friend

25.09.2016 (Edited 20.12.2016)
Launch Partystä tuli poimittua oma mukaan :)
Onneksi oli mahdollisuus paikan päällä sovittaa sillä vaikka yleensä koko 57 on sopiva, nyt tuli sovittelun jälkeen päädyttyä kokoon 59.

Lakki itsessään saattaa olla kokoa 59, mutta vaikuttaisi siltä että hikinauha on "ommeltu ylälanka liian tiukalla" tms.mikä syö kokoa.
Jos jaksan niin jossain vaiheessa varmaankin ratkon tuon turvavyömäistä materiaalia olevan hikinauhan pois ja korvaan sen saman levyisellä (25 mm) puuvillahihnalla (jolloin mahdollisesti menee koon säätämiseksi nappien siirtelyllä — nappejakin voisi samalla vaihtaa vähän neutraalimmiksi)

Muutoin työn jälki ja kangas vaikuttavat erittäin hyviltä, suosittelen
— JTT

Varusteleka vastaa: Lakkien mitoitus on muutettu uudemmissa tuotantoerissä, nyt nämä istuvat ns. "normaalisti". Eli valitsemalla oman kokosi saat mukavan rennosti istuvan lakin ja jos haluat tiukemman/särmemmän voit sitten itse valita kokoa pienemmän.
5 0 Report abuse
I would recommend for a friend

28.09.2016 (Edited 15.07.2017)
I would recommend for a friend

07.10.2016 (Edited 20.12.2016)
Todella tyylikäs ja kaikin puolin laadukas tosimiehen päähine! Ainoa miinus on toi kokotaulukko, kannattaa valkkailla oikeesti isompi kun mitä notmaalisti käyttää. Minähän tätä en uskonu, normikoko mulla on 57 ja oli niin pieni ettei päähän meinannu mahtua. No nyt 58:n kokeiltua veikkaan et seuraavalla tärppää, tässä just tilailen kokoa 59...
Joka tapauksessa iso peukku!

Varusteleka vastaa: Lakkien mitoitus on muutettu uudemmissa tuotantoerissä, nyt nämä istuvat ns. "normaalisti". Eli valitsemalla oman kokosi saat mukavan rennosti istuvan lakin ja jos haluat tiukemman/särmemmän voit sitten itse valita kokoa pienemmän.
1 1 Report abuse
I would recommend for a friend

07.02.2017
Ihan mahtava lätsä! toimii airsoftissa hienosti ja kun kauhan laittaa alas niin sehän auttaa snadisti naamioitumisessa ;)
0 6 Report abuse
I would recommend for a friend

25.02.2017
Erinomaisen monipuolinen lippalakki. Tämän pitäisi olla jakotavaraa, samassa lakissa särmyys ja äärimmäinen käytännöllisyys. Hörökorvat saa talvikelissä lähemmäs ihoa lämmittelemään kun särmää sopivasti. Koko kannattaa valittaa juuri oikea tai koon pienempi. Linkkien takaa kuvat omista särmäyksistä.
Tutkimusretkeilijän särmäys:
https://img2.brain4.photobox.com/4753027744aa97f3c046b318fe8d61905e0cf828a7de2b03c02f2360703604e6f86b8ca7.jpg
Tutkimusretkeilijän särmäys, mikäli haluaa myös kuulohavaintoja ympäristöstä:
https://img2.brain4.photobox.com/90743447140df7e4d75c8e0b2e61c3e1b870c39cb6bbcc222b0760e659e3b946e46995b9.jpg

Nynnyjen majuriturvallinen särmäys:
https://img2.brain4.photobox.com/21159442ea2c2391f38ff52a10007fda143e3b2b5d3cd3621a57c05ba9b5f380b1ce3527.jpg

Lumisärmäys:
https://img2.brain4.photobox.com/87711477ef753d3556db85d5618f2608f7d393944c59c17ed9fcaa90bed6e32dbe0e11e5.jpg
https://img2.brain4.photobox.com/763811174a05fd9437837b6cf09e6f5da0c3c703ebfea721bd6488fd30db7589c5e8a1bd.jpg
2 1 Report abuse
I would recommend for a friend

06.03.2017 (Edited 20.06.2017)
I'm a solid 59cm head, and the 59cm is _just_ big enough, so be aware. Totally awesome though. Going to make my own in the cold weather scheme (just a little bigger).
6 1 Report abuse
I would recommend for a friend

12.06.2017 (Edited 12.06.2017)
Koko kannattaa mieluummin valita se oikea nyky intin koko. Erehdyin ottamaan omistamani alkuperäisen verikauhan koon mukaan 59 kun intissä käytin 60 barettia yms. 59 on suhteellisen tiukka ja kun hikinauha ei ole nahkaa niinkuin aidossa saa päähänsä helposti hienon rengaskuvion. Muuten kyllä hyvännäköinen ja ok lakki. Hikinauha jos olisi pehmeämpi antaisin enemmän tähtiä.
3 4 Report abuse
I would recommend for a friend

05.11.2017
suosittelen ,todella tyylikäs ja sotilaallinen
3 2 Report abuse
I would recommend for a friend

05.11.2017
Had one for a bit over 6 months now (earlier version?) and have found it very comfortable and great to wear even when the weather is warm. At first I thought that I had ordered the wrong size - I am a size 61 and ordered that size only to find it very loose but as soon as it was washed it became more like the size I expected. Great bit of kit.
6 2 Report abuse

Comments

Comment this or discuss with other Varusteleka regular users. If you wish to ask us anything, please click on the message button on the right side of the page. You can also send us email or call us! Log in and join the conversation.

Please report this text if for example:

  • Text is wildly obscene or completely irrelevant.
  • The reviewer has not actually used the product he is reviewing.

If you strongly disagree with this text, please press thumb down button.

Thank you!

Cancel
Loading...