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Särmä TST Verikauha field cap

Särmä TST Verikauha field cap

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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 colour 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 cotton/polyester

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.

Materials

Fabric: 50/50 polycotton ripstop. Naturally, the camo print is totally NIR compliant, so you don´t need to fear to look all lit-up when viewed through NVDs. The Lion emblem buttons are Finnish-made by the Defence Forces' official contractor.

To make sure the fabric does not lose it´s NIR compliant properties we recommend careful wash using only detergents that are free of optical brighteners, basically the more natural you get the better.

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.

Varusteleka Särmä TST

Särmä TST is our own family of specialized military gear. All Särmä TST stuff is made in co-operation with Finnish military manufacturers, the most important thing for us is high-quality MILSPEC grade materials and construction. This is kit that you can trust to really take a beating!

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.

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.

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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.
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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.
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07.02.2017
Ihan mahtava lätsä! toimii airsoftissa hienosti ja kun kauhan laittaa alas niin sehän auttaa snadisti naamioitumisessa ;)
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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
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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).
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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.
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05.11.2017
suosittelen ,todella tyylikäs ja sotilaallinen
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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.
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08.03.2018 (Edited 14.11.2018)
Kevyen ja mukavan tuntuinen päässä. Noussut yhdeksi suosikki erästelypäähineistäni.
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02.04.2018 (Edited 30.06.2018)
Proper field cap! I love the design of camo pattern, I ordered a size 57 and fit is perfect.Well made ,excellent cap to use while at the range.Highly recommended! Very happy with the Sarma brand! I recently purchased the olive color cap also. Very happy with it! Awesome product Varusteleka!
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25.06.2018
In the Winter i enjoy wearing my Panzer m43 Field cap, but with the summer approaching i felt i needed something a bit less warm. I've always wanted a summer Field cap, but i couldnt find any that had the vintage looking "button flap"-thingy and a cool history behind it, but this one has!
It fits perfectly and with the simple OD green color it has quickly become one of my favorite hats
"You look like a Train conductor"-My friend
10/10 would wear to a grocery store and the Mannerheim Line
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27.07.2018
I am proud to hold every m36-style Headwear  that's sold over varusteleka and i have to admit, that this field cap is one of the best (and coolest looking) caps, i've bought so far. Totally worth the money. If you want to read a little bit more about this cap you can visit my blog:
 https://geartomountaineer.blogspot.com/2018/07/headwear.html
Would appreciate to get some feedback
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18.09.2018
Verikauha. Oikein mukava ja kevyt päässä , korvessa kulkiessa. Jäykempää lippaa kyllä jäin kaipaamaan, on aika lerppa. Koko 57 ja se on siinä.
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26.10.2018
tilasin ja tuli postissa juuri ennen kertaamaan lähtöä, istuu päähän kuin nyrkki silmään eli hyvin, liekö lipan ansiota mutta asettuu päähän yllättävän 'saksalaisittain' mihin kyllä tottui nopeasti, on itseasiassa odotetun mallista parempi ruuvi -tyyppisen kokardin kanssa, kuitilla oleva Valtion lippalakki pääsee huilimaan.
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09.01.2019
My head measured 60mm and the 60 size cap was a perfect fit. Great fit and finish. Please note that the cap ships without shipping stiffener, so some around the house wearing will be required to get the "crisp" look.
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03.02.2019
Just opened the envelope and put it on and despite being shipped flat it came out almost perfectly formed. Minor bend on the beak but that is easily fixed up with a bit of forming. I am an exact 58cm and this fits perfectly, will see how it fits once washed. Love the Finish Camouflage pattern, seems better suited to my woods than CANPAT.
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23.02.2019
I would recommend for a friend

09.07.2019
Great cap! Lightweight and easily stuffed into a pocket or pouch if need be. Only one slight gripe, I understand that it's historically faithful to not have vents on the sides, but as a Texan wearing this hat in summer, I can attest that it could use one. Otherwise great!
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19.07.2019
Very nice cap. Good fit and quality construction. Highly recommended.
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28.07.2019 (Edited 28.07.2019)
Love my Verikauha in olive drab! I'm a size 61, so that's what I bought. Absolutely perfect fit for my big British descended, potato head, lol!
I've had it since the begining of summer, so I've had a chance to wear it while hiking off the beaten path. I go pretty deep onto crown land, so I don't usually run into anybody, but on my last day hike, I ran into a small group of hikers(2 couples), and I just loved the looks on their faces when they saw me pop out of the bush.

They were naturally startled at first, as they didn't expect to see anybody else either, but I approached with a wave and a smile, said hello in both of Canada's official languages, and they relaxed........, but man, the look on their faces as I got closer, and they saw how awesomely Teutonic I looked in my Verikauha cap, and my British CS95 Field Shirt in MTP camo.(shirt is also a Varusteleka purchase that I highly recommend).

I know they mistook the Verikauha to be a German WWII cap, as it does look a lot like the caps those bad boy Germans wear on the History Channel. I couldn't help but smile, seeing their wheels turning. After some introductions, smiles, and some pleasant conversation, I got a sense that the Verikauha started working its magic on one of the fine young French-Canadian ladies. Ahhhh, maybe it was the heat playing tricks on me!

5 minutes later, I was on my way again, walking through the bush laughing my ass off, picturing their expressions,.....Oh, how they stared at the Verikauha on my head!

Great material and solid construction. Easy to wash in a stream or lake, and is quick drying.

Just wanted to add, that the green cap, looks like it has a hint of brown tint to it in the picture. The actual cap is a very nice, flat, dark olive drab, that blends in nicely with natural settings. No brown to it at all! It looks like official military issue. A very sharp looking cap! I just love it!
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24.08.2019
I would recommend for a friend

03.09.2019 (Edited 03.09.2019)
I've always wanted a modern counterpart to the legendary M43 Feldmütze and this one is THE one, i own a Bundeswehr Mütze in Flecktarn camo and to be fair it doesn't look at all as good as this one and in my opinion the wear feeling is strange, it really reflects modern German army and politics... Weak (Sadly... Good times are gone). This Verikauha as an inside that seems to be made in old strong style, you know that kind of double layer of fabric, one in the inner, one outter, and the outter fabric is made of ripstop, so very modern thus having a vintage look. But don't worry the ripstop is very discreet, it's not like Mil-Tec's twices too much large ripstop sewing that at the end doesn't do his job of being strong, or when it torns apart to go straight in a line.

I have a head size of 57, so i purchased a 57, it fits very well, i'll use it for military purpose even tho i serve the French army and for my hicking/ bushcraft trips, and why not sometimes when i do stuff like cutting wood for the next winter, and so on... Like said by the seller take a size under for a more sharp look if you're looking for style, but in my opinion do it if you have the head shape for it, like very square, i have a long roundish head so i sticked on my proper size and it's already very aesthetic. I didn't had to shape it, and to be fair if i had to i wouldn't know how (Varusteleka a little tutorial? :D)
Hey! it's a Finnish made Feldmütze, not a fake larping thing, so you're gonna look very cool anyway. :)

I really trust this product, it feels good by the way of wearing it and the fact that it appears strong, so i really recommend this.
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