Finnish M61 and M65 Caps
Finnish M61 and M65 Caps
Finnish M61 and M65 Caps
Finnish M61 and M65 Caps

The Finnish "blood scoop" has been an iconic uniform piece for the better part of a century. Officially introduced in 1936, the history of the M36 goes back to WWI, when Finnish soldiers brought back versions of German and Austrian field caps of a similar design.

Since its introduction, the M36 field cap has seen a number of variants produced. The M52, M58, M61, and M65 field caps can all be considered "updated" M36 caps, each with their own small differences in materials and construction.

Our latest shipment contained M61 and M65 field caps. As far as their closeness to the original M36, the M61 is valued more by collectors. The 1961 model is made of wool rather than the wool-blend twill fabric of the M65. The brim geometry is also slightly different between the two.

Specs

  • Fold down ear/neck flaps
  • Two crested buttons
  • Slot for insignia sewn into cap peak
  • Wool (M61) or wool-blend (M65) construction
  • Note that both hats will break in, allowing roughly 0.5 cm of additional leeway with sizing

    Finnish M61 and M65 Caps

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    The Finnish "blood scoop" has been an iconic uniform piece for the better part of a century. Officially introduced in 1936, the history of the M36 goes back to WWI, when Finnish soldiers brought back versions of German and Austrian field caps of a similar design.

    Since its introduction, the M36 field cap has seen a number of variants produced. The M52, M58, M61, and M65 field caps can all be considered "updated" M36 caps, each with their own small differences in materials and construction.

    Our latest shipment contained M61 and M65 field caps. As far as their closeness to the original M36, the M61 is valued more by collectors. The 1961 model is made of wool rather than the wool-blend twill fabric of the M65. The brim geometry is also slightly different between the two.

    Specs

    • Fold down ear/neck flaps
    • Two crested buttons
    • Slot for insignia sewn into cap peak
    • Wool (M61) or wool-blend (M65) construction
    • Note that both hats will break in, allowing roughly 0.5 cm of additional leeway with sizing
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      Reviewed by William Spencer I., from United States
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      I recommend this product
      Hat Size (cm)
      55
      Size Purchased
      57
      How It Fits
      A Little Small
      Condition
      Better Than Described
      Rated 4 out of 5
      Review posted

      A Bit Too Snug.

      This hat was in really good condition but seems to run a bit small, maybe that's just the nature of these things and I just need to take the time to break it in but the honest truth of the matter is that the hat grips my head a bit tightly. Even so Ivan got me my hat, even with the postal service's incompetence of just letting the first order sit in a warehouse as far as I can tell from the tracking number. Still I have my hat and I am happy.

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      Reviewed by Kenneth C., from Canada
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      Hat Size (cm)
      56
      Size Purchased
      56
      How It Fits
      Perfect
      Condition
      Better Than Described
      Rated 5 out of 5
      Review posted

      Great product

      This is a quality product. Very nice!

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      Reviewed by John Paul M., from United States
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      I recommend this product
      Hat Size (cm)
      60
      Size Purchased
      60
      How It Fits
      A Little Small
      Condition
      As Described
      Rated 4 out of 5
      Review posted

      Good cap

      The hat fit well, a bit tight, but that is expected for field caps. Metric to imperial hat measurements are usually dodgy, so I was prepared for it to fit terribly. Kommandostore definitely has a better sizing method than most online stores, listing the specific sizes, rather than just small, medium, and large.

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      Reviewed by William, from United States
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      Hat Size (cm)
      64
      Size Purchased
      62
      How It Fits
      A Little Small
      Condition
      As Described
      Rated 5 out of 5
      Review posted

      good quality hat

      The hat is warm and is built well in every way except the buttons on the front. Its a little tight on my head, but thats because it's so large.

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      Reviewed by Googe, from United States
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      Size Purchased
      55
      How It Fits
      A Little Small
      Condition
      As Described
      Rated 5 out of 5
      Review posted

      Tight but comfy

      Fit well after getting it soaked then putting it over a charcoal heater for a while

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