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

    Rated 4.8 out of 5
    11 Reviews
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    $12.99
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    $12.99

    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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      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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      Tight but comfy

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

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      good hat

      hat good

      cover head

      head warm

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      Finnish M65 Hat

      I love this hat. I did have a hard time getting my size. I measured my head as instructed and it was a little more than 58cm. That is what I ordered and when I got it it was swimming on my head. So I returned it for a 56 and that was way too tight. It fit my wife and she also liked the hat so I gave it to her and ordered a second on at 57cm. That is still a little too tight, but workable and I am wearing it. I think it will stretch a bit and will be fine. I wonder if the first hat was just not sized correctly though it claimed to be a 58cm. I do love the hat.

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      The 57 should stretch that little extra to fit you with some regular wear, let us know if it doesn't.

      Rated 5 out of 5
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      Nice finish milsurp cap

      Fits nice and snug true to size and looks sharp.

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