Swiss Army Mountaineer Blanket
The Swiss Army Mountaineer Blanket represents the pinnacle of wool camp blankets. Blankets like these were originally produced for the Swiss Army from the late nineteenth century through the 1960s. Renowned for their warmth and durability, they were a staple for the Swiss people and became highly sought after once production was halted. Numerous inexpensive, poor quality imitations have been made, most with undesirable wool mixes from unknown origins.
The Helko Werk Swiss Army Mountaineer is a high quality reproduction of the original, made 100% from fine grade Australian wool. Utmost care and attention have been given to quality, comfort, and durability. Australia is an undisputed producer of the world's finest, most desirable wool. Gathered from compassionate and sustainable sheep farms, this wool will outperform most other wools, including wool blends and synthetics. Original Swiss Army blankets showed their maker's marks and initials in the lower corner of the blanket. Our blankets are marked with "HW 1844", representing Helko Werk and the year the company was founded.
This product comes with vegetable tanned leather bedroll straps with adjustable shoulder straps.
- 100% fine Australian wool
- Designed and finished in the USA
- Dimensions: 60" x 80"
- 460 GSM (total weight 3 lbs.)
- Twill weave with border trim stitching
- Hand embroidered Swiss cross