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Rev War Blanket

Sign up to purchase an authentic Rev War Blanket for $225 Canadian Currency. See description below or on our next 5th NY Newsletter.

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Rev War Blanket

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Feb 13, 7:00 PM

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About the Event

Each blanket is 76”x90”, equivalent to a Whitney a four-point blanket. Each blanket is based on an original blanket used by the British military, in North America, during the period of the American Revolution, though the blankets comply with the same standard used for the period, in general. The blankets are single ply, as were the originals, and use off white wool, with indigo strips, in the exact proportion to the originals. These blankets do not have “blanket stitching” and that cannot be added, as this is historically inaccurate for blankets in the noted eras. Further, these blankets do not contain “broad arrows”, or “GR cyphers”, as this too is inaccurate for the eras, as the British government did not mark trade blankets in this manner (that would be a different style of blanket). This specific reproduction also does not include point marks, though this can be added by the end user, at a later point (I currently cannot offer this service, owing to the sheer volume of blankets). Each blanket is made in Canada, as noted, using Canadian wool, and as such, the product is superior in quality, as well as cost, to those manufactured overseas.

As these blankets are historic reproductions, with no blanket stitching, the blankets may fray and as such, fulling is recommended (normal warm wash cycle, and then drying using warm, or cool). This process tightens the fibres, and prevents the blanket from fraying. This process is taken care of in all of my blanket coats. As these are custom blankets, and owing to Covid related production delays, each blanket order takes roughly one year from the date of submitting the final order, and associated funds, to be produced. We understand this is quite a period of time, but given the volume of blankets, the quality, and the demand for them, this has been the standard process for roughly two years. At present, we have had over one hundred blankets produced, as delivered to living historians, and federal/state/provincial historic sites, across Canada, and the United States.

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