Legendary Finnish military item – the m/39 Fur Hat – gained a lot of fame and love during the World War 2. It remained a popular hat all the way until the 90’s when newer models surpassed it in use.
The m/39 hat is based on an earlier model known as “Drivers’ Furhat m/22“. It was issued to all the branches starting from the autumn 1939, so just prior to the Winter War. Talk about timing….
Thos type of hat is officially for the enlisted men, but it was common to see officers wear these as well. To clarify, the only difference is that the flaps of the EM variant are tied with strings on the top. However on the officers hats the flaps are held in place by snap fasteners.
This hat is made out of wool serge with sheep fur covering. It has two flaps – one in the front that can be used as a visor and one covering the sides and back. The front is fastened with a snap fastener and the back flap with strings. The liner is 100% cotton. These hats are manufactured between 1970’s and 90’s for the Finnish military, but we’ve hand selected the hats to be suitable for 1940’s look.
Cockade not included, so make sure you order one!