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Hand knit balaclava

The term balaclava first began being used during and following the Crimean War.  During the that time, hand knit balaclavas were sent to the British troops to help protect them from the bitter cold weather. British troops required this aid, as their own supplies (warm clothing, weatherproof quarters, and food) never arrived in time.  Our example is hand knit from 100% wool yarn and is taken from traditional balaclava patterns.  The yarns used to construct the balaclava are spun and dyed by the same family woolen mill that has been dying and spinning yarns since 1857.  Our reproduction will keep you warm during even the coldest times and is a welcome addition to any authentic kit. 

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  • 5
    Great product

    Posted by Justin Mays on 11th Nov 2023

    Great product, used it on Veterans day well worth it

  • 5

    Posted by David Yossi Snellen on 17th Jan 2023

    Very nice knit, and heavy. I will use it for foul weather on the farm as well as reenacting.

  • 5

    Posted by Chris Mantas on 22nd Sep 2020

    Just received the dark blue balaclava, what an excellent, quality knitting. And the wool is soft and even fit's my 7 7/8 head. Thanks Chris!

  • 5
    Excellent Winter Headgear

    Posted by Unknown on 30th Jan 2016

    I recently purchased the Dark Gray New "Echoes of Glory" Style balaclava, and I am beyond thrilled with the quality of the product. The knitting is of a superb quality, the wool is soft, and it expands to fit my giant pumpkin head. It does a fantastic job keeping your head and face warm, and I am sure it will lead to more restful nights in the field.

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