These blankets were produced over 50 years ago by Swiss craftsmen and later stored in the Alps in military depot mountain cave systems. The result is the blankets when sold to us were in as good of a condition today as they were when they were finished by the original manufacturer.
There was such pride taken in the construction of these Swiss wool blankets that the craftsman who made the blanket sews their initials and year and manufacturer into each blanket. Taking a look at how the Swiss Cross was added on top of each of the red bands, you will see the white cross was felted into the wool, a time consuming method that provides a superior look and feel. You will not find this level of skill or care in any other military wool blanket.
I missed out on these Swiss Army wool blankets when KS sold these a month or so ago. When they had more, I immediately bought two. The quality of the blankets were better than the surplus Bulgarian wool blankets I purchased. The condition appeared to be straight from the factory. My wife and kids used these blankets, and there were no complaints of itchiness or smell. Both of my blankets were dated "68" and had the letter "W" which appeared to be two "V" interlaced.
These blankets were produced in the Swiss Alps between 1900 and the 1960s indestructible Swiss Army blankets were hand woven from the grey and brown wool of local sheep. Each blanket bears the initials of the maker and the date it was woven. Mine are dated 68 with the letter W in red. The Swiss army ceased producing the blankets at the end of the 1960s so these are collectors items to be cherished for years to come. Supper soft and toasty warm with no smell. Don't wait, you will not see these originals at this price after they sell out. Thanks KS!