High Carbon Steel Blanket Cloak Pin
Comes with burlap bag and you choose brass or high carbon steel - forged pin. I offer quantity discounts and dealer pricing for these!
The Blanket or Cloak Pin or the Penannular
– (Anglo/Saxon) use was for the original cloak. During the Civil war
it was called a “Great Coat Pin”. The
greatcoat was designed for moderate to extreme cold weather. As such, it
usually is a bit too much to wear while on campaign. Even though soldiers
traveled lightly, the soldiers usually retained their greatcoats, unless they
were ordered to turn their coats in to be reissued in the fall when the armies
went into “winter quarters”. If cooler weather occurred before the fall issue
of the coats, the soldiers had to improvise. Instead of the coat, they would
wrap their blankets over their shoulders, and secure them in place with the
uniform belt or blanket / cloak pin. The
one item of winter kit that will be the most appreciated is the great coat / wool blanket. It is both a blanket and protection
against all but the worst weather. You should certainly not leave the comforts
of home without it!!