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Early's Witney Point

Postby RMAR » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:27 pm

Super excited about this thrift store find today. I have been in a wool blanket slump and haven't seen anything good for a while. Then I see this for $11. This ranks in my top 3 or 4 best blanket finds. And it all started with a hunt for military blankets to make an anorak out of.

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Re: Early's Witney Point

Postby BigJesse » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:33 pm

What size is it?

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Re: Early's Witney Point

Postby RMAR » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:47 pm

It's a 4 point so I guess the size is around 90x72.
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Re: Early's Witney Point

Postby BigJesse » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:55 pm

RMAR wrote:It's a 4 point so I guess the size is around 90x72.
Awesome.

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Re: Early's Witney Point

Postby saustin1967 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:34 pm

Yeah, four point should fit a twin sized bed.

Nice find, but did you find a mil blanket and make the Anorak?

Actually just read in Dave's Advanced Bushcrafting about the blankets, and what the point sizes meant.
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Re: Early's Witney Point

Postby RMAR » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:42 pm

I read up on points while looking for the age of this blanket yesterday. The only thing I found was a similar tagged blanket that was dated between 1912-1920. This blanket looks to be in too good of shape to be that old. But it is worth 4 beaver pelts.

I have 5 mil blankets (found the 5th today) and have not pulled the trigger on an anorak yet. I have tons of
Other nice wool items that it's hard to justify ruining a good blanket to make something that I might need
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Re: Early's Witney Point

Postby Hammbone » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:20 pm

Great find! Dang. . .and I only have 2 beaver pelts to trade. Beaver are very elusive down here!
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Re: Early's Witney Point

Postby kaywoodie » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:09 am

Dang good find!

Found a 3 1/2 point multi stripe Whitney on side of highway one day! Figger that one out??? Straight to dry cleaners it went! Gave it to archaeologist son who was blanket short!
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Re: Early's Witney Point

Postby jeffro » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:34 am

Hammbone wrote:Great find! Dang. . .and I only have 2 beaver pelts to trade. Beaver are very elusive down here!

Hammbone, there ain't no one going to step on that one are they? You should have been using a little more camouflage when you set trap although the bait was very good. Seems as if the prey is getting smarter around here.
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Re: Early's Witney Point

Postby DBX » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:17 am

Hammbone wrote:Great find! Dang. . .and I only have 2 beaver pelts to trade. Beaver are very elusive down here!
Wasn't them two ya got up there at Neches?
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