Saturday, October 1, 2011

On the Topic of Camouflage -

I know, that you see a bit too much camo around these days, but I still love it. When I was a kid I used to collect militaria and I have spent hours and hours in surplus stores and militaria shops. So much that I think the later part of my childhood was spent there entirely. Mom and dad would even leave me there on my own and I would entertain the owners with talk about the crazy bajonet I found on a trip to Holland, the old riffle that my uncle gave me, the complete collection of Danish insignias and the World War I helmet I found at a flea market. Yep, I was a strange kid, now that I think of it.
This thing ended when I sold of my entire collection to buy a pair of new jeans.

Lately I have been doing a lot of research on camouflage because I want to make some small accessories using camouflage, which is why I have been paying Camopedia a daily visit - or actually a couple of daily visits.

My research led me to purchase 10 yards of this fabric - also known as Tiger camo, that I found through an American source. This camo was used by the US in the Vietnam war - and of course used a lot of other places.

I would like to add other camo types to my assortment, and I would also like to add other fabric types like Cordura and rip-stop for instance.
- I will of course let you in on, how the collection continues to increase...

Here are some, that I like - and some of them I'm even actively looking for, so if you have a roll of fabric lying around, let me know.

I like this in a way, but it was mainly included because it is Danish


  1. Hi, just wondering where did you get the tiger camo fabric from? I've been looking for it all over the internet(I'm located in Australia). any info would be much appreciated. Love the blog btw..

  2. Hi Arya, thanks for commenting.

    I found some scraps (from an old production, I think) on eBay a long time ago.

    It isn't that easy to come by, although I read somewhere that you can get more of it in Japan. I have no source for it though, but do ask around.

    What do you plan on using it for?

    Sorry I couldn't be of more assistance and I hope you'll keep returning to the blog.