These are the undisputed Gold-Standard of army wool blankets! The price on the few remaining surplus blankets has skyrocketed on the international market. We hadn’t even had any offered to us for years, until this last trip to Europe. So, I bit the bullet, because we needed blankets for the winter, and so why not the best… These are all 100% virgin wool, with over-locked edges. The red band with the white cross is woven into each blanket.