Finnish M05 commercially available in September

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    Berezka
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    Finnish M05 commercially available in September

    Post by Berezka on Thu May 12, 2016 1:02 pm

    Finnish Defence Forces have decided not to renew the patent for the M05 camo, making it available for commercial use next September when it expires. Varusteleka has already placed an order for the fabric and will start producing uniforms as soon as possible. They have plans to produce them in the original cut and some improved versions too. Russians have already been producing copies of the camo for quite some time now and a few legit ones would appear for sale once in a blue moon too, but this would mean that the M05 will be way more common in the future. On the downside it will lose its value as a collectible item though.

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    https://www.varusteleka.com/en/news/oh-yes-m05-camouflage-pattern-loses-its-protection/_5732c199
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    Re: Finnish M05 commercially available in September

    Post by vonstuck on Thu May 12, 2016 1:44 pm

    So, what will be replaced the M05 pattern? plain fabric in green
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    Re: Finnish M05 commercially available in September

    Post by Berezka on Thu May 12, 2016 5:31 pm

    They're not looking to replace the M05 any time soon, despite the patent expiring. Apparently a lot of time and effort was put into its design and they say it's unlikely they'd come up with anything better.
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    Re: Finnish M05 commercially available in September

    Post by Camo_fiend on Thu May 12, 2016 9:21 pm

    Interesting news. Would love to get a smock in the green/brown winter pattern, and some pants complete the set with my M05 smock.


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    Re: Finnish M05 commercially available in September

    Post by ripcord on Thu May 12, 2016 10:26 pm

    Interesting indeed..

    This is good news...

    Not only will commercial pieces be available, I suspect it may become easier to acquire legit issue items as well.

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    Re: Finnish M05 commercially available in September

    Post by Stepi on Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:55 am

    ripcord wrote:
    Not only will commercial pieces be available, I suspect it may  become easier to acquire legit issue items as well.

    Until the FDF start selling surplus M05 I don´t think there will be a noticeable increase in issue M05 on the market, except for maybe some sets that servicemen swap for commercial ones. I´m pretty sure though that to prevent this from happening the laundry minions will probably be ordered to start checking the labels when guys come to swap their dirty clothes for fresh ones.

    But still this is fantastic news!
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    Re: Finnish M05 commercially available in September

    Post by fourtycoats on Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:05 pm

    This could get me lynched but I came across some M05 Temperate and desert cloth 3 years ago and bought 10 metres of each. Some of the desert became a uniform and some of the temperate became seats for my jeep. See below.

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    Re: Finnish M05 commercially available in September

    Post by ripcord on Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:23 pm

    Good job !

    And of course it looks great in a Jeep...Even if the steering wheel is in the wrong side... Very Happy




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    Re: Finnish M05 commercially available in September

    Post by CaptainForrest on Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:19 pm

    the website i buy from just posted 2 Finnish M05 camo items. they also dropped there shipping prices as well. more pictures to come for other items i guess later on

    https://www.varusteleka.com/en/category/finnish-m05-camo/1839
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    Re: Finnish M05 commercially available in September

    Post by Zedthefed on Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:27 pm

    I'm still waiting on paypal support. Apparently, my plastic money doesn't like paytrail.

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    Re: Finnish M05 commercially available in September

    Post by CaptainForrest on Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:59 pm

    they use to have paypal when i did orders but then they had a problem and got rid of it but i have had no problems using the paytrail

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