Extremely Rare German WWII Army Saddle Blanket- Where but at The Ruptured Duck will you find such a unique item? This is for an artillery unit as the top section is red. The trim and and inside area of trussing is all silver bullion. This handsome piece also has two spectacular silver bullion army eagles with a wing span of approximately 6 ½ inches. There is slight discoloration and two or three small holes, but otherwise the top is in very sound condition. The underside of this is a thick textured dark brown felt which would be the area that would come into contact with the horse. This exact style saddle blanket was set up for the kettle drum player in the orchestra of the German Army Band and would be used exclusively by this member during parades and ceremonies. We have a photo showing the kettle drum rider mounted on his horse with the exact style blanket. There are none other in collections that we know of!