Background[edit | edit source]
A Finnish fur cap with ear flaps, the ushanka was originally deriving from Scandinavian, German, and Russian hats with ears throughout the centuries, and this developed into what it is today in the 20th century. Over the course of its history, it was adopted by the militaries of several high latitude nations, like Finland, Russia, Nazi Germany, and the civilian population of these nations later on. The earflaps could be tied down to protect the ears, cheeks and chin from intense cold, or tied up against the crown of the head for milder weather.
After World War II, the ushanka became a symbol and media icon of the Soviet Union and would later be adopted by other nations. The hat was adopted not only by those who identified with Soviet rule, namely China and all Warsaw Pact, but the ushanka has become a part of the winter uniform for military, police and postal forces in Canada, the United States, and other Western countries with cold winters.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
A fur cap with ear flaps that can be tied up to the crown of the cap, or fastened at the chin to protect the ears, cheek and lower chin from the cold. When worn, it provides the wearer with a +1 bonus to Intelligence.
Locations[edit | edit source]
- Rocky Narrows Park
- Quincy ruins: In the gun shop on the central shelves.
- Worn by Sully Mathis.
- On the roof of 35 Court