New to the market of reproduction “Blanco” is the UK’s Pegasus Militaria. Although it isn’t currently (Feb 2012) to be found on their website is has been displayed for sale at a couple of militaria fairs.

Pegasus Militaria website: www.pegasusmilitaria.com

The blocks themselves are well made, highly compressed pucks with a small well on the upper surface. The blocks are both smaller and lighter than the real thing. By comparison, the original deep well Blanco blocks weighed in at 160g, the later shallow well blocks at 136g and the Pegasus blocks at 96g. I’d personally like to have seen something more similar to the real thing (with some alteration to avoid passing off as the real thing by the unscrupulous) – the same size at least. There may be a good reason for the smaller size, an convenient off the shelf mould perhaps. The colours of KG3, 61, 64, 97 and standard come wrapped in facsimiles of the original wrappers.


This photo shows the 61 and 64 shades side by side – there might be a difference in colour, but if there is it is so subtle as to be neither here nor there.
Pegasus Militaria 61 & 64 Blanco
Photo: David Pratt

A comparison of real 61 Blanco on the left and Pegasus’ reproduction.
Pegasus Militaria 61 Blanco
Photo: David Pratt

A comparison of a tin of Pickerings 61 (top left), Blanco 61 block (top right) and Pegasus 61 block (bottom).
Pegasus Militaria 61 Blanco
Photo: David Pratt


Turning attention to the shade no. 64 then. Here is the presentation of original Joseph Pickerings shade 64 on the left and Pegasus repro 64 on the right.
Pegasus Militaria 64 Blanco
Pegasus Militaria 64 Blanco
Photos: David Pratt

And just to throw in a curve ball here is Blanco Sunburn (top left), Blanco 64 (top right) and Pegasus 64 (bottom).
Pegasus Militaria 64 Blanco
Photos: David Pratt


Pegasus’ version of KG3 (left) next to Joseph Pickering’s Blanco KG3 is a pretty good match for colour.
Pegasus Militaria KG3
Photo: David Pratt

No real Blanco 97 for comparisson I’m afraid but here is Pegasus Militaria’s version of 97 (left) next to the ‘Razman’ version.
Pegasus Militaria No 97

Pegasus Militaria No 97 at the bottom, Razman top right and to contrast Pickering’s 103 is top left.
Pegasus Militaria No 97
Photos: David Pratt



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