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paul2809

I ask purely for information in that id like to find an in- expensive fur blanket...

Lookin for queen size since its only three inches larger than full size..

Im open to both real fur and faux. 

What is the warmth factor of fur blankets?  I do have a budget of $400 American 

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rabbitfur

What all do you want to use it for, and what do you normally look for in a fur? That can guide your search.

 

I have two rabbit bedspreads that I switch between sleeping under and they're phenomenal. So soft, perfectly warm, and rabbit is not too expensive.

 

I have a blue fox couch throw that's magically soft but I find that I hot quickly with it, so it is better for shorter use periods. I'm sure backing plays a role but I don't know a lot about it as it was from an estate sale.

 

Faux generally doesn't hold heat as well, but it will vary by manufacturer and faux type. That may be preferable based on how hot you normally run.

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coyote 1

Sorry no matter how much we would all like fur to be less expensive that is never going to happen. Ranchers raising animals for fur on a fur ranch are not only guided by laws in their own countries. But international laws as well. Those animals require constant care: A safe clean environment in which to live and vet bills. The average kit (fox) is born in early spring. They are feed a special diet to both enhance the quality of their fur and to maximize their size (fatten them up). Their average life span of a fox on a ranch is 28 to 30 weeks, unless they are used for breeding. Then you have to pay someone to pelt or harvest the fur including other steps before the hides are put into the tanning vat (small ranchers). Huge ranches like the fox ranches in Switzerland are all automated including the pelting. Then the pelts go through a drying process; all before being put up for auction. Once sold and in the hands of a furrier he or she will have to match the pelts for color and size. Dampen and starch the pelts to enhance their size, match the pelts for color and quality; before finally cutting, sowing and backing them to create whatever. A mink coat for example will require 40 to 70 pelts. A fur blanket the size you are thinking about will require on average 30 blue fox. Yes fur harvested from the wild does not require any care. But you have no idea how many hours are spent in the cold trapping animals. Those pelts will travel through several countries around the world before they arrive at their final destination. This is a simplification but i hope it helps you to understand.  

Personally I have been looking at this blanket for years. I would love to give those 30 animals a new and second life in my home. 

  https://www.furhome.gr/shop/en/golden-island-fur-blanket-throw-bedcover-306.html        

 

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Panther10

You are not going to find a real fur blanket for only $400 unless its made from knitted rex rabbit or something. If you want a high quality blanket, that can run at about $6,000 and $20,000 depending on the type of fur and the quality of the pelt.

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I personally have a huge problem with cheap furs and especially when it comes to blankets. I had ordered a few and never was happy with the outcome. So I saved up and ordered one from Lars Paustian (https://www.paustian-pelze.de/) and finally was happy. So in short... in my humble opinion... you will never be happy with cheap fur. 🙂 Save up... its worth it! 🙂 

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rabbitfur

For what it is worth - I got my three blankets from estate sales total for under $300. Keep your eyes open for good local opportunities.

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Worker 11811
On 9/4/2020 at 12:09 PM, Panther10 said:

If you want a high quality blanket, that can run at about $6,000 and $20,000 depending on the type of fur and the quality of the pelt.

Twenty grand is a bit on the high side unless you include the price of a weekend in bed with a hooker who knows how to trip a man's trigger with fur.

Think more toward the $5,000 to $10,000 range for new, unused goods.

Yes, if you look for estate sales or second hand merchandise you can probably get a nice blanket for a lot less.

Rabbit fur would be the cheapest at somewhere around $1K to $2K and, maybe, something like chinchilla would cost $20K new.  (Fur-hooker optional.)

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Panther10
6 hours ago, Worker 11811 said:

Twenty grand is a bit on the high side unless you include the price of a weekend in bed with a hooker who knows how to trip a man's trigger with fur.

Think more toward the $5,000 to $10,000 range for new, unused goods.

Yes, if you look for estate sales or second hand merchandise you can probably get a nice blanket for a lot less.

Rabbit fur would be the cheapest at somewhere around $1K to $2K and, maybe, something like chinchilla would cost $20K new.  (Fur-hooker optional.)

At the fur shop I worked at, we sold a King Sized sea otter blanket with crystal fox fur trim for $19,500

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Worker 11811

“Crystal Fox” is her name?  What’s her number?  I’d like to talk to her. 🤣

Yes, sea otter is an expensive fur.  I’m sure it’s really nice.  I’d like to check it out some day!

You know I was joking around, right?  Yes, top notch fur can be expensive but I was talking about your more general stuff...  Fox, beaver or rabbit.  There is always the option to go for exotics but most people don’t go there.

You can get a decent fur blanket for $5K or less if you shop wisely.

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On 9/10/2020 at 1:29 PM, Worker 11811 said:

“Crystal Fox” is her name?  What’s her number?  I’d like to talk to her. 

 

Ha!  Good to see you posting again, 11811!  


I've only had good luck with "cheap fur" when a private seller was desperate to sell or didn't know what precisely they had.   

One of our fellow (previous Den) members sold me their coyote and white fox double bedspread for less than a thousand bucks;  It was slightly oxidized (yellowed) on one edge, a couple of the pelts were dried out, and I've spend several hundred in storage, cleaning, and repair fees over the past nine years.   But it's got it where it counts, and I'm grateful.  Someday I might actually go the RichInFur Designs (see Instagram) route and actually learn how to work with vintage fur myself.  I've been dreaming about luxe decor pieces.  And I echo the comment that it's only going to go up in price because the population of furriers, at least in the West, is dwindling. 

Our magnificent obsession is a rarified one indeed.  





 

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On 9/3/2020 at 9:53 AM, paul2809 said:

I ask purely for information in that id like to find an in- expensive fur blanket...

Lookin for queen size since its only three inches larger than full size..

Im open to both real fur and faux. 

What is the warmth factor of fur blankets?  I do have a budget of $400 American 

Check out Fenzo Furs.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_ssn=fenzofurs&hash=item2cf58f4fdf%3Ag%3A994AAOSw71Fdem9r&item=193098371039&_from=R40&_sacat=0&_sop=15&_nkw=blanket&rt=nc

 

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