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04-26-2011, 03:14 AM
ok, guys and dolls. Haven't played one of these in a long time. This is a hat that was sent to me for a reblock. I reblocked it but what was the original maker/label? The clues are in these three photos. Please say why as well as your guess and NO RINGERS.

http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad84/Penmanhats/th_DSC_5290.jpg (http://s924.photobucket.com/albums/ad84/Penmanhats/?action=view&current=DSC_5290.jpg)http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad84/Penmanhats/th_DSC_5289.jpg (http://s924.photobucket.com/albums/ad84/Penmanhats/?action=view&current=DSC_5289.jpg)http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad84/Penmanhats/th_DSC_5288.jpg (http://s924.photobucket.com/albums/ad84/Penmanhats/?action=view&current=DSC_5288.jpg)

04-26-2011, 07:56 AM
Difficult! The bow looks a bit FedIV but I can't imagine someone having one of those reblocked by you?

04-26-2011, 01:19 PM
If that's a Federation IV, I'll be ordering one in a heartbeat. I LOVE that color felt.

I'm going to throw out a guess here as the second I saw this fedora I had an inkling for it being a Lee Keppler Adventure Supply in either pure rabbit or a rabbit/beaver blend.

04-27-2011, 09:13 AM
I think maybe a Fed IV because of the light color and the short crown, bow too.

05-21-2011, 05:01 PM
Hey John,

Any chance of getting the answer for this hat? I've been curious to know.


05-21-2011, 05:54 PM
It's a Henry.

05-21-2011, 06:09 PM
That's a Henry! :o Not questioning you personally, but how do you know? Was it mentioned anywhere else? Just curious as I owned a Henry once and the felt was NEVER that light brown (it was more of a dark Sable like the Raiders color). I'd definitely purchase a Henry if I was assured the color would look like John's pictures do as that color, I feel, best represents the CS color and that's the color I'm aiming for more.

Thanks for letting me know JNicktem. :)

05-22-2011, 06:05 AM
Yeah John mentioned it awhile back on another forum. The thing is about the colour, typically AB's and Penmans start out as a darker brown, and the colour lightens up with wear. I believe Steve originally did this so his hats would be the perfect shade of brown after being worn a lot. I have noticed my Penman Raiders is a few shades lighter since I got it.

05-22-2011, 02:27 PM
Correct, since all felt will lighten up over the first year or so. This is why steve went with the color brown he uses and now myself. Our hats are made to last so steve factored in the color change. You know Adventurebilt and bulldog tough.

jones the whip
05-23-2011, 07:23 AM
The colour of the felt is a perfect match for the "Raven Bar" hat IMO.
Courtesy of theraider.net

05-26-2011, 06:23 PM
I just picked up a Henry second hand. The blockshape is really more meant for a CS hat, but I think I managed to put in a really good Raiders bash... looks pretty close to the one John posted above.

Although I wouldn't mind getting a new Henry liner and sweatband so I can replace the semi-dirty ones in there.

05-27-2011, 02:12 AM
Here's a pic of my new Henry- I wish I could get John's Raiders block so I can reblock this myself, but this is the best that I can do for the moment. I just need to work it a little bit more.


05-27-2011, 02:15 AM
It's looking pretty darn good just as you have it!

05-27-2011, 02:32 AM
Thanks! There are a few things I would like to tweak on it, but I would be okay if it stayed the way it is now. A big part of me just wants a good Raiders block just so I can practice reblocking!

New Yorker Jones
06-18-2011, 11:39 PM
Looks like my old Camptown 1936 that John did.