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Hats & Knives

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by MrVandercar, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. mitch13

    mitch13 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 3, 2004
    I like the stormy caps.
    It's cold here so this 1 has been going on late afternoon evening, for the next few days big winds.
    So it's on earlier today.
    Sheepskin cap with little Bark river in ebony, don't remember which model.

  2. Mongo


    Nov 5, 2001
    I think this is by far... my favorite thread in this forum. I'm confident in saying that I have more hats than knives.... but the missus has stashed probably 60+ away in my crawlspace. I have about 30-40 in the closet that are in wearing rotation. Still need me a real deal Stetson beaver felt though....
  3. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    Two Vaquero Ultralites on an Atwood:



    Stromy Krommer day in Ridgecrest. Its funny my wife isn't wearing hers because she's a cold weenie and I am not. It just rumbled out there again. 4.6 this time:

  4. Ripcord 82

    Ripcord 82

    Feb 15, 2019
    Oh I so pray my back heals so I can get back in the saddle again. I miss the smell of good saddle leather and horse together.
  5. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    Well the store didn't have the 7x felt gus pinch in my size, so going to have to wait until they get more stock. Unfortunately they wont restock felts until fall. But I did pick up a bangora straw. Bought one with nearly an open crown to reshape myself. After a soaking I got it where I like it.[​IMG]
    I like my palm leaf for work, because they're tough. But wanted a lighter color and weight one for just kicking around. This Twister brand seems like a good one, especially for the price. Hat and knife cost bout the same.
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  6. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Looking good, David. :thumbsup:
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  7. mitch13

    mitch13 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 3, 2004
    :DSo I'm not the only who's wife thinks tooo many. I don't have that many but have a lot haven't counted.

    Is the atwood a Nevada?
    I picked up a Nevada here about 20 years Ago brand new, still have it.
    Nice damscus blades
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  8. Ripcord 82

    Ripcord 82

    Feb 15, 2019
    Good looking hat Partner. I'll have to break out my only straw and pose it with a knife. Stay saddled you hombres.
  9. mitch13

    mitch13 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 3, 2004
    Good job mate.
    You'll just have time to save for the felt:eek::D
  10. Ripcord 82

    Ripcord 82

    Feb 15, 2019
    Here is my Case Mini Trapper CV with my only western straw.It is made by Milano Hat Co.,10X Larry Mahan Collection. I think that puts it about 30 years old or so.
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  11. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Good taste in knives and hats.
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  12. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Great looking hat, David. :cool: :thumbsup:

    Awesome. I remember the Larry Mahan collection was all the rage back in the day. Classic Trapper too. :cool: :thumbsup:
  13. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    I don’t wear a lot of cowboy hats, but “Sun Body” rang a bell. I got this palm leaf from an antique seller in Hot Springs, SD who calls herself Wicked Wanda.

    The hat is not an antique. Wanda is also my source for reasonably-priced elk skin gloves. I stop in whenever I am in the Black Hills.

    Last edited: Jul 15, 2019
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  14. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011

    Yes I believe it is a Nevada model, or an Elko or something Nevadian. We just call that style a flat hat. With the brim curled up on the sides we call it a taco hat.
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  15. Onebigbill

    Onebigbill Basic Member Basic Member

    May 21, 2019
    Versatile, hostile, agile. Yard work here I come.
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  16. eisman

    eisman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 9, 2009
    I've been wearing Stetsons for a long time. I bought my first one from a place called Nudie's in West Hollywood back in the mid-70's. Urban cowboy wasn't even a thing then. Nudie's was big for outfitting country western singers, movie stars, etc. That hat's long gone (my mother took it out and buried it when it got too rank for her to see me in). But there's a;ways been at least one in the closet.

    I picked this one up just a month ago in Oklahoma. 5x Beaver, new in the box, $40. Sometimes it pays to hit the thrift shops. It's labeled my size, but had shrunk a little. Was pretty dusty too. Originally a Cattleman crease (which I dislike) I put it on the stretcher and got the size back where it belonged and then reblocked the crown to match one I'd seen in the Cowboy Museum in OKC.


    I still don't have the brim where I want it, but it'll wait until the rains come this fall. It's going to get shaped a bit by use (like most hats do). Replaced the junky original band too. I think this horsehair one looks a lot better than the original skinny black felt from the factory.

    Here's the one I was aiming at...


    The knife is a stag handled damascus lambsfoot I got from Jack Black. Nice, but more "Sunday go to meetin" than I usually carry.
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  17. eisman

    eisman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 9, 2009
    This is the hat I wear the most one it starts raining. It's an old Stetson from the "Gun Club" collection. I's looking pretty good since I sent it to Baron's and had it rebuilt a couple years ago. Reblocked, cleaned, new sweatband and liner, new hatband too. This is what everyone expects me to show up in. It's pretty soft now, and that's just fine. Never could understand why some folks want their headgear stiff and hard. To me that just shows you either don't wear it a lot, or you don't go outside in it.

    Knife is a pretty little Queen Whittler I got from Waynorth a couple years ago at the Oregon show.

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  18. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    Dermatologist says I have to keep the sun off my face and should wear hats year-round. I've just been using ball caps, but some of you cowboys have got me thinking about other styles, especially in the summer. ;):thumbsup::cool: Don't know if I could really pull off that look, though. And what does something like "7x" mean?

    I'm probably more likely to go with a straw hat something like this to honor my dear departed paternal grandfather who always wore hats like this in the summer (but not as fancy, just plain straw hat with green visor on brim).

    - GT
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  19. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    It took me a while to get used to wearing my big Tilley. It should be easier nowadays, though, with more people smart enough to want to keep more sun off.
    Extra, extra, extra, extra, extra, extra, extra large? Just a guess.
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  20. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    I have a felt Stetson 6X hat. The higher the X, the better quality hat--that is, the higher percentage of beaver fur. A 30X hat would cost more than a 6X, for example. But a cowboy hat may look out of place where you live. How about a Panama hat? Very cool in summer and looks great anywhere. I'm think of getting another one (had a nice one when I was younger).

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