Bashing Your Akubra: Open Telescope and Pinched Telescope

Mike from David Morgan demonstrates how to put an open telescope and pinched telescope crease into an Akubra open crown Bushman fur felt hat using steam. Steam temporarily softens the shellac based stiffener in a fur felt hat so that the felt becomes more malleable. Be careful to keep steam away from the leather sweatband.


Joe Gladwin says:

I like the first hat best it has that spaghetti western look that’s hard to find these days and super expensive when you do find one. Another hat you don’t see much anymore is that Little Joe style for lack of the actual hat style name with that telescope crown and turned up on the front brim corners and a slight up roll on the back of the brim.

SuperCrackSack says:

Oops… sorry, I just read the description and realized that that is a bushman. My apologies.

Alex Shepelenko says:

Please tell me what color hat on this video?

SuperCrackSack says:

What color is that campdraft?

David Morgan LLC says:

The Bushman style available in North America, is similar too, but not the same as, the Campdraft available in Australia. The Bushman comes in Nullarbor Tan, as shown, or Moonstone.

Carlos Alberto Jr. says:

How do I order mine? Deliver in Brazil? Thanks in advance!

Scott Hamp says:

And even though it’s not black, the pinch telescope hat is worthy of Bret Maverick

Scott Hamp says:

I took a cattleman crown cowboy hat, pushed the dents up and shaped the crown with the technique for the pinched telescope

Supersymmetry 0101 says:

How about some steam?

L.E. C says:

Do you have that hat in Black?

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