Men’s Blocks

More and more of you are getting interested in making men’s hats so you’ll find all of our range collected here in one place for ease of viewing. Of course these blocks are not exclusively for men’s hats but we thought it would be useful to have them grouped together.

Keep watching as we expand our range of blocks and tools.

IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE THE EUROPEAN UNION, THE EX VAT PRICES ARE FOR YOU.

CB151 Open Crown Block

CB151 Front View
CB151 Side view

£132.00

A very timeless and classic shape that has been used for generations to make open crowns that are subsequently shaped by hand. Sometimes referred to as the #52. More slope in the front and back than the sides and a gently domed top. Shown is a 5 3/4″ high version but can be made to any height required. Discount available for orders of sets and pouncing machine hollowing can also be added to the base.

Ex VAT £110.00

Categories: ,

CB161 Open Crown Block

cb161

£125.00

An open crown block like CB151 but without the more sloping front and back. The profile you see in the picture is the same all the way round.

Ex VAT £104.17

Categories: ,

CB167 Open Crown Block

cb167-(1)
cb167

£132.00

A more rounded open crown block with less of a flat top. Front hand back have more slope than the sides.

Ex VAT £110.00

Categories: ,

CB194 Open Crown Block

cb194-(1)
cb194

£132.00

Similar to CB151 but with straighter sides producing a squarer fedora shape – 5 1/2″ tall.

Ex VAT £110.00

Categories: ,

CB112 – Trilby Block

Standard Crowns
CB112 on BB71cb112frontCB112, MBC5CB112, BB75

£198.00

A trilby crown that is made to the exact height for the finished hat. This is to enable it to be used in conjunction with the snap brim – BB71 snap brim pictured. The two parts screw together in the same way as our multiblocks, meaning that any of our tips with an extension between can also be used on the brim.

The crown is of course useable in its own right too and includes stand and finger holes as normal.

Ex VAT £165.00

 

Category:

CB117 – Crown Block

CB117 - Crown Block
CB117 - Crown BlockCB117 - Crown Block

£218.00

A trilby/fedora crown featuring a central dome this time. Again, it is made to the exact height for the finished hat enabling it to be used in conjunction with a screw on brim so that you can block in one. The crown is of course useable in its own right too and includes stand and finger holes as normal. You might want to consider a tipper for the valley and maybe one of our stainless steel egg irons to really get a great finish. See the Accessories page.

Ex VAT £181.67

Categories: ,

CB141 – Trilby Crown Block

CB141 - Crown Hat Block
CB141 - SideCB141 - BackCB141 - Front

£218.00

A very shapely trilby/fedora crown block with long and deep dimples and a domed valley in the top. This block has been stained – do enquire if you’re interested in this for other blocks. We would recommend a tipper to go with this to help you shape the valley.

Ex VAT £181.67

Category:



CB178 – Crown Block

CB178a
CB178CB178c

£198.00

A taller trilby/fedora crown block – 124mm tall – with well sloping sides and a tighter pinch at the front.

Ex VAT £165.00

Categories: ,

CB185 – Crown Block

CB185a
CB185CB185b

£198.00

A lower trilby/fedora crown block – 103mm tall – with a broad pinch at the front.

Ex VAT £165.00

Categories: ,

CB186 – Crown Block

CB186a
CB186-dCB186cCB186

£198.00

A trilby/fedora crown block – 112mm tall.

Ex VAT £165.00

Categories: ,

CB189 Crown Block

CB189a
CB189CB189b

£189.00

A subtle trilby style crown block with a gentle valley and undefined dimples.

Ex VAT £157.50

 

Categories: ,

CB211 – Trilby/Fedora Crown Block

CB211-(2)
CB211-(1)CB211-(3)

£198.00

A version of CB189 with more pronounced dimples this time.

Ex VAT £165.00

Categories: ,

CB227 Trilby Crown Block

cb227-(2)
cb227-(3)cb227-(1)

£198.00

A trilby/fedora crown with well sloped sides and a narrower valley.

Ex Vat £165.00

Categories: , Tag:

CB181 Crown Block

CB181a

£121.00

A pork pie crown with a gently sloped top front to back, a sharp valley and a slightly pinched front. Also available with a tipper to create a very neat valley. 97mm high.

Ex VAT £100.83

 

Categories: ,

CB187 – Crown Block

CB187a
CB187cCB187DCB187bCB187cb187-bb77cb187-and-bb77

£198.00

A trilby/fedora crown block – 112mm tall – with a fairly wide pinch at the front and a well curved side profile.

Ex VAT £165.00

Categories: ,

CB114 – Bowler Crown Block

CB114 Front
CB114 SideCB114 BB86

£125.00

A fully shaped men’s bowler crown – gently sloping front and back (thumbnail picture) and vertical sides (main picture). Made to the exact height for the size to allow the possibility for it to be screwed onto a brim.

Ex VAT £104.17

Category:

CB114 – Bowler Crown Block (150mm)

CB114 - 150mm tall front view
CB114 - 150mm tall side view

£134.00

We’ve also made the CB114 above in a full height version – 150mm tall

Ex VAT £ 111.67

Category:

CB216 Pork Pie Crown Block

cb216-(1)
cb216-(3)cb216-(2)

£121.00

A pork pie crown block.

Ex Vat £100.83

Categories: ,

CB217 Crown Block

cb217-(2)
cb217-(1)

£107.00

A crown block with gently sloping sides and a shallow doomed top.

Ex Vat £89.17

Categories: ,

CB218 Pork Pie Crown Block

cb218-(2)
cb218-(3)cb218-(4)cb218-(1)

£135.00

A pork pie crown block with pinched front.

Ex Vat £112.50

Categories: ,

CB202 Crown Block

cb202
cb202-(2)cb202-(1)

£198.00

A crown block for a mountie hat.

Ex Vat £165.00

Categories: ,

My hat blocks arrived and gave me a start of inspiration.  But then I received my hat making DVD and now I am in a frenzy of inspiration.  The DVD is excellent-clear and detailed information that provides the fundamentals. Laurie Hall, USA


CB23 – Crown Block

CB23 Front view
CB23 side view

£107.00

A simple domed tip block with sloping straight sides, perfect for making hand shaped fedoras/trilbies. Oval or circular.

Ex VAT £89.17

Category:

CB7 – Crown Block

CB7 Crown Block

£110.00

A classic round bowler, with a domed tip and vertical sides. Also available as a Multiblock tip, ref MB7. Oval or circular.

Ex VAT £91.67

Category:


CB9 – Crown Block

CB9 - Crown Block

£82.00

A simple and elegant classic design with a flat tip and vertical straight sides. Also available as a Multiblock tip, ref MB9. Oval or circular.

Ex VAT £68.33

Category:

CB5 – Pork Pie Crown Block

CB5 Crown Block

£148.00

A classic pork pie with domed tip and straight vertical sides. Also available as a Multiblock tip, ref MB5. Oval or circular.

Ex VAT £123.33

Category:

CB38 – Pork Pie Crown Block

CB38 - Crown Blocks

£149.00

With its lowered domed tip, this version of the classic pork pie offers further possibilities to your collection. Also avalaible as a Multiblock tip, ref MB38. Oval or circular.

Ex VAT £124.17

Category:

CB100 – Pork Pie Crown Block

cb100

£159.00

A more graceful version of the pork pie, this time with a narrower rim and gently sloping sides. A full height crown so that you can block and trim to your desired height. Oval or circular.

Ex VAT £132.50

Category:

CB51 – Pork Pie Crown Block

CB51 - Crown Block
cb51top

£187.00

An elegant take on the pork pie design with a backwards sloping top, gently sloping sides and a pinched front. Oval or circular.

Ex VAT £155.83

Click on the thumbnail to see more detail.

 

Category:


CB144 – Homburg Crown Block

CB144 - Homburg Crown Block
CB144 - SideCB144 - Homburg Crown Block

£198.00

A crown block for a classic homburg.

Ex VAT £165.00

Categories: ,

CB29 – Crown Block

cb29

£198.00

A western-style design with many possibilities. Can be paired with the brim BB37 for a traditional style.

Ex VAT £165.00

Category:

CB29A Crown Block

cb29a-(2)
cb29a-(1)cb29a-(3)

£198.00

Lower version of our western crown CB29.

Ex Vat £165.00

Categories: ,

CB102 – Crown Block

CB102

£150.00

A CB7 bowler in shape with a trilby style indent in the top. Oval or circular.

Ex VAT £125.00

Category:

CB166 – Cap Block

CB166a
CB166cCB166bCB166CB166-hat

£235.00

A block for making a felt ‘flat cap’. Fully hollowed base. Men’s flat caps are often worn bigger in size than the wearers’ head because the back tends to come down lower than the usual hat fitting area and the front sits higher – 1/2″ bigger is a good guide. Pictured is one I made earlier…

Ex VAT £195.83

Categories: ,

CB204 – Cap Block

CB204-(2)
CB204-(1)

£215.00

A version of CB166 without the crease at the front. Fully hollowed base included.

Ex VAT £179.17

Categories: ,

Below is a selection of five part puzzle crowns for making top hats.


CB22F – Topper Crown Block

CB22F - Crown Block
CB22F & BB46CB22F, BB46CB22F, BB86

£259.00

A superior classic five-part topper block.

Ex VAT £215.83


CB22F (18cm) Crown Block

cb22f18cm

£259.00

An 18cm tall version of our classic topper CB22F.

Ex Vat £215.83

Categories: ,

CB118F – Topper Crown Block

CB118

£259.00

Another topper block but this time only 11cm high and a little more flare!

Ex VAT £215.83

Category:

CB121F – Topper Crown Block

CB121F - Crown Hat Block
CB121F, BB72

£259.00

An even more flared version of our classic topper.

Ex VAT £215.83

Category:

CB4F – Topper Crown Block

CB4 Crown Block

£249.00


A Victorian topper has a slightly domed tip and sloping straight sides. Oval or circular.

Ex VAT £207.50


CB25F – Topper Crown Block

cb25f

£249.00

A Victorian topper with a domed tip and sloping straight sides. Oval or circular.

Ex VAT £207.50

Category:

CB210F – Topper Crown

CB210F-(1)
CB210F side viewCB210fcb210f(1)

£295.00

A stunning five part topper crown block copied from a 19th century original hat. The sides have that classic flare while the front and back slope inwards leaving the top almost a circle. Goes beautifully with BB117 topper brim.

Ex VAT £245.83

Brims

BB100 Trilby/Fedora Brim Block

BB100

£195.00

A stingy and tightly up turned trilby or fedora brim that can be flipped down at the front.

Ex VAT £162.50


BB97 Brim Block

Brim flange BB97
5 Brim Widthsribbon-hollowing

£215.00

A traditional brim block for men’s trilby hats. Also known as a flange, this kind of brim is used for shaping brims that have already been cut to an even width and are often (although not essentially) used with a sandbagging machine. Rather than a string groove for the brim edge, there is a simple rope line around the base for tieing on a protective sheet only. Once blocked, the front is flipped down for a very classic look. BB97 is available in 5 different brim widths 1 7/8″ – 2″, 2 1/8″ – 2 1/4″, 2 3/8″ – 2 1/2″, 2 5/8″ – 2 3/4″ & 2 7/8″ – 3″. Please specify when ordering and also enquire about discounts for sets if you are interested. This brim also features a cutaway on the inside to allow a hat complete with band ribbon to be blocked or re blocked.

Ex VAT £179.17

Categories: ,

BB77 – Panama Brim Block

Panama brim block BB77
BB77 with CB117bb77-cb187CB117, BB77BB77, CB117

£158.00

A panama brim, onto which you can screw a crown block in order to block in one. The brim is 70mm wide all round, flat sides with a gently sloping front and back. Viewed side on it has a graceful curved edge front to back. String groove included as standard.

Ex VAT £131.67

 

Category:

BB77 (9cm version) Brim Block

BB77 9cm with CB178
BB77-9cm-(2)BB77-9cm-(3)

£168.00

A wider version of our popular panama brim block BB77. 9cm brim width all round, string groove as standard, crown block not included. Also available in 7cm, 8cm, and 10cm widths.

Ex VAT £140

Categories: ,

BB77 (9cm version) Brim Block

BB77 9cm with CB178
BB77-9cm-(2)BB77-9cm-(3)

£168.00

A wider version of our popular panama brim block BB77. 9cm brim width all round, string groove as standard, crown block not included. Also available in 7cm, 8cm, and 10cm widths.

Ex VAT £140

Categories: ,

BB71 – Snap Brim Block

BB71 - Snap Brim Hat Block
BB71 with MBE & MB76Felt blocked and 'snapped'bb71

£208.00

A very stylish ‘snap’ brim which features a ridge round the back where the blocked brim will ‘snap’ to create an upturn running from the sides round to the back. This has the advantage that with a crown or indeed any of our multiblock tips screwed on top, you can ‘block in one’ in the same way that you would make a cloche hat. The ideal crown to accompany this brim is the CB112 pictured left, but why not try any of our multiblock tips too. Other blocks that will attach in the same way as CB112 are CB117, CB15a and CB51. String groove as standard and the overall brim width is 2″.

Ex VAT £173.33

 

 

Categories: ,

BB64 – Bowler Brim Block

bb64
BB64 - Bowler brim blockbb64 and mb2

£235.00

A brim block for the classic bowler. An integral string groove with one vertical side allows the traditional turned-over rim to be created straight on the block. The groove ‘fades out’ at the front & back. An ideal crown is CB114.

Ex VAT £195.83

 

 

 

Category:

BB86 – Bowler Brim Block

BB86 - Bowler Brim Block

£218.00

A really stylish bowler brim block with well rounded sides and a gentle down turn front and back. Perfect with CB114 bowler crown. String groove included.

Ex VAT £181.67

Category:

BB128 Brim Block

bb128 brim hat block
bb128-(2)

£195.00

An tightly upturned brim (flange) for trilbies/fedoras that can be flipped down at the front after blocking.

Ex VAT £162.50

Category:

BB117 Topper Brim Block

BB117-(2)
BB117-(1)BB117-(4)CB210fcb210f(1)

£218.00

A very victorian and well curved topper brim block copied from an original. This block is designed to allow you to block a top hat in one piece of felt – nothing that is not normally possible because you can push the top hat crown through the hole in the brim. In this case, the brim is made in two halves that can separate. Once your crown is blocked, the halves can go around allowing you to block the same piece of felt over and into the groove. The two halves are held together simply by the pressure of the string as you tie in the felt. Other blocks such as BB86, BB46 and BB72 can also be made as separating brims for an additional £25. The legs come as standard with this block.

Ex VAT £181.67

Categories: ,

BB133 Brim Block

BB133-(1)

£195.00

An upturned brim the same dimensions as our popular BB107 but this time with a steep and tighter upturn.

Ex Vat £162.50

Category:

The blocks are absolutely beautiful and the craftsmanship is superb. I shan’t get my blocks from anyone else. Michelle Webb – UK

BB101 – Brim Block

BB101c
BB101aBB101

£199.00

A short and tight up-turned brim suitable for pork pie or trilby/fedora hats. Slightly higher at the back than the front, string groove included.

Ex VAT £165.83

Category:

BB108 – Brim Block

BB108a
BB108b

£218.00

A tight trilby/fedora brim with a brim width of 53mm. String groove included. Head block not included.

Ex VAT £181.67

Category:

BB106 – Brim Block

BB106

£222.00

A wide trilby/fedora brim with a brim width of 85mm (front and back). String groove included. Head block not included.

Ex VAT £185.00

Category:

BB104 – Brim Block

BB104a
BB104bBB104

£194.00

A very neat and stingy bowler style brim block. Well curled sides and straight slope front and back, string groove included but not head block.

Ex VAT £161.67

Category:

BB109 – Brim Block

BB109
BB109a

£235.00

An homburg brim that allows a fully rolled edge to be created right on the block. The felt can be tied into the corner and because of the blocks’ design, the string will naturally be pulled in and down to create a tight corner. This brim also features a curved line where the crown meets the brim. This is a common feature on old hats and is only (and easily) achievable by blocking in one. For this a brim on a stand or with brim legs will be necessary.

Ex VAT £195.83

Category:

BB107 – Brim Block

BB107

£195.00

An upturned brim (flange) for trilbies/fedoras that can be flipped down at the front after blocking.

Ex VAT £162.50

Category:

BB116 – Brim Block

BB116
BB116bBB116a

£218.00

An upturned asymmetrical brim block suitable for trilby styles. The high and low points of the brim edge are slightly off centre at the front and back. String groove included.

Ex VAT £181.66

Category:

BB45 – Trilby Brim Block

BB45 - Trilby Brim Block
BB45 with Brim legsBB45 - Brim Blockbb45 & cb15bb45!

£209.00

A classic trilby style. The back sweeps up and the front sweeps down. Ideal for the trilby crown CB15. A generous width allows you to trim smaller if preferred. Oval outline – 350mm diameter. Pictured here with an optional string groove.

Ex VAT £174.17

Click on the thumbnails to see more views.

 

Category:

BB75 – Brim Block

BB75 - Brim Hat Block
BB75 Brim BlockCB112, BB75

£218.00

Another great trilby brim, smaller than BB45 and with a much tighter upturn at the back. String groove included as standard and shown here with optional brim legs for blocking in one – a great way to work with these kind of brims.

Ex VAT £181.67

Category:

BB76 – Brim Block

bb76upside

£218.00

A bigger more pronounced version of BB75. Quite a steep downturn at the front and a good round up turn at the back. 65mm wide all round. String groove included as standard.

Ex VAT £181.67

Category:

BB55 – Brim Block

BB55 - Brim Block with legs

£198.00

Another fedora or trilby brim that is turned up all the way round. Less of a curve than BB63 and a brim width of 65mm. Once blocked and dry you can flip the front down if required. Pictured here with a set of brim legs (optional) to make blocking in one possible – a real classic fedora brim! String groove as standard.

Ex VAT £165.00

 

Category:

BB102 Brim Block

bb102

£198.00

A wide gently upturned fedora brim block with a string grove as standard.

Ex VAT £165.00

Categories: ,

BB141 Brim Block

bb141-(1)
bb141-(2)

£198.00

A gentle upturn brim 6cm wide all round. The profile does dip slightly from the base of the crown before the upturn towards the edge resulting in the edge being at the same level as the base of the crown.

Ex Vat £165.00

Category: Tag:

BB142 Brim Block

bb142-(2)
bb142-(4)-2

£198.00

A gently upturned brim 8cm wide all round. The profile does dip slightly from the base of the crown before the upturn towards the edge which finishes slightly higher than the base of the crown.

Ex Vat £165.00

Category: Tag:

TIP: blocking in one with an up turned brim
Blocking in one means that only one piece of felt or straw is used to create the crown and brim together. First the crown is blocked with a felt or straw hood, after which it is turned upside down and pushed through the brim block. With the crown supported underneath, the felt is then pulled down and pinned to form the brim. When ordering, choose a brim size that is 3/4 inch bigger than the crown.

BB116 – Brim Block

BB116
BB116bBB116a

£218.00

An upturned asymmetrical brim block suitable for trilby styles. The high and low points of the brim edge are slightly off centre at the front and back. String groove included.

Ex VAT £181.66

Category:

BB70 – Brim Block

BB70 - Brim Block
BB70 - Brim Block

£195.00

A narrower pork pie/trilby/fedora brim that is again turned up all the way round. The width of the brim is 45mm. Once blocked and dry you can flip the front down if required. Pictured here made from tulip wood and with a string groove (optional). Great with trilby or pork pie crowns.

Ex VAT £162.50

 

Category:

BB46 – Topper Brim Block

BB46 - Brim Hat Block
CB22F, BB46cb22fbb46BB46 CB22FCB22F BB46

£218.00

A brim block for the classic topper, CB22F. Can be combined with other crowns to produce extremely attractive designs. String groove included as standard.

Ex VAT £181.67

Category:

BB72 – Topper Brim Block

bb72upside
CB22F, BB72CB121F, BB72BB72

£247.00

Another brim block for the classic topper CB22F – but this time with much more exaggerated features. The brim sweeps up high at the sides with a fairly steep down turn front and back. String groove included as standard.

Ex VAT £205.83

Category:

BB37 – Brim Block

BB37 - Brim Block

£253.00

A western style design brim block that works well with the CB29 crown block. Can also be used with other crowns to produce interesting effects. Oval outline – 360mm diameter.

Ex VAT £210.83

Category:

Accessories (see the full range on the Accessories page)

Universal Brim Stand

Brim-Stand
Brim-Stand-with-brim

£69.00

A brim stand saves you from needing to buy a set of brim legs with every upturned brim. Fits our brims only although can be made to other requirements. Please note that our brims do not have stand holes as standard so if you are ordering further brims, please mention that you need the stand holes adding.

Ex VAT £57.50

Categories: ,

Brim Dummy

brim-dummy-(1)
brim-dummybrim-dummy-(3)brim-dummy-(2)

£75.00

A brim smoothing tool with a round nose and a sharp inside corner for creating a tight corner between crown and brim. Made from good old boxwood like all the originals, there really is no other wood that is so durable and hard wearing. Please note that these tools are used where the brim will be subsequently shaped by hand without the use of a specific brim block.

Ex VAT £62.50

Categories: ,

Crown Dummy

crown-dummy
crown-dummy-(3)crown-dummy-(2)crown-dummy-(1)

£116.00

A crown smoothing tool made from good old boxwood like all the originals, there really is no other wood that is so durable and hard wearing.

Ex VAT £96.67

Categories: ,

Thumb Dummy (Toliker)

thumb-dummy-(1)
thumb-dummy-(5)-2thumb-dummythumb-dummy-(2)

£116.00

A tool used for creating a very sharp crease between the crown and the brim. Made from good old boxwood like all the originals, there really is no other wood that is so durable and hard wearing.

Ex VAT £96.67

Categories: ,

Brim Cutting Wheels

brim-cutting-wheels

£98.00

This is our version of a brim cutter which is used for neatly cutting a flat felt brim to width. The set includes 17 wheels allowing you to cut widths from 1 to 5 inches in 1/4″ increments. For best results work on a cutting mat or board. The wheel is laid on the felt width it’s edge against the base of the crown and the small central wheel is placed in the centre and a scalpel (not included) is inserted in the slot and pressed down into the cutting mat or board. Keeping a little pressure against the side of the crown, the crown is rotated once to cut the felt off to width.

Ex Vat £81.66

Category:

 

[iframe id=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/OnUUcgLWtdQ” maxwidth=”400″]

Curling Board

curling-board
curling-board-(b)curling-board-(a)

£236.00

A traditional curling board for hand shaping your own topper and bowler brims. Suitable for all sizes and featuring two slightly different curls to choose from.

Ex VAT £196.67


Bottom Board/Setting board

bottomboard (1)
bottomboard (1)

£150.00

Inspired by Henry L Ermatinger’s book ‘Scientific Hat Finishing & Renovating’, this is a bottom board for ironing and shaping brims. Used in conjunction with a band block.

Ex VAT £125


Pressing Ring

pressingring

£42.00

A pressing ring is used when blocking an up turned brim with a central hole. The material is pressed and held in against the side of the head hole simply by pushing the pressing ring down, leaving you free to get on with shaping the rest of the brim a little more quickly. Saves on pins! The new improved version is made such that with a slight taper on the side and enough depth, you will be able to use it for any material regardless of the thickness. Thinner materials like straw will mean the pressing ring drops in a little further than it would with the thicker felts. When ordering, tell us the head size of the brim that you will use it with.

Ex VAT £35


CO3 – Band Block

co3

£39.00

A band block can be used for final shaping of a hat especially if you want to shape it to the exact outline of your customers’ head. You can send us the outline so we can make the block the correct shape. Just the job to create a perfect fit! Heads can be measured using a conformateur but we’ve heard of it being done with a felxible ruler too. More commonly used for men’s hats.

Ex VAT £32.50


Tipper

Tipper

£45.00

A tipper is very useful to help hold the felt into the hollowed tip of a crown such as a trilby or fedora. These must be made at the same time as the block and cannot be ordered later (unless you send us the block back!)

Ex VAT £37.50


Stainless Steel Egg Iron

Stainless Steel Egg Iron
Stainless Steel Egg Iron

£75.00

An egg iron is used for helping to shape and smooth felt into hollow areas of a block such as a trilby or fedora. Our egg irons are of superior quality being made of stainless steel that will not rust or corrode, giving you years of trouble and maintenance free service. Simply warm the egg in a flame such as your kitchen hob or portable stove and away you go. You'll find it invaluable for use with trilby dimples and valleys but the pointed end (which isn't sharp) will also fit well into sharper valleys such as pork pies.

STAINLESS STEEL MEANS RUST FREE – NO MORE MARKS ON YOUR FELT. NOT YOUR AVERAGE EGG IRON!

If you are not ordering blocks as well, this product can be purchased in our online shop.

Ex VAT £62.50

Category:

Runner Down

runner-down-(1)
runner-down-(2)

£39.00

A runner down is a very handy tool used to push your string down the blocked crown into the corner between crown and brim. This could be on a cloche block or any crown/brim combination where you need a well defined line between crown and brim. They can also be used to push the string into a string groove so that you have as much felt available to create the welt. Made from stainless steel with a hard wood handle.

If you are not ordering blocks as well, this product can be purchased in our online shop.

Ex VAT £32.50

 

Category:

HS6 – Band Stretcher Block

HS6open
HS6mechHS6closedsandbagger-with-band-stretcher-block

£69.00

A Band Stretch Block is for holding a hat firmly inside a brim block (flange) while ironing a brim or shaping under a sand bag. These are sturdy and robust tools made from heavy duty materials which will not wear over a long period of use. These are made to a head size so that when used with the correct brim it will make a very nice sharp crease at the base of the crown. Also used in the manufacture of riding hats and features a faceted handle that will take a 19mm spanner for extra tightening power. The sides can be made to any angle but as standard they come with a slight taper for ease of fitting into the brim and to not damage the crown. An essential hatters tool. Please note that these are not ‘hat jacks’ and are not for hat stretching.

Ex VAT £57.50


Brim Plate

brimplate

£135.00

A brim plate is very useful for ironing flat brims whilst simultaneously creating a very neat and sharp corner between crown and brim. The blocked crown is pushed through the brim plate and then the brim felt can be ironed flat or pressed with a suitable board on top. The brim could be subsequently be shaped by hand on a curling board for example. Suitable for brims up to 5″ wide. Brim legs not included.

Ex VAT £112.50

Separating Brim Plate

brimplate
brimplateclipbrimplateopening

£178.00

As above but with the added feature of being able to be separated into two halves. This allows it to be used with topper blocks which otherwise would not be able to pass through with their top being bigger than their base. Once the topper crown is in place, the two halves are held securely together again with the use of the sturdy clips on the underside. Suitable for brims up to 5″ wide and brim legs as standard.

Ex VAT £148.33