Open Crowns

Open crowns are used to create hand shaped fedora and trilby hats but can also be used as they are without any additional hand shaping. They can be made in any height and any oval. If you require a different height to the listing, please specify on the quote form, you can also let us know if you want anything other than the standard oval form. Discounts on sets of blocks are available.

Below you can see thumbnails of all the open crowns side by side for comparison, scroll down for more details and prices for each one.

CB151 Front View

CB151

CB161

CB167

CB194

CB188

CB23 Front view

CB23

CB217

CB114 Front

CB114 Bowler

CB114 - 150mm tall front view

CB114 Tall Bowler

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

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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

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CB167 Open Crown Block

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£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

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CB194 Open Crown Block

CB194
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£132.00

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

Ex VAT £110.00

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CB188 – Open Crown Block

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£134.00

A well rounded crown, great for being left open but also suitable for shaping.

Ex Vat £111.66

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