The leather chin strap is gone. There may be some staining, not sure it the marks will go away with cleaning. The Aussie Slouch Hat, one side turned up against the crown, has gained worldwide recognition. Slouch Australian Military Forces Korean War Rising Sun Hat Badge 1948-53, 54cm.
Akubra has made these hats for the Australian Army since the early 1900's. Proven in the toughest of desert and jungle conditions by Australia's fighting men, the Slouch Hat enjoys an unequaled reputation for rugged quality. Worn with the distinctive puggaree, or custom trimmed with a braided kangaroo band, it retains the characteristic jaunty air of assurance. The Aussie Slouch by Akubra is the authentic full-quality military hat, pure fur felt, Superfine Quality, brass clip and loop to hold the brim, complete with puggaree and chin strap. The brim is 3-1/2 inches wide, bound edge.
The hat is distressed shape. Which can be shaped for the wearers choice. Rare Original Australian Military Forces U. Korean War Rising Sun Hat Badge 1948-53.Worn between 1948 and 1953. Marked on the Reverse Stokes Melb.
The item "Slouch Australian Military Forces Korean War Rising Sun Hat Badge 1948-53, 56cm" is in sale since Saturday, March 11, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Australia". The seller is "nawtiehope" and is located in Thousand Oaks, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.