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Blue Duck Cowboy Hat

Blue Duck Cowboy Hat

Our hand-made hats ship in 6-8 weeks and
our custom leather in 3-5 weeks. 


Made to order. Made to last.
Made in America.


To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Bonanza (1959 – 1972) debuting on TV, this is our take on the magnificently simple hat worn by Dan Blocker. Hoss was loved by millions, in stark contrast to the character that would surface 30 years later in the acclaimed western mini-series, Lonesome Dove.

Blue Duck was as evil an outlaw as ever rode through a western, so to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the mini series Lonesome Dove debuting on TV, this is our take on the big hat worn by Frederick Forrest as the murderous border bandit, Blue Duck.

Purchase one of our fine beaver/blend hats and you will receive the same quality and workmanship that is worn by more than a dozen of the world’s premier rodeo cowboy’s riding today.

Production Companies, Politicians, National Security Advisors, Musicians, Writers, Cartoonists, Artists, Athletes, Soldiers, and lots of every day folk love our hats, and we hope you will as well.

In person the cowboys were mostly medium-sized men… quick and wiry, and as a rule very good-natured; in fact, it did not pay to be anything else. In character, their like never was or will be again. Teddy Blue Abbott; 1882

For those visitors visiting us for the first time, we strive for accuracy and authenticity in the cowboy hats, and classic cowboy leather we reproduce from the 19th and early decades of the 20th century.

We make period correct cowboy hats and leather gear, so if you are a SASS or Cowboy Action Shooter you will definitely want to look over our many Western and Cowboy Movie Hat or holster and gun belt reproductions. Check our hat index 

And if you have a favorite western or cowboy movie hat (who doesn’t!) chances are we make it or have something close that we can modify.

You should find our website easy to get all the information you need when ordering, simply by clicking on the tabs 1/2 way down each product page. There you will find our hat colors, leather colors, options and instructions for hat sizing, measuring yourself for a gun belt, and other useful information about our products. 

Custom Cowboy Hats

Hand Made Cowboy Leather

Hand Made Cowboy Leather

In the 1880s more than 50 % of North America lived on farms and ranches. It was therefore a necessity to be a jack-of-all-trades, and to be successful all the small towns that supported the farms and ranches of each area needed three important businesses.

A Blacksmith, a Saddle Maker and a General Merchandise Store were important to the survival and prosperity of each town. If the outfitter didn’t have the hat you wanted, chances were he had a catalog where you could order your prized western hat.

And being skilled workers with leather, most town saddle makers were commissioned to make cowboy leather, and a cottage industry thrived in the 19th and early decades of the 20th century.

Thanks to the Internet those days have returned. Why bother with cheap and inferior mass produced cowboy gear made overseas, when for a few extra bucks you can have quality custom cowboy hats and leather work made by cowboys.

Customers Love our cowboy gear – read all about it here! 

What does custom mean?

We allow clients to switch hatbands between hat styles, and request different crown and brim dimensions. As well you get your name stenciled on the sweatband inside the hat.

We make our Hand Made Holsters, belts and Indian Rifle Sheaths to fit your firearms. We offer custom fit on our holsters for almost any pistol, and make our gun and cartridge belts to your waist and cartridge size. Enter your info in the comments box during checkout.

Our hand-made hats and custom leather are made to order and to last!

Hand Made Cowboy Hats

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It’s the last thing you take off, and the first thing that’s noticed! 

Ships in: 6-8 weeks

Our custom western hats are made the old west way – one at a time, starting with the best fur-felt hat body available – made in the USA – and fashion as fine a custom western hat as you can find anywhere.

The Last Best Cowboy Hat. One of a kind Fur-Felt Art.

Made to order. Made to last. Made in America by the Cowboys at The Last Best West

Vin Movie Holster

Vin Cowboy Movie Holster worn buy Steve McQueen

Classic Cowboy Leather

Ships in 3-5 weeks

Hand-made holsters, belts, sheaths, chaps and leather accessories. 

Back in the 1880s cowboys earned a dollar a day if they were good, and the luxury of a gun belt and holster or some other fine leather work might often be determined by their own abilities as a leather worker.

People were much more self-sufficient then, and you couldn’t always ride to town and get what you wanted or needed. So you made it – or paid a neighbor who was skilled to do it. Or you bartered your services for his.

We try to stay as true to the old west makers as we can, and have incorporated what we found works over years of wear and use.

Night at the Opera Hatband

Our B-Movie classic, Poker City Jim hat has a classic GUS with an oversized brim.

Leather Hatbands

Hand-made adjustable leather hatbands with conchos or stamped design

Ships within 3 days

If your old hat has a a grosgrain ribbon and bow, our hatbands are designed to just slide over top.

This gives you a second unique look to your hat, just like the old time cowboys used to do, and easily slides off, allowing for use on other hats.

Clever and functional and you will definitely stand out from the herd with your Last Best West Hatband!

Authentic Wanted Posters Set of 12

Classic Authentic Wanted Posters

Classic Old West and Wanted Posters

Ships within 48 hours

Our Old West Posters were one of the first on the web back in 2001. Our poster paper is heavy duty stock, special ordered by the ream, and is the closest we have found to actual parchment paper that would have been used in the 19th century.

It’s heavy weight and won’t get torn or blown off the hitching post!

We don’t stain it (reducing it’s life) all our aging is done with graphics – making them crisp and clear. Posters are all ~ 11 x 17 inches and are shipped flat.

old west posters :: wanted posters :: legends  :: city and country ::  zen brand

Old West Marshal Badge

Replica Badges

Old West Agent, Sheriff, Marshal, and Ranger Badges

Ships within 48 hours

in the Old West of the last part of the 19th century a Ranger, Marshal, Sheriff, or Agent Badge was a much sought after office. With the badge went the job, and if you had the stomach to enforce the law – it was a fairly good paying job compared to many on the western frontier.

We’ve got a collection of over 40 badges that are exact replicas of the very same badges made famous by the Earp Brothers, Wild Bill Hickok, Pat Garrett and many other lesser known individuals. And now you can have one too.

the last best west novel

An Old West Adventure Novel – The Last Best West

The Last Best West


If a cowboy hat is a regular part of your attire, and you think that black jeans are dress pants, then you are going to want to read The Last Best West. Set in 1896 amidst the chaos of the Klondike Gold Rush, this western adventure tells the story of a lifelong grudge between Wasey Bruce and Poke Roberts.

Their hatred travels the breadth of the North American West, and sets the men on different paths for the gold fields of the Klondike River, in the wilds of the Yukon Territories.

Two thousand miles of adventure are between the men and the Klondike and each will have their mettle tested before they arrive by different paths in Dawson City, where millionaires are a dime a dozen and horses are as rare as a pretty woman. $6.99 at Amazon

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Travis Tritt with Kristin and Christine, Nashville, 2013

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