Revolutionary War era Leather Sailors Hat
In overall very good untouched condition with the expected signs of use and wear. Of single piece, approx. 1/4" thick, boiled & pressed, leather construction; and of American Revolutionary War Period form with a domed crown and an integral, wide, circular brim. Retains generally smooth untouched leather surfaces with the expected signs of use and wear. The interior, en suite with a untouched, deeply oxidized, smooth, leather surfaces and an untouched age patina. In overall very good untouched condition with scattered handling marks, light abrasions/scuffs and minor shrinkage. Some expected crazing and age-cracks with sound and supple leather. Of classic American Revolutionary War Period form; and the type of heavy leather cap often worn for defense against Sword-Blows. Possibly an old "sword-nick", on the the crown measuring 2.5". Overall Measurements: 11" (Diameter) x 4" (Height). A scarce surviving example of this distinctive type of Leather Cap/Helmet, ca. 1780. For similar type examples, please see Neumann & Kravic's: "Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution" & W. Gilkerson's: "Boarders Away".