I just bought an Akubra R.M.Williams "RM" Hat. I had first read about it in the following thread where JTL posted his re-bashed version: HERE
The original bash looks like this:
I did a "cold" re-bash on the crown and wet the back of the brim to change the downward turn to an upward curve. Here's how it looks now (normally not to be worn with scrubs, but that's what I have on.)
(Yes.....that's an IV pole in the photos.)
Someone in the other thread was wondering whether or not this was simply a Campdraft in Mid-Brown. If not, it's very close. The brim is a full 3" and the Campdraft is listed as 73mm (2.88"). But depending on the way I'm measuring my RMW, it may very well be 2.88" instead of 3". I just remeasured with a metric tape and it reads 74-75 mm. So.....I suppose it really is a Campdraft with a RMW bash and sweatband.
The way I have it bashed, it's just under 5" at the front.
A very nice hat....Imperial felt.....and much softer than my Imperial Snowy River.
I ordered it directly from Australia at the Nungar Trading Company (The Bushmans Outfitters). I ordered it just before Christmas and received it 2 days ago. I had a little email communication problem with the company at first, but later found out that my spam blocker had filtered out their messages. Steve was very helpful and friendly. I can highly recommend ordering from Nungar. You might want to communicate directly with Steve (Stephen Neiberding): firstname.lastname@example.org (which is the email address that he responded from.
Thanks to JTL for alerting me to this wonderful hat. Now......can't wait til my new Fed IV arrives !!!!!