Thanks a lot. My understanding is that these Shudde hats are essentially Stetson hat bodies carrying the Shudde name. They had one called Pure Beaver, and also had these Beaver Deluxe hats. Randall Renshaw, having handled this one, believes these Beaver Deluxe hats are also pure beaver, or at least this one is. I also have a Pure Beaver, and I can't tell any difference between it and this Beaver Deluxe and another Beaver Deluxe I have.Wow! What a beauty!