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The Badger (Latin name Meles meles) is one of the most popular animals in the UK. Widespread across England and Wales (with a few in Scotland), the badger is loved by most but seen by few. All too often the Badger and its environment are harmed by man (by accident or deliberately). We explain about the badgers legally protected status across the UK.

Badger is long-haired and is generally used unplucked, except for the grotzen (the long, mane-like guard hairs running down the back), which is plucked. It's a wild fur, with the color varying, depending on where the badger is from. The best badger has a natural silvery tint. Canadian badger is gray with pale white underfur, while badger from the US has gray guard hairs and creamy underfur. Asiatic (China) badger has a yellowish-brown underfur and gray guard hair. North American badger is softer and fuller than other badger. Badger is so durable that a coat can wear for years, given good care and regular cleaning. Because badger is so heavy in weight, it is often "leathered", that is, made with strips of badger alternating with leather. Leathered badger is much lighter in weight but is not as durable.

Badger skins from North America. They are soft and supple, used for making fur hats and garments.


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Badger fur is said to be extremely durable, "heavy, warm, and somewhat rugged, the long silvery guard hair covers a dense under-fur which should be white or tan" This fur is used for coats - it takes 17 badgers to make one coat- and for coat trimmings . Their pelts, hair and other parts of their bodies are also used for a variety of other purposes.

Badger Fur Trapper Hat. Genuine badger fur and leather aviator style hat. Our aviator hats have a soft leather outer shell with fur brim and fur ear flaps with leather ties. The ear flaps can be worn down for extra warmth or neatly folded up and tied at the top. Quilt lined interior for comfort. Made in Canada with prime fur

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