Western Knife Date Codes - All About Pocket Knives A Basic Introduction to Boker Tang Stamps – © Mark D. The photos below show a Western USA stamp with an I date code 1985 and a Coleman-Western with what appears to be an M date code 1989. The 1985 date code would also be in the Coleman era but just barely, so maybe it was very late Western. By the way, the knife stamped with the I is for sale now in the Sander's Knives store.
How to Identify Western Knife Company Knives Our Pastimes Zalesky and Knife World (Knife World) The Shield Tells a Story – More on Estimating the Age of Boker Knives (iknifecollector.com) Dating Info with Tang Stamps and Trees (thehawkco.com) Buck Knife Dating System ( Buck Knife Date Codes (pmphotography.com) Buck Knives Inc. Western Cutlery Company started production in 1896. The knife designs survived two ownership changes in its long history before the final owners, Camillus Cutlery, went out of business in 2007. Western knives are outdoor knifes used for hunting and fishing, and early models and those used by soldiers in World War II.
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Western Knives (AAPK-All About Pocket Knives) History of the Robeson Cutlery Company ( Roberson Cutlery Straight Razor ( Robeson Tang Stamps (CANoyes Photobucket) Schrade Tang Stamps ( Schrade Cut. It’s not the biggest knife that Western ever made, that honor would go to the Western W49 Bowie. Not only is it my longest Western, with a blade length of 5½”, but it’s my thickest Western at.180” at the spine. It features a full flat grind blade profile. It is a Longmont-Coleman era knife with a date code of G for 1983.
Western - All About Pocket Knives 1977 was the first year that Western knives started using the alphabet, starting with the letter "A", to date code their knives. Through name changes--to Western States Cutlery Co. in 1953, then Western Cutlery Co. in 1956--and moves first across town and later to Longmont Colorado, the company stayed under the leadership of the Platt family until 1984. In that year, the company was sold to Coleman, becoming Coleman-Western.
Looking for info about a Western fixed blade tang stamp It was also the last year they were made in Boulder, CO. in 1978 and continued the alphabet dating code for another 15 years until they were sold at auction to Camillus in 1991. I'm looking for the time period of the tang stamp on a Western, Boulder, Colo fixed blade. I have found the one with the patent number, and the one that says Made in USA, but haven't found the one that says Pat'd Made in USA on the bottom line. Here are pics of the knife and tang stamp.
Western Factory Manufactured Vintage Fixed Blade Knives. The letters A through O can be seen on their knives depending upon the year of manufacture during the years '77 to '91. Western Factory Manufactured Vintage Fixed Blade Knives. A knife with a fixed blade is always ready for you to use. These knives feature a handle that is designed to fit into the curve of your closed hand, allowing you to move the knife's blade with accuracy and precision.
Western Knife Company - Wikipedia My knife has an abbreviated guard that was done by a previous owner and is currently semi-Bagwellized. The Western Knife Company was a manufacturer of hunting knives which began operations in Boulder, Colorado in 1911. The company is probably best known for its "Bowie" style hunting company was purchased by Coleman the famous manufacturer of outdoor equipment in 1984. Camillus Cutlery Company purchased Western in 1992. In February, 2007, Camillus closed as a result of bankruptcy.
C.1977 Western Bowie W49 - iKnife Collector For further info Google: "Bill Bagwell" or "Bagwell Bowie" Re: SOF magazine article c.1987 April issue Rocky, Thanks for compiling this data and putting it into the chart that you've provided. The knife in the middle with the larger pins and modified guard is an example of the 5th variant, c.1977. It is blade marked WESTERN / USA / W49 with the letter "A" which signifies the first year that Western implemented the alphabetical date code 1977. It was also the last year that Western manufactured their knives in Boulder, Colorado.