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Westerns. Wayne, Eastwood...or just the knives 721

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Westerns. Wayne, Eastwood...or just the knives
« on: January 07, 2019, 07:28:40 AM »
Picked up this USA made Western model 062 double bladed folding hunter / skinner complete with sheath today when I bought it as a pair with an old '70's Buck 110.

The "B" at the bottom of the tang seems to date this knife to 1978. It seems to be stainless steel blades, nickel silver bolsters, brass liners, and derlin handles. At first I thought Bone, but really seems like derlin the more I research it.

Main blade opens and closes fine but lacks snap. I'm efforting whether or not it just needs a good cleaning or the back spring is weak...

Second blade, the skinner, is tight and snaps excellently. It is slimmer than a Buck 110 that's for sure, and it is a slip blade, but it sure is substantive and quality.

Cleaned the blade with rubbing alcohol, then polished with Brasso, including the bolsters and liners where I could reach. Worked some Frye Boot leather conditioner into the leather sheath, and made it a wee darker but more supple.

Began sharpening the main blade but want to get a good angle. So more on that another time,  perhaps.

Seems like a nice knife.

So let's see your Westerns! (Unless therequired is already a Westerns thread, in which case, please roll mine into that...

And anyone here who knows about these, please fill us in. I know that the company was started here in the US by a Mr. Platt, a knife maker originally from Sheffield England. His son married into the Case family, and they manufactured and sold knives together side by side. Eventually he sold his shares of Case and sold the Platt Cultery Co, and moved to Colorado and started a new company. He relied on knives made by Case, Utica and others before finally after WW 1 he was able to set up a manufacturing plant. Eventually, Coleman Bought them out in 1984, then Camillus in the early 90's, and they more or less died in 2007 with Camilus.

If you know more about the company, or the Western 062 B, or another Western model, or Westerns in general, please lay it down here?



No Life Club Posts: 1,464
Re: Westerns. Wayne, Eastwood...or just the knives
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2019, 07:29:16 AM »
Double blades

Global Moderator Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 48,874
Re: Westerns. Wayne, Eastwood...or just the knives
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2019, 12:41:27 PM »
Great looking blade, Thundah :like: I don't believe I have any but I would like to see some others as well :tu: :like:
Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 33,375
Re: Westerns. Wayne, Eastwood...or just the knives
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2019, 02:02:05 PM »
Nice Folding hunter TB ! :like:

I have two at the moment


Barlow  822





Stockman 657




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Re: Westerns. Wayne, Eastwood...or just the knives
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2019, 02:18:47 PM »
That IS substantial!! 

Barry
Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,401
Re: Westerns. Wayne, Eastwood...or just the knives
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2019, 05:26:00 PM »
I would like to think this knife and your 110 sold together were from the same owner  :think:.  Which would make sense on the age of each.  Great looking knife.  I am such a sucker for clip blades.  This one looks like a pocket full of wonderfulness.   Some of the snap may come back with a good clean.  Hopefully so. 

Esse Quam Videri
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Re: Westerns. Wayne, Eastwood...or just the knives
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2019, 05:45:18 PM »
Western States and Western tang stamps.
33.84 kB | 400x219 34.67 kB | 380x400
« Last Edit: January 07, 2019, 05:48:41 PM by David »

What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.

Hold Fast
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Re: Westerns. Wayne, Eastwood...or just the knives
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2019, 05:51:40 PM »
I would like to think this knife and your 110 sold together were from the same owner  :think:.  Which would make sense on the age of each.  Great looking knife.  I am such a sucker for clip blades.  This one looks like a pocket full of wonderfulness.   Some of the snap may come back with a good clean.  Hopefully so.

Hi Aloha!

Thank you! Yes I did purchase both the Buck and the Western from one person. When asked the history of the items, he told me that he had won them from someone in a poker game. So I believe they had two previous owners, but were both always owned by the same individual.

Yeah, I'm gonna keep cleaning it up at the joints to see if the snap returns
Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,401
Re: Westerns. Wayne, Eastwood...or just the knives
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2019, 05:53:41 PM »
Neat story about the poker game  :like:

Esse Quam Videri
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Re: Westerns. Wayne, Eastwood...or just the knives
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2019, 06:24:23 PM »
That story screams hunting camp in either Maine or the Adirondacks!  I can picture it now...

Barry
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Re: Westerns. Wayne, Eastwood...or just the knives
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2019, 07:09:01 PM »
Picked up this USA made Western model 062 double bladed folding hunter / skinner complete with sheath today when I bought it as a pair with an old '70's Buck 110.


If you know more about the company, or the Western 062 B, or another Western model, or Westerns in general, please lay it down here?

Great find ThundahBeagle! :like: :tu: :tu:

Western brand knives have a special place in my heart. I own and used a Western Bowie for camp use, a yellow handled folding fishing knife, several of their fixed blade knives and a couple of their scout style pocket knives along with a couple of stockman knives, a couple of their lockbacks, and a couple of their smaller pocket knives. I bought all of them new and they were my favorite  knives when I first started collecting knives  when I was 8 years old.

Western was known for making a quality knife at a reasonable price.  Their knives were made to be used everyday. They had great fit and finish.

When I was growing up most sporting goods stores and hardware stores had a large Western display case like the one in the first picture.

Here are several pictures of a Western model 542 with a Delrin handle that I purchased new in 1981.  The blade has a letter E stamped on it.

Click on the pictures for best picture.
« Last Edit: January 07, 2019, 07:19:40 PM by VICMAN »
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,413
Re: Westerns. Wayne, Eastwood...or just the knives
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2019, 07:38:45 PM »
Western States and Western knives.

What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.

Hold Fast
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Re: Westerns. Wayne, Eastwood...or just the knives
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2019, 07:42:01 PM »
Western States and Western knives.

Nice group of Westerns David! :like: :tu: :tu:
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Re: Westerns. Wayne, Eastwood...or just the knives
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2019, 04:17:01 PM »
Western States and Western tang stamps.

Thanks David. Mine is like your top chart, but last column, 2nd one down (last) with a letter B, so, 1978.

As I've read elsewhere, Western may have quit using bone and stag in the 60's, so I'm thinking this is jigger derlin.

Does derlin require any special attention or anything specific to avoid?

Thanks
No Life Club Posts: 1,464
Re: Westerns. Wayne, Eastwood...or just the knives
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2019, 04:19:10 PM »
Picked up this USA made Western model 062 double bladed folding hunter / skinner complete with sheath today when I bought it as a pair with an old '70's Buck 110.


If you know more about the company, or the Western 062 B, or another Western model, or Westerns in general, please lay it down here?

Great find ThundahBeagle! :like: :tu: :tu:

Western brand knives have a special place in my heart. I own and used a Western Bowie for camp use, a yellow handled folding fishing knife, several of their fixed blade knives and a couple of their scout style pocket knives along with a couple of stockman knives, a couple of their lockbacks, and a couple of their smaller pocket knives. I bought all of them new and they were my favorite  knives when I first started collecting knives  when I was 8 years old.

Western was known for making a quality knife at a reasonable price.  Their knives were made to be used everyday. They had great fit and finish.

When I was growing up most sporting goods stores and hardware stores had a large Western display case like the one in the first picture.

Here are several pictures of a Western model 542 with a Delrin handle that I purchased new in 1981.  The blade has a letter E stamped on it.

Click on the pictures for best picture.

Holy smokes, Vic! Is there any brand of knife you DON'T have?

And wonderful examples, too
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Re: Westerns. Wayne, Eastwood...or just the knives
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2019, 04:20:15 PM »
Nice Folding hunter TB ! :like:

I have two at the moment


Barlow  822

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Stockman 657

(Image removed from quote.)

As always, nice equipment and nice pics, Steve. Classic
Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 33,375
Re: Westerns. Wayne, Eastwood...or just the knives
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2019, 05:18:49 PM »
 :hatsoff:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,027
Re: Westerns. Wayne, Eastwood...or just the knives
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2019, 06:01:36 PM »


Holy smokes, Vic! Is there any brand of knife you DON'T have?

And wonderful examples, too

Thank you Thundahbeagle! :cheers:

There are a lot of fine knives I have never owned but I definitely appreciate all the many great knife pictures on this forum.

I saw your question about Delrin. It does not require any special care.  :D
Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,401
Re: Westerns. Wayne, Eastwood...or just the knives
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2019, 08:48:34 PM »
Nice Westerns posted.  Guess I'll have to look closer when at the fleamarket.  I might be passing up some great knives. 

Esse Quam Videri
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Re: Westerns. Wayne, Eastwood...or just the knives
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2019, 10:53:52 PM »
Found a couple more. A 442 and a Camillus made Western Stockman which has no model number and a I cant find it in any old catalog.
« Last Edit: January 08, 2019, 10:56:02 PM by David »

What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.

Hold Fast
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Re: Westerns. Wayne, Eastwood...or just the knives
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2019, 02:47:42 AM »

Western brand knives have a special place in my heart. I own and used a Western Bowie for camp use, a yellow handled folding fishing knife, several of their fixed blade knives and a couple of their scout style pocket knives along with a couple of stockman knives, a couple of their lockbacks, and a couple of their smaller pocket knives. I bought all of them new and they were my favorite  knives when I first started collecting knives  when I was 8 years old.

Western was known for making a quality knife at a reasonable price.  Their knives were made to be used everyday. They had great fit and finish.

When I was growing up most sporting goods stores and hardware stores had a large Western display case like the one in the first picture.

Here are several pictures of a Western model 542 with a Delrin handle that I purchased new in 1981.  The blade has a letter E stamped on it.

Click on the pictures for best picture.

Vicman, I remember those Western displays when I was young. The one I remember most was in a Otasco store.

What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.

Hold Fast
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Re: Westerns. Wayne, Eastwood...or just the knives
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2019, 02:57:30 AM »
Found a couple more. A 442 and a Camillus made Western Stockman which has no model number and a I cant find it in any old catalog.

Nice pics David! :like: :tu: :tu:
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Re: Westerns. Wayne, Eastwood...or just the knives
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2019, 02:59:11 AM »


Vicman, I remember those Western displays when I was young. The one I remember most was in a Otasco store.

I really miss seeing those displays in sporting goods stores and hardware stores. :cheers:
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Re: Westerns. Wayne, Eastwood...or just the knives
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2019, 03:40:16 AM »


Vicman, I remember those Western displays when I was young. The one I remember most was in a Otasco store.

I really miss seeing those displays in sporting goods stores and hardware stores. :cheers:

Me too.   :)
« Last Edit: January 09, 2019, 03:59:47 AM by David »

What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.

Hold Fast
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Re: Westerns. Wayne, Eastwood...or just the knives
« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2019, 11:30:21 AM »
Here is picture of another Western display


Click on picture for best picture
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,027
Re: Westerns. Wayne, Eastwood...or just the knives
« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2019, 11:55:29 AM »
I used this Western Bowie for camping.  It was a great camp knife and the sheath is designed so that once the leg straps are tied to your leg it swivels so you can sit without the knife being in the way.

Click on picture for best picture
« Last Edit: January 09, 2019, 02:05:30 PM by VICMAN »
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Re: Westerns. Wayne, Eastwood...or just the knives
« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2019, 12:07:16 PM »
Here is picture of another Western display


Click on picture for best picture

 8)    :like:  Thank you for show the display!

What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.

Hold Fast
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Re: Westerns. Wayne, Eastwood...or just the knives
« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2019, 12:08:39 PM »
Here is picture of another Western display


Click on picture for best picture

 8)    :like:  Thank you for show the display!

You are welcome! :cheers:
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Re: Westerns. Wayne, Eastwood...or just the knives
« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2019, 12:14:07 PM »
Here are 3 more Western knives.

The leather handled fixed blade at the top of the picture was the first fixed blade knife I ever bought and I would wear it when my dad and I would go fishing.

Click on picture for best picture
« Last Edit: January 09, 2019, 12:29:02 PM by VICMAN »
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Re: Westerns. Wayne, Eastwood...or just the knives
« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2019, 12:40:04 PM »
This Western is the one my dad carried when he was in the US Army Timberwolf Division in WWII....it is my most prized knife and probably the reason I came to love Western knives.

The knife is stamped West...Cut Boulder, Colo.

The sheath is stamped Western States Cut. & Mfg. Co. Boulder, Colo. and has an image of a cowboy on a bucking bronco on it.

Click on pictures for best picture
« Last Edit: January 09, 2019, 12:49:08 PM by VICMAN »

 

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