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I started collecting Westerns for 2 reasons:
1)I love Colorado history..I thought it was cool to have a knife with BOULDER, CO stamped on it
2)When I was about 14, I lost a knife my dad let me borrow on my ranch property in Colorado....It was a Western L66..It's still out there to this day ..I think..I was gonna buy a metal detector and try and find it..I know where abouts I lost it...Well..within a 100 yd radius anyways..unless it is disintegrated by now...heheheh
My favorite knife is the Western F39
Because to me it is beautiful :)
I have most of these models in my collection
The sheaths are a different story :(
They are kinda hard to come by
My fav knife, with a personal story, is my Dad's Schrade
I found it, and some other knives, at my mom's house about 3 years ago. It had been sitting for 15 years, in drawer!! Those knives are what really got me into knife COLLECTING (and knife history)
I also found my dad's hatchet.
So this is my favorite HATCHET :)
Sounds like he was a good mayor and a good man.
Today I would have to say Buck is my favorite knife company, (tomorrow it might be Case), and I have more Bucks than any other brand. I'm currently trying to collect one of each of the Camills-made 300 series Bucks. I have lots of other various knives, slip joint and fixed blade both new & vintage, but when I find a vintage Buck it always makes my day.
Though I have a rotating gaggle of EDC "favorites", and carry two or three knives on me every day, most often I always have at least one Buck with me too. Lately it's been either a 1970's 307, or a 301 of the same era, (both Stockman frames, both in their own belt sheaths), and I also like my 311 Slimline Trapper a lot. Y'all know what those look like, so I'll dispense with the seemingly obligatory photo(s), and let you use your imagination, but I gotta say Buck is my favorite brand of ALL my favorites.