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I would like more info on this Western Bowie

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Carter Apr 17. 11 Replies

From my research I think this is the 3rd Variant of the Western brand Bowie, where the guard is marked WESTERN BOULDER / COLO. USA on one side and BOWIE on the other. I was wanting to know more about…Continue

 

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Jan Carter replied to Mark Gibbs's discussion I would like more info on this Western Bowie
"WOW!  Wayne...Great info, Thank you!"
Apr 17
Mark Gibbs replied to Mark Gibbs's discussion I would like more info on this Western Bowie
"Wayne you have been very helpful with your information on this bowie."
Apr 17
Wayne Zieschang replied to Mark Gibbs's discussion I would like more info on this Western Bowie
"Mark, I forgot to answer one of your other questions - steel type. Western's HC steel was a 1095CV formula, very similar to Kabar's current 1095CV and Camillus' 017-6C."
Apr 17
Mark Gibbs replied to Mark Gibbs's discussion I would like more info on this Western Bowie
"Thanks for the production dates Wayne."
Apr 17
Wayne Zieschang replied to Mark Gibbs's discussion I would like more info on this Western Bowie
"The OP's knife is a 3rd post-WW2 Bowie variant, but the dates of production are 1968 to 1972. Western shifted the stamps from the ricasso to the guard starting in 1968 and dropped reference to Boulder, Colo in its stamps starting with the 1973…"
Apr 16
Mark Gibbs replied to Mark Gibbs's discussion I would like more info on this Western Bowie
"Thanks for the information Jan."
Nov 12, 2017
Jan Carter replied to Mark Gibbs's discussion I would like more info on this Western Bowie
"I did check with one of our Western Bowie collectors and found the answer right here.  He also sent me an email The gentleman's knife according to my research would be a 3rd variant produced between 1974 and 1977. It's a beautiful…"
Nov 11, 2017
Ellis H. Roberson commented on Mark Gibbs's album
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"Yes, Mark. The W-49 is quite large.. The W-47 is a much better fit as I see it...It's called the Small Bowie.. Not very many made like the W-49. I have sold several of the 49's in the past..Only have one left and I plan on keeping it..…"
Nov 6, 2017
Mark Gibbs commented on Mark Gibbs's album
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"I keep a lot of knifes for safe keeping but I like to use all my knifes when the situation arises. This bowie is a huge knife and I don't figure I'd would ever use it for anything except for showing my friends or getting it out to oil it…"
Nov 6, 2017
Ellis H. Roberson commented on Mark Gibbs's album
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"I love the old Western Cutlery knives. I had about 125 of them at one time but have about sold out...I've hoarded a W-47 and W-49 in their orig. boxes.. I figure them to be about the same quality of the older Schrades, Boker, K-Bar etc. …"
Nov 6, 2017
Mark Gibbs commented on Mark Gibbs's album
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"Thanks for the info Ellis. It is  a W-49."
Nov 6, 2017
Ellis H. Roberson commented on Mark Gibbs's album
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"Mark, it looks to be either the W-47 or the W-49....They made very few of the W-47's It's in the $300 range and the W-49 (They call it the large bowie) usually is in the $125-$150 range.. It had to be made prior to 1990 because Western…"
Nov 6, 2017
Mark Gibbs replied to Mark Gibbs's discussion I would like more info on this Western Bowie
"Thanks for the info Manx."
Nov 5, 2017
Steve Scheuerman (Manx) replied to Mark Gibbs's discussion I would like more info on this Western Bowie
"Here is a chat we had a while ago. This may help with what you are looking for. Click HERE!"
Nov 5, 2017
Steve Scheuerman (Manx) replied to Mark Gibbs's discussion I would like more info on this Western Bowie
"There is a dating code on those, I believe. Is there a letter stamped into the tang anywhere?"
Nov 5, 2017
Steve Scheuerman (Manx) replied to Mark Gibbs's discussion I would like more info on this Western Bowie
"Heya Mark! Up at the *very* top of the page is a search field in the top right corner. If you type in Western Bowie, you'll come up with a ton of photos, comments and info on these knives. Just snooping now. If you jump into the Chat, I can…"
Nov 5, 2017

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Welcome to iKC Mark!

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Welcome to iKC Mark.

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Hey there, Mark! Welcome to iKnife! Come on in, kick back and check things out. There's some handy tips on our front page to help you find your way around, and some fantastic people in the Chat room if you have any questions or want to shoot the breeze. Site rules are also on the main page, and if you get creative, you can customise your My Page to suit your own style! Hope you enjoy your stay with us! Great to have you on board!

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