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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 :)
I located this set in an antique store in Wis Dells. The dealer had priced it @ book & then some. I just drooled a bit & let it go. 6 mo later ... it was still there .. a yr later .. it was still there .. I kept checking & about a yr & 3 months into it .. the dealer put everything on sale & I picked this up for ..
That's a good one David!
David, that is so cool to get a neat knife with a story and to get the story too!