WESTERN OFFICAL BOY SCOUTS KNIFE , WOODEN HANDLE???

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WESTERN OFFICAL BOY SCOUTS KNIFE , WOODEN HANDLE???

Postby shwhitney » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:56 pm

Hi , I was wondering if anyone knows if this Western Boy scouts fixed blade knife , comes with a wooden as seen in photos, all the ones I see have the same handle , that are completely different from the one I have, so do you think it is a replacement or original handle? year and info would help, Thanks for all your knowledge, Shawn
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Re: WESTERN OFFICAL BOY SCOUTS KNIFE , WOODEN HANDLE???

Postby conslade » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:03 pm

Looks like a replacement to me. Western always used fiber spacers on that type of fixed blade.
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Re: WESTERN OFFICAL BOY SCOUTS KNIFE , WOODEN HANDLE???

Postby philco » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:12 pm

To the best of my knowledge, all the Official Boy Scout fixed blade knives made by Western had either stacked leather or delrin handles. None were produced with a wooden handle that I'm aware of.

Can you tell me what the tang stamp says on the opposite side of the knife ? That may help establish a date range.


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Re: WESTERN OFFICAL BOY SCOUTS KNIFE , WOODEN HANDLE???

Postby shwhitney » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:14 pm

it says Western Boulder, Colo. made in USA on the other side.

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Re: WESTERN OFFICAL BOY SCOUTS KNIFE , WOODEN HANDLE???

Postby philco » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:22 pm

That tang stamp was used beginning in 1951 and Western produced scout knives through 1979. Sorry I can't narrow it down more than that.

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Re: WESTERN OFFICAL BOY SCOUTS KNIFE , WOODEN HANDLE???

Postby Miller Bro's » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:33 pm

Definite replacement handle ::nod::
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Re: WESTERN OFFICAL BOY SCOUTS KNIFE , WOODEN HANDLE???

Postby stockman » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:41 am

shwhitney wrote:Hi , I was wondering if anyone knows if this Western Boy scouts fixed blade knife , comes with a wooden as seen in photos, all the ones I see have the same handle , that are completely different from the one I have, so do you think it is a replacement or original handle? year and info would help, Thanks for all your knowledge, Shawn


Shawn, If you are interested I posted a Western Scout on the Western forum, Under fixed
blades. Much like your knife with original handles.

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