I found a couple Western knives at the Oregon show this last weekend.
One is a folder, a Western States stockman with an arched top line of the stamp.
It sure has some pretty celluloid on the handles. The hue of the color changes as you move the knife in the light.
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The other knife is a bifurcated tang with yellow celluloid cracked ice inserts in the handles, a #239. Looking in Harvey Platts’ book, I only see that pattern in the catalog reprints of the 1950s catalogs. It came with a nice sheath but not the one described in Platts' book.
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Any input or info on these knives would be appreciated.
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