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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:31 pm 
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L36KG and L36, from the 1930's. The dark blade is buffed to mirror bright; that is how my scanner interprets these situations.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:08 pm 
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That is an unusual pommel on the lower knife, can I see a close up?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:37 pm 
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Here is the pommel of the L36:

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:09 pm 
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::hmm:: Very similar to an Estwing Hatchet ::nod::

Thanks for the pic ::tu::

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Miller Bro`s wrote:
::hmm:: Very similar to an Estwing Hatchet


Does/did Estwing pay royalties and use the patented split tang Western construction?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:41 am 
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tongueriver wrote:
Does/did Estwing pay royalties and use the patented split tang Western construction?


Good question, I do not know the answer. I would not doubt it if Western made them for the Estwing company ::shrug::

Here are a couple pictures of an Estwing hunting knife posted on this site by another member, note the similarities ::nod::


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:31 am 
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If I was a bettin' man I would say that Estwing is a WESTwing. The sheath looks like a Western also, but I'm not so sure about it being the RIGHT one.

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A late Western R18 Gut Hook Skinner in blaze orange. I bought this knife in November 1998 from a knife shop in Fayetteville NC for $18.00. Two of my deer hunting buddies had converted to "gut hook" knives and I wanted one too. Funny thing, one of theirs was a Schrade, the other a Remington, and mine a Western - I remember comparing the knives, all where identical except for handle color.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:25 am 
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On top is a 1930ish KABAR. Below is a Western Cutlery. On the "right" side tang stamp of the Western it says WESTERN STATES CUT CO DISTR (and then some additional illegible markings). It is almost certain that KABAR made the WESTERN. Both of these knives have the through-bolt with countersunk nut tang construction. Now a few weeks ago another WESTERN went through ebay that was the same design. This time, however, it had the patented split tang WESTERN handle construction. I wish I had been able to buy that one; it would have made a lovely display of three in a historical sequence.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:27 am 
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Couple nice ones for sure ::tu::

tongueriver wrote:
Now a few weeks ago another WESTERN went through ebay that was the same design. This time, however, it had the patented split tang WESTERN handle construction.


Any pictures of it?


Here is a pretty rare Western, it has the changeable blade. Comes in a leather belt sheath with the hatchet head.


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Those knife/axe changers are interesting. They seem to all have the same (39) pattern knife, but there is quite a bit of variation in them otherwise.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:41 pm 
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Here is a very bad case of New Year's Day Celluloitis.

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I posted this on Knife lore. I would like to know when it was made and also a value.
Official Boy Scout Knife. Picture should enlarge.

Thanks Stockman


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:21 pm 
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Here are some typical Westerns from the 1930s.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 2:23 pm 
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Here is a couple Western "re-handled" fixed blades that Bobby.P sent me in a trade ;)


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