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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:04 am 
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Stopped at a nearby antique & collectibles shop this morning. This particular shop has the best selection of older knives in town. So I hung around long enough today and ended up buying myself an early Christmas present. It' a single blade, thin grasp Western folder. It's 5 1/4 inches closed, 9 1/4 in. open. It's imitation pearl handled and the blade is sweet. Very little movement in the blade, and good snap on opening & closing. The tang stamp is the arched Western Cutlery over Boulder, Colo.. Zalesky's book dates that stamp from 1931 - 1950. Regardless of how old or not, I really like the knife! ::nod:: Dale H. ( The nickel silver bolster's have a few ding's on them, but I can live with that. )


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:45 am 
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Nice find Dale. Love those handles. ::tu::


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:03 pm 
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Thanks a lot Phil! This is my second Western folder in the past month and a half. My first one is a 2 bladed folding hunter. An equally beautiful knife. ::tu:: Dale


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Pretty knife. Western did a lot of nice celluloid. Don't forget to keep it away from your non celluloid items. Thanks for sharing!

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Knice ::tu::

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:02 pm 
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T-R, Scott, Thanks for the comments fella's ::nod:: Dale. Well, I'm out'a here for a new estate sale. I'm trying real hard to not go back today to the shop where I picked up the Western. He has an Electric jack which to die for, displayed ::woot:: Dale


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:09 pm 
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T-R, Scott, Thanks for the comments fella's ::nod:: Dale. Well, I'm out'a here for a new estate sale. I'm trying real hard to not go back today to the shop where I picked up the Western. He has an Electric jack which to die for, displayed ::woot:: Dale


Dale I can fix your problem for you.

Your wife needs a Christmas gift RIGHT !!! :D Get her started in your new hobby too.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:05 am 
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Ken, She expects me to come home with a knife. So often that it's become a joke between us. She has her own hobby though, she's a travel specialist and that IS her hobby. Only difference between her's and mine is her hobby is free, but it's the shopping that's expensive!! ::woot:: On another note, I seem to be on a Western Cutlery kick of late, having picked up this little pen yesterday. I was more drawn to the handle. It reminds me of a multi-flavored roll of lifesavers candies. I must say that I've never seen a handle like this one on a Western knife. The pen blade was obviously the smaller of the two blades, and it is broken. Some previous owner took a file to it and made a short workable, perhaps a cigar tip cutter, blade. The main blade is a Turkish clip, which I think looks good on the knife. Sorry for the poor pics, that's something I need to improve on. ::tu:: Dale ( After thought; The tang stamp iss the arched Western Cutlery, over Boulder, Colo. That stamp is dated as being used between 1911 - 1950 )


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:09 pm 
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My latest Western


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Classic, Gino. That one has the Western look to it.


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This one goes in here. ::tu::


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:26 pm 
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Here's another folding hunter I picked up this past weekend at our local flea market. It doesn't have a model # on it , but is identical to model # 62 but has no shield on the handles. Nor does it even show evidence of ever having a shield on it. It was a $3.00 dollar special and really needed a lot of work. The clip blade appears to have lost about 5/16 of an inch at some point in its life. But a previous owner had done a good job at reworking a tip back on it. A lot of elbow grease, some time on a soft buffing wheel, then a stone to put back an edge. Fun little project, and really, ended up with a knife with a lot of life left in it! ::tu:: Bull


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:32 pm 
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Here's my first and only, a 742. I really like this knife, a lot!


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Col: Looks like it will make a fine EDC. I don't recall if this is my only Western, but certainly have no more than a small number. Here is a useful little lockback.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:41 pm 
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Thanks QS. This Western 742 as quickly become one of my ll time favorite EDC.

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