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Western #F39 - Large Black Beauty

Western  #F39 - Large Black Beauty
Western  #F39 - Large Black Beauty
Western  #F39 - Large Black Beauty
Western  #F39 - Large Black Beauty
Western  #F39 - Large Black Beauty
Western  #F39 - Large Black Beauty

Western  #F39 - Large Black Beauty 


BRAND:   Western

MAKER:   Western

PATTERN:   F39 Black Beauty

OAL:   9-1/2”


GUARD:   Aluminum

POMMEL:  Aluminum

HANDLE:   Aluminum ring and black composite handle.


SHEATH:   Black leather factory sheath

CONDITION:   Excellent

DAMAGE: Some pitting, normal wear and dings to handle, guard & pommel.


BLADE WEAR:   Blade is near full with some light pitting Western catalog says this knife should be 9-1/4” but the knife is actually 9-1/2” OAL. In the blade is full 5” in length. Has been sharpened.

AGE:     Circa 1960s


MADE IN:   Boulder, Colorado  USA


ADDITIONAL INFO: Consulting Harvey Platts book “The Knife Makers Who Went West” it appears the Black Beauty series first appeared about 1960 and was introduced with six patterns. The F 39 was the largest Black Beauty knife followed by (in decreasing size) F66, F40, F48A, F48B and the F28, the small fish and game knife. It also came in a F14 hatchet, and in the F3914 set; the F14 hatchet with the F39.

The Black Beauty series seems to be an iconic Western design, one that is still very popular today. I have seen badly abused Black Beauty knives bring prices on eBay that surprised me!

Besides being an iconic Western design the Black Beauty has something even better going for it, the Western blade steel! One of the reasons Western knives are so sought after is they are some of the best carbon steel ever made. They take an incredible edge and all did extremely well. I have no doubt that this knife with minimal care and a little oiling will last two or three more lifetimes!


Full disclosure: I believe the sheath to be the original sheath for this knife and some of the stitching had been rather crudely replaced between the third and fourth rivets. I removed the group replacement and hand sewed the new stitching. I believe the replacement stitching to be far stronger than even the remaining original stitching. It should enhance not detract from the performance of the sheath.


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Item # 46103

  • $70.00

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