Restored Western L48B
Restored Western L48B
BRAND: Western, Boulder Colo
MAKER: Western, Boulder Colo
PATTERN: L48B – Model number stamped on brass guard.
BLADE ETCH: DALE R.VINCENT/SALEM, OR
BLADE LENGTH: 3-1/2”
HANDLE: Original handle was leather, but the leather was dried out so I replaced it with sandbar stag handles.
TANG STAMPS: WESTERN/BOULDER, COLO/MADE IN U.S.A.
SHEATH: Handmade, handstitched leather sheath.
BLADE WEAR: I have noticed some inconsistencies in the Western catalog reprints in Harvey Platt’s book, “The Knife Makers Who Went West.” The 1959 – 1960 catalog says this knife should have an overall length of 7-1/8” and this knife has an overall length of 7-1/4”. So by that measurement it’s 1/8 of an inch longer than it should be. But the overall length of the blade itself is 3-1/2” but according KMWW, page 164 it says the blade length on this knife should be 3-5/8”. I guess some people would say the blade has been broken off and tipped and another might feel it’s a little oversized.
AGE: Made circa 1959-1960.
MADE IN: U.S.A.
CUSTOMIZED IN: U.S.A. by Orvet (Dale Vincent)
ADDITIONAL INFO: This knife appears in Made of heavier leather than the original sheaths were. I made this one myself! Harvey Platt’s book, “The Knife Makers Who Went West.” There was another knife produced that same year call the L48A. This knife was 8 inches overall and it featured a nice full fuller along the spine. The L48B was a Sabre ground knife with leather ring handles. The same exact knife was made with stag handles at the factory and was called 648B . Whether you’re interested adding this knife to your collection or using it daily, it will do you proud.
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