A 62 -- New Covers?

In 1911, H. N. Platts, was able to draw on his extensive friendships and family connections in the cutlery world to start Western States Cutlery and Manufacturing of Boulder Colorado. At first only a jobbing business, by 1920 construction and machinery purchases were underway to begin manufacture of knives. Through name changes--to Western States Cutlery Co. in 1953, then Western Cutlery Co. in 1956--and moves first across town and later to Longmont Colorado, the company stayed under the leadership of the Platt family until 1984. In that year, the company was sold to Coleman, becoming Coleman-Western. Eventually purchased by Camillus in 1991, Western continued until Camillus expired in 2007.
User avatar
FRJ
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 9215
Joined: Fri May 14, 2010 1:43 pm

A 62 -- New Covers?

Postby FRJ » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:59 pm

Does anyone besides me think this knife has been recovered?

Tell me I'm wrong. ::mdm::
Attachments
DSCN0774.JPG
DSCN0779.JPG
DSCN0783.JPG
DSCN0785.JPG
DSCN0789.JPG
DSCN0790.JPG
DSCN0793.JPG
DSCN0794.JPG
DSCN0799.JPG
DSCN0809.JPG
Joe

doglegg
Bronze Tier
Bronze Tier
Posts: 1609
Joined: Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:35 am
Location: Texas

Re: A 62 -- New Covers?

Postby doglegg » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:12 pm

I don't know if it has been rehandled but it is a great looking knife.

BWT
Posts: 457
Joined: Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:59 pm

Re: A 62 -- New Covers?

Postby BWT » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:40 pm

Can't help you Joe, I do see what you mean from the photos? Really like it though.
Bill

User avatar
XX Case XX
Silver Tier
Silver Tier
Posts: 2005
Joined: Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:24 pm
Location: California

Re: A 62 -- New Covers?

Postby XX Case XX » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:33 pm

I'm certainly no expert but for me, the handles don't match the rest of the knife. I would think for it's age and usage, the handles would look a bit more worn down or smoother without the high ridges.

Even if the blades weren't used much, I think the handles should show a little more "sheath" or "pocket wear" and I just don't see that.

___________
Mike
"If there are no Dogs in Heaven, then when I die, I want to go where they went". Will Rogers

edge213
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 1697
Joined: Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:48 am
Location: The Crossroads of America

Re: A 62 -- New Covers?

Postby edge213 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:38 pm

I don't know enough about Westerns to answer your question, but it sure is a good looking knife.
David
Research says ladders in the home are more dangerous than firearms, so I keep 20 firearms in case some idiot tries to sneak in a ladder!

User avatar
Colonel26
Bronze Tier
Bronze Tier
Posts: 5888
Joined: Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:35 am
Location: Kentucky

Re: A 62 -- New Covers?

Postby Colonel26 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:56 pm

Joe, you’d know way more about it than I would. But to ME, those don’t look like the kind of covers you’d see on Weatern, especially a Western USA knife. Even if it were a Boulder era Western I’d still be suspicious. Might see something like those in the Western States era. But I think it’s been redone.

Still a fantastic looking knife, and I’d be proud to own it.

Now I hope an expert comes along and tells me how wrong I am.
“There are things in the old Book which I may not be able to explain, but I fully accept it as the infallible word of God, and receive its teachings as inspired by the Holy Spirit.”
Robert E. Lee

User avatar
FRJ
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 9215
Joined: Fri May 14, 2010 1:43 pm

Re: A 62 -- New Covers?

Postby FRJ » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:36 am

Thanks guys, I sure appreciate all of your remarks.
These covers are of a red hew and that makes me think they are an aftermarket purchase.
The pins are peened and I think this knife is too young for that work. The book "The Knife Makers Who Went West"
by Harvey Platts puts this tang stamp at 1961.

So I'm going with recovered. Thank the Lord someone got rid of the Delrin! ::super_happy::
This knife is hardly used. It's a fine knife and I'm glad to have it.

Thank for all the insightful input and I'm glad you all liked the knife. ::tu::
Joe


Return to “Western Cutlery Collector's Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests