Dating Western fixed blade knifes

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Dating Western fixed blade knifes

Postby songsingingman » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:32 pm

:) Does anyone know how Western dated their knifes ? I have a couple of their model 66's and 2 of their model 49s and trying to find out when they were made. Thanks for any help. Alvie
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Re: Dating Western fixed blade knifes

Postby Mumbleypeg » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:22 pm

See here: search.php?keywords=Western&t=39799&sf=msgonly. Scroll down to the Western section. (There are two charts. One pre-1977 and one post-1977).

There is also a thread about Western tang stamps where you might find some info. viewforum.php?f=81

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Re: Dating Western fixed blade knifes

Postby zzyzzogeton » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:17 am

Here's a link to a thread for assisting in determining when a W49 was made. I still haven't got around to getting the pictures taken.

The tang stamp charts are OK, but they are incomplete and the dates are somewhat off, IMO. Some of the stamps are for folders only, some on FBs only, some of stamps were used on folders at one time and on FBs at a different time.

Pictures are very useful in determining about when the L66s were made. Overall pics and of the stamps on the knives.

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Re: Dating Western fixed blade knifes

Postby songsingingman » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:57 pm

Thank You, Ya'll came through again as always one of the best sources for info. about knives bar -none.
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