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Restored Western Knife

Discussion in 'Knives' started by steelfingers, Oct 4, 2020.

  1. steelfingers

    steelfingers Sharpshooter

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    Had one like this long ago and saw this one in an auction so I picked it up. Had lots of pitting and a few nicks in the blade but I went to work on it a little at a time. It's beautiful now. I love the grip and the full tang. Fits my hand like a glove. Did well apexing the blade and she's pretty sharp. I'm not done because I love working on it. Last thing will be come mothers wax and buffing once I'm down to a 800/1000 grit.
    Original sheath and made to carry.
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    Very nice
     
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    @steelfingers Western made some really good knives back in the day.

    I've got two Western W-49 bowies (they are a big heavy knife, the blade 9 3/4" long...2" wide and the OAL is 14 3/4") on wood display stands that I can glance over and look at as I peck this......one is a 1977 and the other is a 1981 and both are pre-Coleman with the drop loop sheaths.

    Although not a issue item some of our field troops purchased the W-49's from the PX and carried them in Vietnam back in the 60's and early 70's......I preferred something lighter and less bulky and I was able to scrounge up a Ka-Bar.

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