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Re: Show off your fixed blades!

Post by Byrd » Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:12 pm

::ds:: Wow! What a find on that Western! That's my holy grail knife...at a price like that!
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Re: Show off your fixed blades!

Post by Quick Steel » Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:13 am

iMan, do you know if the handle on the BK?KABAR is original?
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Post by tongueriver » Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:45 am

Late 1950s or early 1960s Schrade Walden bird and trout in WondaWood for Craftsman. I always think that the word 'bacon' should be substituted for 'bird', but that is just me.
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Post by Quick Steel » Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:30 am

A very sleek looking piece. Neat.
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Post by Eye Brand Man » Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:22 am

tongueriver wrote:Late 1950s or early 1960s Schrade Walden bird and trout in WondaWood for Craftsman. I always think that the word 'bacon' should be substituted for 'bird', but that is just me.cr1.jpgcr3.jpgcr4.jpg
That's a nice one Cal ::nod:: always thought those bear head pommels were cool.
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Re: Show off your fixed blades!

Post by steve99f » Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:53 pm

Found this L 66 Western a local flea yesterday. Not abused and a nice patina. Reading through some of the Western info this would be a post war knife.
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Re: Show off your fixed blades!

Post by tongueriver » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:12 pm

Those 66s are fine using knives. I have always liked that blade shape for a hunting knife.

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Post by Byrd » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:21 pm

What a great find, especially in that condition. No grinder marks, nice full blade and hice patina. Id make a sheath for that ans use it. It's a classic.
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Post by steve99f » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:39 pm

tongueriver wrote:Those 66s are fine using knives. I have always liked that blade shape for a hunting knife.
I'm with you on the blade profile, this my first Western I think.
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Post by steve99f » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:44 pm

Byrd wrote:What a great find, especially in that condition. No grinder marks, nice full blade and hice patina. Id make a sheath for that ans use it. It's a classic.
A sheath came with it but it wasn't a Western sheath and was most unstiched and falling apart. It just so happened that there was a vendor there that worked in leather. He had a very nice sheath for reasonable money. The other wasn't worth fixing. The full blade without poor sharpening methods was what convinced me this was worth getting.
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Post by Ivoryman » Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:24 pm

Quick Steel wrote:iMan, do you know if the handle on the BK?KABAR is original?

Nope. They come with black grivory plastic stuff and black blade coat that rubs/scratches off and looks lame. These are Teak wood home made covers and took the coating off the blade too.
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Re: Show off your fixed blades!

Post by zzyzzogeton » Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:20 am

steve99f wrote:Found this L 66 Western a local flea yesterday. Not abused and a nice patina. Reading through some of the Western info this would be a post war knife.
Yes. This would be part of the early post-war civilian manufacturing runs. The steel guard, with "MADE IN USA" as part of the 3rd line and NO decorative (brass, nickle-silver, red or white fiber disks) combine to ID this one a post-WW2, most likely late August or September 1945.

Various decorative disks began getting added before brass guards showed up.

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Post by steve99f » Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:30 am

zzy

Thanks for the details, appreciate your sharing the knowledge!
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Post by WelderBob » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:59 pm

A Mora Scouting knife, probably a import. I like the sheath as much as the knife... 8)
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