Well it’s time to put the Western and The Buck 124 away. It was a good month. I still like both knives a lot.
The Western was never meant to be a high end knife, but it carried nice and did all I wanted it to do. Funny thing is I got random “nice knife” comments while carrying it. One at LLBean and again at TrueValue hardware store. I’ve never had this happen while just wearing a knife on my belt.
The 124 is at the top of the Buck line and it did not disappoint. I cut some little branches off the trunks of my apple trees with it, and it didn’t even slow down. The Western would sort of bend them over the Buck glided right through. I credit the hollow grind and the weight.
One nice thing about the Western I found I really like the pommel shape it is angled just right for my thumb.