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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.
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Re: New forum!!!!

Post by tongueriver » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:43 pm

Nice, Johnny! And a H&R? ?

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Post by johnny twoshoes » Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:28 pm

TR, it sure is. 8)
It's a nice little trap gun, fun and cheap to shoot. ::nod::

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Re: New forum!!!!

Post by johnny twoshoes » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:17 pm

Heres a Western that a very dear friend gifted me, it has a special place of honor among my collection. ::nod::
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Re: New forum!!!!

Post by trail » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:03 pm

Great picture of a good looking knife, Johnny. Here's a Western 657. Behind it is a Camillus 165, their version of a medium stockman. The Camillus is a little huskier build than the Western, but they are very similar knives.
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Post by knife-nut » Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:12 am

Here are my few Western States knives. The first one is a gunstock whittler in a green swirl celluloid. The other one is a stockman with a faded candy cane stripe celluloid handle. The little miniature's are all Western States. They are shown is The Knifemakers that went west book.
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Re: New forum!!!!

Post by tongueriver » Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:30 am

All very nice knives, but I am crazy about those miniatures! Thanks for sharing!

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Post by orvet » Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:01 am

Cool minis! 8)
I have not seen those before.
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Post by trutemper » Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:58 am

I have to agree about the quality of the steel in those old Western knives...been cleaning squirrels, rabbits, quail, etc, etc since my grandad first put a gun in my hands back when I was 5 years old back in 1956 and if i could shoot supper I also had to clean supper :) . The only knife blade that I think holds and edge as long as the old Westerns is the old Bucks. dont know much about the modern Bucks. Thanks for showin, guys!

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Re: New forum!!!!

Post by garddogg56 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:36 pm

This thread is dieing here's three Western hunting knives I'm going to use one of these hunting tomorrow.What Western's are you guys using this year?
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Post by Old Hunter » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:21 am

Used this one yesterday to skin a whitetail, Western F66, mfg mid 1960's.

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Re: New forum!!!!

Post by garddogg56 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:15 am

nice ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: New forum!!!!

Post by tongueriver » Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:22 am

Great knives, all! Here are a couple more. Deer headbone handles. Boulder. The bottom is a contract for Ward Master Quality. Notice the bakelite pommel. The blades are mirror bright. This is how my scanner renders that situation.

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Re: New forum!!!!

Post by garddogg56 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:28 pm

Going hunting with this W39 on VETERANS DAY my small knife will be a Kutco stockman.
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Re: New forum!!!!

Post by tongueriver » Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:28 am

Good hunting!

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Re: New forum!!!!

Post by IMBand » Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:36 am

tongueriver - Those are something!! Very nice knives!! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::nod::

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