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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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mil issue

Post by brucegodlesky » Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:16 am

How common are these?
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Re: mil issue

Post by Miller Bro's » Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:41 am

Very common, what is marked on the tang?
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Post by brucegodlesky » Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:45 am

Western USA iirc

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Re: mil issue

Post by brucegodlesky » Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:45 pm

YEP!

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