Looking for Opinions on a Western Scout Knife

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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Looking for Opinions on a Western Scout Knife

Post by philco » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:36 pm

Hi folks. I'm looking at a Western Boulder Colorado scout utility knife on ebay and I'm just not sure if it's the real deal or not. I simply haven't ever seen one like it. (Of course there's a lot I haven't seen) I'm looking for input from those who may know for sure if this knife is on the up and up. Your help is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Looking for Opinions on a Western Scout Knife

Post by IMBand » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:03 pm

Can't speak to that knife Phil......but the seller is good imo. Got one or two real nice ones from him.

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Re: Looking for Opinions on a Western Scout Knife

Post by knifeaholic » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:18 pm

I have seen and owned several exactly like this one. Some have shields, some not. In fact there are several others on Ebay right now.
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Re: Looking for Opinions on a Western Scout Knife

Post by robinetn » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:25 pm

I have had several of these over the years that to the best of my recollection looked just like this one . It is a good original knife IMHO . Below is the best pic that I could find (From Sgt's 3rd Edition) . I probably have one somewhere in my "stash" but it may take days to find it .

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Re: Looking for Opinions on a Western Scout Knife

Post by philco » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:44 pm

Thank you gentlemen. I really appreciate your help. It makes me feel much better about bidding on that one. As I said, I just hadn't seen one like it so I was not sure about it.

Thanks again. :)

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Re: Looking for Opinions on a Western Scout Knife

Post by gringo » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:26 pm

i picked one up today with a shield{long oblong}...but no punch?
western over USA tang stamp.

dang...this knife does have a punch blade...but someone burned a 12 gauge clip out of the blade...with electric...
how many of these beautiful ruined knives are there?
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