What model please?

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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What model please?

Postby Twhite » Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:55 am

Picked this up a few months ago. I am guessing this is a whittler, but what model?

Thanks
Tom
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Re: What model please?

Postby djknife13 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:49 pm

Tom, yes it's a whittler and appears to be a 364 from the 1940's or 19450's. Nice early knife. They didn't make a lot of whittlers and seemed to prefer making stockman knives. ___Dave

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Re: What model please?

Postby Twhite » Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:16 pm

djknife13 wrote:Tom, yes it's a whittler and appears to be a 364 from the 1940's or 19450's. Nice early knife. They didn't make a lot of whittlers and seemed to prefer making stockman knives. ___Dave

Thank you Dave for the info. It took a very nice edge.

Tom

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Re: What model please?

Postby kootenay joe » Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:29 pm

The pattern is a Sleeveboard Whittler. "Sleeveboard" because the taper of the frame is like a sleeveboard used to aid in ironing shirts.
Anyone here still know how to properly iron a shirt ? Like sharpening a straight razor, it is now a largely lost ability. Only a few old guys still know.
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Re: What model please?

Postby Twhite » Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:49 pm

kootenay joe wrote:The pattern is a Sleeveboard Whittler. "Sleeveboard" because the taper of the frame is like a sleeveboard used to aid in ironing shirts.
Anyone here still know how to properly iron a shirt ? Like sharpening a straight razor, it is now a largely lost ability. Only a few old guys still know.
kj

Thank you for the added info.

Tom


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