When men were men and pockets were sturdy

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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When men were men and pockets were sturdy

Post by Robo » Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:53 am

I got this a few months back on Ebay. You just gotta love the top grind on the clip blade--dang! My only regret is that missing eigth inch or so. But if you were gonna lug around a knife this big day in and day out you probably had a bunch of cutting chores to justify it. Enjoy!
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Re: When men were men and pockets were sturdy

Post by TripleF » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:11 am

Yessirree!!! ::tu::
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Re: When men were men and pockets were sturdy

Post by djknife13 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:42 pm

Nice!!! I wouldn't fret the missing 1/8th inch. It just lightens up the knife a little for carrying. ___Dave

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Re: When men were men and pockets were sturdy

Post by sunknife » Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:09 pm

Nice looking user there Robo, lot a life left in that sturdy knife. ::tu::
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Re: When men were men and pockets were sturdy

Post by Colonel26 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:16 pm

Good looking knife. That’s the size knife I carry all the time! Just right for edc.

I agree with the others, 1/8” missing is no problem. Tote it with pride.
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Re: When men were men and pockets were sturdy

Post by treefarmer » Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:22 pm

Robo,
I'll just say Amen to the other fellers comments! ::tu::
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Re: When men were men and pockets were sturdy

Post by FRJ » Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:43 pm

A fine old packer! ::tu::
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Re: When men were men and pockets were sturdy

Post by edge213 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:04 pm

Great knife. I really like the large jack knives.
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Re: When men were men and pockets were sturdy

Post by garddogg56 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:32 pm

Thats a Mans man knife ::tu::
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Re: When men were men and pockets were sturdy

Post by Dinadan » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:05 pm

I agree with everyone else. Fine knife!
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Re: When men were men and pockets were sturdy

Post by DM11 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:52 pm

Good score! I'd carry that one with a smile on my face. :D
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