L40 project

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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L40 project

Post by Rebstock » Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:21 pm

Found this knife in a local pawn shop. someone machined aluminum handle which I didn't get pics of. turned out pretty good with stag
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Re: L40 project

Post by Doc B » Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:26 pm

That turned out really nice! Great job!!!
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Re: L40 project

Post by Colonel26 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:19 pm

Great job! ::tu::
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Re: L40 project

Post by edge213 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:25 pm

Very nice.
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Re: L40 project

Post by Steve Warden » Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:31 pm

D) All of the above

Sweet! ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: L40 project

Post by OLDE CUTLER » Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:40 pm

That turned out looking great. Hard to beat the look of stag!
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Re: L40 project

Post by Tony_Wood » Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:52 pm

Looks great.
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Re: L40 project

Post by eveled » Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:03 pm

Sweet!

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Re: L40 project

Post by doglegg » Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:14 pm

Wow that's a looker.

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Re: L40 project

Post by Rebstock » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:23 am

Thanks a lot guys

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Re: L40 project

Post by orvet » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:07 pm

I love to put stag on old Westerns, they look so much better than the leather handles.

Nice job on that's restoration! A Western with stag is always a Classic! You did that one right! ::tu:: ::tu::

I am almost finished with one I rehabed with bone stag, need to make the sheath for it yet before I post it.
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