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Old 11-15-2011, 07:36 AM
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Man, those are pretty!



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Thanks for sharing pictures of them Bill, those deserve some air time. I knew Western made axe / knife combo, but did not know they made them with celluloid scales - they are pretty to look at! That piece of steel behind the guard - what is the function of that?

That Ruana is something else, $8 huh? I'll bet you had wished you had picked up a few more now, hindsight being 20/20. Very nice.

Thank all of you for everyone contributing their photos, some great looking blades here.
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:50 AM
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I carried this Buck knife in Vietnam October 1968 to October 1969. It was very sharp then and now.
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Old 11-15-2011, 03:36 PM
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Western Combo

A picture is worth a 1000 words. This is the locking mech in the knife handle for the knife and axe. Pretty simple. You wonder why the abandoned the idea.



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Old 11-15-2011, 05:00 PM
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Ooohhh - now I get it . . .

. . . very cool! I did not see that at all - Thanks for making that more clear! That sure would save a lot of bulk.
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Old 11-15-2011, 05:27 PM
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Old Western-

This is another Western that is in one of the threads but I'm not sure where. This is the only one that I have seen like it. I think they were made for tourist trade in Yellowstone National Park. I have a large pocket knife with the same Buffalo head and it is made by Hibbard Spencer and Bartlett. The reason I think the YNP is associated, is my Dad bought them there in the late 1930s while he was working there. I would like to know more history about them.











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Old 11-16-2011, 07:17 AM
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I've never seen that one before either - nice! Definitely old (1930s - 1950's) Western tang stamp. I tried a search - could not find anything either.
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Old 11-21-2011, 07:09 AM
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Landers, Frary and Clark 'patch' knife . . .

. . . not sure of vintage, but definitely older than 1970's. Bought this at Dale Vincent's store at the AAPL, label it 'cool old knife'. No sheath, so this cordura sheath from a CS will have to do for now. That is a quarter for scale, btw, this knife is about 7 1/2" overall length.



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And a closeup of the tang, pretty neat detailing on the bone handle - wish my picture were a bit more sharp.

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Old 12-09-2011, 07:17 AM
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1960's Guns & Ammo magazine promotional knife . . .

. . . these were 'giveaways' for magazine subscriptions. From what I've been able to find out, these particular knives were designed by big bore gun scribe Elmer Keith ("if you have to make a hole, than make it a hole to remember! ), and Gil Hibben, a knife designer still to this day.

Big knife, about 9 3/4" long overall, with blade depth of 1 1/4", about 1/8" thick at tang. It has a blood groove on both sides of blade. The handle is leather washers and aluminum spacers, with brass guard and butt on both ends. Very solid knife, weighs about 8 oz. The sheath is a deep pouch, only the butt sticks out of it when inserted.



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Old 12-09-2011, 11:32 AM
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. . . these were 'giveaways' for magazine subscriptions. From what I've been able to find out, these particular knives were designed by big bore gun scribe Elmer Keith ("if you have to make a hole, than make it a hole to remember! ), and Gil Hibben, a knife designer still to this day.

Big knife, about 9 3/4" long overall, with blade depth of 1 1/4", about 1/8" thick at tang. It has a blood groove on both sides of blade. The handle is leather washers and aluminum spacers, with brass guard and butt on both ends. Very solid knife, weighs about 8 oz. The sheath is a deep pouch, only the butt sticks out of it when inserted.



nice knife you are
correct - they were a subscription bonus from guns + ammo magazine - advertisement had a picture of elmer keith holding one - i also have a scrade sharpfinger that was a guns + ammo give away , marked guns + ammo on handle plate - still new in box since 1983 -
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Marbles

Great knives in this thread!

I've got a couple that will fit the bill...a pair of Marbles Ideals. The first being a rare bird - 4.56" Ideal. Everything thing about the knife is slightly scaled down from a 5" Ideal.



Here's a shot of the sheath I had built for it. It's in the style of a Rowland Sheath





And here is its slightly bigger brother. It's a Model 45 Ideal dating somewhere from prewar - post 1924 - to possibly up to 1941.













Another great Michigan blade!


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Old 12-12-2011, 07:02 AM
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Man, those are pretty!

I'm glad Marbles is getting some exposure here, one of America's oldest names in outdoor gear. Real old school. Thanks for those pictures Squatting Wolf.
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:29 PM
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Don't these cool old knives have heart and soul. My favorites have the stacked leather washer handles. But lot of nice ones here.

Love that Rowland sheath, Squatting wolf.

My last post here on RFC... been real discussing knives with you guys.

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Old 12-12-2011, 12:47 PM
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Adios to you too sir, I hope we hear again from you sooner or later, you have been very generous with your advice and knowledge on various topics, I've enjoyed your posts a lot.

Have a good one!
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:57 PM
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1967 Buck 122 Nemo. One of my favorites and always looking for more!




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1967 Buck 124 Frontiersman with bone hard red spacers. Another favorite and always looking for more!



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