I did some chopping today, on a piece of maple that fell down in a storm a month ago. Handle is clean without any main scuffs and scratches. I have always thought that the Western Bowie with the bigger handle bolts, thick handle, W49 guard marks and ringed sheath was post Vietnam but then came across this on ebay. Used one for years for yardwork, camping, etc till I discovered machetes. Old mountain man bowie knife stag handle. On the other side of blade man shooting at rabbits. Dagger is pretty rough but would make a great parts knife.
It differs from the W49 by the stainless steel used in the blade and the synthetic stag material they used for the handle. These can be visible in the images. But without more evidence to support them the above examples are my recommendation at this time. This is a fine cabinet card photo of two cowboys armed with rifles and Colt single actions. Very few guys that I can recall actually had theirs. At least none that I can find.
Delivery to all regions We deliver our goods worldwide. I bought one at a Sheriff's auction about 20 years ago. Maker marked on blade original bowie knife Sabre Japan 631. The cross guard is made into a shark. The one in the picture with the chrome plated blade came from a vet and I have the documentation and a photo of him wearing the knife in Vietnam. Also working in the Cattaraugus office was Debbie Case, who lived with her brother, Russ, and their father, W. The Arikara scouts were each issued a badge a knife a rifle and a revolver.
Getting back to the subject of Bowies during the Vietnam time period. Here is the best that I can find as far as their tang stamping is concerned. Super hollow ground Edge Brand Soligen Germany knife. Ivory handle Turkish knife with original leather sheath. I'd sure like to find one and would pay good money to acquire it. Measures 13 inches with a 7 inch blade. Also they produced the stock number 649 a bowie with a handle made of synthetic stag for the handle.
In fact in 20 years of service, was never given a Vietnam carried knife. Practically every department of the Cattaraugus factory now had a Platts family member at work and the result would be nearly inevitable; they decided to start their own cutlery business. Most rare Buffalo Hunters Glasses in the original Buffalo hide case. But without more evidence to support them the above examples are my recommendation at this time. Examine the knife for a blade stamp.
This type of knife was made to fight with. World War I had begun and had brought shortages of material and labor. Bottom line if you want a western Bowie that was actully used in Vietnam you need good provinence on the knife. Eventually purchased by Camillus in 1991, Western continued until Camillus expired in 2007. . The handle is some sort of bone with flower inlays. Between 1911 and 1928, the etching was composed of a tic-tac-toe- looking graphic with information in each section.
Blade looks to have been sharpened lightly at one point. This practice was continued after Western was sold to the Coleman Co. Early version and only stamped on blade, no markings on guard. Well used and somewhat pitted since I got them used. Also they produced the stock number 649 a bowie with a handle made of synthetic stag for the handle.
Tim Tim, They come all sorts of ways. We professionally package your item to ensure that it reaches you undamaged, but if for any reason there is a problem, please contact us right away. Olive green and tan braided lanyard. In 1896, Charles Platts was joined by his five sons in forming the C. Running Wolf was 20 years old when he enlisted in the 7th Cavalry scouting unit in April 1876.