Original Price 1,243,264 razor sharp and good in the hand. Sellers looking to grow their business and reach more interested buyers can use Etsys advertising platform to promote their items. The W49 is the 9 1/2" "V44" type with the immense S-curve guard and laminated rosewood slab handles. here's a pic of the western along side an old trailmaster and recon. Craftsmanship . It is blade marked: WESTERN / USA / W49 with the letter "A" which signifies the first year that Western implemented the alphabetical date code (1977). Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Buy It Now. (15% off), Sale Price $84.99 Bowie Knife. by zzyzzogeton Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:47 am, Post (70% off), Sale Price 2,684,911 It is supposed to have catalog pages showing the available knives from before WW2 through 1979. (10% off), Sale Price $148.00 It is guard marked: WESTERN BOULDER / COLO. USA on the mark side and BOWIE on the pile side. The knife on the right in my picture above is an example of the 3rd variant. Wild West Bowie Knives. Original Price 4,962,808   Vietnam   |   English (US)   |   (VND), remembering account, browser, and regional preferences, remembering privacy and security settings, personalized search, content, and recommendations, helping sellers understand their audience, showing relevant, targeted ads on and off Etsy. $148.00, $185.00 1,912,315, 2,249,754 I did some chopping today, on a piece of maple that fell down in a storm a month ago. Original Price 2,249,754 Nothing to do with the Western Bowies, but included for posterity since people keep calling the Bushman a "V44"- These knives (the #18 and clones) are incorrectly called the V44 Marine Raider Bowie knife. Original Price $200.00 (35% off), Sale Price 2,020,725 All About Pocket Knives is a knife related resource center for buying, selling, researching, and discussing all things knives, Post I have two of them. My knife has an abbreviated guard that was done by a previous owner and is currently semi-Bagwellized. but it has never failed me. Original Price 4,662,315 Those partners may have their own information theyve collected about you. It is blade marked: WESTERN / USA / W49 with the letter "A" which signifies the first year that Western implemented the alphabetical date code . Average depth of cut with the same swing was almost a half inch. (50% off), $400.00 Handle has the brass pins and rosewood handle. The 4th variant, I believe, is similarly guard marked and stamped "W49" instead of Bowie, like the 3rd variant, on the pile side. by zzyzzogeton Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:43 am, Post I guess the extra weight of the brass piece on the spine of the blade helps. (70% off), Sale Price 2,500,000 We also created 2.6 million jobs in the U.S.enough to employ the entire city of Houston, TX! Captcha failed to load. If there is a letter on the blade under the Western name it is post 1977. by zzyzzogeton Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:42 am, Post Sign up for a new account in our community. 2,370,466, 4,740,933 Thanks for stepping in, Sac. Original Price $150.00 (45% off), Sale Price 1,056,736 Handle variations are cocobolo, stag & bakelite. In 1991 the rights to the Western brand was auctioned to the Camillus Knife Co. . 3,722,167, 4,962,808 The W49 is the most common found today. Original Price 2,997,044 IMHO many more variations on these knives also fall into the proper Vietnam time period. (70% off), Sale Price $134.97 western style Bowie knife Hammerheadknife (13) $200.00 FREE shipping More like this Large bowie knife ForgeZbk (14) $599.24 FREE shipping More like this 10 inches Blade Hand crafted Bowie knife, Bushcraft knife, full tang, leaf spring of truck, Tempered, Razor Sharpen, Ready to use Famouskukri (186) $149.99 $249.99 (40% off) FREE shipping 2023 Created by Jan Carter. Please. It was also the last year they were made in Boulder, CO. - They moved to Longmont, CO. in 1978 and continued the alphabet dating code for another 15 years until they were sold at auction to Camillus in 1991. Thanks zzyzzogeton! (25% off), Sale Price $77.64 The straight-edge knife is fitted with a 7-inch blade and. Skinning/Hunting/Camping knife, Western States, Boulder Colorado 2 blade pocket knife / Advertising pocket knife c.1911-1950. Mine probably dates back farther than yours (before Coleman bought Western) and the vanadium steel they used back then was excellent. Also has medal with his name and paper documents dated 69-70. hi sactroop the info you sent to me, is just what i was look for and the photos are a great help to me aswell.thanks for your help. They come all sorts of ways. Original Price 2,460,591 #1 of 4 hotels in Bowie Location 4.3 Cleanliness 4.1 Service 4.0 Value 3.8 Located in Bowie,TX, the Best Western Bowie Inn & Suites is sure to provide a peaceful and comforting home away from home for any traveler. No the one I have is chrome plated. (30% off), Sale Price 1,183,432 Here is the best that I can find as far as their tang stamping is concerned That's about all I know. A naive question, most probably - but, was this chroming ever done in-country? It was also the last year that Western manufactured their knives in Boulder, Colorado. The W47 measures 12" from tip to hilt, W45 measures 9" and the 43 or mini measures 6 1/2". (70% off), Sale Price 899,015 Some of the technologies we use are necessary for critical functions like security and site integrity, account authentication, security and privacy preferences, internal site usage and maintenance data, and to make the site work correctly for browsing and transactions. Try contacting them via Messages to find out! The sheath for this knife is also unique in my opinion. Original Price 2,958,284 Original Price $164.99 I was looking at my W49 last night and there is not a tang stamp. Camillus discontinued the use of date codes. Below are pictures of the guard: To the best of my knowledge the 4th variant would have the larger pins and would be guard marked similar to the 3rd variant. (30% off), Sale Price 1,025,862 Original Price 4,186,946 This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. 2,135,468, 7,118,227 As you can see it also has the small pins in the handle. The marking are very important. Now I cleaned it up and sharpened it and it is my home office tactical letter opener. Used one for years for yardwork, camping, etc till I discovered machetes. Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate. by zzyzzogeton Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:44 am, Post It started my knife addiction. Charlie, http://img11.No_outside_hosting.us/g/cblziwcgkkgrhqyokpme0un.jpg/. Fill out the requested information. I have a Western Bowie knife that my father gave me years ago. Eventually purchased by Camillus in 1991, Western continued until Camillus expired in 2007. $36.50, $121.68 IMHO there are two problems here. 3,386,453, 6,157,389 The Bowie knife also played a prominent role in western lore. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. It is stamped "WESTERN BOULDER / COLO. USA on one side and BOWIE on the other. Original Price $289.00 WESTERN BOULDER / COLO. USA on one side and BOWIE on the other. by zzyzzogeton Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:40 pm, Post The chrome one I own has a replacment sheath made of canvas. If you come across a chrome plated Western Bowie it was probably plated for jungle use. Because of our large inventory (over 10,000 knives in stock), your order will ship quickly - often the same day. The one that I have with a couple of bends in the blade came from me chopping a couple branches off from a dead piece of tree many years ago. 1,722,414, 2,460,591 I think I read somewhere that when Camillus bought the name in 1991, they moved production to the Camillus factory in New York. Looking for a real knife? Youve done your homework for sure. However one cant say that such detailed information ever did exist on paper. Late 1800s antique British US Western style Bowie knife marked IXL. Items are guaranteed to be AS DESCRIBED - if there is any problem with your purchase, please contact me - I value your business and want you to be a satisfied customer! Thanks! Theres still a lot to uncover about this subject. Tweet View Etsys Privacy Policy. If this is the knife I am thinking of (stacked leather handle with a traditional clip style blade) a friend had one when I was younger and as I recall the knife was darn near impossible to get an edge on. Engraved on brass guard CON EVANS and on the other side of guard CHICO. When I see a Vietnam used knife for sale that is in mint condition I usually pass. Thanks for all the information! Still has factory edge. Below are pictures of the guard: Knife Repair, Modification, Restoration & Improvement. (60% off), Sale Price 2,807,882 You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. The ones marked on the blade with "BOWIE" (Pictured) are definately Vietnam era. Learn more. You must log in or register to reply here. In 1838 Rezin P. Bowie, brother of Alamo hero James Bowie claimed that he made the first Bowie knife while the Bowies lived in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana. They made several matching that description, but the most common I see are the 8" G46-8 or L46-8. Captcha failed to load. Original Price 2,758,374 It can also be identified by the smaller pins in the handle. The knife on the left is the 2nd variant of the W49 and is blade marked: WESTERN / BOWIE / USA. I did it out of personal curiosity when I got my Forester. Original Price $188.24 The stamping is only on the Brass guard and there are no letters denoting age. $295.00 eBay My grandfather carried this one for 50 years: You must log in or register to reply here. Tim-I found out a long time ago, from returning Vietnam veterans, was that they gave away their knives to buddies or indig troops before they left. Original Price 6,157,389 Depending on the exact age of the knives, they may be very good steel. Stuart Bowie Knife $99.95 Details Robert E. Lee Prestige Edition Bowie Knife $99.95 Details Battle of Gettysburg Bowie Knife $99.95 Details Stonewall Jackson Bowie Knife $99.95 Details P.G.T. Original Price $28.00 Check out our awesome collection now. SHINY CRAFTS | Large Bowie Knife With Sheath 18 Inch Mirror Polished D2 Stainless Steel Crocodile Dundee Knife - Razor Sharp Custom Bowie Knife For Men, Outdoor, Hunting Knife . While the official end of the Vietnam war is April 30 1975 The day the North Vietnamese entered the U.S. Embassy grounds. Would be great for batoning as it had a very heavy blade of about 6 inches long. $120.00, $200.00 Yes! 1,218,966, 2,216,502 Western W49 Fixed Blade Bowie Survival Knife USA Leather Sheath Vintage: $260.00. 1,952,663, 3,550,296 $110. Original Price $121.68 Terms of Service. Sorry to dig up an old thread, but it seemed like the right place to add this. According to Western's 1986 catalog they started producing the W49 in 1964. by zzyzzogeton Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:45 am, Post The only sure way to get one that was in Vietnam is from a vet that can document the knife. Or am I missing something? To enable personalized advertising (like interest-based ads), we may share your data with our marketing and advertising partners using cookies and other technologies. 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. In fact in 20 years of service, was never given a Vietnam carried knife. This will differ depending on what options are available for the item. Charlie, How easy or difficult is it to come across a Western Bowie that actually looks like it may have seen use during the Vietnam War. At least I know the knife was made between 1977 and 1980, thanks for the help! The seller might still be able to personalize your item. This is a 1980s Western W-49 Bowie knife with rosewood and brass handle and tang valued at $160 to $200CAD. I understand where you are coming from regarding edges. Original Price 4,876,847 Take full advantage of our site features by enabling JavaScript. Western Knives of Boulder Colorado made four models of the Bowie knife. Thanks for compiling this data and putting it into the chart that you've provided. Try using a different browser or disabling ad blockers. Shipping Discounts Available for Multiple Items Purchased from Sanders Knives: If this item is purchased with another item from Sanders Knives that has a shipping cost of $8.50 or more, standard shipping to US addresses for this item will be discounted to $1.00. Search 284 Tramonti di Sopra local furniture stores to find the best furniture and accessory company for your project. Description. One is the lack of surviving documents from the Western Cutlery Co. . Found something you love but want to make it even more uniquely you? I think the pre-Coleman ones - at least some of them - had real Cocobolo handles rather than laminated wood scales. I have been trying for some time to compile dating info and as you probably know there are some gray areas. If you come across a chrome plated Western Bowie it was probably plated for jungle use. Exterior: Minimal Wear. With powerful tools and services, along with expert support and education, we help creative entrepreneurs start, manage, and scale their businesses. 2,068,966, 6,896,552 Typically, orders of $35 USD or more (within the same shop) qualify for free standard shipping from participating Etsy sellers. i have one i bought late 80's i think 60 bucks otd, got it cuase a buddy had one and he loved it. While many of the items on Etsy are handmade, youll also find craft supplies, digital items, and more. Have no idea. As you can see it also has the small pins in the handle. Etsy is powered by 100% renewable electricity. I hope this helps, Brad? In his books, Cole called them the V44 Types 1,2,3,4 (Collins, CaseXX, Western, Kinfolks) and the type 5, the CaseXX Fixed blade V44. 2,422,280, 4,844,560 I don't know how long they made this knife but by the 1978 catalog it has disappeared. There was a problem subscribing you to this newsletter. Email with Questionsor Offers: sandersknives@gmail.com. This photo illustrates what I mean when I speak of larger pins versus smaller pins. I've mentioned my love for my old w49 several times here. Original Price $149.97 It still could be post Vietnam presentation item but who knows. Consistently earned 5-star reviews, shipped orders on time, and replied quickly to messages, Looks like you already have an account! Anyone have experience with them? He designed it as a hunting knife and gave it to James for protection after his brother had been shot in a fight. This full-tang sawback Bowie knife is designed for heavy use in brutal survival situations. $21.96, $31.38 My biggest concern with their "chopping" ability is the very thin edge. See all reviews . (70% off), Sale Price 2,135,468 Our global marketplace is a vibrant community of real people connecting over special goods. W49, W47, W45 and the W43. But without more evidence to support them the above examples are my recommendation at this time. In 1978 the company moved to Longmont, CO. +C $35.71 shipping estimate. (50% off), Sale Price 1,516,995 $2295 SIGNED WW11 FIGHTING KNIFE. (25% off), Sale Price 1,218,966 by Colonel26 Wed May 02, 2018 10:54 am, Post I have a long list of knives I kick myself for not buying. Hey zzyzzogeton thanks for all the info its so hard to find good info on early Bowies but I think I have a correction for you, on Western Bowie #5 Version 1 stainless steel Bowie - It should be blade marked not guard marked WESTERN BOWIE on top of STAINLESS STEEL on top of U.S.A. markings on only one side. Send me exclusive offers, unique gift ideas, and personalized tips for shopping and selling on Etsy. Original Price 7,118,227 Never sharpened, carried, or cleaned. (50% off), Sale Price 1,666,256 Probably one of the most memorable movie quotes of all time came about when Crocodile Dundee scoffed at a mugger's switchblade saying, "That's not a knife." $75.30, $188.24 In addition, their handsome appearance makes them favorites for collectors. UP FOR SALE IS A VINTAGE WESTERN W49-H LARGE BOWIE KNIFE WITH SHEATH. $89.17, $297.22 joe. Thanks for all the Western Bowie related info, catalog links, etc. If it is legible and anyone can fill in any blanks or dispute any of the data, I am receptive to discussion. You never want to tell a Ranger he can't make a knife. I'm confused. It was also the last year they were made in Boulder, CO. 203 pages of Case and Western Cutlery history from the time they were in the east through the move west to Boulder Colorado and after. NOTE: This is NOT AN AUCTION. Blade edge is still quite sharp, and blade has been old period cleaned and is . 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