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    Western Westmark Knives


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    I wanted to start this to show off my Western Cutlery Westmarks. You don't see too many even on the bay. First picture is my two 702's, one I got with a Browning sheath and the pommel was used as a hammer. Other two pictures are of my only 701. I got it with box and sales receipt. No date on the receipt but at $19.95 for the price and $1.20 tax for a total of $21.15 that was a good deal for what it would cost today. I did pay a bit more than $21.15 for the knife and box. As there were three models made, I still lack a 703 but at the prices they go for I may never get one. Enjoy!!!!






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    Edbeau this is great eye candy. I think the 701's are my favorite of that line. Your right with how hard it's been to run across any of them and the going asking prices I may just have to look at the pictures of yours.

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    I like the size 701 but my favorite is the shape of the 702. The knives do have some weight to them and they are really well made.

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    These sure are beauties. Made in Camillus?

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    These were made by Western Cutlery before they were bought by Camillus.

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    Do these have a letter stamped on the blade indicating the year of manufacture?
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    I think that the Westmarks are one of those anomalies that don't adhere to the letter code on the blade you see on Western branded knives from 1977 to 1991.

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    Sac troop is right (I also collect Western knives). Westmarks are serial numbered but I cannot find a chart on what numbers were made during what year.

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    Nice looking knife, Sithus1966. Did you get the paperwork?

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    No paperwork came with it. I did keep my receipt as well, I think I paid $50 for mine.

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    Just wondering if anyone knows the steel used in the wetmark line. I was told stainless but not what type. I also read a tool steel but again not what type. thanks in advance.

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    One place to start looking for an answer is on http://www.collectors-of-camillus.us...rn/Western.htm While you are looking at my Western collection and the catalogs I hope you will find your answer. I think I saw something about 440 but I could be wrong.

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    I’m forwarding this from CAMCO;



    It might not be too easy to see, but the page mentions 440A as the steel.

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    Nice to know I still have a cell or two working.

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    westmark knives

    I have a westmark 703. I found it in a car I took in trade in Hawaii maybe 38 years ago. I still use it for gutting and skinning game. Just what are these knives worth?

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    As not a "Gold" user we cannot discuss price but if you keep an eye on the world famous bay site you will be very surprised. The 703 is the only one I am missing and at the prices I will always be missing it. Don't really need a complete set.

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    I have a Western USA W88 B, inscribed only on the blade - any and all information would be appreciated, age, rarity, approximate value - Thanks

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    Littleyoyman, the knife is a 1978 made one. They started in 1977 marking the date with "A". Not really rare but because the company is out of business no more knives have been made for a while. As far as value you will have to keep an eye on the bay. You cannot ask for the price, it is against the forum rules. For more Western info check out this site http://www.collectors-of-camillus.us...rn/Western.htm

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    I changed photo sites so here are the pictures of my knives.

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    702's

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