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Western Axe Knife Combo

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by rlfcjf, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. rlfcjf

    rlfcjf

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    Dec 12, 2007
    Would anyone know where I could post or somewhere or somebody to contact in regards to finding the hatchet part to a western knife axe combo. This is the combination where you have the one handle and either the hatchet or knife snap into it. This is an older knife axe combo. thanks.
     
  2. BOrrell

    BOrrell

    245
    Oct 23, 2008
    Would think in the wanted to buy section of the exchage. I have two of those sets ; one was my Dad's and the other he got for me; haven't thought about them in years. Of course, I think Western has been out of business for a long time; may be someone using the name.
     
  3. oregon

    oregon Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Email sent. A source for the object of your desire.

    oregon
     
  4. catspa

    catspa

    152
    Oct 25, 2009
    I inherited one from my dad that I remember him carrying when I was a little kid. I think it's way cool and I wouldn't sell it for anything.

    Parker
     
  5. scrappy

    scrappy

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    Jul 7, 2007
    I am interested in this. anyone have a pic
     
  6. catspa

    catspa

    152
    Oct 25, 2009
    Scrappy, I'm working away from home this week and don't have access to it, but here's a link to a Marble's set. Looks like a recently made one, but you can get the idea. I think the knife is longer in my Western set.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Marbles-knife-a...emQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item33598933ce

    Case, Western, couple of other mfgrs made these sets in the 50's and 60's, when men were men and every other woman was, too. I've also seen sets by Hammer (a trade name of Imperial) that each tool had it's own fixed handle and they both fit in the same sheath.

    Parker
     
  7. BOrrell

    BOrrell

    245
    Oct 23, 2008
    Ones I have the sheaths are separate but can fit together; As I recall the knife is really nice; my Dad used the Hell out of his on deer and elk to the point where (I think) the hatchet sheath kind of gave up the ghost. I am curious now so will try to dig them out.
     
  8. scrappy

    scrappy

    726
    Jul 7, 2007
    cool
    thanks for the info
     
  9. catspa

    catspa

    152
    Oct 25, 2009
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    Sorry about the crappy pics, but there she is. There's not really any good secure place to carry the knife blade when the hatchet is handled up, and no place to sheath the handled hatchet, so I guess they figure it's a knife until you get to your camping spot, then use the hatchet when you need it.

    He kept them both sharp though, and they hold a lot of good memories for me.

    Parker
     
  10. BF44

    BF44

    5
    Nov 16, 2009
    A few more pics...I went searching for this particular item online, and found this thread.

    Handed down to me as well, but I don't any details. Anyone know approximate dates of manufacture?

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  11. JohnMX6

    JohnMX6

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    May 21, 2010
    I too am very interested in one of these sets. I had one and it was stolen. If anyone is interested in selling please let me know.
     
  12. JohnMX6

    JohnMX6

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    May 21, 2010
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  13. pearidge

    pearidge

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    Aug 15, 2010
    Need soneones help....I too have one of these axe-knife combos by Western. In looking at the book "The Knife Makers Who Went West", the catalog reprints show this combo set in the 1936 catalog, the 1941 catalog and the 1950 catalog, but the pictures in the catalogs do not show the lock-clip that keeps you from depressing the spring lever that allows you to release the handle. Is this clip version something unque or was it a short lived production run? And as asked before what year was it made. The one I have has a basket weave pattern on the sheath and has Western stamped on the leather. The knife shows some use, but I don't think the axe has ever been used.
     

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