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My Western W49

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by mitch_mckee, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. mitch_mckee

    mitch_mckee

    96
    Jan 25, 2009
    Bought recently on Ebay. Made in 1984.

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  2. Sharp Knives 86

    Sharp Knives 86 Gold Member Gold Member

    754
    Oct 27, 2009
    Nice! I've been wanting to get my hands on a W49 bowie for awhile myself.
     
  3. mitch_mckee

    mitch_mckee

    96
    Jan 25, 2009
    Back when I bought the W36 (see my other thread) I would rather have has the W49 off the same rack. Being that I was only 14 at the time, I couldn't see paying the additional (paltry) extra for the 49 and my mom would have had fits with me running aroung the farm with that big bowie.

    I've wanted one ever since and just got 'round to it.
     
  4. Sharp Knives 86

    Sharp Knives 86 Gold Member Gold Member

    754
    Oct 27, 2009
    I used to have a cheap Pakistani knock off W49 (which admittedly held up surprisingly well considering it was made in Pakistan) but I've always wanted the real thing. It's funny, I've had multiple chances over the years to get one at a decent price on ebay but have never done so. I probably should bite one of these days.
     
  5. mitch_mckee

    mitch_mckee

    96
    Jan 25, 2009
    I'll be straight with you on the price. $121.99 on Ebay. Came in at least 95%. All I did to it was touch up some fingerprint tarnishes that weren't even noticable but by the picky, using 2000 grit sandpaper. I shoe polished and applied Neetsfoot preservative to the sheath. I added the leather tie down to the sheath.

    Now, it is my new favorite of my big knives.
     
  6. The Mastiff

    The Mastiff

    Apr 21, 2006
    It took me decades to get one I wanted. By the time I had money for such luxuries Camillus was making them only in 420HC. I did buy one on closeout but it took another 10 years to get a good carbon steel model I wanted since I was a kid.

    Mine wasn't in as good condition as yours. Congratulations.

    Joe
     
  7. Nixelplix

    Nixelplix Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2003
    I bought this one back in the '80s from Cabella's. It was able to take all my teenage years could throw at it! It lives in a drawer now, though.

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  8. Ebbtide

    Ebbtide

    Aug 20, 1999
    Now you need a beater so you can do the "Bagwell Mods" on it :D

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  9. mitch_mckee

    mitch_mckee

    96
    Jan 25, 2009
    Now you just teasing me with that b.p. revolver.
     
  10. mitch_mckee

    mitch_mckee

    96
    Jan 25, 2009
    You may be onto something there! Maybe while my wife is still OK with all of these knives I've beet buying from Ebay lately.

    Being that we are in the 35th year of our marriage, I know a bit about placating her. She was just yesterday presented with a beautifully repolished Buck 102 that she is just tickled with. It's now in a revered storage place in a top drawer with the vintage Schrade Sharpfinger and one of her .38 Specials, both of which I got her as well. :D
     

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