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Discussion in 'Knives & Edged Items' started by mrjeffp36, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. mrjeffp36

    mrjeffp36 New Member

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    need help looking to see the value,for sale if interested. states western usa w49 - limited edition 165 of 1950

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  2. J.D. Bass

    J.D. Bass New Member

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    Probably need more info. First impressions..... it looks like something someone got from the NRA catalog or somewhere like that. if so, maybe $200 - $250
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    well, I looked around online and the western w49's I saw were going for around $150 - $200. They didn't have the cool stuff yours does but some had nicer handles. Hope this helps.
  4. mrjeffp36

    mrjeffp36 New Member

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    Piece of junk fantasy Bowie with fancy fake embossing... worth less than the cost of the frame, IMHO.
    Your mileage may vary....
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    OP says it is a western usa w49 - limited edition 165 of 1950. It does look like some of the $15 junk knives you see at the Flea Markets, but it's probably not.
  7. polishshooter

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    Western made a LOT of big Bowie type knives, some of them pretty hefty about that size, right up until the Mid 80s sometime.

    The retailer I worked for carried Western Knives and when they either went out of business or we just went to cheaper knives for sale they sold them CHEAPLY on clearance and I bought a TON of Western knives that I traded or sold over the years, including one Bowie about that size without engraving that we sold regularly for $49.99 back when $50 was real money.

    My current hunting knife is a drop blade Western W84 from the last bunch of "clearance" knives I bought, and it's a damm good drop blade hunter...Western at one time was a QUALITY Knifemaker, just without the following of Case or Kabar or whatever..,

    ...which when I just went and pulled it from the sheath to see the Model, I found out I never CLEANED it after I cut up my button from last season:eek:

    Good thing it is STAINLESS, and THANKS for making me go look at it...now I think I will go WASH it....:p