Western Boulder, Colo USA Bowie Knife 1964 – 1967

Vintage Western Boulder Colo USA Bowie Knife tang stamp (2)

 

 

 

Vintage Western Boulder Colo USA Bowie Knife tang stamp (5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I came across this Made in the USA Western Boulder Colo Fixed Blade Bowie Knife & Sheath at a garage sale not long ago.  I fell in love.  The next day I used ‘er to put a whippin’ on a few branches I wanted to bring down to size and she performed marvelously.

Then came dating this knife – I had to know how old she really was.
 I searched high and low, posted on my favorite knife forum, searched ebay and the Internet to conclude that this tang stamp is the first…..the original for Western Bowie Knives.

Western Boulder Colo USA Bowie Knife Vietnam era (5)

Western Boulder Colo USA Bowie Knife Vietnam era (9) Western Boulder Colo USA Bowie Knife Vietnam era (15)The following website links below indicate production was from 1964 – 1967 placing it in the Vietnam War era. According to these links this is the earliest model of what became known as model # W49.

http://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/knife_forum/viewtopic.php?f=81&t=24405&start=15

Another link:
http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/97354-how-to-identify-a-vietnam-western-bowie-fighting-knife/

Another link:
http://www.knifeforums.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/872513/tp/2/

Overall Length: 14.5”
Wood Handle w/ 3 rivets/pins.
Brass guard
Carbon steel Blade w/ swedge: 9 ¼” by 2 1/8” tall by  3/16” thick
Full tang

Western Boulder Colo USA Bowie Knife Vietnam era (16) Western Boulder Colo USA Bowie Knife Vietnam era (17)

Leather Swing Rocker Sheath
WESTERN stamped on upper portion of sheath.
WESTERN CUTLERY embossed on handle snap.
Leather strap hole at tip of sheath

Vintage Western Boulder Colo USA Bowie Knife tang stamp (7)

Western Boulder Colo USA Bowie Knife vintage 1964 - 67 (3)Vintage Western Boulder Colo USA Bowie Knife tang stamp (12)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steel Sahlute!
Scott

50thBday