The overall length is: 7 1/8 inch long. The blade measures is: 3 5/16.
W E S T E R N. The brass finger guard is stamped. This knife has a " mirror-like" steel fixed blade and features a false top edge which could be sharpened, if desired. The hunting/skinning knife appears straight and has a pointed tip , and there are No blade edge nicks.Some light surface scratches and a few very tiny age specks are on the bright blade, which is normal for being decades old. Overall this vintage Western 648B small game hunting knife is in Exceptionally Good Condition for its 1965 to 1975 age. (Please view photos for details). The Western's excellent but used handle scales are secured with two Brass pins and there is No looseness. The beautiful handle slabs capture the look and feel of a real stag, but are actually made of a quality synthetic Delrin material. The vintage handle has rich color tones and a jigged-bone or peach-pit appearance. This Western knife features a shiny aluminum pommel and tight 1 3/16 long B rass finger guard. There are also secure multi-color spacers on the handle.
The bright bird's head pomme l and Brass half guard are not perfect but in great vintage condition. This nice Western 648B fixed blade knife would be just right for hunting small game like bird & trout or. The companion leather sheath (or case) is included and has Western's famous "Acorn & Oak Leaf" tooling on the front. This factory sheath has a belt loop, working snap strap, intact stitching, stiff throat, and shiny metal rivets. The sheath fits the knife like a glove and offers easy and secure carrying in the field.
This early Western knife & Leather Sheath combo are just waiting for the right person to appreciate and make them their own. The bird/trout knife has a lot of vintage appeal.... With that slight "patina of time" appearance not yet found with newer knives. This rare WESTERN USA hunting knife will make a great addition for the outdoorsman, or collector or in your family!
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Please view photos carefully to determine your evaluation. The item "RARE WESTERN 648B USA 1965-75 HUNTING KNIFE & CASE VINTAGE 7 Jig Bone Stag Type" is in sale since Monday, August 23, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Vintage Fixed Blade Knives\Factory Manufactured". The seller is "aux-power" and is located in Coos Bay, Oregon.
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