Case's Pre-Dotted 54 Pattern. I do think that more research into these knives will show that you can tell earlier ones from later models by the markings, handle and pins or rivits that were used. Remington Knife Handle Materials. Then lastly is the "A". At some point, someone at Western determined that the thigh strap grommet would work in place of the rivets just as well and Western would only have to maintain 1 item in stock.
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Western Bowie Knife, Vietnam?
Western opened their new, modern, state-of-the-art facility in Longmont Colorado in Full tang handle and leather sheath. Whittling And Wood Carving. I can't be sure of that as sheaths in general have a tendency to get hooked up with a knife during different times in the life of a knife, and the W49 sheath is rather on the delicate side for such a heavy knife and often were replaced over time. Brass guard is stamped: Posted 03 April -