You are looking at a 100% Original production Western USA knife that has been working somewhere on planet earth since the early 1930s. Original Tenite handles (which has a more intense and vivid yellow hue than the after market Delrin/Acrylic scales), spacers, pommel, guard etc.Are all original as well. These yellows along with the oranges, are probably older than the other colors i. Whites, reds, greens, and they usually have the time and wear marks to prove it, these were working knives after all.
This one is no exception which only adds character. Solid Knife, the blade is pretty much whole and can take a sharpening!Nice pommel, brass guard and scales. One scale has a little bit of a flattening, probably from being a little too close to a campfire, surface patina and markings throughout. The P48 is nimble, but very capable, it can do precision work on that rainbow trout keeper, or tackle and field dressing job from bird to big game. If you really want to own a piece of Western Knife history; you owe it to yourself to have a true old original, and know the difference between them and the aftermarkets. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Vintage Fixed Blade Knives\Factory Manufactured". The seller is "cazador76" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.