mtds, it's interesting that you point out these similarities. I saw the same thing in the big hawksbills that both companies made (in Utica's case, still make) and postulated that Utica may have bought up some Camillus tooling at the bankruptcy sale. Here's the old thread:viewtopic.php?f=4&t=18478&p=148154&hilit=utica#p148154
Whatever the circumstances, they both made some great knives, and Utica still does. Nothing will take out the sting of losing Camillus, but it's good to know that there is still a Great American Work Knife company.