Camillus TL-29BX Hawkbill Electrician’s Knife

Camillus TL-29BX Hawkbill Electrician’s Knife
Camillus TL-29BX Hawkbill Electrician’s Knife
Camillus TL-29BX Hawkbill Electrician’s Knife
Camillus TL-29BX Hawkbill Electrician’s Knife
Camillus TL-29BX Hawkbill Electrician’s Knife
Camillus TL-29BX Hawkbill Electrician’s Knife
Camillus TL-29BX Hawkbill Electrician’s Knife
Camillus TL-29BX Hawkbill Electrician’s Knife
Camillus TL-29BX Hawkbill Electrician’s Knife

 

Camillus TL-29BX Hawkbill Electrician’s Knife

 

BRAND:   Camillus Cutlery Company

MAKER:   Camillus 

PATTERN:   TL29BX 

LENGTH (Closed):   3-5/8”

BOLSTERS:   Nickel silver

HANDLES:   Wood grained Delrin

BLADES:   Hawkbill & screwdriver blade.

LINERS:   Brass

TANG STAMPS:   CAMILLUS (long line over top & bottom of name)/New York/U.S.A.

CONDITION:   New old stock in box with paperwork. There is still a little dried oil in the knife, but I cleaned most of it off.

DAMAGE:   No damage noted to the knife (the box did its job!) But there is some damage to the box and staining to the paperwork inside.

BLADE WEAR:   None-still has factory edge

SNAP:   Like new

 

MADE IN:   U.S.A.

 

ADDITIONAL INFO:    The first appearance I can find in a Camillus publication for this knife is in 1988 Camillus flyer. The last appearance I have been able to confirm it is 1999 in a Camillus price list. I don’t have been a complete set of Camillus catalogs or pricelists prior to 1988 until I get back to 1979 and the TL-29BX is not listed in the 1979 catalog. Camillus actually did not produce a catalog every year but would often send out new pricing sheets and maybe a brochure or flyer with new patterns, but even that didn’t happen every year.

Historically Schrade made a large Hawkbill knife they called a skinning knife that was used by electricians to remove the insulation from wires, especially larger wires with thicker and tougher insulation. This pattern is a nice compromise over the much bulkier large Hawkbill knife and though the blade is not as long the curve of the blade allows the user to get under the insulation and cut up along the wire to remove insulation. It also has the clevis to keep it attached to your tool belt, (a handy feature if you’re working on a ladder or on overhead electrical lines). It also has the screwdriver blade with the wire stripping notch.

Here is another piece of Camillus manufacturing history. The last time I saw one in such good condition was when I bought it in a brick-and-mortar cutlery store about 2010. Ironically, I bought this one in the same county from a pawnshop about 18 miles from the cutlery store where I bought the first one, of course I paid more than I did for the original one.

 

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Item # 46410

  • $75.00

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