I was digging around through the many piles of stuff looking for one lost knife and found another that I had totally forgotten about having. It is "toothpick styled fish knife with the de-scaler and a long slender blade Marked CAMCO USA. It has fake jigged bone black handles that are warped from getting too hot in a tackle box at some point in its' life. It has definitely seen better days.
I read on ebay that CAMCO is Camillus' inexpensive import brand that they tried to help keep the company going. This knife I'm pretty sure has been in my grand dad's old tackle box since the 50's.
WHADUPWIDDAT? Was CAMCO a Camillus byname? I've got no plans for that old thing other than to keep it in the museum of family junk/treasures and was just curious.
As for Camillus, This big honkin Moore-Maker trapper I've got is a HELL for STOUT knife. I swore off Camillus in 'Nam because of their two bit TL-29 finger slicing excuse for a liner locked screw driver that I over stressed on hot afternoon in the Tonkin Gulf. I probably would not have bought this thing if I had known ahead of time that Camillus made it. I'm glad now that I did buy it. I see lots of Camillus knives on ebay for not much $$. Are those knives the same quality as this Moore-Maker? I did have to file the outside liner on that Moor-Maker to stop it from rubbing the blade, but other than that, the knife is well built and fitted.
Thanks in advance,
Member of The West Texas Chapter Of Gun Ownin', Pickup Truck Drivin', Jingoistic, Right Wing, History Changin', Huge Carbon Footprint Leavin' Conspirators.