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The Camillus Cutlery Company was one of the oldest knife manufacturers in the United States with roots dating back to 1876. The company manufactured Camillus branded knives and was a prolific contractor for other knife brands up until its last days in 2007 when the company filed for bankruptcy.
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Re: Welcome to the CAMILLUS CUTLERY COMPANY Forum

Postby wishful » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:43 pm

Hey, Glad to see the new Camillus threads. I got a little interested in the brand about two years ago when I bought a box of Camillus knives from a dealer. There were about 80 knives, all NIB, and I paid $1000. I've been selling them at gun shows for $30 - $50 and I have about 20 left. I picked out 3 or 4 that I like, and will hang on to those. ::tu::
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Re: Welcome to the CAMILLUS CUTLERY COMPANY Forum

Postby Camillus » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:00 pm

Desktop....

The knife pictured in the bottom row far right is a Model #7 CAM-LOK Camillus Sword Brand.
Push up the locking tab to lock blade. This is an OLD KNIFE and I don't see many of them around.
Hope this helps!

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Re: Welcome to the CAMILLUS CUTLERY COMPANY Forum

Postby wishful » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:08 pm

I also have a Cam-Lok if anyone is looking for one. ::nod::
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Re: Welcome to the CAMILLUS CUTLERY COMPANY Forum

Postby Phil Gibbs » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:02 pm

Nice to see this!!

I will try to contribute as my time allows,

Best to all,

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Re: Welcome to the CAMILLUS CUTLERY COMPANY Forum

Postby orvet » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:41 pm

Thank you Phil!

We Camillus lovers will certainly appreciate your input!

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Re: Welcome to the CAMILLUS CUTLERY COMPANY Forum

Postby Aimus Moses » Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:55 pm

Camillus wrote:Desktop....

The knife pictured in the bottom row far right is a Model #7 CAM-LOK Camillus Sword Brand.
Push up the locking tab to lock blade. This is an OLD KNIFE and I don't see many of them around.
Hope this helps!

Camillus

I have a 3 blade stockman that's about 4 inches long that has the same lock for the main blade like your knife Camillus. Has the same type handles. I don't know exactly where it is at this moment but it's around here some place. They are nice knives, I like them.

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Yellow Jaket 707

Postby nifenut » Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:51 pm

Is the Yellow Jaket 707 (Copperhead Double Locking Blades) rare?
Picked one up last weekend. Thought it was unusual. I have a similar one sold by Moore Maker.
I assume Moore Maker contracted with Camillus for the 707.
I believe MM contracts with Queen now.

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Re: Yellow Jaket 707

Postby Phil Gibbs » Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:35 pm

nifenut wrote:Is the Yellow Jaket 707 (Copperhead Double Locking Blades) rare?
Picked one up last weekend. Thought it was unusual. I have a similar one sold by Moore Maker.
I assume Moore Maker contracted with Camillus for the 707.
I believe MM contracts with Queen now.


Yes, Camillus made several knives for Moore Maker.
We did not make many of the 707, IMHO the yellow delrin & delrin stag knives are quite rare.

The Moore Maker knives were made alot later, & I believe the patented spring system was not used on this version.

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Re: Welcome to the CAMILLUS CUTLERY COMPANY Forum

Postby nifenut » Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:15 pm

THANK YOU for the info.
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Re: Welcome to the CAMILLUS CUTLERY COMPANY Forum

Postby galvanic1882 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:03 pm

Not sure which thread to put this so let's try this one. Sherwood Camillus NY jack.
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Re: Welcome to the CAMILLUS CUTLERY COMPANY Forum

Postby toolboy » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:03 pm

Like striking gold -- sure appreciate this forum as I have admired Camillus knives for quite some time.

Will try to post pictures of 2 older knives

One is a 4 1/4" closed English jack

The whittler has a early 3 line stamp (like a 4 line whithout the USA) on the master and the clip blades.
The pen blade is stamped BRANTFORD Cutlery Co USA -- This knife has not been apart or cleaned. Camillus surely made contract knives for Butler Bros who used this mark.
It would have been easy for this to have occured in assembly.

Sure liked the Sherwood -- Camillus knife posted on this thread
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Postby trail » Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:38 am

Welcome, Toolboy. You really started off with a bang, those are two great knives. That Sword Brand is just exceptional.

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Re: Welcome to the CAMILLUS CUTLERY COMPANY Forum

Postby DHULSE » Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:45 pm

I have a display case that came out of an old general store. It has 40 knives and it is display case #470. Any ideas on the worth of this?

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Re: Welcome to the CAMILLUS CUTLERY COMPANY Forum

Postby Miller Bro's » Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:36 am

Let`s see some pictures :wink:
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