Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

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: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Postby Baykeeper » Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:21 am

I am primarily a Buck collector, I'm even a member of the Buck Collectors Club, but it seems if you are a knife collector in any sense you cannot avoid being a Camillus collector too. My specialty has been the Buck 300 Series, specifically those made by Camillus, (including Special Factory Orders). After years of searching I now have at least one of each model, with a total of over 30 knives, ALL made by Camillus, so by default I am actually a Camillus collector it seems.
Rather than show that Buck-but-really-Camillus collection I thought I would post photos of the CC-branded knives that I have, the latest being a couple of Congresses. I think I have a few more in storage, probably a camp knife or two, but these are the ones I have out on my display log.

I'm not really sure of the manufacturing date of any of these other than pre 2007, so if anyone has a clue please pipe in.
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#709 "Yellow Jacket" Half Congress in smooth Yellow Delrin & #712 "Congressional District", (etched on reverse of serrated blade), full Congress in smooth Black Delrin w/serrated blade.
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#26 Folding Hunter in Stagalon, (my favorite BTW). I just love the grind they used on this model.
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#77 small Stockman w/jigged Delrin handles, carbon blades.
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Marlin Spike, (#96 or #97?), jigged Delrin, carbon blade, SS spike. This was the same frame used for the famous Buck #315. Local find, actually carried and used by a commercial fisherman.
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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Postby espn77 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:07 pm

A friend of mine sent me pictures of his display. I'm not a Camillus guy so I passed on it but thought I'd share it here. I think it's cool.
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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Postby carrmillus » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:40 pm

...I found one of those years ago, but it was just the shell, I had to rebuild it and put a display board in it with just horizontal shelves. also had to redo all the lettering on the outside of it, glad I did it years ago, I don't think I could do all that to one now!!!......... ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ...........

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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Postby garddogg56 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:17 pm

Heres three I used all week at camp a 72 that I have a new appreciation for, an electricians knife and a fishing knife made for Craftsman..All three great knives :)
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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Postby roger007 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:56 pm

Custom by Wallace Rockwell, Jr.
Camillus 4-line blade.
I like that an old parts knife could be given a second chance - & look so awesome! ::ds::
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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Postby kootenay joe » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:20 am

Wallace makes great 'Camillus' knives and sends them out sharp ! You get a custom level workmanship for a fraction of the price.
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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Postby carrmillus » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:57 pm

roger007 wrote:Custom by Wallace Rockwell, Jr.
Camillus 4-line blade.
I like that an old parts knife could be given a second chance - & look so awesome! ::ds::

....my grandpa would slobber all over that one!!!!........... ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ..............

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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Postby WelderBob » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:32 pm

A nice honest Camillus congress that I think is neat, not the prettiest by any means but I like it.
All blades marked, steel bolsters, hammered pins, 4 1/8".
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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Postby gsmith7158 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:17 pm

Bob that one is pretty doggone nice if you ask me! :D I like it. ::nod::
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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Postby FRJ » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:22 am

Here's a Camillus 92.
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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Postby parman » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:00 am

This knife is what brought me to AAPK to begin with. I was looking for info on it because I wasn't sure if any Camillus knives were made after the bancrupcy. I found a post here showing this as a 2006 knife.The guy selling it said it was bone but I was sure it isn't. I bought it pretty cheap and it's my first canoe
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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Postby whitebuffalo58 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:43 pm

but it seems if you are a knife collector in any sense you cannot avoid being a Camillus collector too.


No doubt!

Here's a few from my toothpick collection. Camillus, Sword Brand, Made In USA, Camco and a couple of Kents with different rough black slabs. I'm sure there are others in the case, contract built by Camillus. It's hard to imagine any knife collection not having a few Camillus built knives in it.

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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Postby Just Plain Dave » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:06 pm

This is a Camillus 43. Snaps nice but has a pivot pin that ain't secure on one side.
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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Postby knifegnome » Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:04 am

Camillus Barlow and box.
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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Postby jerryd6818 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:33 pm

These are Camillus #53s. No pattern stamp on the tang pile side and not in any catalogs I have access to, it took me a long time to identify the knife. I bought the first one off eBay along with a Camillus #41 as part of a two knife bundle. It was the #41 that I was after. Besides my two, I've only seen pictures of two more and can't remember where I saw them. The only reason I know it's a #53 is because one of the ones I saw a picture of had the pattern stamped on the tang pile side. The knife is 3" closed and as close as I can come (just guessing here) judging by the handle materials, the long line tang stamp and lack of catalog cuts, they were maybe made in the very late 1950s or very early 1960s. I'm calling it a Dog Leg Jack. These are very scarce little Jacks.
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