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 Vit_213 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:14 am

Wharnecilff wrote:Picked up this paratrooper at an estate sale. No idea of age/date.. opinions?

Wow! Looks like this is the beginning of the release.
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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Postby Meridian_Mike » Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:44 pm

Wharnecilff wrote:Picked up this paratrooper at an estate sale. No idea of age/date.. opinions?


My opinion is..... That is a sweet knife!
Congrats on the find!!

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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Postby Tsar Bomba » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:20 pm

This thread is here to remind me that I have to get my hands on a 23. :lol:

Here are some more of my Camillus knives. A few are contract knives and some of those are shown next to their Camillus-branded brethren.
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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Postby OLDE CUTLER » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:17 pm

I picked up this Camillus #18 Jack at a gunshow last weekend for $3, it was kind of rough. But it cleaned up good and now is an EDC. Some people don't like the staglon handle material on these, but I can always rehandle it to something more interesting if need be.
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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Postby carrmillus » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:32 pm

Tsar Bomba wrote:This thread is here to remind me that I have to get my hands on a 23. :lol:

Here are some more of my Camillus knives. A few are contract knives and some of those are shown next to their Camillus-branded brethren.

.......really like the looks of that 1st gen #72!!!............ ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ..........................

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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Postby DM11 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:51 pm

OLDE CUTLER wrote:I picked up this Camillus #18 Jack at a gunshow last weekend for $3, it was kind of rough. But it cleaned up good and now is an EDC. Some people don't like the staglon handle material on these, but if I can always rehandle it to something more interesting if need be.
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Good score Olde Cutler. Camillus Staglon seems to age well and looks better as it goes.
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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Postby jerryd6818 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:46 pm

Gentlemen. "Staglon" is a Schrade name. Camillus called it "Indian Stag". ---► viewtopic.php?t=36483

Forgot about this thread when I posted this Camillus 697 Riggers Knife that I recently acquired. The spike is a tad wobbly in the closed position but other than that she's tight and Snapping Turtle snappy.
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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Postby Tsar Bomba » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:10 pm

carrmillus wrote:.......really like the looks of that 1st gen #72!!!............ ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ..........................

Thanks! ::handshake:: I think it's Rogers bone, to date it's still my only 1st-gen. I really need to find myself a user, too. :mrgreen:

jerryd6818 wrote:Forgot about this thread when I posted this Camillus 697 Riggers Knife that I recently acquired. The spike is a tad wobbly in the closed position but other than that she's tight and Snapping Turtle snappy.

I have a British navy knife from the late wartime period (44/45?) that has the same curiosity, Jerry. The marlin spike is tight as can be when open, but when closed it has play of about 1/8" at the tip. Not a big deal by any means (who uses the spike closed anyway??) but I wonder if it's a coincidence or if a lot of folding marlin spikes experience this phenomenon.

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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Postby OLDE CUTLER » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:36 pm

jerryd6818 wrote:Gentlemen. "Staglon" is a Schrade name. Camillus called it "Indian Stag". ---► viewtopic.php?t=36483

Forgot about this thread when I posted this Camillus 697 Riggers Knife that I recently acquired. The spike is a tad wobbly in the closed position but other than that she's tight and Snapping Turtle snappy.


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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Postby carrmillus » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:32 pm

Tsar Bomba wrote:
carrmillus wrote:.......really like the looks of that 1st gen #72!!!............ ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ..........................

Thanks! ::handshake:: I think it's Rogers bone, to date it's still my only 1st-gen. I really need to find myself a user, too. :mrgreen:

jerryd6818 wrote:Forgot about this thread when I posted this Camillus 697 Riggers Knife that I recently acquired. The spike is a tad wobbly in the closed position but other than that she's tight and Snapping Turtle snappy.

I have a British navy knife from the late wartime period (44/45?) that has the same curiosity, Jerry. The marlin spike is tight as can be when open, but when closed it has play of about 1/8" at the tip. Not a big deal by any means (who uses the spike closed anyway??) but I wonder if it's a coincidence or if a lot of folding marlin spikes experience this phenomenon.

....my favorite whittler to carry and use is the original split-backspring Camillus whittler!!!....2nd choice is the 1st gen. 72 pattern!!!....... ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ................

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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Postby DM11 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:42 pm

jerryd6818 wrote:Gentlemen. "Staglon" is a Schrade name. Camillus called it "Indian Stag". ---►


Duly noted! ::tu::
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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Postby New_Windsor_NY » Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:09 am

This one has been in the family a long time.
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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Postby Meridian_Mike » Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:42 pm

I LOVE the work on the back bone!
Nice old knife!

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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Postby New_Windsor_NY » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:02 pm

Got this 99 the other day.
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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Postby New_Windsor_NY » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:10 pm

Got this 72 the other day.
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