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!

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:50 am

Today I acquired this Camillus 18. It is in very good condition and requires no extra care.
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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Post by cody6268 » Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:38 am

902 "Mini Double Lockback Promaster". Dunno why these are so elusive. It was made from the late '80s all the way up to close. I found mine here by the way.

I find it to be a great EDC. Doesn't weigh a whole lot, small (3 1/8") and the locks, being offset (the furthest back is for the serrated, the one towards the front for plain edge), are easy to release. I have also figured out how to one-hand open the clip blade with my right hand. Not to mention due to the serrated blade, it cuts above its small size.
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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:25 pm

Hopefully, these two will be arriving soon. They look like they're in pretty decent shape. I'll check each one out, do any necessary cleaning, take some pictures and post them in the appropriate location(s).
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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Post by doglegg » Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:07 pm

Looks like bone on the two of them. Is the lower one a 33? ::shrug:: ::nod:: ::tu::

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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:36 pm

doglegg wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:07 pm
Looks like bone on the two of them. Is the lower one a 33? ::shrug:: ::nod:: ::tu::
Thank you Floyd. The top one is a "16." I'm pretty sure a "33" has a semi-circle cut out in the handle. The bottom one has no cut out, so I'm not really sure what it is. ::shrug::
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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Post by jerryd6818 » Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:41 pm

doglegg wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:07 pm
Looks like bone on the two of them. Is the lower one a 33? ::shrug:: ::nod:: ::tu::
Not likely. A #33 is an EZ-Open. That one looks pre-WWII to me but I could be wrong.
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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Post by kootenay joe » Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:16 pm

carrmillus wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:34 pm
......that's a winner!!!,yours is in much better condition than the one I have!!!!................ ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ................
carmillus would you please post a picture of your knife that is similar to my "Sailor's jack ".
I have been in touch with Frank T. and he found a card from 1915 showing my knife as "S131" which is also written on back of master blade. Frank says he has never seen another and thinks only a few were made to show prospective buyers like the Canadian Navy. "few" = 10 or less.
It would be helpful & interesting to see another example.
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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:43 pm

kootenay joe wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:16 pm
carrmillus wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:34 pm
......that's a winner!!!,yours is in much better condition than the one I have!!!!................ ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ................
carmillus would you please post a picture of your knife that is similar to my "Sailor's jack ".
I have been in touch with Frank T. and he found a card from 1915 showing my knife as "S131" which is also written on back of master blade. Frank says he has never seen another and thinks only a few were made to show prospective buyers like the Canadian Navy. "few" = 10 or less.
It would be helpful & interesting to see another example.
kj
Roland, just a FYI, Tommy (carrmillus) doesn't post pictures.
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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Post by kootenay joe » Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:47 pm

H'mm. This knife i have has historical significance to some degree and if there is another identical knife it is important to document.
Maybe C. could email a picture to myself ? or get a relative to ?
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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:01 pm

kootenay joe wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:47 pm
H'mm. This knife i have has historical significance to some degree and if there is another identical knife it is important to document.
Maybe C. could email a picture to myself ? or get a relative to ?
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Try sending him a PM or an email. Maybe he just doesn't post pictures in the forums. ::shrug::
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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Post by carrmillus » Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:03 pm

New_Windsor_NY wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:43 pm
kootenay joe wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:16 pm
carrmillus wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:34 pm
......that's a winner!!!,yours is in much better condition than the one I have!!!!................ ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ................
carmillus would you please post a picture of your knife that is similar to my "Sailor's jack ".
I have been in touch with Frank T. and he found a card from 1915 showing my knife as "S131" which is also written on back of master blade. Frank says he has never seen another and thinks only a few were made to show prospective buyers like the Canadian Navy. "few" = 10 or less.
It would be helpful & interesting to see another example.
kj
Roland, just a FYI, Tommy (carrmillus) doesn't post pictures.
...I was commenting on the sunfish!!!..... ::facepalm:: ..........

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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Post by kootenay joe » Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:46 am

O.K. then perfect, no need for pictures.
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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:10 pm

These two arrived yesterday. I gave each a quick once over, took a few pictures and here they are.
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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Post by Vit_213 » Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:14 pm

Last year I picked up this #884 Stockman knife. I know that this was done around 1991, but I don't know what the inscription "USWA Local 37" means ::shrug:: .
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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Post by cody6268 » Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:16 pm

Vit_213 wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:14 pm
Last year I picked up this #884 Stockman knife. I know that this was done around 1991, but I don't know what the inscription "USWA Local 37" means ::shrug:: .
I think its a trade union....

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