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orvet wrote:One of the biggest expenses in producing a knife pattern is the cost of the tooling to produce the pattern.
It can run over $10,000 for the tooling on a complex pattern.
Once a company, such as Remington, paid for the tooling for a pattern the tooling belonged to Camillus.
Unless there was an agreement that the contracting company had exclusive rights to the use of the tooling (which cost even more so was seldom done) Camillus owned the tooling and could make what ever they wanted with the stamps, dyes and tooling.
When you see Camillus Cartridge knives that look the same as the Remington's, that is the reason; they were made on the same tooling as the Remington, in the same factory (Camillus) by the same people.
Since the tooling was paid for, that was not factored into the cost of the product so Camillus could sell for less and make plenty on the pattern.
I generally prefer the Camillus series to the Remingtons, myself.
orvet wrote:Thank you Phil, that is good to know. I seem to have my facts skewed a bit. I really appreciate the update.
Since Camillus paid for the tooling and owned it, that is all the more reason for them to use it on their own knives.
Are there any differences between the Camillus Cartridge series and the Remington's?
The Camillus seem to me to be made better for some reason.
Maybe just my prejudice.
Anyone have any of the Camillus Safari Series with the nickel plated bullet case head?
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