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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: camillus #72

Postby gsmith7158 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:00 am

jerryd6818 wrote:There's always the one ditwtexas has had listed forever for $279.99 OBO :lol: :lol:


I made ditwit an offer of $125 on that knife and got a no can do. :D
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Re: camillus #72

Postby Tsar Bomba » Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:27 am

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jerryd6818 wrote:There's always the one ditwtexas has had listed forever for $279.99 OBO :lol: :lol:

I made ditwit an offer of $125 on that knife and got a no can do. :D

Egg-zactly why I do not even bother sending sane offers to DITWit (sometimes even with a slight bump with his "charity" in mind) anymore...

To draw an apt analogy, "haggling" with DITW is like trying to teach a pig to sing: It just frustrates you and irritates the pig.
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Re: camillus #72

Postby gsmith7158 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:32 am

Well I finally picked up one of these on the bay tonight. Looks like it needs a little TLC. We'll see what we can do with it when she arrives.
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Postby gsmith7158 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:41 am

By the way, did any body here get that Ducks on the Water ? It went for $76 . I wonder if DITWIT took notice of that.
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Re: camillus #72

Postby jerryd6818 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:58 am

gsmith7158 wrote:Well I finally picked up one of these on the bay tonight. Looks like it needs a little TLC. We'll see what we can do with it when she arrives.

Blade looks pretty full. It just needs some scrubbin' and polishin'. Get that done and she'll shine like a diamond in a goat's, uh, like a new penny.
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Re: camillus #72

Postby orvet » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:27 am

Something I found that works well to clean that white jigged Delrin is an old toothbrush and some baking soda.
Mix a little water with the soda until it's a paste then dip the brush in the soda and scrub away on the Delrin.
It gets most of it out in short order.
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Re: camillus #72

Postby gsmith7158 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:38 am

orvet wrote:Something I found that works well to clean that white jigged Delrin is an old toothbrush and some baking soda.
Mix a little water with the soda until it's a paste then dip the brush in the soda and scrub away on the Delrin.
It gets most of it out in short order.

Thanks Dale ! I'll give that a try when it gets here.
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Re: camillus #72

Postby jerryd6818 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:24 pm

gsmith7158 wrote:
orvet wrote:Something I found that works well to clean that white jigged Delrin is an old toothbrush and some baking soda.
Mix a little water with the soda until it's a paste then dip the brush in the soda and scrub away on the Delrin.
It gets most of it out in short order.

Thanks Dale ! I'll give that a try when it gets here.

An alternate solution. Drizzle a very small amount of Dawn dishwashing liquid on your toothbrush, wet the knife and scrub away. Rinse knife and chase out the water with WD-40 or blow it out with compressed air. Oil the joints. Ta Da.

IF both of those happen to fail, you may have some "Delrin haze" going on there. I haven't seen enough white Delrin knives to know if they are even prone to "Delrin haze" or what it looks like on white Delrin if they are. Delrin haze is simple to remedy. Scrub the knife handle with a soft rag with some machine oil on it (3-IN-ONE, etc) and wipe dry.
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Re: camillus #72

Postby gsmith7158 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:49 pm

jerryd6818 wrote:
gsmith7158 wrote:
orvet wrote:Something I found that works well to clean that white jigged Delrin is an old toothbrush and some baking soda.
Mix a little water with the soda until it's a paste then dip the brush in the soda and scrub away on the Delrin.
It gets most of it out in short order.

Thanks Dale ! I'll give that a try when it gets here.

An alternate solution. Drizzle a very small amount of Dawn dishwashing liquid on your toothbrush, wet the knife and scrub away. Rinse knife and chase out the water with WD-40 or blow it out with compressed air. Oil the joints. Ta Da.

IF both of those happens to fail, you may have some "Delrin haze" going on there. I haven't seen enough white Delrin knives to know if they are even prone to "Delrin haze" or what it looks like on white Delrin if they are. Delrin haze is simple to remedy. Scrub the knife handle with a soft rag with some machine oil on it (3-IN-ONE, etc) and wipe dry.


Jerryd I have all of those ingredients so thanks for the recipe. We'll get that thing sparkling one way or the other! ::tu::
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Re: camillus #72

Postby jerryd6818 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:49 pm

Pictures when you're done, of course.
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Re: camillus #72

Postby gsmith7158 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:02 pm

jerryd6818 wrote:Pictures when you're done, of course.

Absolutely! ::nod::
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Re: camillus #72

Postby #goldpan » Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:15 pm

I'll toss in my 3 cents. I use a 3m scub pad and elbow grease to get rid of Delrin haze. Works fast and easy, no mess! ::nod::
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Re: camillus #72

Postby SolWarrior » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:40 pm

Nice blades on that one, Greg. ::tu:: I don't remember ever seeing a 72 in that exact color. I wonder if it was originally beige throughout or if the jigging had a darker color to it. ::hmm:: Either way, I like the beige handles. It's a classic color. Nice find! ::tu::

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Re: camillus #72

Postby gsmith7158 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:14 pm

SolWarrior wrote:Nice blades on that one, Greg. ::tu:: I don't remember ever seeing a 72 in that exact color. I wonder if it was originally beige throughout or if the jigging had a darker color to it. ::hmm:: Either way, I like the beige handles. It's a classic color. Nice find! ::tu::

Felix I think the cream colored handles were only done for a year or two in several boy scout patterns. I'm sure Jerryd has imparted this information before but I just can't remember the years.
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Re: camillus #72

Postby jerryd6818 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:27 pm

SolWarrior wrote:Nice blades on that one, Greg. ::tu:: I don't remember ever seeing a 72 in that exact color. I wonder if it was originally beige throughout or if the jigging had a darker color to it. ::hmm:: Either way, I like the beige handles. It's a classic color. Nice find! ::tu::

Nope. That's the correct color. This variety of 1047 was only made 1980-1984. I wouldn't say rare but I could be coaxed into saying scarce.
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