camillus #72

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 doglegg » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:09 pm

jerryd6818 wrote:My bad. That National Wood Carvers McGrew is serialized (0361).

Jerry they were made pretty close to each other by the serial #'s. I was sure you would have one. ::nod:: ::tu:: ::tu::

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Re: camillus #72

Postby jerryd6818 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:02 pm

Paul, I get the impression they didn't produce a lot of 72s with both sides saber ground. At least you don't see many of them. ::shrug::
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Re: camillus #72

Postby Tsar Bomba » Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:51 am

jerryd6818 wrote:Paul, I get the impression they didn't produce a lot of 72s with both sides saber ground. At least you don't see many of them. ::shrug::

In my meager but growing accumulation of 72s, I have two with the full saber grind. One is a first-gen, the other is a 1047 that doesn't seem cobbled.

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My main user 1047 is a single-side saber grind. It also has the swage on one side only.

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Camillus liked that single-sided saber grind on a lot of their knives, it seems. I've got a 21 with it, too.

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Re: camillus #72

Postby Meridian_Mike » Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:53 am

Well, there ya go.....
Another area of #72 collecting. The blade grind variations.
(This could get as bad as chasing baseball card variations......)

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Re: camillus #72

Postby KnifeSlinger#81 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:17 pm

Tony, the bone 72 of yours is a fine looking piece.
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Re: camillus #72

Postby jerryd6818 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:04 pm

Very nice Tony. I see you go for quality, not quantity. There is enough slight variations in the 72 line to keep you busy and your pocketbook emptied for quite some time to come. And that doesn't include the clones.
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Re: camillus #72

Postby gsmith7158 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:57 pm

Here's another one of the 1047's with a double side sabre ground master. Couldn't resist for $12.99. :D
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Re: camillus #72

Postby KnifeSlinger#81 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:21 pm

gsmith7158 wrote:Couldn't resist for $12.99. :D


Well who could :D
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Re: camillus #72

Postby jerryd6818 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:49 pm

Now you're hoarding, Greg. :lol: :lol: ::poke::
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Re: camillus #72

Postby gsmith7158 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:39 pm

jerryd6818 wrote:Now you're hoarding, Greg. :lol: :lol: ::poke::

I only have 5 of those Jerryd. I don't think it's hoarding until you have 10 or more. ::nod::
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Re: camillus #72

Postby jerryd6818 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:51 pm

gsmith7158 wrote:
jerryd6818 wrote:Now you're hoarding, Greg. :lol: :lol: ::poke::

I only have 5 of those Jerryd. I don't think it's hoarding until you have 10 or more. ::nod::

Keep telling yourself that. :lol: :lol:
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Re: camillus #72

Postby Meridian_Mike » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:03 pm

gsmith7158 wrote:I only have 5 of those Jerryd. I don't think it's hoarding until you have 10 or more. ::nod::


I agree.....
2 is a collection....
5 is a nice collection......
10..... HOARDING....

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Re: camillus #72

Postby jerryd6818 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:46 pm

I finally got it in gear and took a group shot of my custom 72s. There's too much sun today but this will have to do.
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Re: camillus #72

Postby treefarmer » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:50 pm

Mighty fine, Bro. Jerry! ::tu::
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Re: camillus #72

Postby Meridian_Mike » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:53 pm

Oh YES.... those are some real sweethearts!
I like 'em !!!!

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