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 jerryd6818 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:21 pm

DM11 wrote: I have a couple more in the mail. Won another first gen last night.

Don't tell Greg that. He'll be hanging out by your mailbox.
Be sure and post them when they come.
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Re: camillus #72

Postby Colonel26 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:24 pm

DM11 wrote:Thank you Jerry. I've been trying to snag a few here and there. I have a couple more in the mail. Won another first gen last night.


So it was you!!! Lol. It was a good knife, I tried but came up short. Glad one of the brethren here got it.
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Re: camillus #72

Postby gsmith7158 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:29 pm

Very nice David! ::tu:: That bone handle with no blade etch has a very pleasing brownish tint to it. Most of the ones I have seen are jet black. I like that one. ::nod::
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Re: camillus #72

Postby gsmith7158 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:33 pm

jerryd6818 wrote:
DM11 wrote: I have a couple more in the mail. Won another first gen last night.

Don't tell Greg that. He'll be hanging out by your mailbox.
Be sure and post them when they come.

I watched that one go Jerryd. I made an early bid but figured I probably had enough. :D
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Re: camillus #72

Postby geocash » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:28 pm

Well, since I've been reading AAPK a while, I figured I needed a #72. I'd never had one & it sounded like I was missing out on a good thing.

I reckon I was. Here's what I got & I like it, of course.

The bolsters have some tarnish or etching on one side that shows on the shot of the coping blade. I believe it will polish out easily & I can't see it without my glasses, anyway.
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Re: camillus #72

Postby carrmillus » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:46 pm

...........good one!!!................ ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ..............

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Re: camillus #72

Postby gsmith7158 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:53 pm

Excellent catch Geocash! ::tu::
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Re: camillus #72

Postby Shearer » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:04 am

geocash wrote:Well, since I've been reading AAPK a while, I figured I needed a #72. I'd never had one & it sounded like I was missing out on a good thing.

I reckon I was. Here's what I got & I like it, of course.

The bolsters have some tarnish or etching on one side that shows on the shot of the coping blade. I believe it will polish out easily & I can't see it without my glasses, anyway.


Good catch.It looks like bone handles.

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Re: camillus #72

Postby jerryd6818 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:12 am

Oh my! When you start, you start big. That's a good'un. After Camillus stopped putting bone handles on the #72s, sometime around the mid-50s to early '60s, they only made three more with bone handles that I know of. They made one for SMKW that had "Ole Smoky" etched on the main blade. One that had ducks on the water deep etched on the main blade, maybe made for the National Wildlife Federation but not marked as such and a plain one (yours) with the football shield. All really good black bone. Yours is harder to find.

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Re: camillus #72

Postby geocash » Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:08 am

Thanks, to ya'll because you're the ones I learned what I think I know about the #72 , & clones, when I did my research. It's what I do when I get a new knife & I hope someday to do my research before I buy the knife instead of after I've bought it. But my research tells me that I did get lucky with this one. I'd have never had a clue if I'd not been following some of you.

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Re: camillus #72

Postby DM11 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:37 pm

This one came in yesterday. Short line and no shield.
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Re: camillus #72

Postby Meridian_Mike » Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:43 pm

Good snag David!
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Re: camillus #72

Postby gsmith7158 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:48 pm

Good one David! Early pre-delrin composite in great condition. You have studied well my friend. :D ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: camillus #72

Postby DM11 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:48 pm

Thank you Mike and Greg!
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Re: camillus #72

Postby jerryd6818 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:53 pm

You done yourself proud David. That's a good'un.
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