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 1967redrider » Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:03 pm

The 72 is the unofficial AAPK pocket knife. ::nod::

Almost like a rite of passage or membership necessity.
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Re: camillus #72

Postby jerryd6818 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:43 pm

1967redrider wrote:The 72 is the unofficial AAPK pocket knife. ::nod::

Almost like a rite of passage or membership necessity.

And rightly so. It's a great medium sized Goldilocks knife. Not too small, not too big. Just right.
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Re: camillus #72

Postby DM11 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:22 pm

jerryd6818 wrote:You done yourself proud David. That's a good'un.


Thank you Jerry!
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Re: camillus #72

Postby DM11 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:00 am

This one came in yesterday.
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Re: camillus #72

Postby gsmith7158 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:19 am

Nice one David! ::tu::
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Re: camillus #72

Postby DM11 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:25 am

Thank you Greg.
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Re: camillus #72

Postby carrmillus » Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:39 am

DM11 wrote:This one came in yesterday.

.......I've got it's twin!!!!........... ::tu:: .....................

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Re: camillus #72

Postby Meridian_Mike » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:06 pm

Maybe y'all know all about these..... BUT... I saw this on the bay this morning.

McGrew (??)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mcgrew-Camillu ... rk:17:pf:0

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Looks like they are right proud of 'em too.......
(There is 2 different ones listed.)

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Re: camillus #72

Postby jerryd6818 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:12 pm

Meridian_Mike wrote:Maybe y'all know all about these..... BUT... I saw this on the bay this morning.

McGrew (??)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mcgrew-Camillu ... rk:17:pf:0

mcgrew.jpg

Looks like they are right proud of 'em too.......
(There is 2 different ones listed.)

::shrug::

Yep, McGrew. Made by Camillus. In my estimation, $30-$50.
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Re: camillus #72

Postby Meridian_Mike » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:15 pm

jerryd6818 wrote:Yep, McGrew. Made by Camillus. In my estimation, $30-$50.


The price made me drop my jaw a bit.... I like your price a whole lot more Jerry.

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Re: camillus #72

Postby jerryd6818 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:24 pm

I offered $45 and received an instant declination. He's up in "Ditwtexas" territory on this one. I might offer $75 if I really felt a need for it (which I don't) but even that is a stratosphere price to pay for the knife. $60 - $65 is stretching it.
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Re: camillus #72

Postby Meridian_Mike » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:29 pm

jerryd6818 wrote:I offered $45 and received an instant declination. He's up in "Ditwtexas" territory on this one


Yep, I have seen a couple of knives up in that country this morning....
Makes me think.... "now, just who would pay a price like that...."

BUT, there are folks out there that will pay $1,000 for a corn flake that looks like the face of Jesus.

Go figure.
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Re: camillus #72

Postby jerryd6818 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:38 pm

I paid $41 (plus shipping) for this one and didn't record the price I paid for my other one.
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How much do you suppose I could get out of my Cheeto "Flying Fickle Finger of Fate"?
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Re: camillus #72

Postby Meridian_Mike » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:42 pm

Yep... that is a really RARE Cheeto Jerry..... Gotta be worth at least $1500...
(you better get you a glass case for it.... that middle finger sure looks fragile)

::tu::

PS.... I REALLY like the knife better than the Cheeto.
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Then the jealous crow cried "Cora!...Why do you mock me so? You'll always be a beauty and I, a jealous crow."
The Jealous Crow......Chris Stewart & Back Country

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Re: camillus #72

Postby gsmith7158 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:50 pm

I've heard tell some people would pay nearly $100 for that knife. ::paranoid:: :oops:
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