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 Meridian_Mike » Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:58 pm

gsmith7158 wrote:I've heard tell some people would pay nearly $100 for that knife. ::paranoid:: :oops:


Man.... these folks are driving the price up.
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Re: camillus #72

Postby carrmillus » Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:59 pm

jerryd6818 wrote:I paid $41 (plus shipping) for this one and didn't record the price I paid for my other one.
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Re: camillus #72

Postby DM11 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:52 pm

Got this Schrade 863 in today.
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Re: camillus #72

Postby gsmith7158 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:39 pm

Very nice David ! you're moving right along with that 72 collection . You'll have to show us a family pic when you get a chance. ::tu::
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Re: camillus #72

Postby DM11 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:57 pm

gsmith7158 wrote:Very nice David ! you're moving right along with that 72 collection . You'll have to show us a family pic when you get a chance. ::tu::


Thank you Greg. I'm trying to find a few. With all the manufacturing changes and clones its fun to collect.
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Re: camillus #72

Postby jerryd6818 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:47 am

David, that's a really nice 863. They don't get any better than that. Congratulations.
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Re: camillus #72

Postby DM11 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:35 am

jerryd6818 wrote:David, that's a really nice 863. They don't get any better than that. Congratulations.


Thank you Jerry.
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Re: camillus #72

Postby KnifeSlinger#81 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:31 pm

DM11 wrote:Got this Schrade 863 in today.


Nice one. I'm partial to the schrade version, shockingly.
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Always looking for excellent to mint condition schrade cut co and walden knives. I really like stockman and cattle patterns.

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Re: camillus #72

Postby Colonel26 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:08 pm

Hehe, I found one y’all didn’t see! Snuck this pristine little thing in. Actually, daddy found this and an almost as good shortline, Rogers bone 69 at a gun show and bought them on my behalf. Didn’t even warn me. Just told me how much. Lol.

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Re: camillus #72

Postby carrmillus » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:29 pm

...that's great, col., that knife looks unused to me!!!..... ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ..........

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Re: camillus #72

Postby gsmith7158 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:34 pm

Ohhwee! That's a purty one Wade! ::tu::
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Re: camillus #72

Postby Colonel26 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:52 pm

Thanks guys. Other than the oh so common Delrin center pin crack at the bottom she’s and minty as a box of thin mints.
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Re: camillus #72

Postby DM11 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:49 am

That's a very nice one Colonel!
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Re: camillus #72

Postby Doc B » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:14 pm

Until a couple of weeks ago, I was a Camillus 72 virgin. I'm happy to say, that phase of my life is over. I think I may have stumbled in to a decent deal...
First, I got the bottom, delrin handled knife, off "the bay". At $35, I don't think I got any special deal. It had been described as having excellent action; however, when I got it...all snaps were good, except for the closing of the main blade had no snap. I was torqued!!! Turns out, after cleaning and lubing, it does actually have pretty good snap. But...before I got it cleaned up...I had decided I liked the pattern enough, to try to find another one with good snap. I found the top one, in an Etsy store. I thought I was getting another Delrin one. It came today and I started noticing the differences. Bone and different tip shape to the main blade. I realize the main blade isn't full, walk & talk is about perfect. It turns out I got a bone/ short line. There really isn't much to compare / find in the sold prices, on Ebay. Am I correct it's probably from 1948-50? At $34, did I do OK?
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Re: camillus #72

Postby Colonel26 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:19 pm

Doc, let’s just say that about anyone of us 72 addicts would probably give ya your money back on them if you weren’t satisfied.

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