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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: sword brand

Postby carrmillus » Sat Sep 05, 2015 1:12 pm

.....jerry, that's a neat conversion!!!.......I like it!!!.....somewhere, I've got a set of parts for a 72, minus handles, if I could just figger out where I put them???................ ::facepalm:: ........

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Re: sword brand

Postby jerryd6818 » Sat Sep 05, 2015 1:16 pm

Tommy, when you say handles are you talking about the entire frame (bolsters + liners + handles, etc) or are you talking about the scales (handles, covers)?
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Re: sword brand

Postby carrmillus » Sat Sep 05, 2015 1:54 pm

..just the scales, jerry...it had delrin handles and one of them was cracked!!!....I was going to put walnut scales on it, but never did!!............ ::tu:: ...................

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Re: sword brand

Postby Vit_213 » Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:48 pm

Camillus Wrangler #78
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Re: sword brand

Postby edge213 » Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:51 pm

Very nice Vit.
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Re: sword brand

Postby carrmillus » Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:56 pm

Vit_213 wrote:Camillus Wrangler #78
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And group photo - four sizes of Camillus Indian Stag Stock knives
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......where's your #73,vit????............. ::tu:: ...............

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Re: sword brand

Postby Vit_213 » Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:12 pm

carrmillus wrote:......where's your #73,vit????............. ::tu:: ...............

I was expecting this question... ::facepalm:: ...
My hunting is still going on... ::nod:: ...

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Re: sword brand

Postby carrmillus » Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:07 pm

Vit_213 wrote:
carrmillus wrote:......where's your #73,vit????............. ::tu:: ...............

I was expecting this question... ::facepalm:: ...
My hunting is still going on... ::nod:: ...

....vit, I thought I had 2-#73's, but I only have 1 and I hate to part with it!!.......i'll keep my eyes open, and if I find another, i'll let you know!!!....... ::tu:: ...................

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Re: sword brand

Postby Vit_213 » Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:42 pm

carrmillus wrote:......i'll keep my eyes open, and if I find another, i'll let you know!!!....... ::tu:: ...................

It's great. Thank you! :D

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Re: sword brand

Postby Lansky1 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:43 pm

Vit_213 wrote:The "Silver Sword" series was started in 1982. I have two knives from this series.


I've got a couple Silver Sword's ... one just like the one of yours on the bottom. To me, these seem like Camillus' budget offering - the blades are really chunky by comparison & not ground as finely as most other Camillus knives I've owned.
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Re: sword brand

Postby orvet » Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:06 am

Lansky1 wrote:I've got a couple Silver Sword's ... one just like the one of yours on the bottom. To me, these seem like Camillus' budget offering - the blades are really chunky by comparison & not ground as finely as most other Camillus knives I've owned.


One thing to keep in mind is that the Silver Sword is a far cry from the old Sword Brand that Camillus introduced in 1906. The Sword Brand was the top of the line, the best quality knife made by Camillus.

The Silver Sword was a later series, (1982 as per Vit). In looking at the 1984 Camillus catalog and it seems like many of their designs were patterned after many of the knives coming in from Japan in the same time frame. If you compare the 1984 Camillus catalog to a 1984 Kershaw catalog you will see a lot of stainless steel frame knives with wood inlays in them.

I have had some of the Silver Sword knives and saw some of them in the 1980s when I managed a cutlery store and one of our major lines was Kershaw. I always thought several patterns of the Silver Swords were modeled after Kershaw, but the design was not as well executed as Kershaw or some of the other Japanese knife makers of that time, (the Valor brand comes to mind). All similar style knives but the fit & finish and edge retention of Kershaw always seemed better to me than the other brands.

Overall the Silver Sword line seemed to me to be a heaver knife than other Camillus patterns and as you said, some of the blades did seem "chunky" when compared to other Camillus knives.
I would even go so far as to say the early Silver Swords patterned after the Kershaws seemed "chunky" when compared to Kershaw. IMO, Kershaw had a cleaner execution of the design that the comparable Silver Sword patterns.
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Re: sword brand

Postby Lansky1 » Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:32 pm

Thx Dale - appreciate the intel.
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Re: sword brand

Postby Vit_213 » Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:14 pm

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Re: sword brand

Postby carrmillus » Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:32 pm

........that's a winner, vit!!!.........I kept one in my tackle box for over 30 years, and I've still got it in a display now!!....they are great knives!!.......... ::tu:: ::tu:: ....................

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Re: sword brand

Postby Vit_213 » Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:11 am

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