? for the Camillus experts re: HSB

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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? for the Camillus experts re: HSB

Postby Old Hunter » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:33 pm

Gents, any of you know if Camillus made the later HSB knives? This HSB & Co. is a 3-3/8" Junior Cattle Knife with pre-Delrin synthetic handles (looks very similar to the black plastic on 1950's era Imperial BSA pocketknives). Via searching AAPK (and Blade Forum) I did find Hawk's pictures of his Craftsman 9518 Junior Cattle knife from about 1949 that has a virtually identical main blade - and was said to have been a Camillus product. Thanks for any and all input. OH
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Re: ? for the Camillus experts re: HSB

Postby msteele6 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:27 am

Knife appears to be Camillus made. Like a Camillus 75 pattern.

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Re: ? for the Camillus experts re: HSB

Postby Old Hunter » Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:56 am

Thanks for the input, that is what I'm thinking too. I bought a similar vintage Camillus 75 Jr. Cattle Knife off ebay early this week, waiting on it to arrive so I can compare. Thanks again, OH
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Re: ? for the Camillus experts re: HSB

Postby carrmillus » Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:41 pm

...that's another brand I did not know that Camillus made!!!.......... ::tu:: ..........

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Re: ? for the Camillus experts re: HSB

Postby edge213 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:42 pm

Sure looks like Camillus.
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Re: ? for the Camillus experts re: HSB

Postby Old Hunter » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:02 pm

Here is a pile side shot of the HSB if that helps any. The Camillus 75 I bought to compare it to won't be here until Monday. OH
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Re: ? for the Camillus experts re: HSB

Postby Old Hunter » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:03 pm

And a different mark side view. OH
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Re: ? for the Camillus experts re: HSB

Postby msteele6 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:40 pm

I have a Sword Brand medium cattle knife that appears to be a ringer for your H.S.& B. except for the punch, same shield, same single pin holding on the handles, same jigged black handles. The master blade also appears identical, with the long pull. My Camillus 75 doesn't have a shield and has a more slender master blade with a common nail pull, however, the frame appears to be the same.


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