Couple OF Old Camillus Knives

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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Couple OF Old Camillus Knives

Postby JohnR » Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:27 pm

Picked up these 2 old Camillus knives, both well used but still tight and sharp. The one I call a Washington Jack, marked Sword Brand, 4 line tang stamp, just under 4".
The other is a large jack, 4 3/8", pretty ugly knife with handles that look like fiberboard, some type of plastic, hook construction, 4 line tang.

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Re: Couple OF Old Camillus Knives

Postby carrmillus » Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:38 pm

...jr, I really like that first one!!!.... ::tu:: ...........

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Re: Couple OF Old Camillus Knives

Postby Old Hunter » Mon May 01, 2017 10:54 am

Very nice John. Lot of life left in the first one and the second one looks barely used. The top knife certainly looks like the knife the GEC Washington Jack was copied from. OH
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