So the addiction begins

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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So the addiction begins

Postby rarefish383 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:43 pm

Was helping my buddy clean out his garage and he found this knife and gave it to me. Blade stamp is Camillus 1969, Joe.
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Re: So the addiction begins

Postby gsmith7158 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:03 pm

That's a good one to start with Joe. Viet Nam era. Unfortunately that gift may be the ignition for a whirlwind of new purchases that will empty your bank account, Inflate your credit card balances and we may soon see you on the street corner holding a sign that says "Will Work For Knives". :D
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Postby rarefish383 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:17 pm

Already have a sign that says will work for Savages. Not my first Camillus either, I just found the site trying to research the 4 line Scout Knife I found last week. Looking over the weekend, I have a Cat Fish Hunter folder. Several Barlows, several linoleum knives, a Buck rigging knife that looks like the one pictured in another thread. One of my favorite old knives is an Imperial Hopalong Cassidy. By the time I get done looking, I'd be surprised if I don't have about a dozen Camillus knives, Joe.

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Postby jerryd6818 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:21 pm

Welcome to AAPK.

Do I see a broken spring? Sure looks like it. These are commonly referred to as MIL-K (sometimes MIL-K-818). They were first made during WWII (mostly by Kingston) and discontinued after the war. Camillus started making them in 1957 or 1958, I can't remember which and made them until they closed their doors. They are known to break springs.
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Postby dcgm4 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:24 pm

Nice knife. ::tu:: Unfortunately, knives (any type) are more addictive than any drug out there. You can't escape it. All you can do is feed the beast. ::nod::
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Postby SteelMyHeart85420 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:42 pm

I'd be interested in that, just for the bail, to repair my 1976 MIL-K. Both my springs are good-for now, anyway. Or anyone?
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Re: So the addiction begins

Postby rarefish383 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:09 am

jerryd6818 wrote:Welcome to AAPK.

Do I see a broken spring? Sure looks like it. These are commonly referred to as MIL-K (sometimes MIL-K-818). They were first made during WWII (mostly by Kingston) and discontinued after the war. Camillus started making them in 1957 or 1958, I can't remember which and made them until they closed their doors. They are known to break springs.

Good eye, yes broken spring, Joe.


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