camillus take-apart hobo knife on ebay

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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camillus take-apart hobo knife on ebay

Postby carrmillus » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:44 pm

.....anyone notice the $1039.00 Camillus take-apart hobo knife on ebay???...holy mackerel!!!, mine is in better condition than that one, but I never realized it was worth that much!!!....... ::doh:: .............

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Re: camillus take-apart hobo knife on ebay

Postby Mountain Man Knives » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:11 pm

just looked at it, never seen one before, like how its blade was shaped like a butter knifes most have some sort a clip blade in them....that a good amount a money most of the vintage camp or hobo knives made in the US get a good amount ~ I only have my Camp knife that my Pops gave me gave me when I was about 7 years old for are summer camping trips ~ Made in Japan
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Re: camillus take-apart hobo knife on ebay

Postby Mountain Man Knives » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:14 pm

Mountain Man Knives wrote:just looked at it, never seen one before, like how its blade was shaped like a butter knifes most have some sort a clip blade in them....that a good amount a money most of the vintage camp or hobo knives made in the US get a good amount ~ I only have my Camp knife that my Pops gave me gave me when I was about 7 years old for are summer camping trips ~ Made in Japan


this one isn't the exact knife mine is somewhere tucked away in the closet or somewhere ~ anyways that is a nice Camillus ~ I like Case's Catts and Kabar's too that they Manufactured ~ Very Cool Knives

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Re: camillus take-apart hobo knife on ebay

Postby btrwtr » Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:04 am

The guy that is selling that knife will normally discount his knives 20% so that they are only priced at about 5 times their actual value.

I guess the one I have must be worth at least $1500 according to his price logic. Mine doesn't have a cracked handle.

Now I just need someone to believe it's actually worth that much.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Camillus-Slot-Knife-1915-1922-Bone-Stag-3-Piece-Knife-Fork-Spoon-Hobo-Knives-/252986289320?hash=item3ae7286ca8:g:wdQAAOSwwzhZPbMc
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Re: camillus take-apart hobo knife on ebay

Postby orvet » Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:42 am

You’re right Wayne, even discounted 20% his prices are about 500% of reality!
I believe that knife is been taken apart and re-handled and cleaned.
Anybody ever seen 100-year-old brass look that bright before?
Has anyone ever seen 100-year-old bone like that with such crisp & sharp jigging ridges? ::shrug::

It looks to me an awful lot like amber RJB jigged bone from Culpepper’s.
I’m pretty sure Camillus didn’t use that bone 90 to 100 years ago!
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Re: camillus take-apart hobo knife on ebay

Postby gsmith7158 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:03 am

You must remember a purchase from Dit Wit will make you feel better about yourself as you are helping the elderly :D
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Re: camillus take-apart hobo knife on ebay

Postby jerryd6818 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:35 am

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Re: camillus take-apart hobo knife on ebay

Postby Buckibbq » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:07 pm

I like how he says in the description that "you could add it to your collection or everyday use". ::facepalm::
I kind of wish mine had a spoon...
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