What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

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: What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

Postby Twhite » Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:56 pm

The wife and I were out junking today. I was keeping my eye out for a doner. As I want to fix that old “busted” Camillus my dad dad saved. Well anyhow I found a doner for $2 with a good blade and awl. 4 line just like I was looking for.

Now to try my hand at repair work. I can’t wait to give it back to my dad. That will bring back some good memories for sure.

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Re: What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

Postby carrmillus » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:56 pm

..be sure and post photos when you finish!!!...I tried to restore a couple years ago, but didn't have much luck doing it!!... ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ..................

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Re: What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

Postby Twhite » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:34 pm

carrmillus wrote:..be sure and post photos when you finish!!!...I tried to restore a couple years ago, but didn't have much luck doing it!!... ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ..................

Will do. I took the downer apart last night and got the rust off the blade. I will take the other apart this weekend. I need to purchase some rod stock for re-pinning.

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Re: What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

Postby UnderDawgAl » Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:19 pm

From my great-grandmother, born in 1879, here's my only old Camillus.
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Re: What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

Postby woodwalker » Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:53 pm

UnderDawgAl wrote:From my great-grandmother, born in 1879, here's my only old Camillus.IMG_20181209_084416346_HDR.jpg

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Wow what a treasure!! :)

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Re: What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

Postby Twhite » Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:49 am

I found this little 4 line this past weekend with 2 other pen knives. This Camillus had bent pins. So I decided to give knife rehab a stab.

On this one I did not want to spend a bunch of time getting all the stains off of the blade. I only removed the active rust.

Anyhow this is it all put back together. I will clean the pins up smoother and sharpen the blades. It was a fun project. First pic before. Second inside all grungy.
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Re: What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

Postby Kingston73 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:42 pm

Here are some of mine. The middle ones a Kingston and seems to good to be true, is there such a thing as a fake engineer knife?
Also, the bottom one has something wrong with the spring, you can see it's indented and the main blade doesn't snap open or closed. Probably no way to fix that?
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Re: What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

Postby Twhite » Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:07 am

Anyhow several weeks ago I posted pictures of an old busted Scout with green handles. The main Blade was broke and the awl was broken at the tip.

I found another doner 4 line and proceeded to try my first rebuild. It is all together now. I need to do some finish work on the bolsters and scales.

The knife has no wobble and good spring. Pretty happy with my first attempt.

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Re: What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

Postby carrmillus » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:35 pm

...good job!!!...... ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ...........

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Re: What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

Postby Meridian_Mike » Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:46 pm

Heck yeah!! Great job!

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Re: What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

Postby gsmith7158 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:20 am

Here's one I found floating in the bay last Sunday!
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Re: What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

Postby Twhite » Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:52 am

gsmith7158 wrote:Here's one I found floating in the bay last Sunday!

Great looking knife. I really like the jigging on the handle

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Re: What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

Postby gsmith7158 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:43 am

Thanks Twhite! I had never seen one in that condition. I thought I'd better get it. :D
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Re: What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

Postby carrmillus » Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:35 pm

...greg, I wish I could find a sheath in that condition- I have 2, but the sheath's are junk!!........... ::td:: ..............

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Re: What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

Postby woodwalker » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:45 pm

gsmith7158 wrote:Here's one I found floating in the bay last Sunday!

That's a beauty Greg!! Good job, great pickup!! :)


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