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 Meridian_Mike » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:47 am

Nice Sword Brand Dale.

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

Postby carrmillus » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:27 pm

orvet wrote:One of my favorite topics in the Schrade forum is What is Your Latest Old Schrade?
It occurs to me that we should have a What is Your Latest Old Camillus? I suppose it might be helpful to define old by pre-1960, roughly.

I will started out by posting a Camillus Coke Bottle Hunter that I picked up recently.
The tang stamp is CAMILLUS/CUTLERY CO./NEW-YORK
Goins' dates this tang stamp as circa 1915-1918 with serif letters, which this stamp has. The tang stamp is light, but with a magnifying glass it is pretty clear. This knife has steel beautiful big shield is nickel silver. I love the double swedge grind on both sides of this blade, clear down to the match striker pull. The blade is about 1/4" short but it has good snap on opening and closing, and at the half stop. The wood appears to be ebony.

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I hope you enjoy the pictures and I hope to see your Latest Old Camillus posted soon!

..dale, that is a keeper!!..that's one Camillus that I don't have in my collection!!!...great old knife!!!...... ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: .............

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

Postby orvet » Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:31 am

Here is another old Camillus fixed blade.
Tom Williams told me that these were an existing pattern at the start of World War II and that they were among the first patterns that the government bought because Camillus had inventoried in them.
This is one I just put in my store because believe it or not I actually got an example that is slightly better so I am upgrading my collection and hoping to sell the old example I had this pattern.

I don't think this knife has been sharpened, though I think it's probably been lightly used. The blades are staying and have minor surface pitting. Although I am not inclined to do so, I think this blade could actually be polished if someone decided to do that.

I hope you enjoy the pictures. ::nod::

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

Postby carrmillus » Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:59 pm

..........dale, this is one of my favorite Camillus knives, I have 2, 1 in a display and one in my old tacklebox. both mine are in very good condition, but the sheaths aren't-love this one!!!.......... ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ..........................

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

Postby orvet » Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:46 am

I am really excited about this one, I just won the auction tonight on eBay.
It is the earlier version of the TL-29 and it is stamped Sword Brand on the mark side of the spear blade.
It has the Camillus four-line tang stamp on the pile side tang.
I like the nice bowtie shield.

These are the sellers pictures.

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I'll post some better pictures when I get the knife in hand.
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Re: What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

Postby carrmillus » Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:34 pm

.......... ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: .....................

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

Postby FRJ » Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:14 pm

You're showing some real beauties, Dale. Love that fixed blade!

A well known (and well used) Camillus model.
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Re: What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

Postby carrmillus » Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:41 pm

....that's a winner!!!!........... ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ...........

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

Postby FRJ » Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:40 am

Here's a two blade, four line Congress. 3 1/8"
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Re: What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

Postby FRJ » Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:44 am

Here is a four line Pearl Stockman. 3 7/8"
Lovely old knife.
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Re: What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

Postby msteele6 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:45 am

Nice one ::tu::

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

Postby FRJ » Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:14 am

Thank you sir. ::tu::

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

Postby KnifeSlinger#81 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:51 pm

FRJ wrote:Here is a four line Pearl Stockman. 3 7/8"
Lovely old knife.


SUPER nice knife Joe.
-Paul T.

Looking for mint GEC 81 abilene stockmans and mint GEC slant bolster 82 dixie stockmans

Some camillus knives for trade:
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Re: What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

Postby FRJ » Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:57 pm

Thanks Paul! ::tu::

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

Postby orvet » Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:45 am

Here is another Camillus fixed blade I am keeping for my Camillus display. This one is a Sword Brand with the Sword Brand stamp on the pile side tang and the four-line Camillus stamp on the mark side tang.

Camillus-Sword Brand Rogers bone fixed blade a.jpg

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This is the Sword Brand radio knife I posted about earlier.
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This is a very pretty Camillus Pony Jack #21 with Rogers bone handles.
There is very little wear on the handles and I don't think it has been used much.

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