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 carrmillus » Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:25 pm

orvet wrote: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.

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......dale, neither of mine are marked "sword brand". are they older than the ones that are "sword brand"???........... ::tu:: .................

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 where on the handles and I don't think it has been used a great deal.

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

Postby Meridian_Mike » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:07 pm

I just found me my first Sword Brand. Somebody tried to sneak it on an airplane (so the seller says). Anyway, on it's way to me now.

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

Postby KnifeSlinger#81 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:07 pm

Meridian_Mike wrote:I just found me my first Sword Brand. Somebody tried to sneak it on an airplane (so the seller says). Anyway, on it's way to me now.

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Maybe they couldn't get it onto the plane because sword brand sounds too scary :D
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Nice keen kutter bone stockman for trade
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I am always looking for GEC 81 stockmans and a GEC 33 whittler.

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

Postby Meridian_Mike » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:33 pm

KnifeSlinger#81 wrote:
Meridian_Mike wrote:I just found me my first Sword Brand. Somebody tried to sneak it on an airplane (so the seller says). Anyway, on it's way to me now.

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Maybe they couldn't get it onto the plane because sword brand sounds too scary :D


Yep...sure does sound scary.... don't it?

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

Postby Meridian_Mike » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:55 pm

It's in my hands now... better pic of the tang stamps.....

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

Postby KnifeSlinger#81 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:47 pm

This four line sword brand came in today, it's not perfect but there are no issues either. Only the main blade appears to have any loss. Just a nice little knife with chip and crack free pearl. I picked it up for a song.

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Nice keen kutter bone stockman for trade
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Re: What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

Postby Meridian_Mike » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:54 am

Just purchased this short line #23 Jack off the bay. Blades are in pretty good shape.
It should clean up nicely.

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

Postby KnifeSlinger#81 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:19 pm

This one came in recently. Turned out to be a good one after a little cleaning and sharpening. The blades are near full and the bone is good.

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Nice keen kutter bone stockman for trade
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=57985&p=666533#p666533

I am always looking for GEC 81 stockmans and a GEC 33 whittler.

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

Postby doglegg » Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:24 pm

KS, that does look like a good one. Bones are neat. ::tu::

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

Postby FRJ » Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:09 am

I just went through this thread again.
You guys have put some nice knives in here. ::tu::
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Re: What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

Postby orvet » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:14 am

Nice punch stockman Paul, ya gotta love that Rogers bone! ::tu::

Mike, I like the 23 pattern. I have one scheduled for new handles soon. I haven't decided on stag or bone yet... or maybe something else. ::shrug::
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Re: What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

Postby kootenay joe » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:16 am

Nice pearl 4 blade senator, likely one of the most expensive Camillus knives in it's day.
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Re: What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

Postby Meridian_Mike » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:55 am

orvet wrote:
Mike, I like the 23 pattern. I have one scheduled for new handles soon. I haven't decided on stag or bone yet... or maybe something else. ::shrug::


Oh yes, I bet either will make a beautiful knife! I can't wait to see it when you are done!

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

Postby JACK OF ALL TIRADES » Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:32 pm

My first Camillus and in really nice shape. It is very snappy and a half stop. Its a #27 and I was told maybe the late 50s.One blade even locks for a screwdriver.Its a military linesman.
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Re: What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

Postby JACK OF ALL TIRADES » Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:28 pm

Meridian_Mike wrote:Just purchased this short line #23 Jack off the bay. Blades are in pretty good shape.
It should clean up nicely.

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This shorter underline of the name is said to be 1946-1950. It is the same as my new electricians knife. I have been doing a lot of reading,lately.


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