Older Camillus Counter Hone

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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Older Camillus Counter Hone

Postby knifeaholic » Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:04 pm

Case made something similar to this, but this is the first Camillus example that I have seen.

I got the photos from a knife collecting group on Facebook.
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Re: Older Camillus Counter Hone

Postby Mumbleypeg » Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:22 pm

Thanks for posting that Steve. That is indeed rare. It would make a nice addition to the Sharpening Stones thread viewtopic.php?f=2&t=40335&hilit=Hone. I have seen Remington counter hones and I have several different hones advertising Case, Queen, and a Robeson "Sharp-Stik" but never have seen one from Camillus before. ::tu::

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Re: Older Camillus Counter Hone

Postby carrmillus » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:29 pm

...I can't remember what I had for breakfast, but I remember seeing one of those stones when I was a kid in the tupelo hdwe. co. store when I was a kid, seems like there was always somebody standing there sharpening a knife every time I went in there with my granddad!!!..... ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ..................

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Re: Older Camillus Counter Hone

Postby gsmith7158 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:55 pm

That's a great piece of history I'd love to have one of those! ::tu::
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Re: Older Camillus Counter Hone

Postby carrmillus » Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:39 pm

.......I wish I weren't a computer dummy and knew how to post photo's!!- I've got a 1930's-1940's era photo of the interior of tupelo hardware(store is famous because that's where elvis's mother bought his first guitar) that shows the long counter where all the knife displays were and there's someone sharpening a knife on something that resembles that stone!!!!................. ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ...................

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Re: Older Camillus Counter Hone

Postby carrmillus » Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:40 pm

carrmillus wrote:.......I wish I weren't a computer dummy and knew how to post photo's!!- I've got a 1930's-1940's era photo of the interior of tupelo hardware(store is famous because that's where elvis's mother bought his first guitar) that shows the long counter where all the knife displays were and there's someone sharpening a knife on something that resembles that stone!!!!................. ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ...................

.........elvis who??.....................

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Re: Older Camillus Counter Hone

Postby gsmith7158 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:49 pm

Dang it Tommy I just came through Tupelo on Friday. I spent the night in New Albany on Thursday. I may have to come by there and give you some lessons. :D
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Re: Older Camillus Counter Hone

Postby knifeaholic » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:42 pm

The counter hone was for sale on facebook...not sure if it is still available. Anyone interested PM me.
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