Camillus #72 Question.

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 #72 Question.

Postby New_Windsor_NY » Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:36 am

Camillus Gurus,
Did Camillus ever produce a #72 knife with NO brand/logo stamp anywhere
on the knife? But yet, "72" IS on the tang of the main blade.
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Re: Camillus #72 Question.

Postby jerryd6818 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:53 am

I have lot's of 72s and clones but nothing like you've described. And I've never seen one like that. Got pictures??
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Re: Camillus #72 Question.

Postby New_Windsor_NY » Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:07 am

Here are the pics. I don't see any signs of the tangs being ground down or any other unnatural damage.
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Re: Camillus #72 Question.

Postby New_Windsor_NY » Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:08 am

Here are the rest of the pics.
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Re: Camillus #72 Question.

Postby jerryd6818 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:27 am

Even more mysterious, this is a post 1976 knife (the last year they pinned the handles on). That knife is a real fumbuzzel for me. I don't even have a guess.
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Re: Camillus #72 Question.

Postby orvet » Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:25 pm

Jerry, the simplest explanation is that a single clip blade missed getting stamped, for whatever reason; stamping machine misfired, blade dropped on floor and swept up and mistakenly put on with the stamped blades, or another explanation entirely, it doesn't matter why, but the only ID on that model is the tang stamp.
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Re: Camillus #72 Question.

Postby gsmith7158 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:49 pm

There's no question that it is a Camillus 72. It just doesn't have a tang stamp. ::nod::
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Re: Camillus #72 Question.

Postby Colonel26 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:34 pm

orvet wrote:Jerry, the simplest explanation is that a single clip blade missed getting stamped, for whatever reason; stamping machine misfired, blade dropped on floor and swept up and mistakenly put on with the stamped blades, or another explanation entirely, it doesn't matter why, but the only ID on that model is the tang stamp.
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Oh no! Now there’s another elusive variation of the 72’s to collect, factory errors! Will it never end? Lol
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Re: Camillus #72 Question.

Postby orvet » Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:28 pm

Maybe we should call it "Occam's 72." :lol:
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Re: Camillus #72 Question.

Postby jerryd6818 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:36 pm

Colonel26 wrote:
orvet wrote:Jerry, the simplest explanation is that a single clip blade missed getting stamped, for whatever reason; stamping machine misfired, blade dropped on floor and swept up and mistakenly put on with the stamped blades, or another explanation entirely, it doesn't matter why, but the only ID on that model is the tang stamp.
Occam's Razor!


Oh no! Now there’s another elusive variation of the 72’s to collect, factory errors! Will it never end? Lol

No!
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Re: Camillus #72 Question.

Postby New_Windsor_NY » Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:04 pm

So in summary, it IS a Camillus 72, it is POST 1976 and who knows what happened to the tang stamp.
Not bad for $15 + shipping!
Thanks to ALL the gurus for your help.
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Re: Camillus #72 Question.

Postby Mumbleypeg » Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:06 pm

There you go New_Windsor! Great investment. You can get JerryD and the Colonel into a bidding war over the knife. You can retire early! Or at least have a real nice vacation. :lol:

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Re: Camillus #72 Question.

Postby carrmillus » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:19 pm

...... ::ds:: ::ds:: ...........

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Re: Camillus #72 Question.

Postby New_Windsor_NY » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:20 pm

Since I just got this a couple of days ago, I'll hang on to it for awhile.
I'm already retired and where I live is a vacation in itself. :D
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Re: Camillus #72 Question.

Postby Colonel26 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:41 am

New_Windsor_NY wrote:Since I just got this a couple of days ago, I'll hang on to it for awhile.
I'm already retired and where I live is a vacation in itself. :D


Be careful now. Camillus isn’t my primary area of interest, and I don’t really perfer knives that small. But there is something about the Camillus 72 that many of us find down right irresistible. The addiction will creep up on you.
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