Camillus #72 Hot Mess

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 Hot Mess

Postby jerryd6818 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:59 am

God knows I'm not against modifying a knife, even a Camillus #72, BUT at least do a decent job of it.

Rare Vintage Camillus #72 Swell Center 4 Spring Pocket Knife
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Re: Camillus #72 Hot Mess

Postby Old Hunter » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:14 am

A good example of what not to do! Jerry, that could be a “special” piece in your collection - hopefully one of a kind! OH
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Re: Camillus #72 Hot Mess

Postby jerryd6818 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:17 am

No, that's alright Colonel, you go ahead and get it. I'll just muddle on without it but thanks for your thoughtfulness.

Edit: You're right. It's the poster child, not so much for "what not" to do but "how not" to do it. Actually, if it were done well, I'd be interested.
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Re: Camillus #72 Hot Mess

Postby Meridian_Mike » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:48 pm

Good golly Miss molly.....
Now that is a real SPECIAL knife..... Anyone should be proud to own that one.....
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Re: Camillus #72 Hot Mess

Postby wlf » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:53 pm

[quote="jerryd6818”. Actually, if it were done well, I'd be interested.[/quote]
I’ve got a project ongoing. ::nod::
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Re: Camillus #72 Hot Mess

Postby Dinadan » Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:38 pm

Wow! Two broken blades and two tipped blades - no wonder this person wanted so many blades if that is the way he treated a knife.
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Re: Camillus #72 Hot Mess

Postby doglegg » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:16 pm

Now I know what to do with all those broken blades. Vintage has become such a meaningless word. ::td::

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Re: Camillus #72 Hot Mess

Postby FRJ » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:22 pm

HA! ... No wonder it's for sale.

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Re: Camillus #72 Hot Mess

Postby Colonel26 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:23 pm

Come on Cuz! That’s a whole nuther category for your collection!
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Re: Camillus #72 Hot Mess

Postby carrmillus » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:33 pm

.............. ::barf:: ::td:: ::dang:: :shock: ::undecided:: ::teary_eyes:: ::hmm:: ::facepalm::.................

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Re: Camillus #72 Hot Mess

Postby DM11 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:14 pm

Oh my that is a mess!
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Re: Camillus #72 Hot Mess

Postby jerryd6818 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:28 pm

I'm going to call it the "Swiss Army #72" Carpenter's and Whittlers knife.
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"The #72 pattern has got to be pretty close to the perfect knife."
--T.J. Murphy 2012

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Re: Camillus #72 Hot Mess

Postby DM11 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:44 pm

I wonder if the tips of the blades were broke off to make it TSA compliant? :lol:
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Re: Camillus #72 Hot Mess

Postby OLDE CUTLER » Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:32 pm

That is nothin' but a mess!
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Re: Camillus #72 Hot Mess

Postby Doc B » Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:33 pm

Maybe they have a job that involves removing a lot of screws. I like the prominent brass pins through the bolsters :shock:
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