What did I buy?

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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What did I buy?

Postby Kingston73 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:38 pm

First post here, I’ve been on bladeforums for years and just started getting into traditional knives. I just won these two and haven’t even received them yet but I’d like some more information about them. I thought this would be a good place to start, any info you can give me is appreciated.

I think the blade/caplifter might be military issue? It looks like it’s missing a bail maybe? No idea what the other is or what the 4th, unopened blade is.
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Re: What did I buy?

Postby doglegg » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:49 pm

Seem to have the older Camillus tang stamp. Both look like honest old knives. ::tu::

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Re: What did I buy?

Postby thefarside » Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:06 am

The unopened blade is a can opener.

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Re: What did I buy?

Postby Kingston73 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:46 am

Is there any way to tell the age of a Camillus? I know case marked theirs with dots so you could tell the exact year for at least the70’s. Is there a Camillus database I can find out more about these?

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Re: What did I buy?

Postby Shearer » Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:03 am

This topic might help you.
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