My New Camillus EDC

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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My New Camillus EDC

Postby orvet » Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:39 am

I set up my table at the OKCA mini show this last Saturday.
I got a bunch of really cool knives, but this one I believe will be a keeper.
I EDCed it today… I love it! Good snap, a beautiful double swedge and a long pull, what's not to like? :mrgreen:
Did I mention the awesome bone handles?

I hope you enjoy the pictures.


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Re: My New Camillus EDC

Postby kennedy knives » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:56 am

Very nice find ::tu::

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Re: My New Camillus EDC

Postby jerryd6818 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:29 pm

You're a lucky duck Dale. You don't stumble onto one like that every day.
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Re: My New Camillus EDC

Postby Meridian_Mike » Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:46 pm

Oh yeah.... that is a sweetheart there Dale. Nice find!!

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Re: My New Camillus EDC

Postby Gunsil » Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:01 pm

I am really more of a fixed blade guy, but isn't that a Schrade trapper frame somebody has put an ill fitting Camillus blade into?

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Re: My New Camillus EDC

Postby Eye Brand Man » Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:49 pm

Gunsil wrote:I am really more of a fixed blade guy, but isn't that a Schrade trapper frame somebody has put an ill fitting Camillus blade into?


That was my first thought when I seen it. That frame has Schrade all over it.
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Re: My New Camillus EDC

Postby 313 Mike » Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:37 pm

That is a handsome knife Dale! Love the bone, shield, blade, handle shape, regardless Schrade, Camillus, or a combination thereof, I'm sure it will make for a great carry. ::tu::
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Re: My New Camillus EDC

Postby SteelMyHeart85420 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:22 pm

I'll toss my hat in with Frankenknife guys....nice looking blade, surprised to read it works well, looks like liner is a bit squished, Definitely doesn't appear to fit that frame well. Use it!

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Re: My New Camillus EDC

Postby doglegg » Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:53 pm

Dale that knife makes my pocket jealous. Glad you got it and get to enjoy it. ::tu::

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Re: My New Camillus EDC

Postby 1967redrider » Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:00 pm

That's a nice dogleg! ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: My New Camillus EDC

Postby orvet » Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:33 pm

When I saw it and picked it up I expected it to be a Schrade. I was surprised to see the Camillus name. I was two or three tables away from my table, trying to buy a knife and watch my table for customers as well, since I was doing the show alone. About that time someone came to my table and I paid for the knife and hurried back to my table to help a customer.
I had already missed out on another deal because I went to help a customer at my table and when I came back all of $10 zipper cases that he was selling for $2 each were gone. I should've bought a dozen of them!
So when it came to the Camillus/Schrade I knew I liked the knife and it wasn't being particular. The price was pretty reasonable too.

When I get a little time I need to research it. It might be I found the perfect handle for a Schrade Cut Co. trapper I have with a broken bone handle.
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Re: My New Camillus EDC

Postby Colonel26 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:51 pm

I don’t care what ya call it, I like it. ::tu::
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Re: My New Camillus EDC

Postby woodwalker » Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:13 pm

Very nice Dale!! :)

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Re: My New Camillus EDC

Postby KnifeSlinger#81 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:03 pm

Gunsil wrote:I am really more of a fixed blade guy, but isn't that a Schrade trapper frame somebody has put an ill fitting Camillus blade into?


I would bet money that is a schrade frame, it's either cut co or early walden. The fancy shield and rat tail bolsters did not last past the 50's on their respective trapper patterns.
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Re: My New Camillus EDC

Postby carrmillus » Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:59 pm

orvet wrote:When I saw it and picked it up I expected it to be a Schrade. I was surprised to see the Camillus name. I was two or three tables away from my table, trying to buy a knife and watch my table for customers as well, since I was doing the show alone. About that time someone came to my table and I paid for the knife and hurried back to my table to help a customer.
I had already missed out on another deal because I went to help a customer at my table and when I came back all of $10 zipper cases that he was selling for $2 each were gone. I should've bought a dozen of them!
So when it came to the Camillus/Schrade I knew I liked the knife and it wasn't being particular. The price was pretty reasonable too.

When I get a little time I need to research it. It might be I found the perfect handle for a Schrade Cut Co. trapper I have with a broken bone handle.

....I'd hate to tear up a Camillus to fix a schrade!!!!............ ::facepalm:: .......................


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