Stainless Cutlery Co. New York City – Post Them If You Have Them

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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Stainless Cutlery Co. New York City

Post by FRJ » Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:58 pm

Here's a sweet tip bolstered pearl. 3 1/8"
No brass to be found.
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Post by gsmith7158 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:55 pm

That's a beauty Joe. Are the liners nickel silver?
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Post by FRJ » Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:03 am

Thanks Greg,
I think they are nickel silver. They are of a different hue than the blades. Wish now I had taken a picture of them.
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Post by gsmith7158 » Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:17 am

If they are they won't attract a magnet. Of course being Stainless Cutlery Co. They could be steel.
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Post by LongBlade » Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:42 am

Indeed a sweet tip bolstered pen Joe ::tu:: ... Any info as to company history - was Stainless just the name or were all their knives made of stainless?? Cool - that's a company I never heard of before...
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Post by wlf » Sat Aug 06, 2016 4:31 am

Nice one Joe. I think they are connected to a major manufacturer some way.Seems they were a Camillus mark. Boy those Kastor Bros. were all over.
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Post by danno50 » Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:51 pm

Nice one, Joe! Lyle is correct, Goins says it was a mark used by Camillus from 1924 to 1940.
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Post by FRJ » Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:03 am

Thanks for all the nice comments guys. ::tu::
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Post by kootenay joe » Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:12 pm

Very nice knife, your pics show rainbow colors. I am most partial to Pen knives and grateful that most knife collectors go for Jacks. I have a few similar high quality Pen knives marked "Stainless Cutlery", all from ebay. All very well made. I think Camillus created this line to promote acceptance of Stainless steel knife blades and the best way to do this was to make a superior knife.
Keeping the name "Camillus" off these knives made sure that no one would associate stainless steel blades with Camillus until some acceptance of stainless was gained.
This is my take on Stainless Cutlery so take with salt please.
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Post by FRJ » Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:49 pm

Thank you, KJ.
I think your remarks on Camillus' promotion of Stainless Cutlery is valid. They are a well made knife.
But we should expect that from this era of Camillus. I think I have two Stainless now.
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Post by gsmith7158 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:22 pm

Here is a 4 blade Stainless Cutlery Co.I just picked up. I would say that bone pretty much seals the deal on being a Camillus product.
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Post by woodwalker » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:08 am

Very very nice Greg!! ::tu::

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Post by gsmith7158 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:53 am

woodwalker wrote:Very very nice Greg!! ::tu::
Thanks woodwalker! I have one other Stainless Cut Co., a single blade lockback with similar bone handles. They are high quality knives. ::nod::
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Post by FRJ » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:54 am

A very handsome knife, Gregg. ::tu::
Thanks for showing it here.
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Post by gsmith7158 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:58 am

FRJ wrote:A very handsome knife, Gregg. ::tu::
Thanks for showing it here.
Thanks Joe! I didn't notice until after I took that pic but it still has a partial etch on the master that says stainless.
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