The elusive Camillus # 80 pattern

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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The elusive Camillus # 80 pattern

Post by gsmith7158 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:19 pm

After several years of looking this one finally came to papa last week. I don't know the reason but they are extremely hard to find in this condition. :D
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Re: The elusive Camillus # 80 pattern

Post by carrmillus » Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:29 pm

.....o. k., I give up!!.what's the difference in a #80 and a #72?????............. ::doh:: ......................

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Re: The elusive Camillus # 80 pattern

Post by gsmith7158 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:34 pm

carrmillus wrote:.....o. k., I give up!!.what's the difference in a #80 and a #72?????............. ::doh:: ......................
Tommy it's a mystery to me why they are so hard to find because they are the same as a 72 except they have milled liners and the football shield as well as the Camillus Deluxe on the blade. As far as I know they never came with bone handles. ::shrug::
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Re: The elusive Camillus # 80 pattern

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:00 pm

gsmith7158 wrote:After several years of looking this one finally came to papa last week. I don't know the reason but they are extremely hard to find in this condition. :D
Very nice. Good for you. :x :mrgreen: ::mdm::

Here is an ad (1962) and the printing block for the #80 knife. ::tu::
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Re: The elusive Camillus # 80 pattern

Post by carrmillus » Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:57 pm

gsmith7158 wrote:
carrmillus wrote:.....o. k., I give up!!.what's the difference in a #80 and a #72?????............. ::doh:: ......................
Tommy it's a mystery to me why they are so hard to find because they are the same as a 72 except they have milled liners and the football shield as well as the Camillus Deluxe on the blade. As far as I know they never came with bone handles. ::shrug::
...........if I have ever seen one, I don't remember it!!!!....... ::tu:: ...................

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Re: The elusive Camillus # 80 pattern

Post by Shearer » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:35 pm

gsmith7158 wrote:After several years of looking this one finally came to papa last week. I don't know the reason but they are extremely hard to find in this condition. :D
I agree They are very hard to find.Your knife is in very good order.
I have two and both did a lot of work.
The only difference I have noticed my two have black handles.

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Re: The elusive Camillus # 80 pattern

Post by gsmith7158 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:19 pm

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gsmith7158 wrote:After several years of looking this one finally came to papa last week. I don't know the reason but they are extremely hard to find in this condition. :D
I agree They are very hard to find.Your knife is in very good order.
I have two and both did a lot of work.
The only difference I have noticed my two have black handles.

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Grant I wasn't aware of the ones with black handles. Show a pic of you get a chance. ::tu::
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Re: The elusive Camillus # 80 pattern

Post by Shearer » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:59 pm

gsmith7158 wrote:
Shearer wrote:
gsmith7158 wrote:After several years of looking this one finally came to papa last week. I don't know the reason but they are extremely hard to find in this condition. :D
I agree They are very hard to find.Your knife is in very good order.
I have two and both did a lot of work.
The only difference I have noticed my two have black handles.

Grant
Grant I wasn't aware of the ones with black handles. Show a pic of you get a chance. ::tu::
Here a picture of the two.
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Re: The elusive Camillus # 80 pattern

Post by doglegg » Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:09 pm

Thanks for the pics. Another elusive Camillus to watch for. Congrats to you two on yours. ::tu:: ::tu::

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Re: The elusive Camillus # 80 pattern

Post by jerryd6818 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:01 am

Elusive is a good way to put it. They don't all have the football shield though. And they did make them with bone handles. I think the 80 was introduced in 1954. ::shrug::
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The 3rd one came 11-22-14. You'll note it has the Federal shield.
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Re: The elusive Camillus # 80 pattern

Post by gsmith7158 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:27 am

Now you've done it Jerryd! I must have one of those bone handle 80's. :D
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Re: The elusive Camillus # 80 pattern

Post by DM11 » Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:37 am

Dont know how I missed this. Congratulations Greg. Good score. Good to see the etch. I have a bone 80 and the Powr Kraft version also. The Powr Kraft doesnt have bone covers it has the black covers. They are both used but still in good shape. I watched a very nice bone one sell on ebay some time back it went well past $100.
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Re: The elusive Camillus # 80 pattern

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:58 am

I obtained my first "80" tonight. It looks like it's in EXCELLENT condition. I'll post MY pictures when I receive it. These are the seller's pictures.
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Re: The elusive Camillus # 80 pattern

Post by doglegg » Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:55 pm

A prize there Skip. ::tu::

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Re: The elusive Camillus # 80 pattern

Post by jerryd6818 » Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:14 pm

Skip, judging from the football shield, that appears to be one of the earlier ones ('56 - '65). Also, the handles look like they may be Brownstag® which, if they are, would support that.
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