Help me figure out this Camillus #64 please

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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Help me figure out this Camillus #64 please

Post by Meridian_Mike » Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:53 pm

Hello everyone.
I just found this guy on the bay and went with the BIN price.
NOW, I do see the white mold stuff on the handles BUT, The scales do look curious.

I am trying to figure out if they are Delrin, Jigged bone or maybe stag(?).

The handle pattern sure does look NICE!! I mean, look at the pattern on the pile side. Very nice!

Anyway, the tang stamp is a single underline so ..... what, maybe 50s?

Here is a couple of pics.
#64 Premium Stock pile side.jpg
#64 Premium Stock shield side.jpg
Y'all set me straight.

Mike
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Re: Help me figure out this Camillus #64 please

Post by Meridian_Mike » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:32 pm

Scanning the catalogs,
I see there was a Brownstag (tm) scale material (1960s), a Cabone material and and then later...delrin.

Some knives were available in Indian Stag but I don't see the #64 on that list.

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Re: Help me figure out this Camillus #64 please

Post by Meridian_Mike » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:55 pm

Here is a picture of a 64 that I have. It is obviously Delrin.
64 Jr prem stockman_2.JPG
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Post by New_Windsor_NY » Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:41 pm

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Re: Help me figure out this Camillus #64 please

Post by Meridian_Mike » Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:41 pm

I found a pattern that pretty much matches on a CLEAN knife out on the bay.

I don't know what this stuff is BUT it shore ain't stag....LOL.
#64 Premium Stock pile side copy.jpg
#64 Premium Stock shield side copy.jpg
Looks sorta like it's on the plastic side.
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Re: Help me figure out this Camillus #64 please

Post by Doc B » Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:07 pm

Is that the notorious Delrin haze?
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Re: Help me figure out this Camillus #64 please

Post by Meridian_Mike » Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:12 pm

Doc B wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:07 pm
Is that the notorious Delrin haze?
Could very well be.....
I'm gonna tell you what.... That haze sure did a number on me. It looks like stag at first glance.

Duhhhh huhhhh
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Re: Help me figure out this Camillus #64 please

Post by jerryd6818 » Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:25 pm

I'm going with mfg. in the '70s and "Indian Stag (Delrin®) handles with a serious case of "Delrin® Haze". Scrub those handles down with a soft cloth saturated with some machine oil (3-IN-ONE). They should come right back. Just give it the old Mikey Magic Touch. ::super_happy::
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Re: Help me figure out this Camillus #64 please

Post by Meridian_Mike » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:02 pm

jerryd6818 wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:25 pm
I'm going with mfg. in the '70s and "Indian Stag (Delrin®) handles with a serious case of "Delrin® Haze". Scrub those handles down with a soft cloth saturated with some machine oil (3-IN-ONE). They should come right back. Just give it the old Mikey Magic Touch. ::super_happy::
Yep, I'm gonna give it a good scrub up and a blade cleanin' and sharpnin'..
I sure do hate to take away the detail you can see thru the "Delrin haze"....
(That is so cool how you get the little "circle R" after the word Delrin....)
The roughness of the surface is seen really well thru the haze. That is what had me fooled at first glance.
Oh well.... ONWARD!
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Re: Help me figure out this Camillus #64 please

Post by tongueriver » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:04 pm

When I was young and ignorant I bought a Cammy with "Indian Stag/India Stag" (back in my 60s), thinking it was antler. But I think their rendition of red stag is really pretty attractive.
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Re: Help me figure out this Camillus #64 please

Post by Meridian_Mike » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:10 pm

I agree... very attractive.
I like the rough texture down in the grooves. Looks really good!
Like I said above... that was what got me when I saw the haze. It really looks.... realish.....LOL.

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Re: Help me figure out this Camillus #64 please

Post by jerryd6818 » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:42 pm

Mike, you won't destroy any detail by rubbing the handle with a soft rag that's been dampened with some machine oil.

And I get the "Registered Trade Mark" symbol by holding down the Alt key and tapping in sequence, 0174 on the ten key pad. It doesn't work if you type it out on the number keys across the top of the keyboard. If you're not on a PC, I don't know if it can be done any other way.
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Re: Help me figure out this Camillus #64 please

Post by Meridian_Mike » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:32 am

NOW... that is just too COOL®....
What a neat thing to be able to DO®....Hehehe....

FUN®

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Re: Help me figure out this Camillus #64 please

Post by jerryd6818 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:43 am

BTW, you have a PM.
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Re: Help me figure out this Camillus #64 please

Post by joefm » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:13 pm

hey guys,

i will post a pic of the knife im asking about tomorrow i was hoping to today but cant get to it just yet. i have a 64 like the one on this post but mine has rogers bone handles it is the only camillus knife ive ever saw with handles that pretty. i got it in a trade recently matter of fact my wife might have put it in my store on here? if so then please look if you can help me with info! i dont know much about these knives but i love this one if i didnt need the money i would def. keep it! but any info especially value would be greatly appreciated m!

thanks again,
joe
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