Camillus Split Spring Whittler Pocket Knife

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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Camillus Split Spring Whittler Pocket Knife

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:46 am

I don't imagine that there are many of these particular Camillus whittler knives floating around, so I'll start with mine. I made a "best offer" tonight and purchased this pocket knife. It's a Camillus (pre pattern "72"), split spring, whittler pocket knife. All 3 blades have the 4 line tang stamp. When it arrives, I'll give it the once over. I'll take and post some pictures. Here it is.
If you have a CAMILLUS, split spring whittler, please post it.
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Re: Camillus Split Spring Whittler Pocket Knife

Post by doglegg » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:29 pm

My only contribution is this one I recently picked up.
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Re: Camillus Split Spring Whittler Pocket Knife

Post by carrmillus » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:34 pm

New_Windsor_NY wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:46 am
I don't imagine that there are many of these particular Camillus whittler knives floating around, so I'll start with mine. I made a "best offer" tonight and purchased this pocket knife. It's a Camillus (pre pattern "72"), split spring, whittler pocket knife. All 3 blades have the 4 line tang stamp. When it arrives, I'll give it the once over. I'll take and post some pictures. Here it is.
If you have a Camillus, split spring whittler, please post it.
...LOVE IT!!!!...I have 1 like it and 3 of the "72" pattern split-spring whittlers, the are way and beyond my favorite knives!!!..... ::groove:: ::ds:: ::tu:: ::tu:: :D :D .............

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Re: Camillus Split Spring Whittler Pocket Knife

Post by carrmillus » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:36 pm

...i wish I could post photo's!!...this computer is the reason I'm retired!!!....... ::td:: ::td:: ::td:: ............

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Re: Camillus Split Spring Whittler Pocket Knife

Post by carrmillus » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:39 pm

...after all these years of collecting CAMILLUS whittlers,the split-spring whittlers are my favorites , but I also like the smaller 3 1/4" sleeveboard pattern whittlers!!...... ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ............

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Re: Camillus Split Spring Whittler Pocket Knife

Post by carrmillus » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:49 pm

....after looking closer at the photo of the bottom of the knife, it looks like yours is a dual spring with spacer. all of mine are like this one, I'm still looking for a true "split-spring"!!......... ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ..........

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Re: Camillus Split Spring Whittler Pocket Knife

Post by Shearer » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:50 pm

Here my one and only.It has milled liners.


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Re: Camillus Split Spring Whittler Pocket Knife

Post by carrmillus » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:58 pm

..VIT, I have one identical to yours!!...yours is the only other one I have ever seen!!!.... ::tu:: ........I also have a "72" pattern with the same bone and shield and worked liners!!!..... ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ...........

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Re: Camillus Split Spring Whittler Pocket Knife

Post by Colonel26 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:42 pm

Skip, it’s hard to tell from the pics, but is yours a swell center like dogleg’s? I could definitely call it a pre72 if it is a swell center. For me that’s what sets the 72 apart from all other three balde knives it’s size.
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Re: Camillus Split Spring Whittler Pocket Knife

Post by carrmillus » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:56 pm

..I think skip's is an equal-end???......... ::shrug:: ...........

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Re: Camillus Split Spring Whittler Pocket Knife

Post by doglegg » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:41 pm

carrmillus wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:49 pm
....after looking closer at the photo of the bottom of the knife, it looks like yours is a dual spring with spacer. all of mine are like this one, I'm still looking for a true "split-spring"!!......... ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ..........
You're right Tommy, it is not a true split spring. I wonder if there ever was a true split spring 72? But being a retired city worker the phrase come to mind 'It's close enough for government work'. ::nod::

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Re: Camillus Split Spring Whittler Pocket Knife

Post by doglegg » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:42 pm

Shearer wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:50 pm
Here my one and only.It has milled liners.


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Wow Grant, what a treasure! Beautiful bone and milled liners. Just wow! ::nod:: ::tu::

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Re: Camillus Split Spring Whittler Pocket Knife

Post by carrmillus » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:48 pm

doglegg wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:41 pm
carrmillus wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:49 pm
....after looking closer at the photo of the bottom of the knife, it looks like yours is a dual spring with spacer. all of mine are like this one, I'm still looking for a true "split-spring"!!......... ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ..........
You're right Tommy, it is not a true split spring. I wonder if there ever was a true split spring 72? But being a retired city worker the phrase come to mind 'It's close enough for government work'. ::nod::
..I remember seeing one on AAPK somewhere, but I can't remember what forum it was on???... ::facepalm:: ......as my granddad used to say "they're scarcer than hen's teeth"!!!!............. ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ............

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Re: Camillus Split Spring Whittler Pocket Knife

Post by Mumbleypeg » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:53 pm

Skip, that’s a great find. All,I have to say is, it’s a good thing (for you) I didn’t see it first. :lol:

(I’m going to refrain from any snarky remarks about Camillus “whittlers”.) ::facepalm::

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Re: Camillus Split Spring Whittler Pocket Knife

Post by Shearer » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:59 pm

doglegg wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:42 pm
Shearer wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:50 pm
Here my one and only.It has milled liners.


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Wow Grant, what a treasure! Beautiful bone and milled liners. Just wow! ::nod:: ::tu::
Sorry it's not my one and only I have this MOP one that's over 100 years old.It has a couple of problem a crack in pearl on one side and no snap one of the small blades.I keep it in a special place.

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