camillus #72

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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Re: camillus #72

Post by carrmillus » Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:39 pm

...that doesn't look like the one I'm asking about-the second one from the right in the top row has very light-colored handles and an earlier shield and appears to be unmarked on the tang..... ::shrug:: ..........

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Re: camillus #72

Post by gsmith7158 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:08 pm

carrmillus wrote:...that doesn't look like the one I'm asking about-the second one from the right in the top row has very light-colored handles and an earlier shield and appears to be unmarked on the tang..... ::shrug:: ..........
Sorry about that Tommy. You are talking about the one in the first picture. That is a four line Sword Brand with those pre-delrin composite handles made to look like stag. It also looks like a first gen but doesn't have the long pull matchstrike but both sides of the blade are saber ground. It also has milled liners. Feel free to Identify that Pattern for me. :D
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Re: camillus #72

Post by jerryd6818 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:13 pm

You are correct Greg. Made by Camillus for Sears only yours is based on the #80 which was the Deluxe and looks to have bone handles.

Mine is based on the #72 and has those funky handles that's very brittle and (I think) made of a milk product. Don't hold me to the handle part. My handles are cracked.

Tommy got all excited because the shield made him think it was a split spring whittler. :D
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Re: camillus #72

Post by carrmillus » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:28 pm

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carrmillus wrote:...that doesn't look like the one I'm asking about-the second one from the right in the top row has very light-colored handles and an earlier shield and appears to be unmarked on the tang..... ::shrug:: ..........
Sorry about that Tommy. You are talking about the one in the first picture. That is a four line Sword Brand with those pre-delrin composite handles made to look like stag. It also looks like a first gen but doesn't have the long pull matchstrike but both sides of the blade are saber ground. It also has milled liners. Feel free to Identify that Pattern for me. :D
...o. k., greg!!...I have it's twin brother, mine is sword brand/ 4 line stamped,milled liners, with oval, 4 pointed shield, handles are caramel bone without the black streaks!!......jerry, I also have a split-spring true whittler, same bone, shield, milled liners, but no sword brand mark!!............ ::tu:: ...............

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Re: camillus #72

Post by gsmith7158 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:52 pm

jerryd6818 wrote:You are correct Greg. Made by Camillus for Sears only yours is based on the #80 which was the Deluxe and looks to have bone handles.

Mine is based on the #72 and has those funky handles that's very brittle and (I think) made of a milk product. Don't hold me to the handle part. My handles are cracked.

Tommy got all excited because the shield made him think it was a split spring whittler. :D
So Jerryd, set me straight on this if you can. Did Camillus only make the 80 in delrin for their brand but would make it in bone for Sears?
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Re: camillus #72

Post by jerryd6818 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:55 pm

gsmith7158 wrote:
jerryd6818 wrote:You are correct Greg. Made by Camillus for Sears only yours is based on the #80 which was the Deluxe and looks to have bone handles.

Mine is based on the #72 and has those funky handles that's very brittle and (I think) made of a milk product. Don't hold me to the handle part. My handles are cracked.

Tommy got all excited because the shield made him think it was a split spring whittler. :D
So Jerryd, set me straight on this if you can. Did Camillus only make the 80 in delrin for their brand but would make it in bone for Sears?
::shrug::
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Re: camillus #72

Post by carrmillus » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:59 pm

....this subject is getting to be harder than calculus!!............... ::facepalm:: ..........

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Re: camillus #72

Post by gsmith7158 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:02 pm

Tommy "who knows" seems to be the answer to a lot of what Camillus did. :D
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Re: camillus #72

Post by carrmillus » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:53 pm

...I'm gettin' too old for all this stuff, greg!!....I think at my age, i'll just sit back and enjoy looking at them(Camillus knives I'm talking about now)!!!!............. ::tu:: .................

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Re: camillus #72

Post by Colonel26 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:36 am

Impressive Greg. That old sword brand is fantastic.
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Re: camillus #72

Post by DM11 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:41 am

Great collection Greg! 8)
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Re: camillus #72

Post by gsmith7158 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:46 am

DM11 wrote:Great collection Greg! 8)
Colonel26 wrote:Impressive Greg. That old sword brand is fantastic.
David, Wade , thanks! That all happened so quickly and I'm blaming Tommy and Jerryd for it. ::super_happy::
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Re: camillus #72

Post by DM11 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:07 pm

Some more additions to the pile.
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Re: camillus #72

Post by jerryd6818 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:44 pm

David, you're doing really well. Some of those it took me a month of Sundays to snag.
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Re: camillus #72

Post by DM11 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:48 pm

Thank you Jerry. I've been trying to snag a few here and there. I have a couple more in the mail. Won another first gen last night.
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