What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

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: What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

Post by carrmillus » Wed May 15, 2019 4:45 pm

gsmith7158 wrote:Here's one I just picked up . I believe these are fairly scarce .A bone handle TL -29.
..nice one, greg!!....the one I have I've had for years and they are really getting scarce now!!!.......... ::tu:: .......

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Re: What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

Post by gsmith7158 » Wed May 15, 2019 5:55 pm

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gsmith7158 wrote:Here's one I just picked up . I believe these are fairly scarce .A bone handle TL -29.
..nice one, greg!!....the one I have I've had for years and they are really getting scarce now!!!.......... ::tu:: .......
Thanks Tommy! I think that old Roger's bone on any knife is getting pretty scarce. You've got to snag those any time you find a good one.
Since we've got this thread fired up I should go ahead and post the pearl whittler I just recently won on Ebay and get some opinions on the stamp that is on the small clip. It doesn't have the line-dot-line under the curved Camillus. I think this stamp is described in Goins but I'm not sure.
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Re: What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

Post by carrmillus » Wed May 15, 2019 7:34 pm

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carrmillus wrote:
gsmith7158 wrote:Here's one I just picked up . I believe these are fairly scarce .A bone handle TL -29.
..nice one, greg!!....the one I have I've had for years and they are really getting scarce now!!!.......... ::tu:: .......
Thanks Tommy! I think that old Roger's bone on any knife is getting pretty scarce. You've got to snag those any time you find a good one.
Since we've got this thread fired up I should go ahead and post the pearl whittler I just recently won on Ebay and get some opinions on the stamp that is on the small clip. It doesn't have the line-dot-line under the curved Camillus. I think this stamp is described in Goins but I'm not sure.
......all the curved Camillus 3 line stamps(1915 and 1915-1918) in my goin's book have the dash, dot, dash, underline, there is none without it???..............another new mystery???............. ::shrug:: .......................

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Re: What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

Post by carrmillus » Wed May 15, 2019 7:35 pm

........mistake!!...... ::facepalm:: .......it's 1915 and 1916, not 1915 -1918!!...... ::tu:: .........

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Re: What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

Post by carrmillus » Wed May 15, 2019 7:48 pm

....btw, in my pocket right now is the 3 1/4" 4 line, ROGERS BONE sleeveboard Camillus whittler which you gifted me a long while back!!...........it may be nearly used up , but I love it!!!........... ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: .........................

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Re: What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

Post by gsmith7158 » Wed May 15, 2019 7:52 pm

carrmillus wrote:....btw, in my pocket right now is the 3 1/4" 4 line, ROGERS BONE sleeveboard Camillus whittler which you gifted me a long while back!!...........it may be nearly used up , but I love it!!!........... ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: .........................
Tommy it makes me very happy that you are still enjoying that old gal! ::tu::
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Re: What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

Post by ScoutKnives » Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:11 pm

Picked up this early 3 line no USA Camillus at our local flea market for 10.00 .
Looks to have never been sharpened .

Thanks for looking .

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Re: What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:01 pm

Very nice! I really like those handles. ::tu::
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Re: What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

Post by WelderBob » Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:23 pm

Added a few more to the Camillus folder, a three line Congress, steel bolsters and brass liners, tight and snappy, 4 1/8".

Sword Brand swing guard, nickel bolsters and steel liners. Really like the grind on this blade and the handles are nice... :D
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Re: What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

Post by gsmith7158 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:28 pm

Very nice Bob! That swing guard is in great shape, ::tu::
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Re: What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

Post by carrmillus » Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:53 pm

WelderBob wrote:Added a few more to the Camillus folder, a three line Congress, steel bolsters and brass liners, tight and snappy, 4 1/8".

Sword Brand swing guard, nickel bolsters and steel liners. Really like the grind on this blade and the handles are nice... :D
...that 3 line congress has "flung a cravin' on me"!!!!!............ ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ..................

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Re: What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

Post by WelderBob » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:16 pm

Thanks' Greg and Tommy, after seeing your's and Joe's swing guard I set out to find one and stumbled across the congress, I had to bring them home.. :D
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Re: What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

Post by carrmillus » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:25 pm

WelderBob wrote:Thanks' Greg and Tommy, after seeing your's and Joe's swing guard I set out to find one and stumbled across the congress, I had to bring them home.. :D
......"Missouri Ozarks"- it's been many (70)+ years since I was there!!, my mother had 2 older brothers who lived there when I was still wet behind the ears!!.............. ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ...............................

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Re: What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

Post by Meridian_Mike » Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:31 pm

Just added this Camillus to my collection yesterday.....
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Re: What is Your Latest Old Camillus? (pre-1960)

Post by carrmillus » Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:16 pm

.....can't make out the tang stamp, but it looks like an old one, mike!!!!................ ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ...............

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