Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

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: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:56 pm

Vit_213 wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:14 pm
Last year I picked up this #884 Stockman knife. I know that this was done around 1991, but I don't know what the inscription "USWA Local 37" means ::shrug:: .
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I think its a trade union....
United Steelworkers (of America) Union.
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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Post by Vit_213 » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:00 pm

New_Windsor_NY wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:56 pm
United Steelworkers (of America) Union.
Thanks! Google told me the same thing, but what is the "Local 37"?

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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:21 pm

Vit_213 wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:00 pm
New_Windsor_NY wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:56 pm
United Steelworkers (of America) Union.
Thanks! Google told me the same thing, but what is the "Local 37"?

It's like a branch number. Like the Boy Scouts have troop numbers, labor/trade unions have "branch" or "group" numbers, they call their branches/groups, "locals."

"A local union is a locally-based group of workers with a charter from a national or international union such as the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) or United Auto Workers (UAW). A local may include workers from the same company or region."
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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Post by Vit_213 » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:38 pm

Thanks!

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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:46 pm

Vit_213 wrote:
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Thanks!
You're welcome. Evidently Local 37 is located in Huntington, West Virginia.
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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Post by Vit_213 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:26 pm

Midget Stock Knife #77 (closed 2-3/4")
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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Post by Vit_213 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:42 pm

Nothing special, just a Barlow #51 of the late 80's in a new condition.
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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Post by doglegg » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:44 pm

Knice pick up Vit. Clean indeed. ::tu::

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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Post by carrmillus » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:28 pm

.....AAA+++ on both of those, VIT!!!!!............ ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ....................

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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Post by Vit_213 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:28 pm

Also nothing special, just Daddy Barlow #9 (1977-1982), and also in new condition :) .
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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Post by carrmillus » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:24 pm

.....VIT, every knife you post looks like it just came out of the factory!!!!................... ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ................

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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Post by doglegg » Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:52 pm

And says, 'nothing special' and the shows us a great knife. ::nod:: ::nod::

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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Post by Vit_213 » Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:25 pm

I have to delve into my drawers to find something else 'nothing special' :mrgreen:

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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Post by carrmillus » Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:45 pm

...........be carefull "delveing" into your drawers!!!!!............ :shock: .................... ::tu:: ...............

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Re: Show Us Your Camillus Knives!

Post by cody6268 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:05 am

My latest addition, a #903 Medium Sierra lockback. Produced 2000-2006. I paid $30 for it, not much more than the original $29 MSRP (and actually, a little less given the $3-5 it cost to ship, which was included in the price as "free" shipping). 3 5/8" is about perfect. This knife was intended as a shelf-queen, but I like the ergonomics. Not too big, not too small. Solidly constructed, and tough. Not flimsy feeling like the Buck Bantams (I have a thumb stud coming loose on a BLW which has only been carried a couple dozen times), and lightweight due to being linerless. 420HC isn't high on my edge retention list, but it sharpens pretty easily.

One complaint is no jimping--but it is an inexpensive budget model after all.
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It replaces a beater I bought used; which was produced for Remington, and was a freebie with a box of .22 ammo, I'm thinking in the early '00s. This knife has a two-hand opening, spear-point blade and no clip. Cost-cutting, or another reason as to why it is so much different?
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