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Camillus model 89

Postby ironhorse » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:24 pm

Picked up a camillus 89 large stockman tang stamp is the one used for the 1960's to late 1970's the only examples I can find are the sword brand. The knife was carried and used but still in good shape. I can't find anything on the blade that would indicate sword brand. My question were all model 89 large stockman sword brand

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Re: Camillus model 89

Postby carrmillus » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:33 pm

.......I have 2, both are well worn, so I can't tell if they were ever etched "sword brand", one is short line stamped, the other is long line stamped....good question!!..... ::tu:: ...........

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Re: Camillus model 89

Postby ironhorse » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:48 pm

Thanks wasn't sure how to explain the tang stamp , but it is a long line

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Re: Camillus model 89

Postby jerryd6818 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:51 pm

Welcome to AAPK.

How about a picture?

The first evidence I can find of the #89 Rancher is in the 1972 catalog when they introduced the "Indian Stag" line. All in that line were Sword Brand and it was etched on the main blade. So I think the answer to your question is yes, all #89s were Sword Brand and they all had the Indian Stag Delrin handles. The last catalog I see them listed in was 1979. So, if yours has the long line stamp, that would indicate it was one of the earlier ones (closer to 1972). IMHO
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Re: Camillus model 89

Postby carrmillus » Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:07 pm

...jerry, the one I've never been able to figure out is the one I've got with the short-line stamp???..... ::shrug:: ...........

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Re: Camillus model 89

Postby ironhorse » Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:45 pm

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Re: Camillus model 89

Postby ironhorse » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:52 pm

Carrmillus and Jerry thank you the response and info very useful ::tu:: ::tu::

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Re: Camillus model 89

Postby jerryd6818 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:02 pm

carrmillus wrote:...jerry, the one I've never been able to figure out is the one I've got with the short-line stamp???..... ::shrug:: ...........

Is the back of the main blade tang stamped 89? If so, that's just weird.
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Re: Camillus model 89

Postby carrmillus » Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:52 pm

..........yep!!......... ::shrug:: ............

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Re: Camillus model 89

Postby Stakeknife » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:45 pm

The 89 is one my fav EDC. Here is my minty sword brand.

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Re: Camillus model 89

Postby ofawoo » Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:23 pm

Hello, I've got a couple of these 89 patterns, one near mint and etched Sword Brand, the other worn with the etching gone. I'm not near them right now so I can't tell which is which but I remember one has a longer line than the other. The interesting thing is that the one that is worn and does not show the etch also has handles that are riveted on, unlike every other one of these I've seen. It appears to a have been made prior to the transition to the time when they showed a single center rivet and pressed delrin into a hole where the rivets would have been in older construction. Anyone ever seen one with rivets? Hartley

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Re: Camillus model 89

Postby jerryd6818 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:05 pm

Using catalog pictures, the best I can figure out, they transitioned from pinning the handles to the post method of attaching them between 1976 & 1977. In spite of the accepted wisdom, it's been my experience that they were still putting out knives with the long line stamp several years after 1976. (Old stock???) The real head scratcher is Tommy's short line 89. There are no 89's in the catalogs prior to 1972. ::shrug::
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