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McGrew Knife Co

Postby LDF Knives » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:43 am

I have this McGrew Knife three blade stock man Hillbilly II I bought this back in 1992 or 3 in original white box #67MGE want to know if this is rare, or is it made through contract think Camillus? or direct from McGrew in Glenwood, Ark. Bought this nice looking knife from Branson, MO. at the time. Thanks!

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Re: McGrew Knife Co

Postby orvet » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:12 am

I don't have a McGrew knife myself, but I think Jerry D has one. I believe it was made by Camillus.

If you can post a picture I'm sure it would help.
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Re: McGrew Knife Co

Postby gsmith7158 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:09 am

I've got a Hillbilly Classic by McGrew. They were made by Camillus and configured in the 72 pattern. I'm not familiar with the Hillbilly II.


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Re: McGrew Knife Co

Postby jerryd6818 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:14 am

Rare? No, I don't think they qualify as rare but they are kinda scarce and don't come up for sale very often. Greg and Dale are correct, I do have two and they were made by Camillus. When they sell, they don't seem to go for a bunch of money, usually in the $20-$40 range from what I've observed but then I've not seen every one that's sold. ::shrug::

Apparently they also had them made for others as evidenced by this one for the "National Wood Carvers Association".

Edit: They had patterns other than the 72 made for them which may have been made by companies other than Camillus.
McGrew National Wood Carvers Assoc 40th Anniv 1993 - Blade Etch.JPG
McGrew National Wood Carvers Assoc 40th Anniv 1993 - Pile Side.JPG
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Re: McGrew Knife Co

Postby kootenay joe » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:35 pm

I had one of the McGrew "Chip'nChat" whittlers that was recently sold on ebay for me. Like other McGrew or Crosman branded knives, all made by Camillus to a high standard, it brought very little money, around $20 or less.
I bet many 'lookers' assume they are from China and move on.
The one that hurt the most was a Crosman slender Stockman with a liner lock for the Turkish clip master. $15 !
It's an excellent design that Camillus did not market under their own name, as far as i know.

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