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Help identifying

Postby Chefglenrd » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:39 pm

Hi everyone. Hoping someone can help identifying this Colonial Cub Scout knife. It resembles the Camillus except the scales are smooth.
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Re: Help identifying

Postby philco » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:03 pm

I have the Camillus stamped twin to your knife. In his book Official Scout Blades, Ed Holbrook shows the Camillus version was produced in 1992 with solid blue handles and a hot stamped shield. Oddly, there is no listing in his book for the Colonial knife like you have. Just speculating here but it might be possible that one of these companies made the knives for both themselves and the other company as well. That's been a pretty common practice in the knife industry for many years.
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Re: Help identifying

Postby Chefglenrd » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:16 pm

Yeah I thought of that possibility too. But that would make a Colonial stamped one worth a lot more than the Camillus due to the rarity, right? And I can't see Colonial being valued more than a Camillus. But I've been wrong before. Just ask my wife. She tells me everyday. ::ds::

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Re: Help identifying

Postby Chefglenrd » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:53 pm

I've also got another one I'm not too sure about. It's a small faux tortoise shell 2 pen blade w/ scissors, made in Germany by S.B.?? Anyone??
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Re: Help identifying

Postby Chefglenrd » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:39 pm

Well, I just found out that the Colonial Scout is in fact an 2007 USA made official BSA utility knife. Apparently the BSA decided to go cheap and now China makes them. The BSA model number is 1883. It's really an excellent knife. I've seen a lot of the Camillus version but never a Colonial. Wish I knew a value. ??


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