For Sale: Two Sears Camillus Folders 72 frame

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For Sale: Two Sears Camillus Folders 72 frame

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:52 am

Both of these are Camillus made around the time of WW II and built on the # 72 frame, 3 1/2" closed.

Sta-Sharp 9511 Wood Carver: perfect tight whittler construction with full saber grind master clip blade. Handles are black: bone or synthetic i don't know but there is zero shrinkage and Sta-Sharp line usually had bone handles.

Craftsman 9529 Chrome Vanadium: blades set up like the early Camillus 72's, flat grind master, bone handles. This knife is from shortly after WW II

Neither knife has been used. All blades have good walk & talk and zero play. Secondaries on Wood Carver have half stops.
I only have 1 picture of each knife. I can take back side & closed pictures if you want to see these views. No surprises, back is similar condition to front.
Price $140 shipped. As always returnable for refund if not happy with them.
If interested please send me a PM or email: rprocter@telus.net
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Re: For Sale: Two Sears Camillus Folders 72 frame

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:06 pm

SOLD. Thanks for looking.
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Re: For Sale: Two Sears Camillus Folders 72 frame

Postby carrmillus » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:42 pm

.....top one is not a #72, it's a split-spring!!.............. ::tu:: ..................

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Re: For Sale: Two Sears Camillus Folders 72 frame

Postby kootenay joe » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:23 pm

It is built on the 72 frame.
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Re: For Sale: Two Sears Camillus Folders 72 frame

Postby carrmillus » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:21 pm

......the 72 is built on the split-spring frame!!.............. ::tu:: ..................

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Re: For Sale: Two Sears Camillus Folders 72 frame

Postby saltwaterebel » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:19 pm

damn those are nice.

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Re: For Sale: Two Sears Camillus Folders 72 frame

Postby kootenay joe » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:45 pm

Thanks. I can't find the lower one. I cannot recall selling it so it might be here someplace.
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Re: For Sale: Two Sears Camillus Folders 72 frame

Postby gsmith7158 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:12 pm

carrmillus wrote:.....top one is not a #72, it's a split-spring!!.............. ::tu:: ..................

Tommy I am the lucky recipient of that Wood Carver. I can't wait for it to arrive. I have another bone handle split spring whittler from Craftsman that I want to compare it to. ::nod::
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Re: For Sale: Two Sears Camillus Folders 72 frame

Postby carrmillus » Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:34 pm

..greg, when you get it, post photos!!...I'm anxious to see if the tapered part of the split-spring is brass or steel!!...... ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: .................

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Re: For Sale: Two Sears Camillus Folders 72 frame

Postby gsmith7158 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:22 pm

Tommy I found a pic of the one I have so here are both knives together. I don't have a shot of the springs though. Notice that even though they are both Craftsmen they have different pattern numbers etched on the blades.
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Re: For Sale: Two Sears Camillus Folders 72 frame

Postby gsmith7158 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:52 pm

I just realized that the Wood Carver has the Sta-Sharp tang stamp. Could it possibly be Ulster made?
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Re: For Sale: Two Sears Camillus Folders 72 frame

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:27 am

Greg, Sears changed pattern numbers frequently. I have had identical knives with different Sears numbers, presumably from different years. Albert Baer was the person who had the Sears contract from 1930's on i believe. He could have had the knives made by Camillus, Schrade, Ulster or later on, Imperial. The majority by far were Camillus made. If Ulster made knives with the exact same frame dimensions then it is a possibility.
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Re: For Sale: Two Sears Camillus Folders 72 frame

Postby gsmith7158 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:35 am

kootenay joe wrote:Greg, Sears changed pattern numbers frequently. I have had identical knives with different Sears numbers, presumably from different years. Albert Baer was the person who had the Sears contract from 1930's on i believe. He could have had the knives made by Camillus, Schrade, Ulster or later on, Imperial. The majority by far were Camillus made. If Ulster made knives with the exact same frame dimensions then it is a possibility.
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Roland I have some Craftsmen knives with the exact same pattern number on them but are obviously different knives. It is near impossible to navigate the history of these knives with any certainty. It is fun conjecturing though. :D
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Re: For Sale: Two Sears Camillus Folders 72 frame

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:21 am

Yes, the Sears product number that is on their knives is really of little to no help in organizing or grouping these knives. There are helpful if you have old Sears catalogs you can see in which years the various numbers were sold so can be helpful in dating a knife.
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