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High Carbon Steel

Postby FRJ » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:54 am

A little help here, please.

Did Camillus make this knife?
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Re: High Carbon Steel

Postby Sharpnshinyknives » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:06 am

I had one just like it and was told it was made by Camillus. Plus I think it looks like a Camillus made knife. But I am not an expert.
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Re: High Carbon Steel

Postby Mumbleypeg » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:03 am

Looks like Camillus to me. Plus the spiral punch usually says Camillus, although I think Utica did make some spiral punches too. Be interested to see what the Camillus experts say.

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Re: High Carbon Steel

Postby Colonel26 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:05 am

I’ve always been told they were Camillus. Regardless, it’s a beauty.
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Re: High Carbon Steel

Postby knife7knut » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:37 am

I have a couple of them. One has the propeller shield and the other a badge type shield. I was always under the impression they were made by Camillus. The grooved bolster is usually the giveaway.
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Re: High Carbon Steel

Postby FRJ » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:20 am

Thanks so much for your comments on the knife.
It seems like some where in this forum I read that Camillus was the maker of that stamp.

I have two now. They are a pretty neat knife.

With two kids I probably don't need any more. :mrgreen:
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Re: High Carbon Steel

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:11 pm

Definitely Camillus and made for Sears. Likely had a "Sta-Sharp" etch which is top of the line Sears branding and high quality. The 5 blade Cattle is a great find, and you have 2 ! I have never seen an unused one. The Sears sold knives "Craftsman" (includes Sta-Sharp) seem to have always been used often heavily. I think because most of their customers buy Craftsman tools were in fact crafts men who used tools daily.
The High Carbon Steel Sta-Sharp knives make for great collecting.
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Re: High Carbon Steel

Postby tongueriver » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:51 pm

Here is another one. It is available.
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Re: High Carbon Steel

Postby FRJ » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:14 pm

Thank you, Roland.

That is a beauty, Cal, thanks for showing it.
It looks like it's in better shape than my two. Someone should snap that up.
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Re: High Carbon Steel

Postby jerryd6818 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:51 pm

Yes, Camillus for Sears.

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Re: High Carbon Steel

Postby FRJ » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:48 am

Jerry, sorry I didn't get back here sooner.

Thanks for the Kastor list.

Is that your 72?
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Re: High Carbon Steel

Postby jerryd6818 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:19 pm

Joe, it is my knife. The handle material is brittle and has some cracks but other than that, it's a dandy.
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Re: High Carbon Steel

Postby FRJ » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:08 pm

Nice looking main blade on that knife.
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