Which Camillus EO is older?

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Which Camillus EO is older?

Post by woodwalker » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:10 pm

I bought this long pull Camillus EO today at my local antique store. I have had the bottom one for a while, the one with the bail. The one with the long pull has 33 on the back of the master. The one with the bail does not. Which one is older? The one with the bail is a 4 line stamp. The one with the long pull looks like a 3 line stamp. Any help would be appreciated. :)
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Re: Which Camillus EO is older?

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:12 pm

woodwalker wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:10 pm
I bought this long pull.....
Hi Kevin. VERY nice knives. ::tu:: I believe the one with the bail, the one with the 4 line tang stamp, is the older of the two knives. Here is a link to Camillus tang stamps. While not 100% accurate, definitely in the ballpark.
https://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/co ... nce-guide/
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Re: Which Camillus EO is older?

Post by woodwalker » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:26 pm

New_Windsor_NY wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:12 pm
woodwalker wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:10 pm
I bought this long pull.....
Hi Kevin. VERY nice knives. ::tu:: I believe the one with the bail, the one with the 4 line tang stamp, is the older of the two knives. Here is a link to Camillus tang stamps. While not 100% accurate, definitely in the ballpark.
https://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/co ... nce-guide/
Thank you Skip! And thank you for the link as well. Glad to have found the long pull today. Have a good evening! ::handshake::

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Re: Which Camillus EO is older?

Post by doglegg » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:32 pm

Woodwalker you got a sweet one. I bet the one with the bail is WW 2 origin. And the 33 is sweet. ::tu:: ::tu::

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Re: Which Camillus EO is older?

Post by woodwalker » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:50 pm

doglegg wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:32 pm
Woodwalker you got a sweet one. I bet the one with the bail is WW 2 origin. And the 33 is sweet. ::tu:: ::tu::
Thanks Floyd! I was very happy to have found it today! My jaw hit the floor when I seen it under glass and I could not pull my wallet out fast enough at 6 bucks! :)

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Re: Which Camillus EO is older?

Post by carrmillus » Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:55 pm

........six bucks?????.............you did hit the jackpot!!!!....................... ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::.....................

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Re: Which Camillus EO is older?

Post by orvet » Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:17 pm

Definitely the 4 line tang stamp is older.
The 33 pattern is in the 1946 catalog.
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Re: Which Camillus EO is older?

Post by woodwalker » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:06 pm

carrmillus wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:55 pm
........six bucks?????.............you did hit the jackpot!!!!....................... ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::.....................
Thanks Tommy! ::handshake:: :)

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Re: Which Camillus EO is older?

Post by woodwalker » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:07 pm

orvet wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:17 pm
Definitely the 4 line tang stamp is older.
The 33 pattern is in the 1946 catalog.
Thanks Dale! ::handshake:: :)

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Re: Which Camillus EO is older?

Post by TPK » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:29 pm

Beautiful knives woodwalker! Congratulations on the great find! ::tu:: :D
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Re: Which Camillus EO is older?

Post by Colonel26 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:50 pm

woodwalker wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:50 pm
doglegg wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:32 pm
Woodwalker you got a sweet one. I bet the one with the bail is WW 2 origin. And the 33 is sweet. ::tu:: ::tu::
Thanks Floyd! I was very happy to have found it today! My jaw hit the floor when I seen it under glass and I could not pull my wallet out fast enough at 6 bucks! :)
You did real good. That’s a wonderful knife!
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Re: Which Camillus EO is older?

Post by woodwalker » Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:20 am

TPK wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:29 pm
Beautiful knives woodwalker! Congratulations on the great find! ::tu:: :D
Thank you Tom! ::handshake:: :)

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Re: Which Camillus EO is older?

Post by woodwalker » Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:22 am

Colonel26 wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:50 pm
woodwalker wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:50 pm
doglegg wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:32 pm
Woodwalker you got a sweet one. I bet the one with the bail is WW 2 origin. And the 33 is sweet. ::tu:: ::tu::
Thanks Floyd! I was very happy to have found it today! My jaw hit the floor when I seen it under glass and I could not pull my wallet out fast enough at 6 bucks! :)
You did real good. That’s a wonderful knife!
Thank you Colonel! Appreciate ya! ::handshake:: :)

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