Y'all have any insight on this Washington Jack?

The Camillus Cutlery Company was one of the oldest knife manufacturers in the United States with roots dating back to 1876. The company manufactured Camillus branded knives and was a prolific contractor for other knife brands up until its last days in 2007 when the company filed for bankruptcy.
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Y'all have any insight on this Washington Jack?

Post by Meridian_Mike » Tue Aug 03, 2021 11:31 am

I got this Camillus Washington Jack at the antique / junk shop last weekend.
I have been trying to research the approximate manufacture year of this ole girl. All the resources I have dug into only go back to 1941.
SO.... I am thinking it goes back earlier than 1941.
It is a sword Brand and the Camillus tang stamp is on the pile side of the main blade.

Y'all got any ideas?

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What say ye?

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Post by Gunsil » Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:15 pm

1930s.

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Post by 1967redrider » Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:21 pm

Nice find, MM. I have a trio of those small single blade Camillus 4 liners with the "George Washington" signature on them. But yours looks like an actual user. ::tu::
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Post by Meridian_Mike » Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:41 pm

Gunsil wrote:
Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:15 pm
1930s.
Yep...
I was sorta leaning that way since the Schrades were from about that time period.
Thanks for your input!

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Post by Meridian_Mike » Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:42 pm

1967redrider wrote:
Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:21 pm
Nice find, MM. I have a trio of those small single blade Camillus 4 liners with the "George Washington" signature on them. But yours looks like an actual user. ::tu::
Yep, this one was toted in a pocket for a few years. It is almost 4" long so it is a REAL pocket full.

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Post by Gunsil » Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:15 pm

Fine lookin' knife!!

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Post by Meridian_Mike » Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:27 pm

Gunsil wrote:
Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:15 pm
Fine lookin' knife!!
Thanks!

It needs some help on the pile side, a good cleaning and oiling. BUT, I think it might be a good one.

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Post by woodwalker » Sat Aug 07, 2021 12:46 am

Nice knife!! Gotta love them HOK's!! :)

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