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Anybody have an idea why Camillus put 4 scale pins in the mark side bone and 2 in the pile side? Only one I have like this. The others have 2 on both sides? Just noticed . Extra stress of the can opener ??? Thanks. O'.
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Ridgegrass wrote: Sun May 19, 2024 11:24 pm Anybody have an idea why Camillus put 4 scale pins in the mark side bone and 2 in the pile side? Only one I have like this. The others have 2 on both sides? Just noticed . Extra stress of the can opener ??? Thanks. O'.
There once was a shield there.
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edge213 wrote: Sun May 19, 2024 11:44 pm
Ridgegrass wrote: Sun May 19, 2024 11:24 pm Anybody have an idea why Camillus put 4 scale pins in the mark side bone and 2 in the pile side? Only one I have like this. The others have 2 on both sides? Just noticed . Extra stress of the can opener ??? Thanks. O'.
There once was a shield there.
Yep, should have been a shield there with 2 pins . Sometimes the shield was not recessed in the bone during production in this period .
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That utility knife with all steel liners and bolsters looks like it may have been a World War 2 U.S.A. contract. Many of those knives had a USA stamped shield, and happened to lose the shield after they were "liberated".
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Duh! I'm really losing it! Thanks. My mind is springing some major leaks of late. ::doh:: O'.
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