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    Quote Originally Posted by lrv View Post
    Phil,
    Great little contest. I have a few Camillus but the most fun I had collecting a set of their knives is in the picture attached.
    Besides getting to know Tom all the folks here and figuring out the interesting history of the Kastor and Baer families that is...

    Beautiful set Irv!

    Unfortunately, although several shared the internal machanism components of knives made at Camillus, those knives were made at Imperial/Schrade!

    I do remember reviewing the sample parts, but to my knowledge we never produced any.

    Please try again though, there are a couple of minty Kastors in the prize stash!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie9 View Post
    Phil do you remember that our wooded tote boxes were fitted with the plastic tubes for the ALL AMERICAN SERIES. The All American knives were a gift from Imperial. Good work for us because we didn't have to polish and finish. Just assemble, rivet, sharpen and pack. The Sears soft grip knives was another story. Terrible knife to finish.
    Haha!!
    Blue & Yellow plastic tubes in the tote boxes!!
    I ended up with a couple of those tote boxes in my pile at the auction.
    I dumped the plastic tubes, but kept the boxes!

    The All Americans were perhaps good work, but even then I questioned the durability of those bolster scales.
    We had to deal with the parts like eggs.
    I seriously doubt they would have worn well in a customers pocket for a few years; based on the lack of re-order, I may have been right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coniferwoodsman View Post
    Here's a pair that i am totin' lately. The more I dig into Camillus, the more I want.

    By coniferwoodsman at 2011-03-16


    By coniferwoodsman at 2011-03-16

    The "whittler" is just like the one my Dad gave me when I was around 11, except for the shield. I lost it. I'm heartbroken to this day.
    I understand the feeling of loss; but take considerable sollace that it is just about certain some of the same folks made both knives!!
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    Phil, One of the reasons I love this board is the experts that are here. For years I believed my P-1 - P-VI Americans were Camillus contracts. It's good to hear they really are Imperials. Great knives. Now about the other Frontiers? How many were Camillus made? I was told most of the lock-backs were. Of course that info came from the same source as the American series. The Sears Soft Grips look like the Americans with rubber grips. Were they made at Camillus ?

    So here are 3 more.. Story is that my son got the 710 and knowing I loved the wood/brass knives traded me for the Ace and King in the gambler set leaving me with a Queen and 10. Note that the 10 is a Western and the queen a Camillus.
    He could have had all of them if he asked but wanted to trade with dad. All my knives come with stories. We could write a book.
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    I understand that I do not real compete with collectors who are doing it for decades, but it still will participate in this.
    I'm ashamed to admit it, but my first Camillus this is was Heat. I was surprised at his convenience and functionality despite the low price. So began my fascination of Camillus.
    And although now it's my modest collection consists nearly 20 pieces, among which are Dominator, my first love still remains the Heat.

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    Maybe for you will be interested anniversary Camillus US Marshal Trapper # 717
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    And another picture with the two small fixed CUDA. Although small Terzuola, near small Simonich, seems a giant


    Please tell me if you not visible my pictures

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    I really like the older Camillus knives with jigged bone handles.

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    Thought I would put up a couple pictures of my "bonded" 886 to show off the scales. Also with the second picture to show off the scale shape. Love those Nickle Silver bolsters.




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    Phil, you said that the "P" series that Larry sent a picture of was made by Imperial. A guy I work with bought a AA-51 with a P-IV blade in it. If the "P" series was made by Imperial (I have 4 "P" series knives) and the All American "AA" series was made by Camillus how did this happen? Were the blades for the "P" series made by Camillus and the knife was a build out? If you want I can get the knife and post pictures because he received it last night. I was going to bid on it because of the odd combo but I already have two P-IV's.

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    thanks phil,

    very nice of you, and with it being camillus i'm in...
    mine is a big camillus #26, 2 bladed hunter (early-mid 70's) was my grandads who passed in the early eighties, a couple years later i received this and a leather belt sheath when i was about 13 or so. My dad passed it along to me as he wasnt a knife guy. I carried it throughout highschool, lost it a few times found it just as many times and in 2006 found it in my sock drawer and "bang" i'm on bladeforums...
    The pictures do a great job of hiding the dings, scratches, etc.
    in my youth i even used the backsprings to hammer a nail a ridiculously huge slipjoint!
    wouldnt part with it for the world
    regards
    gene

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    Well, this one is important because I use it. It rides in my electrical box, and it's very handy when I'm doing any wiring.



    Of course, I do own a few more users from Camillus as well. Here's a pic from back when they were purtier.


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    How about this Craftsman, Phil? Did I get another Camillus or not?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Vit_213 View Post
    And another picture with the two small fixed CUDA. Although small Terzuola, near small Simonich, seems a giant


    Please tell me if you not visible my pictures
    Pics look GREAT Vit!

    Nice selection too!!
    First CUDA posted!
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    Well I just got to play too. My knife collecting centers around knives used by U.S. military pilots from WW2 thru Vietnam. But not surprising I’ve managed to pickup a few items that fall outside that specific criteria. Here’s most of what I have from Camillus.

    The one of the bottom is a folding machete used by air crews in survival situations such as getting themselves out of an aircraft that had a less than perfect landing. The two knifes on the top are 5 inch knifes supplied to Army Air Force and navy pilots. Records show that Camillus provided about 60,000 of these during WW2.





    The two styles Camillus used to mark these knives.



    More to follow,

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    Quote Originally Posted by lrv View Post
    Phil, One of the reasons I love this board is the experts that are here. For years I believed my P-1 - P-VI Americans were Camillus contracts. It's good to hear they really are Imperials. Great knives. Now about the other Frontiers? How many were Camillus made? I was told most of the lock-backs were. Of course that info came from the same source as the American series. The Sears Soft Grips look like the Americans with rubber grips. Were they made at Camillus ?

    So here are 3 more.. Story is that my son got the 710 and knowing I loved the wood/brass knives traded me for the Ace and King in the gambler set leaving me with a Queen and 10. Note that the 10 is a Western and the queen a Camillus.
    He could have had all of them if he asked but wanted to trade with dad. All my knives come with stories. We could write a book.
    We did the Sears Soft Grips & we made alot of Frontiers too!

    Shame about the Lexan cracks on the #10; I never quite figured out why some were fine & some would shatter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thawk View Post






    I really like the older Camillus knives with jigged bone handles.
    Very Nice!
    I have a soft spot for those beautys too!

    Ding Ding!
    I see a winner!
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    Quote Originally Posted by edbeau View Post
    Phil, you said that the "P" series that Larry sent a picture of was made by Imperial. A guy I work with bought a AA-51 with a P-IV blade in it. If the "P" series was made by Imperial (I have 4 "P" series knives) and the All American "AA" series was made by Camillus how did this happen? Were the blades for the "P" series made by Camillus and the knife was a build out? If you want I can get the knife and post pictures because he received it last night. I was going to bid on it because of the odd combo but I already have two P-IV's.
    There was a lot of Capacity sharing over the years.
    Some times they shipped us parts to assemble & some times we made or processed parts for them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by IVANKERLEY View Post
    very nice of you, and with it being camillus i'm in...
    mine is a big camillus #26, 2 bladed hunter (early-mid 70's) was my grandads who passed in the early eighties, a couple years later i received this and a leather belt sheath when i was about 13 or so. My dad passed it along to me as he wasnt a knife guy. I carried it throughout highschool, lost it a few times found it just as many times and in 2006 found it in my sock drawer and "bang" i'm on bladeforums...
    The pictures do a great job of hiding the dings, scratches, etc.
    in my youth i even used the backsprings to hammer a nail a ridiculously huge slipjoint!
    wouldnt part with it for the world
    regards
    gene
    Good knife, great story!

    That's how it is done folks!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyon View Post
    Well, this one is important because I use it. It rides in my electrical box, and it's very handy when I'm doing any wiring.



    Of course, I do own a few more users from Camillus as well. Here's a pic from back when they were purtier.

    Can't imagine life without a TL-29!
    I forgot about the blue ones; is that branded Channellock?

    And your Beckers.........Wow!
    Beckers should not be Purty!
    They are "Knives that work for a Living"!
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