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Treasures Found!

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Two Dog Man, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. Two Dog Man

    Two Dog Man

    92
    Jul 23, 2012
    Hey all,

    (Someone suggested I re-post this in this forum as there would likely be a greater interest. So, I thought that was a fine idea. Chime on in!)

    Well, how'd I do? I went jumping around the local junk stores yesterday and I brought home these great finds!

    Top: 70's Imperial Frontier Series #4132 "Ol' Ivory" stockman
    Middle: Camillus Cutlery yellow "jumbo" ... still researching. Anything anyone can offer would be terrific!
    Bottom: FAVE OF THE DAY! 30's Imperial Prov R.I. jack ... it was BLACK with oxidation but Lordy, she cleaned up so pretty.

    Seriously, I'm gonna carry that Imperial for a few weeks just to bond with her!

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Doug Add

    Doug Add

    Jan 9, 2012
    Very nice finds.

    I'm glad you detailed your haul, because I was going to be unbelievably jealous if you found that sweet lever rifle at a junk store.
     
  3. jackknife

    jackknife Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2004
    I'd say you had a good day at the junk shops!:thumbup:

    That easy open Imperial jack is a winner. I've always had a soft spot for bails and the old time look they give.

    By the way, those old Marlin 39's are great shooters, ain't they?:D I've got a couple around that get used often.

    Carl.
     
  4. Two Dog Man

    Two Dog Man

    92
    Jul 23, 2012
    LOL ... I've had that ol' rifle for a good many years. She's killed a lot of squirrels. Seemed like a good prop to showcase the spoils of my weekend junk store skirmish.
     
  5. Doug Add

    Doug Add

    Jan 9, 2012
    A good prop indeed. I love my 1894c, and wish I could find a 39 in my price range.
     
  6. glennbad

    glennbad Knife Moddin' Fool Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 13, 2003
    Actually, that Camillus is my favorite. (What am I saying, I like them all!)

    Nice finds.

    Glene
     
  7. johnny twoshoes

    johnny twoshoes

    Feb 3, 2011
    Great pic first off, awesome rifle, it's great to hear that you've taken a few bushytails with it too.
    Love the knives, Imperial has so much history for just about anyone who knows knives.
     
  8. Two Dog Man

    Two Dog Man

    92
    Jul 23, 2012
    Carl ...

    GREAT EYE on the Marlin. You know your lever guns! I bought that old octagon barreled 39 many years back, used, for a couple hundred bucks. 23.5" barrel ... long and accurate. Lever action is smooth as silk. There's something so sleek and ergonomic about carrying this rifle in the woods. I love her, truly. But ... er ... sorry ... moving on ...

    Thank you for the vote of confidence on the blades. I am totally in your camp on the easy open Imperial. My, she cleaned up just beautifully and took an edge like nothing I've ever seen. True quality. I had to give twelve bucks for it ... OMG. I'd venture a good bet that you can't find a new knife anywhere for twelve bucks that looks as aged and lovely as that one! (Well, you could buy a carbon Opinel, force a patina on the blade and then bake the knife in an oven to darken the handle ...and as cool as that is, it still wouldn't look seventy years old.)

    I've been carrying the easy open since the day I brought it home. It is true love.

    Best wishes!
     
  9. Two Dog Man

    Two Dog Man

    92
    Jul 23, 2012
    I've been searching for more information on this Camillus model but I am getting shut out. Can you tell me anything about the design and what it's called ... or the year(s) it was produced? The store had another of these that with stag scales (and the same shield saying "jumbo") ... but I passed on it. Maybe that was a dumb call, but I'd already spent my daily expendable pocket cash. Could probably get back there and pick it up ... they want $25 for it.
     
  10. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator

    Sep 2, 2004
    Great snags and a nice pic! The knives are nice and so is the Marlin. Good to have you aboard!
     
  11. Two Dog Man

    Two Dog Man

    92
    Jul 23, 2012
    Thank you! And it looks like someone has good taste in guitars, too. I'm a Gibson man myself. Nice Hummer.
     
  12. Stich2442

    Stich2442

    May 6, 2012
    Nice finds, can you take a close up pic of the tang stamps, that will help with date/ID of the knives.

    This should help
    http://www.collectors-of-schrades-r.us/Catalogs/images/1962-SW-CATS.pdf

    http://www.collectors-of-camillus.us/Catalogs/Catalogs.htm

    http://www.collectors-of-schrades-r.us/Imperial/1941-Imperial.pdf

    http://www.collectors-of-schrades-r.us/Imperial/1959-Imperial.pdf
     
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  13. comoha

    comoha

    Jan 12, 2006
    I had an Imperial easy open just like that. Truly one of the sharpest knives I had. Took a phenomonal edge.
     
  14. Humppa

    Humppa Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2010
    Great looking knives and a great looking rifle... :) Congratz on those three (four - rifle included) beauties.

    Kind regards
    Andi
     
  15. arcadiaknives

    arcadiaknives

    502
    Sep 19, 2008
    Great scores TwoDogMan. I don't usually have that kind of luck when I'm out bummin' around. Have fun with them.
     
  16. Two Dog Man

    Two Dog Man

    92
    Jul 23, 2012
    WOW ... thank you for these wonderful resources! I've never owned a knife values guide or book for general ID ... so these are really treasured PDF files! Thanks for posting them.

    As for the tang stamp on the jumbo ... I sure can take a photo but it may not be today as I am prepping and departing for a three day trip. What I can tell you is that the large blade reads:

    CAMILLUS
    CUTLERY CO.
    CAMILLUS N.Y.
    U.S.A.

    Everything is in capital letters. No model number and no further stamping on the pen blade. That's it!
     
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  17. Stich2442

    Stich2442

    May 6, 2012
  18. Two Dog Man

    Two Dog Man

    92
    Jul 23, 2012
    Thanks ... a closer inspection yielded the hidden "U.S.A.", only visible with the blade half open. Earliest catalog I have is 1946 and I can't locate this model in it, although it does resemble a swell end jack quite nicely. Must be earlier than '46.
     
  19. Vanguard41xx

    Vanguard41xx

    Dec 29, 2010
    Nice finds! I have a similar Imperial, only with bone scales. Can we see more pictures of that Camillus?

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Brian.Evans

    Brian.Evans KnifeMaker-EDC Knife Specialist Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2011
    I too have one of those '36-'56 era Imperial EOs. I actually am carrying it today and almost every day. Its a great knife!

    [​IMG]

    It will indeed take a wicked edge. And take it quickly, btw. It sharpens easily and wonderfully.

    [​IMG]
     

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