Camillus and Sid Bell collaboration

Discussion in 'Camillus Collector's Forum' started by Vit_213, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. Vit_213

    Vit_213

    715
    Feb 4, 2011
    "American Wildlife"

    The American wilderness... where animals, birds, fish, trees and plants cooperate to form a beauty that even man cannot match. The wilderness... where man is only a visitor to observe the enchantment of a flight of ducks over a cool mountain lake, the bounce of a fleeing white-tailed deer on a frosty morning, or the courageous determination of salmon fighting upstream to spawn.

    In observance of America's 200th and our 100th anniversary, Camillus Cutlery introduces its NEW "AMERICAN WILDLIFE" SERIES. Inset into each handle is sculptured wildlife, struck in genuine pewter from original masterpieces by the renowned wildlife engraver, Sid Bell. Each animal is permanently imbedded in crystal-clear acrylic over a natural background color that runs flush with the contour of the handle.


    These extremely handsome knives are both collectors items and functional, heavy-duty knives that can take the everyday wear and tear that you would expect from a fine knife. Its super-cutting, corrosion-resistant, etched blades are made from 440A high carbon stainless steel that assures you a clean, swift cut every time. Pivot pins and bolsters are forged from solid nickel silver and the sure-grip handles are molded from super-tough Delrin. Attractively gift packaged with a "CAM-STONE" sharpening steel... a new type of sharpening steel consisting of an abrasive coating bonded to a steel mandrel and producing a very uniform and extremely sharp cutting edge ... and a wildlife brochure.

    (Camillus 1976 catalog)​

    BUCK DEER - No. 10A

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Amid the blushing foliage of autumn, the buck holds his antlers high in regal splendor. Timid and trim, he is a picture of innocence and beauty and shows his gracefulness when a sudden movement or sound sends him speeding off into the forest.

    [​IMG]


    HOWLING COYOTE - No. 10B

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    "The gray ghost of the plains". Wary, suspicious, sly, always on the alert and a real challenge to the hunter. Who can ever forget their mournful cry in the still of the night as they pay homage to the western moon.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Phil Gibbs

    Phil Gibbs Cutlery Student Platinum Member

    Nov 11, 1998
    Nice find Vitaly, in the boxes too!!
     
  3. Vit_213

    Vit_213

    715
    Feb 4, 2011
    Thanks Фил! :)
    Can you tell us something about this collaboration?
     
  4. Vit_213

    Vit_213

    715
    Feb 4, 2011
    BUCK DEER - No. 11A

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  5. lrv

    lrv Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 14, 2003
  6. Vit_213

    Vit_213

    715
    Feb 4, 2011
    CHARGING BEAR - No. 10D

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    A bear’s all-out sprint is an unforgettable sight as its massive body strains and the thick glossy fur ripples in the sun. He is a mass of muscle and brawn, unafraid, intelligent and unpredictable. A formidable giant of the wilderness.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Vit_213

    Vit_213

    715
    Feb 4, 2011
    BUGLING ELK - No. 10F

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    A sight to behold ... the herd bull as he lifts his head high and bugles his challenge for all to hear. He’ll take on all comers, head low and long ivory tipped antlers swinging menacingly from side to side ready to defend his harem rights.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Vit_213

    Vit_213

    715
    Feb 4, 2011
    MALLARD DUCK No. 17A
    Surprised, the handsome and clever mallard, with a swift beating of wings, rises up over a marsh while emitting a series of startled quacks that diminish as it heads toward a distant pond. On wing they perform miracles of maneuver.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    RING-NECKED PHEASANT No. 17D
    Its brilliant plumage, short colorful wings, white collared neck and long tapering tail crowns the Ring-Neck as the unrivaled beauty of American game birds. The startling whirr of its rapidly beating wings, as it is flushed out of the tall grass, is a hunter's dream.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Vit_213

    Vit_213

    715
    Feb 4, 2011
    RUNNING DEER - No. 11C

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Vit_213

    Vit_213

    715
    Feb 4, 2011
    MOUNTAIN SHEEP - No. 10G

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    A Monarch of his domain ... the lofty mountain peak. The massive horned ram is big, rangy and a picture of confidence as he climbs sure-footed, over almost perpendicular cliffs with the greatest ease. His head held high with style, he observes the lowlands with contempt.
    [​IMG]
     
    citytransplant likes this.
  11. Vit_213

    Vit_213

    715
    Feb 4, 2011
    HOWLING COYOTE - No. 11B (1979)
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     

Share This Page