Camillus Boy Scout Knives

Discussion in 'Camillus Collector's Forum' started by Rick1955, Feb 23, 2001.

  1. jerryd6818

    jerryd6818

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    Dec 28, 2006
    That was very common on the white 1047s. I have two and both have shield cracks.
     
  2. Catherine_Montana

    Catherine_Montana

    Sep 10, 2014
    This is a good thread. Thank you!

    Cate
     
  3. Vit_213

    Vit_213

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    Feb 4, 2011
    Today I learned that it is also ​​Camillus made :rolleyes:.
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  4. Phil Gibbs

    Phil Gibbs Cutlery Student Platinum Member

    Nov 11, 1998
    Nice score Vitaly!! :thumbup:
     
  5. CollectorsEdge

    CollectorsEdge

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    Nov 3, 2014
    Anyone have current pricing for NIB Official BSA pocket knife, Model #1002?
     
  6. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    There is no current pricing. The knife has been out of production since 1997. If you want the range of secondary market prices, eBay is that market.
     
  7. CollectorsEdge

    CollectorsEdge

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    Nov 3, 2014
    Thanks, been to eBay. I have six NIB of these that I want to sell, was just looking for a ball park on the secondary market.
     
  8. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    Quite a range. Some have gone for 3x the price of others - same model and NIB.
     
  9. CollectorsEdge

    CollectorsEdge

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    Nov 3, 2014
    Removing duplicate
     
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  10. CollectorsEdge

    CollectorsEdge

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    Nov 3, 2014
  11. Vit_213

    Vit_213

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    Feb 4, 2011
    See my post #53 in this thread, it may be of interest for you :rolleyes:.
     
  12. CollectorsEdge

    CollectorsEdge

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    Nov 3, 2014
    Thanks Vit - I skipped right over that one. I'll send e-mail. I'll scan the above reference as well once received and make it available via e-mail pdf.
     
  13. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003

    Probably the best available resource once you get away from this forum.

    Incomplete, especially as to axes.

    Only one picture of each knife - blurry B&W.

    "New edition" is same old edition.

    Missing critical measurements..

    "Prices" extremely imaginative.

    Like 500 Scout Knives, primarily a pre-Internet product.

    If you locate an item or information that is not in the book, the author has no interest in hearing from you.
     
  14. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    I will add that like all "price guides" for knives, the prices shown are outdated almost before publication if they were ever even accurate at all. If so, depending on the author's depth of research and access to actual market data, they were accurate only during the period of time the survey was being conducted. The collector knife market is very fluid with demand for particular items being very fickle. Interests and demand for particular items ebbs and flows constantly. Imagine for a moment that a period of time elapses during which interest in a unavailable knife increases. Five collectors are looking for one high and low. Some are willing to pay whatever it costs to add one to their collection. Another collector/accumulator/dealer sees this and decided to take profit from the half dozen he is holding, perhaps purchased years before at MSRP or even a fraction thereof. The first pieces sell for handsome sums because of competition. As demand becomes satisfied competition decreased and subsequent sales net less to the point that the last piece sells below cost if at all. Meanwhile others see the initial high price and decide to take profits as well, flooding an already limited market with more available examples. Prices drop. So value is relative only to what a knife sells for in a particular instance, the transaction between a particular buyer and a particular seller at a particular place (market venue) and time.

    At best, these "price guides" are identification guides and represent the author's best knowledge at the time of publication. Which is almost always constantly revised as new knowledge comes to light over time.
     
  15. CollectorsEdge

    CollectorsEdge

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    Nov 3, 2014
    Well stated Codger. Since I need to move these and have not found any recent sales, I guess I get to use my own imagination for my price. Thanks to all for the info!
    If anyone on this forum is interested, send an offer to my e-mail. I would rather these go to a forum member before I post them online to the general public.
    These are NIB "Tomorrow's Leader" BSA #1002

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  16. Vit_213

    Vit_213

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    Feb 4, 2011
    BSA #1002 knife, which is shown in the post #17, was purchased for $80. Less than 2 years ago.
     
  17. friendlyfire

    friendlyfire

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    Nov 22, 2014
    Cleaning out a box of stuff buried deep in a closet (under orders from my spouse) I unearthed an old Camillus Cub Scout 3 blade knife. Wasn't sure if it was mine or my younger brother's. Stumbling across this forum in an attempt to date the knife I am overwhelmed at the wealth of information available just for the asking. Much thanks to Vit_213 and his 'special offer for members of the Camillus Collector's Forum' from post #53. Armed with the education from this Forum, it turns out that I found my brother's knife since mine must have had 3 pins and this knife has only 1. Dates from the late 1970's. Nice surprise for us both though. It does however make me wonder what happened to mine in the 4 decades since I last saw it. Maybe it will turn up on e-bay. When I tossed this knife into a more accessible drawer I realized just how may other knives were already in there. I have sailed passed the line from accumulator to collector without even blinking. It surprised me just how many of the knives in that drawer were manufactured by Camillus.
     
  18. edbeau

    edbeau

    Jan 20, 2006
    Friendlyfire, ever heard of the expression "it didn't happen if there isn't a picture". We like pictures on this forum. Gives us an excuse to drool.
     
  19. friendlyfire

    friendlyfire

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    Nov 22, 2014
    Well here are some pics of the Cub Scout Knife and the rest of the contents of my drawer. I've got a Randall Made Triathlete, a couple of red handled Swiss Army utility knives and a 1987 dated Camillus folding Pilot survival knife floating around somewhere too...Drool away!

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  20. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
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