Hey Phil Gibbs, I have a question.

Discussion in 'Camillus Collector's Forum' started by jerryd6818, Dec 21, 2017.

  1. jerryd6818

    jerryd6818

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    Dec 28, 2006
    I'm looking for some definitive information on the 1990's black bone handle Camillus 72 with the "ducks on the water" etch on the main blade. Do you know who it was made for?
    Ducks Unlimited??
    National Wildlife Foundation??
    Someone else??

    I would greatly appreciate the benefit of your expertise on the subject.
     
  2. Vit_213

    Vit_213

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    Feb 4, 2011
    For 5 years BF and AAPK can not solve this riddle :confused:
     
  3. jerryd6818

    jerryd6818

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    Dec 28, 2006
    I hear ya Vit. I thought maybe since Phil was a Camillus employee, he might know the answer. You would think after 5 years, I would just give up.
     
  4. Phil Gibbs

    Phil Gibbs Cutlery Student Platinum Member

    Nov 11, 1998
    Hi Jerry. Sorry for the late reply!

    It could be either of those, as Camillus did extensive business with both.
    Knife would almost certainly have included a presentation box. I assume it is missing from the knife in question?
    Do you have a pic of the knife?
     
  5. Phil Gibbs

    Phil Gibbs Cutlery Student Platinum Member

    Nov 11, 1998
    Makes absolutely no sense to me Vitaly!
    The 100 year paper seems irrelevant!
    Maybe leftover parts/papers after auction??
     
  6. Vit_213

    Vit_213

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  7. zzyzzogeton

    zzyzzogeton

    Feb 17, 2013
    That sure looks like the knife jerry described.:thumbsup:
     
  8. Phil Gibbs

    Phil Gibbs Cutlery Student Platinum Member

    Nov 11, 1998
    Well done Vitaly!
    Yes, could have been done for Sears.
     
  9. jerryd6818

    jerryd6818

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    Dec 28, 2006
    I was chastised by Vit because I didn't come back and see his post but as you can see from my date of membership (Dec 28, 2006) and my post count (208) I seldom drop in on BF. All is well now. Once more, thank you very much Vit for tracking this down. Looks like we have everything now.

    Vit, since they only made 2000 of them, I would say a Sears exclusive is a slam dunk.

    And Phil, thank you for taking a peek at this. The answer is no, I don't have the presentation box.
     
  10. RickR

    RickR

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    Jul 4, 1999
    Vit,

    Well, the time period is certainly correct. Right around the same time the David Yellowhorse knives were coming out. Although not much at Camillus was an "exclusive". They typically made a replica with minor changes. I know we made the whittler in bone quite a few times.
     
  11. jerryd6818

    jerryd6818

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    Dec 28, 2006
    If I may ask, what whittler are you talking about? The 72? Because if that's it, I've only seen three made in bone during the last 40 years of the company.

    1.) The one under discussion with the ducks engraved on the main blade,
    2.) the Ole' Smoky for SMKW
    3.) and just a plain everyday 72 only it had black bone handles. Were there others I haven't run across?

    We've discovered there were only 2000 made of #1 in 1991. It would be nice to know how many were made of the other two and in what year. These three seldom pop up for sale and the frequency they show up is in the order I have them listed. It took me several years to find an example of #3 that was for sale.
     
  12. RickR

    RickR

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    Jul 4, 1999
    What I meant to say was we made the knife in bone a few times but they were the same knife just separate runs of knives...and, yes, the 72.
     

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