Imperial and Campbuddy Scout/Camp knives.

mqqn

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Hi folks -

My father and I attended an estate auction this past weekend where I was able to pick up two nice old Boy Scout slippies.

The first one is a Campbuddy, showing a USA tang stamp. It appears to be carbon steel judging by the patina. I don't find a lot of information about this one out there, but I am guessing it is at least a 60's or 70's era knife.

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The other knife is an official BSA knife, and although the blade etch is nearly all gone, it is still in pretty fair shape. I would like to know a little about this one - how old it is etc.

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Both knives came right to life with a little remoil.

I was lucky to get to buy both of these.

best regards -

mqqn
 
Hi,

Two very nice finds! They look like they should clean up very nicely. My Father favored the Imperial Scout pattern when I was growing up. I think he wreaked everyone he ever had.

Dale
 
Man oh man do these images take me back. I carried this frame a lot as a kid. :)
 
You're making me kick myself. I was drooling over an Ulster like these when I was home. I kept trying to buy it but my brain kept telling me to be responsible and save the money.
Dang, responsibilty sucks sometimes.
 
I have the hatchet and fixed blade that goes with that knife. Lost the knife.
 
Hi guys -

The BSA is growing on me - it is a very nice and more importantly, a very useful knife.

Along with the knives above, I also picked up a three-piece BSA utensil kit, with folding fork, knife and a non-folding spoon, all in a small vinyl case. If that weren't enough, I also got a BSA compass - it has a brown Bakelite case around it - as new in the original box with the paperwork; and a round BSA pocket sharpening stone in a vinyl case.

Now I have the taste to hit estate auctions on the weekends....too bad they take up the whole day while you are waiting to bid on the few items you are interested in.

Thanks for the replies.

best regards -

mqqn
 
You can also try the little "antique" stores that are in every small town, sometimes you will find a silk purse in among the pig's ears. That is where I found this 1924-33 era Remington BSA knife. It was rusty and dirty lying in a cigar box of junk knives marked "your choice $5.00". After a bit of cleaning and some oil it is back to the world of usable knives...with a ton of character and many untold stories.

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Bring it to Blade next year. I will be glad to introduce you to a few folks who can nail the knife down for you. Along with a "few" other friends. :D
 
Bring it to Blade next year. I will be glad to introduce you to a few folks who can nail the knife down for you. Along with a "few" other friends. :D

HI Bastid -

I doubt I will have many knives with me at Blade, I will be riding a motorcycle down there.

I look forward to meeting you in person.

best regards -

mqqn
 
You can also try the little "antique" stores that are in every small town, sometimes you will find a silk purse in among the pig's ears. That is where I found this 1924-33 era Remington BSA knife. It was rusty and dirty lying in a cigar box of junk knives marked "your choice $5.00". After a bit of cleaning and some oil it is back to the world of usable knives...with a ton of character and many untold stories.

Hi Absintheur -

That is cool! I like the interesting can opener on that one, perhaps that is designed to open cans that were "tougher" back then?

Thanks for posting your picture.

best regards -

mqqn
 
i used to have a knife like that when i was a little kid, wish i still had it.

i used to keep a old shoe string around the ring.

people would ask me why i'd have a shoestring hanging outta my pocket i'd pull out the knife and show them, i didn't like talking much and was shy.

but loved carrying around my pocket knives and going into the woods.
 
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