Let's see your Scout/Camp knives

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by pistonsandgears, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    A fairly new arrival for a not so new Knife! Love That Rogers Stag Bone, this example is not Mint- but its not too badly worn either- the Main's Tip needs just a Tender touch up to really make this Clip Point look great again.

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  2. herder

    herder Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    Nice Boker humpback model, and the first one I have seen with that handle type. While Boker was using celluloid early on, they really pushed their "Pyralin" (celluloid) handles in different colors from the 1940s through the 1960s. They specifically called the handles on your model "Pearl Pyralin". I only have one illustration showing a red Pyralin handled humpback model from 1958 and assume that while many other Boker models featured Pyralin handles, the humpback types with those handles were not common. I would think that your model probably dates to around the late 1950s to early 1960s era.

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  3. herder

    herder Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    Here is just one more thread that has managed to slip by me. :)
    Some really great examples shown in the past few pages. Beautiful Weck from waynorth, and other nice showings from Buzzbait, B. Mauser, Missplaced Hillbilly, jsdistin, V.P., edbeau, Fodderwing, and eisman.
    And fine old Ulster Mountain Division model from Campbellclanman.
    Also enjoyed the Adirondack pictures and information from Peregrin and Buzzbait.
     
  4. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Thank you Herder, I was wondering just if my knife was a Mountain Division - no Bail?
     
  5. herder

    herder Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    Your'e right, I missed seeing the lack of a bail. Ulster did sell these 5-blade models without a bail and a different blade configuration as civilian models for a few short years after WWII.
    They also oddly offered a bail on the civilian models for an extra cost.
    Here is an ad for the civilian model from 1950. The ad shows a handle shield that yours doesn't have (and different blade arrangement). I wonder if yours was a very early post war variation???

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  6. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    Thank you Neal. Much appreciated!
     
  7. Old Biker

    Old Biker

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    Sep 25, 2016
    This one was in my mailbox today. Made by Colonial. Shell construction. The shield says Solder Seal. A couple pictures of how it looked on arrival. It was pretty clean actually.
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    I gave it a bath. Sanded the blade some with 220 wet dry paper to try and remove some of the funny grinding marks. Sharpened it and then oiled all the joints.
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    Overall not to bad for $10.

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  8. bax229

    bax229 Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 7, 2016
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    Just a Texas Camp Knife doing what its designed to do
     
  9. cjtamu

    cjtamu

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    Nov 6, 2018
    Beauty. And the world's greatest camp beans. And if that bottle said, "Rye" instead of "Bourbon" I'd think we were long lost twins. Haven't used the can opener on this one yet. But I will.

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  10. Bartleby

    Bartleby

    Oct 28, 2005
    Finally broke down and got myself an Ulster four blade scout from the 60's or 70's in good used condition. Surprisingly less bulky than I thought it would be, large enough to be comfortable and useful for food prep and nobody gives it a second thought. It is getting a lot of pocket time.
     
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  11. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    You can’t talk about it without photos....o_O
     
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  12. Bartleby

    Bartleby

    Oct 28, 2005
    Thanks! Good to know.
     
  13. Old Biker

    Old Biker

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    Sep 25, 2016
    I found this Remington in my mailbox tonight. I didn't expect it to get here quite this quick. I have given it it's bath, haven't done anything else to it yet. It looks like the tip of the awl has been broken off. The main blade is a little loose. I'm hoping I can tighten that up a little.
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  14. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Interesting. Did they seal up the edges of the sheet handle covers?
     
  15. Old Biker

    Old Biker

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    Sep 25, 2016
    As far as I can tell. No.

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  16. bax229

    bax229 Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 7, 2016
    Scrolled brass liners...Nice Touch!
     
  17. cjtamu

    cjtamu

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    Nov 6, 2018
    Thank you.
     
  18. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    I landed what I think is a pretty nice Camillus recently. The springs on the can opener and bottle opener are extremely stout!

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  19. Old Biker

    Old Biker

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    Sep 25, 2016
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    I found this Imperial 3 blade scout on the auction site last weekend. It looked kind of interesting, and no one was bidding on it. So I bought it to see what it was. The scales are brass, that appears to be painted black. If it is paint it is baked on good, because I had to use a brass brush to get the dried on mud out of the jigging.
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    It's had a hard life. It looks like someone used it to hammer with frequently.
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    The slot the can opener pivots in, was almost peened closed. I dressed that with the file on my Swiss Champ. The can opener opens easier now. All the blades have good snap, and move smoothly. Looks like a bail is missing, but that's OK. I don't like bails anyway. They have a nasty habit of dulling my freshly sharpened blade.

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  20. pmek5

    pmek5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    I have to thank @Stropping Young Lad for working with me on trading for this extraordinary example of GEC's workmanship. Mr. Campagna's SFO's on these are superbly done as well.

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