Let's see your Scout/Camp knives

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

  1. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    I thought I'd do sone side by side shots of the Case and Rough Rider scout. Its obvious that RR based their version on the Case.[​IMG]
    Same blade layout and styles, not many use that type can opener anymore, seems someone behind RR likes discontinued Cases. The loom fixer/half hawk comes to mind as well. Note the differences in the edge bevels, while close to the same thickness at the spine the Case comes to a thinner edge. In fact I've thinned the edge some on the RR bringing it to a more acute bevel. While both are very sharp the Case is much more "slicey".
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    Both nest the blades well,both have some rub opening the blades. Both have lateral play in the screwdriver blade when closed. I think its inherent to this particular design of scout, but I only have one example of each so not a good base to base that theory on. I like how the notches for the nick access is beveled inwards on the Case. Gives great access and has less noticeable appearance from the side. Screwdriver is thicker at the tip of the Case on my examples, though still a bit on the thin side. Both punches/awls are extremely pointed and made nice "D" shaped holes in leather. Piercing it with little effort.
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    Note the shallow appearance of the cutouts on the Case,but due to the bevel their as easy to access as the RR.
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    Most visible from the pile side the Case has a more oval appearance, while the RR is more parallel along the top and bottom.
    I know some aren't crazy about RR's clones or copies, but in this Case(pun ;)) I feel they chose a very fine example of a pattern to emulate.
     
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  2. afishhunter

    afishhunter

    Oct 21, 2014
    @Misplaced Hillbilly
    Nice pretty pair of scout/camp/utility knives you have there. :)

    I don't have the Case version, but I do like my RR version.
    Screwdriver blade on mine needed a bit of filing on the tang to round the edge a mite to lower that pull from an 11 or 12 (pliers were required to open it) to a 8.5 to 9 though.
    I think I'll get around to working on it more "someday", and see if I can get it down to a 7 or 6.
    The RR is also noticably heavier than my old Ulster BSA, my Marbles rendition of the Camillus "Demo" knife, and my 1975 Army Reserves issued Western "authorized copy" of the "Demo" knife.
    (Western made some "Demo" knives under government contracts, you know. They weren't all made by Camillus.)
     
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  3. coolhand68

    coolhand68 Gold Member Gold Member

    992
    Mar 12, 2006
    Some favorites from my collection.
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  4. North Shore

    North Shore Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 28, 2016
    I was surprised to have found this for sale for about what Dunkin donuts is asking for a cup of coffee these days lol
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  5. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    I bought the carbon one yesterday for $5. I hadn't seen it in carbon before.
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  6. tendog

    tendog Basic Member Basic Member

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    Dec 13, 2018
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  7. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    Thanks, all of the blades on my RR have good pulls, none are difficult. I have read here that others had issues with the can opener as well. I have a "demo knife" as well,recently acquired. In fact its posted on page 82 :p It's a well built Ontario and I've found out researching (Google which in turn led me to a thread here,should've known) that it was produced by Queen. The awl on it was a bear, but oiling and use has lessened it to a manageable 8 pull.:rolleyes: Right now I would say the Case and Ontario are my favorite scouts. If I was to compare them to vehicles I'd say the Case is like a Peterbilt 359, a tough classic that gets the job done and looks good doing it. The Ontario demo is like an Mack steelnose "R" model, a plain and no frills worker thats stupid tough and built well where its needed. :cool::thumbsup:
     
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  8. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    nice additions to your Scout collections everyone!

    coolhand - that Primble just may well be a Boker made Scout! :thumbsup:
     
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  9. coolhand68

    coolhand68 Gold Member Gold Member

    992
    Mar 12, 2006
    Hi, yes the Primble is made by Boker. This particular one is flawless. Tight, snappy, no blade play. I prefer having the small pen blade versus the awl.
     
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  10. coolhand68

    coolhand68 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 12, 2006
    Thanks Tom. Took me a while to find one. I have another I sent in to Case to fix some blade play, hope they correct it.
     
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  11. coolhand68

    coolhand68 Gold Member Gold Member

    992
    Mar 12, 2006
    Queen today...

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  12. leghog

    leghog

    Aug 10, 2013
    Kent with a U.S. 3 cent nickel

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  13. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    This Western has cleaned and sharpened up nicely. I see I didn't get all the black tar and white paint off of it, but the remnants are a badge of honor for the knife that held up and the user who used care.
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  14. mbkr

    mbkr Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 20, 2018
    So....dumb question: What is the purpose of the small blade with the thumb stud? The location of the stud seems like it would get in the way for anything other than opening envelopes or something similar.
     
  15. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    It is actually a can opener, you pierce the can's lid, with the stud facing towards the outside of the can and lever it downwards bringing the stout blade forward/upwards:thumbsup: hope that makes sense:) as it's difficult to picture just from my description.
     
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  16. mbkr

    mbkr Gold Member Gold Member

    827
    May 20, 2018
    Makes total sense :thumbsup: Looking at the pics it looked like a blade with an unnecessary and poorly placed thumb stud. I knew it had be a specialized something or other.
     
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  17. MUFC4Benfica1

    MUFC4Benfica1

    18
    Sep 16, 2019
    1. Boker 150th anniversary Camp knife
    2. Victorinox Huntsman (the one that is used a lot)
    3. Hartkopf Militarmesser in stag

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    P.s. The main blades of the Victorinox and Hartkopf are aligned straight whereas with the Boker the blade is set at an angle. Is there any significance to this difference other than manufacturer style or preference?
     
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  18. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Nice collection, MUFC4B!! I especially like the Hartkopf!! You don't see a lot of stag on utility knives!!:thumbsup:
     
  19. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
  20. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Duplicate post!! Sorry!!
     

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