Let's see your Scout/Camp knives

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

  1. afishhunter

    afishhunter

    Oct 21, 2014
    @Augie I wonder if Billie is a lurker and/or member under another name here ...
     
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  2. specgrade

    specgrade Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 21, 2009
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  3. afishhunter

    afishhunter

    Oct 21, 2014
    @specgrade
    How's the pulls on your Böker?

    I had to round the corner on the screwdriver/caplifter blade on mine a mite, so needle nose vice grips were not required to open that particular blade.
     
  4. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    coolhand68 - that's a very nice Ulster, I am lucky enough to have one minty coming my way- in fact I think the package has arrived in NZ just the other day, but I wont get to see it for a few days yet!

    Wow!, Cal- there's some neat old Ulsters there my friend, just a great pair of Boys and Girls Scout's and both have had very little use!

    Augie, nice Challenge - it would be good to see Billie just to slap him in the face as a reminder how not to name your knife lol.

    Now forgive me my friends, because this Scout does not look much and for looks- does not compare to much- in saying that- I still like the look of the older Beast.
    This Knife has something that I have not seen before in the Camullius Scout Knives, I believe this Knife - as it was mentioned as well by the previous owner - to be a very early example, there are a few things that make this knife stand out, and in turn makes it quite the collectable if comparing to the other "ordinary" Scouts ( which I dont think these Knives are- I think they are quite the spectacular Knife ).

    1, The blade long etch ( you have to look carefully at the VERY POOR photo I took as it is fairly faded ) " BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA"
    2, The double sized Main Spring- this Spring is massive to any other Camillus Utility, Scout Knife ( be careful not to include liners of comparison Knives )
    3, Every "Blade" has been stamped on the Tangs, no Camillus Scouts have this feature either ( that I have seen ), which I think was a early method.
    4, It features a Mayer Punch, again you just dont see the Mayer Punch on the Camillus Scouts
    5, Pin difference

    The Punch also you don't see often on a Camillus Scout, Camullis use a few different Punches, from their lovely and famous Spiral Punch, another is a very plain and thin Punch that is fairly unremarkable, and now this one Patented Aug 11th 1908, No. 895778, the Moritz Mayer Punch, although this Punch has been used and worn but not abused, the Punch sports not only all the above Patent information, but on the other side the 3 line CAMILLUS. CUTLERY CO. CAMILLUS NY. as do all the other Blades / Tools.

    All Pins have been Hammered- where as every other WW2 Camillus Scout / Utility has the Centre Spring Pin spun.

    The Thick Spring is the very left..

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  5. specgrade

    specgrade Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 21, 2009
    Quite easy actually. Walk and talk are much better than the Rough Rider. I took a gamble by buying the Boker and it paid off. I bought Two more to give to my kids, who love to camp.
    I wish there was a way to lighten the spring on the Rough Rider (no Y on this one :) )
     
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  6. Augie

    Augie Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 23, 2014

    Challenge went out of business in the 1920's so doubtful Billie is still alive unless the name was scratched in there by a later owner. I like when a vintage knife is personalized, adds a little history to it in my opinion.
     
  7. Navallas

    Navallas

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    Feb 19, 2006
    Happy New Year!

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  8. leghog

    leghog

    Aug 10, 2013
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  9. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    This thread has some great knives and needs some resurrection....and @Buzzbait to keep taking some great photos.

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  10. sf fanatic

    sf fanatic Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 4, 2017
    November 20th 1972, the day I became an Eagle Scout. This is the knife I carried as a scout and cherish to this day. B93C2F08-4B0D-43EC-BF9A-B5CC06830759.jpeg
     
  11. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Here are my newest and oldest, side by side.

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  12. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2017
  13. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Any info on the company who made it?
     
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  14. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
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    Not an old one, but my Dad picked a Camillus reproduction of Scout knife in the 80s or 90s, maybe a commemorative of the BSA.
     
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  15. North Shore

    North Shore Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 28, 2016
    Landers Frary and Clark
     
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  16. MerryMadMonk

    MerryMadMonk Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 22, 2011
    Duncan, I don't know if you've seen this or not, but thought you might find it interesting...

    Extract from 600 Scout Knives (1997) by Joseph Richard Kerr:
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  17. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Thank you Al my friend, I appreciate this very much! :) :thumbsup:
    I think this knife is an earlier era Camillus around 1915 - very much in line with a Camillus I put up on the Old Knife thread recently ( S131) - it has the four line stamping - is what we call a prototype- yet paperwork suggest 1915- I was lucky enough to obtain photos of the Original Paper Work for the S131 the other day!
     

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