My slippies

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New member here - Hi! I've already posted pictures of my folding lockblades over in the general forum, but I figured I'd venture over to traditional to share my slipjoint knives. I know they're nothing special but they still have meaning

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Here are all four together! Woohoo.

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Here is my first knife... it's a Camillus BSA knife, that was actually my dad's! It's quite old and has seen better days. No real work gets done with this knife... it's more of a sentimental thing, obviously. The main blade is a little loose (and corroded) but the scales and brightwork are in remarkably good shape for a 60's era knife.

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Here is a close-up of the script on the blade as well as the BSA badge. Nice


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This was my first knife purchase and the first knife I really used... It's a Victorinox Explorer, if memory serves me right. This knife saw me through most of boy scouts, many a year ago! Today it serves duty as my "car SAK" - for fixing small problems or throwing at annoying passengers! Closed, of course.

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The Explorer, closed.

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This was a gift to me a few years back... Again, if memory serves this one is called an Alox Solo. Very elegant slim single-blade slipjoint. You can tell it's had it's share of sharpening

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Solo, closed

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Here's my current "do everything" SAK... this a Cybertool 34, and holy crap this is one useful instrument. Two blades, can and bottle openers, pliers, scissors, driver with four two-sided bits (some torx, hex, phillips, etc to pick from), plus a toothpick/tweezers/ballpoint pin/cork screw/straight pin/ probably stuff I've never noticed! This one travels in a leather carry case on my belt on the weekends, although its' a BIT bulky for EDC.



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Here are all four of them...



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And here is the primary purpose of a good Swiss Army Knife!



Anyway, hope you enjoyed my pictures. Back to drooling over the Case and Queens knives
 
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Nice group of slipjoints you have there:thumbup:. I recently picked up a old Imperial Scout and Camillus Scout. Soon I'll have one of those silver alox guys too. I wish I could share some pics like you but my camera is a piece-o-cr@p.

Man...I could use a beer right now.
 
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of all the beers in the world, that's my choice

I really like the Alox finish! It's just very classy for a knife, you know?

Still, the old Camillus style slippies have an appeal.
 
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I have my dads old Camillus scout knife, not in as good of shape as yours though. I have the alox solo too, bough it as a kinda ruff use knife before I was as sure of Vic's, it cut tons of dry wall and most everything you can but maybe shouldn't cut with a knife..I like alox :D toughest slippies around IMO.
 
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When I first got that Camillus, I had to run out and buy some beer just so I could use the bottle opener.
 
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I like the Camillus Cub Scout.:thumbup:

That was the first knife I ever bought for myself back in 1977.
 

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Nice little group there, No b00st.

Welcome to the forums. Hopefully you'll find your time here rewarding, if not wallet draining. :cool: ;)
 
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good solid start now take your wallet out and say "i'm sorry" cause your gonna be torturing it:D
Seriously all good knives there and ya cant go wrong with a Camillus :thumbup:
thanks for sharing the photos
ivan
 
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thank you! My wallet is already mad at the kershaw leek i bought this week... LOVE it though.
 
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