My Woodcraft Knives

Discussion in 'Camillus Collector's Forum' started by rprocter, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. rprocter

    rprocter Banned BANNED

    Jan 19, 2007
    I did post some of these 2 years ago, but now have added a couple more.
    I'd like to know if there are any other patterns besides these:

    3 3/8" 2 blade Jack: Camillus/882/U.S.A.
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    3 5/8" Stockman: Camillus/883/U.S.A. note Clip blades are not identical
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    3 7/8" Stockman: 884 this one has handle rivets & only "884" on back tang so i think it is from the 2nd run ?
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    3 5/8" LB: Camillus/885/U.S.A.
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    5" LB: Camillus/886/U.S.A.
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    3 1/4" LB: 887 also 2nd run ?
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    any comments/info as to yrs/production runs/etc. will be much appreciated.
    and are there any others in thi Woodcraft series ?
    thanks, eh, roland
     
  2. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    Your answer lies in the original catalogs like the one from 1996 Here. Woodcrafts are on page 9 of that one and seven are shown.

    Seven are shown also in the 1994 catalog

    I never tire of seeing your pictures of Camillus knives. Thanks!
     
  3. rprocter

    rprocter Banned BANNED

    Jan 19, 2007
    Thank you Michael. i see there is also an 881, a Pen knife, so i will be looking for that one.
    both the '94 & '96 catalogues show these with handle rivets and list a "B" after each pattern # e.g. 882B, etc. none of mine have a "B". also i think the ones with no handle rivets were produced before those with handle rivets.
    i cannot locate these in a catalogue, but my loading of these is slow so i have not viewed them all.
    roland
     
  4. rprocter

    rprocter Banned BANNED

    Jan 19, 2007
    Just found the no rivet ones: 1988 flyer & 1990 catalogue.
    these are some of what i think are the best made Camillus knives i own of the post WWII -2007 time period.
    roland
     
  5. Trent Rock

    Trent Rock

    Jun 29, 2007
    Twice the knife
    For half the price!!!:thumbup::D:eek:

    What kind of wood is it?
    I'm still weak in my handle materials identification techniques...
    Rosewood?
     
  6. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    Other wood handled knives in the catalog are described as rosewood. This series is just "laminated hardwood". I imagine both are impregnated woods like the knives they made for Sears during this same time period.

     
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  7. rprocter

    rprocter Banned BANNED

    Jan 19, 2007
    The '96 & '96 catalogues state :"Laminated Hardwood Handles".
    my 884 "Orvis" stockman is not laminated and looks like Walnut ??
    roland
     
  8. thawk

    thawk

    Oct 28, 2006
    The wood scales on these are really nice. Still like it when they put a shield on.
     
  9. edbeau

    edbeau

    Jan 20, 2006
    Have a couple of 886's and they are well built knives.
     
  10. Vit_213

    Vit_213

    715
    Feb 4, 2011
    My Woodcraft Knives

    Camillus Woodcraft Pen Knife (#881)
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    Camillus Woodcraft Jack Knife (#882B)
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    Camillus Woodcraft Stockman Knife (#883)
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    Camillus Woodcraft Single Blade Lock Back (#886B)
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    Camillus Woodcraft Lock Back (#887B)
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  11. citytransplant

    citytransplant Basic Member Basic Member

    232
    Apr 12, 2008
    Codger, I can't agree more.

    The work Vitaly has done to create and maintain this site is also outstanding: http://camillusknives.ru/
     
  12. Phil Gibbs

    Phil Gibbs Cutlery Student Platinum Member

    Nov 11, 1998
    I believe Vitaly is one of the most persistent & studious Camillus Collectors I have ever met.

     
  13. Vit_213

    Vit_213

    715
    Feb 4, 2011
    Thanks guys.
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2015
  14. sac troop

    sac troop

    900
    Mar 4, 2009
    Yes, Vit's contributions to the Camillus legacy can't really be measured accurately. But that can be said of more than a few of you here, one way or the other.
     
  15. edbeau

    edbeau

    Jan 20, 2006
    Here is a picture of two of my 886's. One with rivets one without.

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  16. Bloefield

    Bloefield

    928
    Aug 2, 2013
    Vit, Ed and all. Pleasure to see these fine Camillus knives
     
  17. Vit_213

    Vit_213

    715
    Feb 4, 2011
    A pair of #885 knives:
    Early Single Blade Lockback #885 knife
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    And 200th GW Inauguration #885 knife
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  18. lrv

    lrv Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 14, 2003
    great pictures and outstanding collection.
     
  19. Dullblade420

    Dullblade420

    4
    Jan 20, 2018
    Mine doesn't have the pins and the tang stamp reads Camillus stainless usa 883. Is that before the sword brand ?
     
  20. Vit_213

    Vit_213

    715
    Feb 4, 2011
    Camillus Woodcraft Stock Knife #884 (around 1991)
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