Original? USMC Marine Corps Raider Stiletto dagger knife

Discussion in 'Camillus Collector's Forum' started by samuel.l.thompson, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. sac troop

    sac troop

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  2. lrv

    lrv Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 14, 2003
  3. janet seib

    janet seib

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    Oct 24, 2012
    Hi, I looking for Tom or Phil, sent here by a Mr. Vickery , says Tom or Phil can tell me more about my knife and what I should ask for it or could maybe conect me to a collector that might be interested in buying it. it is in near mint condition Mr. Vickery says it looks to him to be part of the orginal order ? Any help appreciated , Janet

    I don't know what I"m doing here my email address is [email protected] , if I can't how to answer this post, so if you don hear from me please feel free to email me.
     
  4. lrv

    lrv Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 14, 2003
    Here are the pictures Janet sent to me.
    Can you tell if its from the original WWII run or the 1967?
    In either case its a great looking piece.
     

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  5. acourvil

    acourvil Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 2, 2006
    Better and more pics would be helpful, and I'm not an expert on these, but based on what I can see in these, it looks original to me. The crack in the guard takes it out of the "mint" category, and could indicate that the handle has started to deteriorate (common on these), but overall it looks like a great piece.

    The close-up of the etching looks a little funny to me, but it might just be the lighting. The sheath looks right to me as well, although many of these had metal guards near the bottom.
     
  6. CAMCO

    CAMCO Moderator Moderator

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    Dec 29, 1999
    The second photo appears to have a blued blade with a gold etch like the Camillus reproduction. Normally the etch on the WWII stilettos is very faint and hard to see. The WWII stilettos had cast zinc alloy handles and the reproduction stilettos had cast pewter handles. The sheath looks right for the stiletto, but something about the second photo does not look right.
    Acourvil is right. Clearer photos are needed.

    Tom Williams
     
  7. m-1025

    m-1025

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    Oct 8, 2014
    CAMCO,
    I just recently picked up a Pearl Harbor Commemorative CASE XX marked Stilletto.
    Do you have any info or background on this blade?
    Were these some of the Camillus 55 gallon found blades from the 1942 production run?
    Any info would be greatly appreciated.
     
  8. Vit_213

    Vit_213

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    Feb 4, 2011
    Unfortunately, CAMCO will not be able to answer.
    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/1212509-A-sad-day-for-all-of-us
     
  9. riverdive

    riverdive Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 23, 2015
    The production info that CAMCO had sent, seems to note the 1967 production had a guard stamped Camillus, N.Y. So I am guessing it did not have the name etched on the blade as the original production in 1942...
     

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