Bone Handles?

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Bone Handles?

Post by just bob » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:06 am

Isn't this stagalon or something synthetic?


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Re: Bone Handles?

Post by terryl308 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:17 am

JB, sure looks like it to me, not bone. ::handshake:: Terry
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Re: Bone Handles?

Post by jerryd6818 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:50 pm

It's not bone, it's Delrin®. The handles on this knife are what Camillus called "Indian Stag".
Staglon is a Schrade designation.
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Re: Bone Handles?

Post by orvet » Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:01 pm

Jerry is right! In fact, the 1978 Camillus catalog lists the number 19 skinning knife and says it has "Delrin Indian stag handle."
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Re: Bone Handles?

Post by OSCAR » Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:35 pm

Cant be certain from a photo, but it looks more like Delrin than bone,,, Camillus used both on their folders..
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Re: Bone Handles?

Post by orvet » Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:11 pm

Camillus introduced in Indian Stag Handles in their 1972 catalog, a good 10 years after they stopped using bone handles routinely on the production knives.
None of the Camillus knives I have in my collection, going back 100 years or so, have that type of jigged bone. That coloration and jigging is unique to Camillus' Indian Stag Handles which were only produced in Delrin.
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Re: Bone Handles?

Post by knife7knut » Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:26 pm

Definitely synthetic;I got this one awhile back.Looks good from a distance.
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Re: Bone Handles?

Post by treefarmer » Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:34 pm

just bob, I have the twin of the knife you are questioning except it is by another mother. My son gave me a #19 that had one broken blade and the other was also bad so Orvet (Dale) replaced the blades with 2 Turkish style clips made with WESTERN USA stamps. :)
The handles are from the same mold, line for line or maybe groove for groove. And as knife7knut mentioned, the look good a distance. It's a great knife, waiting in the wings if my old 77OT ever completely wears out.
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