Let's See Your Camco Knives!

The Camillus Cutlery Company was one of the oldest knife manufacturers in the United States with roots dating back to 1876. The company manufactured Camillus branded knives and was a prolific contractor for other knife brands up until its last days in 2007 when the company filed for bankruptcy.
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Re: Let's See Your Camco Knives!

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Sat Dec 17, 2022 4:44 pm

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Didn’t.....
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Re: Let's See Your Camco Knives!

Post by garddogg56 » Tue Dec 20, 2022 12:26 am

Just received from my tool partner thes 4-H Camco
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Re: Let's See Your Camco Knives!

Post by Nev52 » Tue Dec 20, 2022 11:47 pm

Just rehandled this Camco Jack in green bone. I don't know what model number it is but I like it. ::nod::
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Re: Let's See Your Camco Knives!

Post by doglegg » Wed Dec 21, 2022 3:57 am

Lovely tree handles.

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Post by Nev52 » Wed Dec 21, 2022 12:39 pm

Thank you Doglegg ::handshake::
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Re: Let's See Your Camco Knives!

Post by GSPTOPDOG » Wed Jan 18, 2023 12:02 am

I have had a sting of luck lately finding CAMCOs ::groove:: Finding about 5-6 (need to check for the exact # ::hmm:: ) in the past two months ::ds:: More than I had found in the past two years...
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Re: Let's See Your Camco Knives!

Post by Dan In MI » Wed Jan 18, 2023 5:09 pm

Here's another cap lifter jack. It needs help, and I suspect it may have celluloid covers.
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Re: Let's See Your Camco Knives!

Post by GSPTOPDOG » Wed Jan 18, 2023 8:50 pm

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Here's another cap lifter jack. It needs help, and I suspect it may have celluloid covers.

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Nice find Dan! I was quick always to soak the knives in vinegar, or a solution called Evapo-Rust as it seems to be easier on the scales and brass fittings. I just looked on-line and see a gallon is $29 at Advance auto parts ( https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/ ). I got my 1st batch at Harbor Freight years ago and it was about $22 for a gallon back then. However, I had only used it for a short time when I was soaking a few ax heads in a plastic tub and the tub cracked and most of the gallon went right onto my kitchen floor ::dang:: (another reason I don't clean stuff inside my house anymore) ::facepalm:: ::dang:: I had it inside because it was cold outside and the chemical needs to be at 70 degrees or above to work. If a gallon is more than you need, you can also buy smaller increments but cost per oz. goes up quite a bit.

I started cleaning rust off with a wire wheel on my grinder and found it is not so hard on the blade as long as the blade finish has some wear already. It can change the color on a new shinny blade when trying to polish out small rust spots. I found Scotch Bright scratches the hell out of blade and I tend to use it on a seriously pitted blade or one completely patinaed.

Just my $0.02 worth ... ::paranoid:: or in this case maybe 'bout $0.10 ::paranoid:: in rambling on... ::facepalm::
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Post by GSPTOPDOG » Wed Jan 18, 2023 8:53 pm

::groove:: New CAMCO!!! ::ds::
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Re: Let's See Your Camco Knives!

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Thu Jan 19, 2023 1:56 am

Dan In MI wrote:
Wed Jan 18, 2023 5:09 pm
Here's.....
Dan, that is a G@@D L@@KING CAMCO! ::tu:: ::tu::

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I.....
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New.....
GSPTOPDOG, it is either feast or famine. Currently you are feasting.
VERY nice pair of CAMCO pocket knives. ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Let's See Your Camco Knives!

Post by Dan In MI » Thu Jan 19, 2023 2:29 pm

GSPTOPDOG and Skip, thank you both! ::handshake:: And another neat Camco find from GSPTOPDOG! ::tu::
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Post by GSPTOPDOG » Thu Jan 19, 2023 7:18 pm

Skip and Dan, thanks! ::handshake::
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Re: Let's See Your Camco Knives!

Post by Theo » Sat Jan 21, 2023 10:54 pm

Got me a new Camco today….. ::groove:: #572 Senator Pen with Nu Pearl handles at least that’s what the1955 catalog said,,and the blades still snaps load …they be barking
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Re: Let's See Your Camco Knives!

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Fri Feb 03, 2023 10:15 pm

This advertising pocket knife arrived recently in a group or lot of pocket knives that I purchased. This pocket knife now becomes my most recent example to be posted under this topic or thread. But, I did NOT purchase the group or lot of pocket knives to obtain this particular pocket knife. But, as it turned out, this pocket knife is a keeper and will be added to my general CAMCO (CAMILLUS) pocket knife collection. It is a CAMCO, one blade, one tool (a cap lifter or bottle opener), one tang stamp, 3 1/8" closed (not including the bail), tip bolsters, advertising pocket knife. The main blade front tang stamp says "CAMCO (over) USA" The main blade has a so-so half stop and a weak opening and closing snap. The cap lifter or bottle opener has a strong, crisp, half stop and a strong, crisp, opening and closing snap. The main handle side says "BOWMAN PRODUCTS - CLEVELAND, OHIO" with a graphic of an archer with BOWMAN below it. The other handle side says "40 YEARS OF SOMETHING EXTRA - IN QUALITY AND SERVICE" Overall, this pocket knife is in VERY GOOD condition. It did NOT need any cleaning at all. I took some pictures and here it is.
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The Main Blade Front Tang Stamp.
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Re: Let's See Your Camco Knives!

Post by Dan In MI » Sat Feb 04, 2023 8:55 pm

Another great score, Skip! ::tu::
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Re: Let's See Your Camco Knives!

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Sun Feb 05, 2023 1:45 am

Dan In MI wrote:
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Another.....
Thank you, Dan. 🍻
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Post by New_Windsor_NY » Thu Mar 16, 2023 10:45 pm

A recent trip to the post office produced this pocket knife. It now becomes my latest example to be posted under this topic or thread and to be added to my collection. It is a CAMCO, one blade, one tang stamp, 3 1/4" closed (not including the bail), florist pattern or style of pocket knife. The main blade front tang stamp says "CAMCO (over) USA" The main handle side says "Say it with Flowers" The other handle side says nothing, it is blank. This pocket knife has a CRISP half stop and a VERY NASTY opening and closing snap. CAMCO is a CAMILLUS brand. Overall, this pocket knife is in EXCELLENT condition. It did NOT need any cleaning at all. I just wiped it off, took some pictures and here it is.
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The Main Blade Front Tang Stamp.
The Main Blade Front Tang Stamp.
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Re: Let's See Your Camco Knives!

Post by Ripster » Thu Mar 16, 2023 11:03 pm

New_Windsor_NY wrote:
Thu Mar 16, 2023 10:45 pm
A recent trip to the post office produced this pocket knife. It now becomes my latest example to be posted under this topic or thread and to be added to my collection. It is a CAMCO, one blade, one tang stamp, 3 1/4" closed (not including the bail), florist pattern or style of pocket knife. The main blade front tang stamp says "CAMCO (over) USA" The main handle side says "Say it with Flowers" The other handle side says nothing, it is blank. This pocket knife has a CRISP half stop and a VERY NASTY opening and closing snap. CAMCO is a CAMILLUS brand. Overall, this pocket knife is in EXCELLENT condition. It did NOT need any cleaning at all. I just wiped it off, took some pictures and here it is.
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Very nice old Camco you have there Skip !
Noticed the liners are for a EO ,they have the cut outs for one anyway . Have not seen that on any Camillus made knives before .
Take care out there .
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Re: Let's See Your Camco Knives!

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Thu Mar 16, 2023 11:30 pm

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Very.....
Thank you, JP.🍻
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Re: Let's See Your Camco Knives!

Post by Dan In MI » Fri Mar 17, 2023 3:46 pm

A neat little Camco, Skip. You have some good luck finding them!
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A.....
Thank you, Dan. 🍻
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