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Best EDC camper/scout pattern?

us Offline BPRoberts

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Best EDC camper/scout pattern?
on: May 21, 2023, 03:06:26 PM
I'm starting to dabble in some more traditional knives, and I'd like to pick up a classic scout/camper for possible EDC. What brands/models (not counting the Pioneer) offer the best bang for your buck these days? Can be current production or used, but I want a day to day user, not an expensive/irreplaceable shelf queen.


us Offline SteveC

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Re: Best EDC camper/scout pattern?
Reply #1 on: May 21, 2023, 04:30:27 PM
If you want something vintage search for Scout/Camper knives on eBay. Ulster Camillus Western Utica Kutmaster

If you want new and replaceable. Schrade,  Rough Ryder,  Marbles



us Offline Old Boy

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Re: Best EDC camper/scout pattern?
Reply #2 on: May 21, 2023, 05:46:12 PM
SMKW did a YouTube on their best selling traditional knives. Rough Rider Camper came up as #1. Though at that price it’s not surprising.

I keep going back to it a few times as the stag looks really great, but that Made in China always throws me off. But lots of good quality knives from China nowadays.


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Re: Best EDC camper/scout pattern?
Reply #3 on: May 21, 2023, 05:57:11 PM
That RR is interesting. Stud and small blade instead of CO.


us Offline nate j

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Re: Best EDC camper/scout pattern?
Reply #4 on: May 22, 2023, 01:52:13 AM
That RR is interesting. Stud and small blade instead of CO.
It looks like it could be a small blade with a thumb stud, but it is a can opener, albeit not a common design these days.


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Re: Best EDC camper/scout pattern?
Reply #5 on: May 22, 2023, 02:02:38 AM
I did a little more digging, and it looks like RR makes multiple scouts. Some have the "claw" style can opener, others have other style. This video shows both of them, the stud serves a similar purpose to the hook on modern openers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tckJlisfr1I


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Re: Best EDC camper/scout pattern?
Reply #6 on: May 22, 2023, 02:25:43 AM
Chinese or not, you'd be hard pressed to find a better knife at 2-3 times the price.
Addicted to sharp pointy things.


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Re: Best EDC camper/scout pattern?
Reply #7 on: May 22, 2023, 04:04:56 AM
:iagree: the QC is very good on the 3 I have


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Re: Best EDC camper/scout pattern?
Reply #8 on: May 23, 2023, 03:40:20 AM
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