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Camper Collective

us Offline El Corkscrew

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Camper Collective
on: November 02, 2017, 04:49:57 PM
Hola, folks!    I was very surprised to find there is not yet a thread devoted to the mighty Camper.    The Camper has always been among my favorite models and lately, I've been wanting to carry one more often... was it the Farmer that re-sparked my interest?  :think:

Awl Campers are great, I own several, but my favorites are the ones with the "Camping" inlay with what I assume to be a tent though I have heard it often referred to as a tee-pee.  I believe the one I have pictured here is the oldest/first variation of the logo with slightly thicker letters. 

Anyway, I know there are many other Camper enthusiasts out there... but honestly I don't seen awl that many pics being posted in the usual threads...  So, I invite one and awl to join me in this Camper Collective...  discuss, post pics, get campy!!!

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us Offline gene stoner

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Re: Camper Collective
Reply #1 on: November 02, 2017, 05:06:23 PM
Great idea for a thread!  I only have 2 Campers here's my favorite one.
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us Offline Barry Rowland

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Re: Camper Collective
Reply #2 on: November 02, 2017, 05:37:07 PM
Great idea El C! 
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Re: Camper Collective
Reply #3 on: November 02, 2017, 05:44:02 PM
Camper is one of my favorites. Makes a great knife for a walk or ramble. Lots of function, but easy to carry. I'm also partial to it's kissing cousin, the Hiker. Both pair up brilliantly with a Classic or....hey, maybe an Executive....



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Re: Camper Collective
Reply #4 on: November 02, 2017, 05:52:28 PM
 :like: Great line up Nix!!
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Re: Camper Collective
Reply #5 on: November 02, 2017, 06:06:10 PM
Happy Camper
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us Offline NorCalJim

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Re: Camper Collective
Reply #6 on: November 02, 2017, 06:56:10 PM
Happy Camper

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No doubt about it! That camper is happy!

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us Offline Barry Rowland

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Re: Camper Collective
Reply #7 on: November 02, 2017, 11:48:02 PM
I put the saw to use!!
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Re: Camper Collective
Reply #8 on: November 03, 2017, 01:35:24 AM
 :like: Get 'em, B!!!
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us Offline Barry Rowland

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Re: Camper Collective
Reply #9 on: November 03, 2017, 04:22:21 AM
 :cheers: Believe it or not El C, that little saw was nicer to use than the bigger tools we had on hand!
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Re: Camper Collective
Reply #10 on: November 03, 2017, 04:33:21 AM
:cheers: Believe it or not El C, that little saw was nicer to use than the bigger tools we had on hand!
I don't know about El-C, but I find Vic' saws to be the beast. 
 ??? Hum that's best, or is it beast?
I don't know but they both work so take your pick.  :ahhh

Either way good stuff here guys.
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Re: Camper Collective
Reply #11 on: November 03, 2017, 10:12:47 AM
Love the saw, love the Camper logo, love the Camper model and love this Collective - lots of love!
Here's Dëäth Crüsh Cöffin sitting down outside the tent enjoying a cup of camp cthoffee with the Camping Camper.
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Re: Camper Collective
Reply #12 on: November 03, 2017, 11:32:26 AM
I have one, late 80's era, early white scales, with tang stamp error.


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Re: Camper Collective
Reply #13 on: November 03, 2017, 11:34:02 AM
Nice scales Twiglet  :cheers:
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Re: Camper Collective
Reply #14 on: November 03, 2017, 11:35:54 AM
Nice scales Twiglet  :cheers:

AFAIK factory original, pretty sure.  :salute:

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Re: Camper Collective
Reply #15 on: November 03, 2017, 11:39:21 AM
Nice scales Twiglet  :cheers:

AFAIK factory original, pretty sure.  :salute:

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Sweet! Maybe someone was having a fun Friday afternoon - no tang stamp and white scales - wish there were more like that.
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Re: Camper Collective
Reply #16 on: November 03, 2017, 01:19:13 PM
Camper collective?  Yes, indeed, I must be a part of this thread!  :tu:
The Camper, my most sentimental knife of all time.
I even have a thread about it here:
https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,69622.0.html

Here are some Campers I have.
Left to right, exposed rivet, the one next to it is as close as I'll ever find to my most sentimental knife (my first knife), to the right of that is a white Camper (I dig it), then there's a nylon scaled one. 


Then after collecting those, I found this one, it felt like opening my first ever knife, what a feeling!



My first one was once nestled in this box:


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Re: Camper Collective
Reply #17 on: November 03, 2017, 01:28:57 PM
A collective within a collective, very cool FB!  :cheers:

Nice to see another white Camper, seems to have been a popular color for this model.  :tu:

I also remember the old Gemco stores, having lived in the East Bay for most of my life.  :)
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us Offline Barry Rowland

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Re: Camper Collective
Reply #18 on: November 03, 2017, 02:01:25 PM
Love the crew Mags!!  I thought of you when El C started this thread Lisa :D.  Hard to argue with a Spartan with a saw!
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Re: Camper Collective
Reply #19 on: November 03, 2017, 02:03:51 PM
Nice to see another white Camper, seems to have been a popular color for this model.  :tu:
I was happy to see that "White Camper" was stamped on the box.  That way I knew it was the correct box for the knife.

Rest in peace ColoSwiss, you will always be remembered.


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Re: Camper Collective
Reply #20 on: November 03, 2017, 02:04:34 PM
Love the crew Mags!!  I thought of you when El C started this thread Lisa :D.  Hard to argue with a Spartan with a saw!
Thanks Barry!  I saw the title of the thread today and thought I HAVE to be a part of that one!
Rest in peace ColoSwiss, you will always be remembered.


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Re: Camper Collective
Reply #21 on: November 03, 2017, 03:04:12 PM
 :ahhh. So many great pics and responses   :ahhh

And Folderbeholder showed up!!! I must have done something right! :tu:



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Re: Camper Collective
Reply #22 on: November 03, 2017, 03:05:25 PM
 :D I got into Campers after reading the thread of yours about your original and it's box Lisa.  I love mine...if only it had the camping logo  :dd:
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Re: Camper Collective
Reply #23 on: November 03, 2017, 03:09:54 PM
:ahhh. So many great pics and responses   :ahhh

And Folderbeholder showed up!!! I must have done something right! :tu:

 :like:  :rofl:  Yep, you said the word Camper and that hits me at an emotional level!  :cheers:
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Re: Camper Collective
Reply #24 on: November 03, 2017, 03:11:07 PM
:D I got into Campers after reading the thread of yours about your original and it's box Lisa. 
I didn't know that!  :tu:
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Re: Camper Collective
Reply #25 on: November 03, 2017, 03:51:00 PM
My pretties...
I thought of you when i found the boxed elinox Camper.  :cheers:
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Reply #26 on: November 03, 2017, 03:58:05 PM
My pretties...
I thought of you when i found the boxed elinox Camper.  :cheers:

 :like:  :drool: :drool: :drool: :like:
Rest in peace ColoSwiss, you will always be remembered.


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Re: Camper Collective
Reply #27 on: November 03, 2017, 04:21:03 PM
Camper collective?  Yes, indeed, I must be a part of this thread!  :tu:
The Camper, my most sentimental knife of all time.
I even have a thread about it here:
https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,69622.0.html

Here are some Campers I have.
Left to right, exposed rivet, the one next to it is as close as I'll ever find to my most sentimental knife (my first knife), to the right of that is a white Camper (I dig it), then there's a nylon scaled one. 


Then after collecting those, I found this one, it felt like opening my first ever knife, what a feeling!



My first one was once nestled in this box:




 :like: :like: :like: :drool:

Wonderful collection!!!

I quoted it to bump those photos to the top. :)

You are also responsible for inspiring me to get a Camper of my own--new old stock in box! The box was part of the inspiration and essential! Poncho65 did the same thing to me for the Ranger, constantly displaying the teepee logo until I just had to have it! I eventually found a new old stock Ranger with teepee logo in box.  The in box part of the Ranger purchase was due to your influence. :)

It's so good to see your posts again!  Thanks for sharing the Camper photos!

:cheers:

Jim
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Re: Camper Collective
Reply #28 on: November 03, 2017, 09:07:03 PM
 :drool: :drool: +1!!!
My pretties...
I thought of you when i found the boxed elinox Camper.  :cheers:

 :like:  :drool: :drool: :drool: :like:
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Re: Camper Collective
Reply #29 on: November 05, 2017, 08:56:49 PM
It's funny, ever since this thread started I find myself carrying my Camper more often than not.  Mags custom model really intrigues me!  Living out in the country like I do, I find plenty of uses for the saw.  I really enjoy the Woodsman but like how nicely the Camper carries.  I have to find some of those Camping scales next!
Barry


 

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