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Camillus Cutlery Memories

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Re: Camillus Cutlery Memories
Reply #60 on: April 26, 2020, 02:52:34 AM
 :salute:.  Once the flea markets open I'll keep a sharper eye out. 
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Re: Camillus Cutlery Memories
Reply #61 on: August 07, 2020, 03:04:15 PM


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Re: Camillus Cutlery Memories
Reply #62 on: August 08, 2020, 12:06:35 AM


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Re: Camillus Cutlery Memories
Reply #63 on: August 09, 2020, 04:37:31 PM
I am beginning to understand why GEC or should I say how GEC has grown to be what they are today.  I don't own one yet but from all I read and all I've seen they are carrying on a wonderful tradition of knife making.  They seem to be very focused on quality.  I watched a 3 part series on how they go about making a knife and it was pretty darn good. 

As for Camillus, I have one and its a good knife.  It really is a shame when what I would tend to believe is a blue collar company loose its "direction" or whatever the sum of what happened happened.  Maybe I'm being overly nostalgic this morning. 
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Reply #64 on: August 09, 2020, 05:04:48 PM
I am beginning to understand why GEC or should I say how GEC has grown to be what they are today.  I don't own one yet but from all I read and all I've seen they are carrying on a wonderful tradition of knife making.  They seem to be very focused on quality.  I watched a 3 part series on how they go about making a knife and it was pretty darn good. 

As for Camillus, I have one and its a good knife.  It really is a shame when what I would tend to believe is a blue collar company loose its "direction" or whatever the sum of what happened happened.  Maybe I'm being overly nostalgic this morning.

I tend to agree...  Camillus made some good knives, and I sometimes consider getting one of their new ones (though it's not the same company at all).  There are reports of their old factory being disorganized, with various parts all over the place... Some made for Remington...  Sounds like there was a problem with their executive leadership. 

I have a Camillus scout knife and one of their lockback knives that's made with random parts.  On the lockback, the liners and backspring are clearly made for a two bladed knife, but it only has one blade... And the tang stamp begins with R.  It's obviously been made with random parts.
Still my favorite heavy duty camp knife though... Sorry Victorinox.


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Re: Camillus Cutlery Memories
Reply #65 on: August 13, 2020, 04:36:14 PM
I carry my 64 a lot.  Its very well done and I have no complaints as to quality.  I have no clue how it was treated by previous owner/s but its a survivor. 

Having recently been interested in getting a GEC it no fault of theirs some choose to buy solely for collecting.  What I'm saying is I believe whole heartedly they are making knives to be used.  The level of care they put into their knives suggest this to me.  When a maker ( IMO ) takes the time to get everything right they do so for the end user.  They want this knife to be put to work. 

I've been reading a bit about Camillus and it continues to sadden me they couldn't survive.  It may just be it was their time to go.  Hats off to companies like Opinel and Victorinox for what they've been able to accomplish.   
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Re: Camillus Cutlery Memories
Reply #66 on: August 22, 2021, 05:24:24 AM
What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.
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Re: Camillus Cutlery Memories
Reply #67 on: August 22, 2021, 05:45:57 AM
 :like: :tu:


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Re: Camillus Cutlery Memories
Reply #68 on: August 22, 2021, 07:25:36 AM
 :iagree:
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Re: Camillus Cutlery Memories
Reply #69 on: February 06, 2023, 08:12:04 AM
I will be forever grateful to the Rockwell Brothers of Rock USA Cutlery for restoring my original 1968 Camillus Cub Scout knife.   I can now EDC it at age 62 the same knife my Dad and used to make my car for the Pinewood Derby 53 years ago.


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Reply #70 on: February 06, 2023, 01:33:43 PM
That's really cool Bryan !   :like:


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Reply #71 on: February 09, 2023, 02:16:55 AM
 :salute: Thats awesome. 
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Re: Camillus Cutlery Memories
Reply #72 on: February 09, 2023, 03:34:22 AM
Interesting video.  Such a shame that so many of the good traditional US Knife companies have closed.


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Re: Camillus Cutlery Memories
Reply #73 on: April 16, 2023, 05:17:35 PM
Steve linked this thread in another so I had to come here and take a look again. 

Camillus  :salute:.  Gone but not forgotten.  I have a few more Camillus since I've been back to this thread.  I enjoy this companies knives very much. 

     
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Re: Camillus Cutlery Memories
Reply #74 on: May 04, 2023, 05:17:50 PM
Watched the video for the fourth time.

Camillus Cutlery was about the people that made the product!

A fact I knew, but did not understand until hearing again, was the end began after they lost the Buck production, because Buck changed and adapted to the changing market.

I do own a few, 67, 66, 72, and half Congress.  Ask really good knifes. I would luv to locate my Cub Scout knife!   My guess is my youngest brother has, if he did take care of it.
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Re: Camillus Cutlery Memories
Reply #75 on: May 04, 2023, 06:03:14 PM
How'd I know I'd find you here? 

Was this your knife? 

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Re: Camillus Cutlery Memories
Reply #76 on: May 06, 2023, 01:46:04 AM
Just going to post this here for future reference  :tu:



 

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