Re: Camillus Cutlery Memories
« 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.