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Camillus and Schrade of Old Given Short Shrift Now-A-Days

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Modoc ED, May 8, 2018.

  1. TheChunk91

    TheChunk91 Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 15, 2013
    That one is no good, but you can send it over since I know just what to do with it. ;)
     
  2. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    This "set" was not expensive:), but the knives were decently made, and attractive with the nicely jigged and dyed handles, and stainless blades. I could not pass it up! It looks nice hanging in my den/office, but I am tempted to close up the knives to relieve the springs!:eek: What would you do??o_O
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  3. TheChunk91

    TheChunk91 Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 15, 2013
    I like that, it is a nice display. If they were mine I would leave them opened in the display since it looks so nice. :)

    Do the blades still have snap left, after being opened like that for so long?
     
  4. PocketKnifeJimmy

    PocketKnifeJimmy

    Aug 4, 2013
    I think that set looks fabulous!
    I too would likely be thinking the same... to leave them displayed as is, or to close them. Me being so anal, I would likely close them... But darn, they look so well displayed the way they are... UGH! :)

    PS.
    I have read that coil springs, like in firearm box magazines, don't get affected by being compressed or in decompressed state. Supposedly it's the continual compression and decompression that causes them to eventually weaken. Don't know if this would hold true with flat backsprings on a slipjoint. Even so, I would relieve them, because my brain can't wrap around the idea that it's okay if I don't, lol! ;)
     
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  5. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Charlie, if you’re fretting about it you should just let me take it off your hands for ya:D

    While I don’t have anything displayed like that I’ve often wondered what I would do. I did buy a 34OT that I closed the blades on but it just sits on top of the metal box, it wasn’t a display case. I suppose you could always make something that went overtop of the blue forms that would let you display them closed. Then if you ever sold the display it would still be the original display. Just my thoughts.

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  6. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I say "leave them" the way they were meant to be displayed.
     
  7. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    I just opened and closed them before I snapped the pictures, and the walk and talk was fine on all blades. They have been in there for years, but I will always worry slightly. I think I will close them, if for nothing more than to make my life simpler!!:confused:
     
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  8. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Take a nice photo of the set with blades open, and frame an 8x10 to hang on the wall. Leave the knives closed and put away to preserve for posterity.
     
  9. eisman

    eisman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 9, 2009
    Here's a couple new to me...

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  10. TheChunk91

    TheChunk91 Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 15, 2013
    Here's a great addition to the delrin era collection that I received today. 4" 861 slim stockman, this one in particular would have been made after dropping the walden name around 1973 only to be discontinued in 1975. A variant of this pattern lived on for a little longer in the form of the 61OT.

    It is in just about perfect condition with factory edges and no signs of use, and I got it for a bargain. :D

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  11. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Not seen @Modoc ED around for quite some time on the Forum, is he alright?
     
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  12. veitsi_poika

    veitsi_poika Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 25, 2016
    Just opened up this one about 20 minutes ago... had to get pictures ASAP :D

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  13. veitsi_poika

    veitsi_poika Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 25, 2016
    It says Ed was last logged on around noon on Monday... let us know if you're still following along Ed! :):thumbsup:
     
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  14. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Kevin, that's a beauty!
     
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  15. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2017
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  16. TheChunk91

    TheChunk91 Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 15, 2013
    I was watching that one and all of the sudden it went "poof". :eek::)

    Stellar example my friend. The saber ground main on the 880's look oh so good.
     
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  17. veitsi_poika

    veitsi_poika Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 25, 2016
    I crowded your fishing hole ;)
     
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  18. TheChunk91

    TheChunk91 Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 15, 2013
    I can't catch all the fish. :)
     
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  19. tongueriver

    tongueriver Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2007
    Here is one that Eric sent me; I had to pay him though. 1613 catalog cut001.jpg mark opened (Large).jpg Schrade Cut Co Auto 1613 3%284 4 (Large).jpg
     
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  20. MerryMadMonk

    MerryMadMonk Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 22, 2011
    ^^^ As fine a specimen as most will ever hold, much less own. Congrats!

    :D
     
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