I may have a prototype campanion. Looking for input.

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by biggun3006, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. biggun3006

    biggun3006

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    Jul 27, 2008
    I've got a campanion that I got as part of a trade. It has a tag that is marked proto. I know that doesn't amount to anything so no one needs go there. I had a close look at a normal one at smoky mountain knife works. The main difference I noticed is the grind is completely different. It has what I believe is a flat grind. Also the finish was also much thicker and more coarse than the example at smkw. I'm going to try to attach a few pics a bit later today. I've had this since before kabar started production of Becker so I don't think it could be a kabar.
     
  2. biggun3006

    biggun3006

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    Jul 27, 2008
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  3. biggun3006

    biggun3006

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    Jul 27, 2008
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  4. biggun3006

    biggun3006

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    Jul 27, 2008
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    biggun3006

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    Jul 27, 2008
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  6. Guyon

    Guyon Biscuit Whisperer Staff Member Super Mod

    Mar 15, 2000
    Never seen one like that. Maybe Ethan can weigh in eventually.
    One side looks like sabre grind, the other like flat. Odd duck indeed.
     
  7. Moosez45

    Moosez45 Custom Antlers, Factory Knives... Moderator

    Jul 14, 2010
    Oh wow....

    This is gonna be good. Eyez callin' E now....

    Moose(fictitiously)
     
  8. NCSlice

    NCSlice

    Feb 22, 2015
    Just the scales are proto :D
     
  9. NixKustoms

    NixKustoms Sheath and Knife Maker

    Dec 30, 2010
    I wanna see how this goes. She looks cool.
     
  10. Ethan Becker

    Ethan Becker Moderator Moderator

    Sep 1, 1999
    Oh my.....

    Camillus era blank...... Other than that.??..... WTF........ I am going to conjecture that someone got a blank out of the Camillus going outta business auction work in progress bin and had some strange ideas on grinds....... The scales are not likely to have come out of Camillus as they are a bit too crude for Them...... The finish looks like bed liner?..?...

    Sorry to have not been of much help.....

    Ethan
     
  11. NCSlice

    NCSlice

    Feb 22, 2015
    There ya have it from the Boss! Very interesting indeed! Looks like a grind to favor a lefty. A lot of chef knives are ground for letting the food fall to the right or left, but on a Blade like that, I dunno. Thanks for sharing!
    Imma keep peekin in on this!
     
  12. spazcsmc

    spazcsmc

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    Jul 30, 2015
    It's stamped on the blade what does it say
     
  13. spazcsmc

    spazcsmc

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    Jul 30, 2015
    Looks like olean ny. Looks like it says Bk kabar campanion?
     
  14. Ethan Becker

    Ethan Becker Moderator Moderator

    Sep 1, 1999
    It is the Camillus era stamp....

    E
     
  15. Noswad0208

    Noswad0208

    Sep 8, 2014
    Here's a decent pic of a Camillus BK&T stamp. [​IMG]

    EDIT: And a KA-BAR era etch: [​IMG]

    You can tell it's a Cam Becker because it says the model's name instead of KA-BAR.


    Cool find OP!
     
  16. spazcsmc

    spazcsmc

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    Jul 30, 2015
    Cool didn't see that
     
  17. Bladite

    Bladite ǝɹnsıǝן ɟo uɐɯǝןʇuǝb Moderator

    Feb 28, 2003
    someone was trying to sell a bunch of OLDER blackjack models, that someone has embossed with prototype - sort of dry-inked on or something.

    apparently not so much :D
     
  18. biggun3006

    biggun3006

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    Jul 27, 2008
    It's pre camillus closing. I've had it that long. So it's not one of the blanks you could pick up.
     
  19. biggun3006

    biggun3006

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    Jul 27, 2008
    The word proto is on the sticker not engraved or stamped anywhere.
     
  20. Guyon

    Guyon Biscuit Whisperer Staff Member Super Mod

    Mar 15, 2000
    Where's Gibbs when you need him?
     

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