Let's see your Scout/Camp knives

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by pistonsandgears, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. pistonsandgears

    pistonsandgears Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 12, 2011
    So I did the usual searching and didn't find one cohesive thread to discuss the Scout/Camp knife style of knives (forgive me if there is one and I have missed it).
    I find this type of knife very interesting, many useful tools on the knife.
    Not many makers these days do a good camp knife.
    I've got a couple of older knives. I think it is interesting to see the different takes that makers had on the design.
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  2. major_works


    Aug 30, 2014
    My only Scout is this 90+ year old Ulster that someone gave me a couple of years ago. It's got the big piece out of the bone on the mark side, but the pile side is intact. There's some blade play in the spear but the others are OK. All the blades still have at least some snap left, too.

    I'm pretty sure my first knife was a blue Cub Scout knife. I wish I still had it!

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  3. btmccutcheon


    Jul 10, 2013
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  4. kamagong

    kamagong Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2001
  5. Rookie82

    Rookie82 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 25, 2014
    Here are some newer ones. I don't have any old scout style knives.
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  6. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Camillus, Camillus, Western, Hammer, Richards:
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  7. CNoyes


    May 30, 2009
    This is a Robeson 643645 "Perma-Lube" scout/utility that has bronze bearings inletted into the ends of the backsprings to facilitate easy opening and closing.

    Perma-Lube knives had a bronze shield.

    This knife was purchased by the co-workers of a young named Ray Murchison after he had enlisted into the U.S. Navy during WWII.

    They worked at Paramount Studios.

    They sent the knife to him at his Naval Training Station in San Diego.

    Apparently, he never used it. It's in excellent unused condition and still in the box they used to ship it to him.

    One of the best and most interesting Robeson knives I've ever owned.

    I've Googled his name, along with Paramount Studios, and found nothing.






    Charlie Noyes
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  8. supratentorial


    Dec 19, 2006
    Fantastic knife, Charlie ! ! ! Nice to see an example so well preserved ! Original shipping box too !

    Here's an old EC Simmons Keen Kutter that I sold on the Exchange. Love the beefy shield on this knife. It's difficult to see in the photo but the shield is quite thick.

  9. on_the_edge

    on_the_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2006
    I DO have my old Cub Scout knife, though it hasn't been used or carried in many years. It's an Imperial I believe. Here it is with my 7-dot Case, basically from the same time frame as the Imperial.

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  10. CNoyes


    May 30, 2009
    Twilight Zone, I think.
  11. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Wow Charlie, the Robeson is absolutely amazing!!!
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  12. Buzzbait


    Feb 25, 2001
    My current favorites are:

    Case 6445R

    GEC Texas Camp Knife

    Queen D2 Scout

    AG Russell 154CM Premium Scout

    Camillus C4
  13. NJBillK

    NJBillK Custom Leather and Fixed Blade modifications.

    Mar 27, 2014
    Sold off mine due to not having the "right one" and I didn't want having one that didn't get carried causing hesitation when I saw it available.
    They are both shown in this thread by the same guy.

    I also want a Sakai** with a zdp-189 blade.
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  14. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    This is my first ever knife, an Ulster scout given to me by my Dad in the early '60s. Still in use every week.

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  15. swaybacksteve


    Apr 7, 2015

    PandG: Great thread for the scout and camp knives, I was thinking that a thread to tie in all the different scout/camp/utility knives was in order ...I have recently fallen for the scout knives and there are lots to learn.

    Now I really like everything about this particular scout, the bone?scales, shield and especially the spiral punch. Who is the maker? I was trying to make out the tang...but then it occurred to me it was High Carbon Steel.

    Here are my large camp/utility knives. The GEC 98 really got my interest up on scouts, but I was not up to use it. Only fondled. So I got the Remington R4243 to carry/use for a while to get the feel of such a large scout knife. Definitely belt carry...I found the Victorinox Safari Hunter on a trip this fall and probably carry it the most as it is the lightest.

    [​IMG]The large scout/campers by swaybacksteve, on Flickr

    Buzz: Those would be among my favorites also:thumbup:
  16. arrowhd

    arrowhd Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2011
    Hope this counts in the scout knife category. Not quite as pretty but a work horse. Old Kingston with brass liners.



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  17. Primble


    Mar 31, 2014
    Cattaraugus jigged bone model D2589 Whitt-L-Craft Scout Knife:
  18. RobbW

    RobbW Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    Rob: The color and jigging on that Whit-L-Craft is delectable. Nice find.

    Charlie: That Robeson and the story behind it are outstanding!

    PandG: Really like the shield on that first knife. Hadn't seen that one before.

    I don't have any vintage, but here's a contemporary Scout pattern made by Camillus:

  19. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010




  20. r redden

    r redden Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 23, 2015

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