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Let's see your Scout/Camp knives

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

  1. Buzzbait

    Buzzbait Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 25, 2001
    @wazu013 - both of your scouts are spectacular. Such pristine condition. Both of them have at least one or two full lifetimes of life left in them.

    That Remington is absolutely off the charts. You’d be hard pressed to find a scout knife more satisfying to carry than that one. Everything about it is absolutely sublime.
     
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  2. Buzzbait

    Buzzbait Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 25, 2001
    Here are two new PAL’s that arrived yesterday. They’re both birds of a feather. Same amount of general wear. Same tang stamps. Same random jig pattern. Steel liners on both, indicating war time knives, although I find no indication that they were made for the war effort.

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  3. wazu013

    wazu013 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 14, 2011
    Thanks Buzz :)
    There's something about the old brown bone that make the knives of the era special.
     
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  4. Buzzbait

    Buzzbait Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 25, 2001
    This is better of the two PAL’s. Where the one from last night has all sorts of fit issues, nicks in the blades and a bent screwdriver tip, this one is pretty good. The action isn’t as silky smooth as a Remington, but it’s pretty darned good. The blades aren’t completely full, but they have plenty of life left. The thickness behind the edges of both the main and secondary are still about .025” and .022” respectively. Both blades sharpened up quite easily. The can opener and screwdriver are perfect. No wobble in any of the tools. Walk and talk on all tools is excellent, with great snap. Bail is in almost perfect condition. No chips or cracks in the bone that I can find.

    I really love the overall wear level of this knife. I won’t be sprucing it up at all. I’m leaving every single battle scar on it. The pocket worn bone is a feast for my eyes, having a wonderful orange color that looks as though it has soaked up more than its fair share of sweat over the years. Both the mark and pile side are pretty much identical. The tools have seen so much pocket time and use that they’ve taken on sort of a hand rubbed texture and finish.

    This PAL has an exceptional amount of soul. Knives like this one are the reason why I’m a collector of vintage scouts. I truly get more joy from a hard worn yet well cared for knife than I do from a knife that’s still new and shiny. I feel like I’ve not only acquired a nice knife, but I’ve also inherited every adventure this knife has ever seen.

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  5. wazu013

    wazu013 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 14, 2011
    Here's another old one with the Union tang stamp. The blades are in rough shape but once again it's the brown bone covers that make it for me. 034.JPG 017.JPG
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  6. Buzzbait

    Buzzbait Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 25, 2001
    Beautiful Rogers bone on that Union. I must admit that the bone on these old scouts is much of the reason that I collect them. It all looks so nice and ages so incredibly well. So many amazing hues of red, orange, green and brown.
     
  7. wazu013

    wazu013 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 14, 2011
    Here's a Brown Shoe Company, St. Louis tang stamp. Once again the blades are rough but those covers .... :thumbsup:
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  8. Buzzbait

    Buzzbait Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 25, 2001
    Nicely worn and beautifully colored bone. Love the shield too.
     
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  9. wazu013

    wazu013 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 14, 2011
    Here's the smaller Remington scout RS4233. Once again you can barely read the etch. RS4233.JPG RS4233..JPG RS4233-scout.JPG
     
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  10. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Really Really nice knives Wazu and Buzz wonderful to look at, I too started collecting scouts a while ago-although not my main focus but I tend to have three favorite types of knife in the main to collect, Scouts being one of the three.

    Loved looking through the knives Wazu- that Brown shoes buy the Punch is Utica- wonderful to look at!

    I picked up this Schrade Peach Seed- this knife's Peach Seed being the earlier type of Peah Seed from Schrade making this probably 1930's, it does have a missed strike for the Pinning- Not a Major - but these Handles are so nice to look at!!!! the Knife itself has done work- not over the top wear and still is a respectable Knife - it has been cleaned- not polished but someone has taken some time to try and remove some tiny pitting - preferably to be left alone- but this knife still rocks it- I have a few Schrades and I got this in to see if it were any better than the ones I have - its not - but its still a nice one.
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  11. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Here is the Ulster Old Timer Scout that I was SO lucky to obtain through my good friend Paul Hilborn, Paul managed to grab one and the seller had another- so he grabbed it for me - this this is Brand New and never seen use! Just amazing, mid range Pulls- just a beauty! It still has the Factory oil in Joints!...
    Just need to find the Barlow now for the Prince Albert 3!
    Paul my friend - Thank you so so much for this mate....

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  12. veitsi_poika

    veitsi_poika Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 25, 2016
    I think you echo the feelings of a lot of us in your comments above Buzz... well said and great knives! :):thumbsup:
     
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  13. veitsi_poika

    veitsi_poika Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 25, 2016
    I was lucky enough to work out a deal for one of the Schrade Walden Craftsman 9555 utility knives with the saw tool :eek::thumbsup: These are not abundant and certainly not in near mint condition like this one... it's a scout knife marvel :D:thumbsup: These were originally made by Schrade Walden for Sears starting in 1967 and I don't think they were made for very long.

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  14. veitsi_poika

    veitsi_poika Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 25, 2016
    And a couple recent Girl Scout knives I picked up...

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  15. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    I found the photos of my other two Scharde "Scouts Prepare ", I have another Schrade Built scout with gorgeous Peach Seed bone with the Rare Buffalo Stamping on the Tang.
    Top of the photo is a very nice Robeson, 2nd to bottom is an Empire Built Girls Scout, and bottom is a very hard to get Buffalo Bill New York Knife Co Scout.

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    Speaking of Robeson - another very much like the top Knife above - but this one is better - it has the Bronze Bearings and built in the time when Robeson were regarded as building the best knife in the World - and these- were the Creme de La Creme of Robesons - and as much as I love all my other Scouts- my other Robesons, NY, Schrades etc- the walk and Talk - just everything about this knife is wow! The Bronze Bearings / Shielded Knife is the 3rd knife below...

    Below the "Norm" Campers Shielded Robeson...

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    Another Sweet Robeson in the Mstercraft series..
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    And below the Bronze Shield Stunner...
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    Then we step into the so well known and gorgeous Remingtons.....
    I have a couple that look as though they werent used, I can understand this- because I get two minded on using such a knife- this will always be debated and never agreed upon....

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    Then we have a Remington- that had SO little use -and some really brainy person hit it with a small Dremel Grinder of sorts- thankfully not overboard damage - but leaves one shaking their head as to why we need people on Earth who do this sort of stupid thing...
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    Oh...just while I was searching for a photo I came across this photo of my Miller- gifted to me by Mr. Paul Hilborn - Oh man this is a Sweetheart- and Buzz your words this morning about a knife that has been used, loved and treated well- and looks even more beautiful- well matey - this knife is that .....
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  16. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    That thing is amazing Kevin. What a sweet knife.

    @Campbellclanman - Duncan an unbelievable display of scouts. :eek:
     
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  17. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Anyone who owns these will have to agree that these are as good as any Custom build- exceptional build by GEC, Wonderful dream by Charlie, I wanted to use one, and Queen one - Wow!!! just Wow on everything about these Knives.

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  18. jsdistin

    jsdistin KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    May 27, 2016
    I finished up the one I was working on. I sanded in just a couple places (the bolsters that had hammer marks) and then used some polishing paper to get rid of as much rust as possible but still keeping all the pitting and character.
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  19. wazu013

    wazu013 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 14, 2011
    Buzz does have a great way about him. You can tell he loves his scouts. They have been my favorite pattern for going on 50 years now. man I'm getting old. :eek:
     
  20. wazu013

    wazu013 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 14, 2011
    Charlie took this Remington R4243 pattern up a few notches. They are a handful.
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