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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. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Mikov, Czech Rebublic.
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  2. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    That really is a fantastic knife Jer.
     
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  3. Leslie Tomville

    Leslie Tomville Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 19, 2016
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    1973, seven dot.

    Does anyone understand the design and purpose of the small blade with the knob? I am sure @Buzzbait does.

    I believe I read somewhere that it is a can opener, but it is hard to see how that would work. I know some now use it as a box opener. The knife is heavy and built like a tank. This is a very nice thread, and I look forward to reading it from the beginning.
     
  4. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Leslie, a beauty right there:cool: your correct it is a can opener and maybe one of the most mis-understood. You pierce the can with the blade inside the lip while the stud hangs over the cans lip and you lever it backwards bringing the tip forward in an upward motion:confused::oops: hard to describe actually:) but it works quite well:thumbsup:
     
  5. Buzzbait

    Buzzbait Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 25, 2001
    Those in-house produced Case scouts really are impressively built. Slightly larger than your average scout, and solid as can be. They make most other scouts feel kind of wimpy in comparison. I really like the deep cant of the main blade on them. Makes using the knife extremely comfortable. Good solid punch too, and a very sturdy cap lifter.
     
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  6. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    I got to use one of those can openers on a day hike gone awry in the mid 1960s. My dad, little brother and I were hiking in the Moose River Plains area of the Adirondacks, off the beaten trails (trails being very sparse in the 60s) with a topographic map and a compass. Nightfall arrived before we got back to our vehicle. That old camp knife I had with me, now lost to the sands of time, was used to open 2 cans of Dinty Moore Beef Stew. That was one of the best meals I ever had!
    Bottom line, that can opener works!
     
  7. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Thank you. It just keeps growing on me.
     
  8. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    I grabbed this Camillus off the big auction site the other day. Talk about some stought springs!! [​IMG]

    Edited to add, I should really wear my reading glasses when I post something. I just looked at this and thought “I are edumacated” with my spellingo_Oo_O
     
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  9. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    I think I’ll get out the mineral oil and microfiber cloth and do a little rubbing on this old gentlemen today! Seems like a great way to pass some time on a hot humid day! Schrade Cut Co Scouts Prepare! :D

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  10. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    Thanks Gev! :)

    @Half/Stop - Beautiful scout Ron.
     
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  11. Gevonovich

    Gevonovich Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2011
    Sure deserves the attention....wow !!!
     
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  12. herder

    herder Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2007
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  13. herder

    herder Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    Good story which brought back memories of eating Dinty Moore Beef Stew as a Boy Scout back in the day. Those cans were also opened with a trusty camping knife with folding can opener.
    On a side note, my kitchen can opener with rotating knob broke a few weeks back and I had no problem using a good old Ulster pocket knife for a day or two until buying a new (faster) can opener. :)

    BF Ulster Can Opener Knife .jpg
     
  14. herder

    herder Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    Some nice additions on this page from scrteened porch, Leslie Tomville, 315, and Half/Stop.
     
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  15. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    A fond memory for me as well. I tell my boys stories of cooking cans of Dinty Moore in Boy Scouts... venting the lid, placing it right on the coals until it was hot, opening it, and eating it straight out of the can. All it took was a scout knife, a pair of pliers to hold the can, and a spoon. Great times!!!
     
  16. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Thanks Dwight! :)

    Thanks Gev! :)

    Thank you sir! :thumbsup:
     
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  17. afishhunter

    afishhunter

    Oct 21, 2014
    That looks a lot like my can opener. :)
     
  18. herder

    herder Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    That's how it was done, and sure tasted good back then. :)
     
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  19. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    You know, Stuff just tasted better when I was 15 years old. Oh well!
    I think I'll put my Boker on my belt just in case.
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  20. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    Truth be told, I still bring a can of Dinty Moore with me on camping trips :thumbsup:
     

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