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Two new to me scout knives

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by D.B Cooper, Sep 15, 2015.

  1. D.B Cooper

    D.B Cooper

    Dec 17, 2013
    I was at an antique/flea market this past weekend, and I came upon these two specimens. [​IMG]
    One is a Camillus Cub Scout knife, it's in decent condition, some putting on the blades, and one of the scales is lifting a bit. I oiled and cleaned it up, and put a good sharp edge on it, and it's good to go. [​IMG]
    The other, needs more TLC. The tang stamp looks like this-[​IMG]
    I haven't really cleaned it up yet. Any info on its manufacture, or any interesting stories about either are more than welcome.
    I'll probably clean them both up, and use them as I would any other. I'm developing a real affinity for "scout" type patterns.
  2. Phi Sig

    Phi Sig

    Oct 15, 2006
    The one marked The Ideal looks like the Imperial Kamp Kings I used to carry when I was a kid. I think I also had one made by Colonial that was similar.
  3. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Ideal made or makes knives with blades stamped to look saber- ground on one side but flat on the other. Especially pictorial souvenir knives. Mackinac Bridge, or Lash LaRue and Little Beaver.
    I haven't seen one like yours, which, as Phi Sig said, is reminiscent of the Imperial Kamp Kings and the Colonial version (Forest Master?)
    Nice finds.
  4. D.B Cooper

    D.B Cooper

    Dec 17, 2013
    Thanks scrteened porch. The guy selling them had some other old knives, but they were in various states of broken. I'm happy with these two.
  5. BigBiscuit


    Dec 11, 2014
    Those Cub Scout knives were the perfect size and had a good blade selection. No can opener which, IMO is not needed.

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