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I have no idea which photos of camp knives I've already posted here so I'm going to try and embed my photo album of BSA and related Camp/scout knives. Let's see If I know what I'm doing:
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Spent a hour reading and looking at all these AWSUM "Camper/Scout/Hobo' knives.
Here is just a little of what I have:
TL, Crossman; TR, Camillus; Middle; Imperial; (All rotating EDC), Bottom: In the mid 70's, traveling around Europe, Got this in Denmark, and was in my pocket for 10 weeks, and it was my 'train' snack eating knife ! NOW, after looking at all these great knifes, (from the 'old' group, to this one). Is their anybody, that would want a, 'NEW' knife, made by some USA maker, which has a: Blade/Saw/Bottle Opener/Corkscrew, with a Bail, which is 3-4" long closed? Which is LIMITED to 50 ? Thinking of having one made, with those specifications. Any one Interested ?
Nice knives Tom.
I have often said my ideal knife would be on a 3 3/4 in cigar scout frame. It would have a spear master with a saw secondary both opening at the top. I'd keep the leather punch/awl on the bottom end as well as screwdriver /cap lifter. The inside edge of the cap lifter would be sharpened so you could cut fishing line or para-cord I'd replace the can opener with small pair of scissors. I'd also pin a two inch long nail file / hook sharpener in the back scale. And the knife would definitely have a bail.
The need for a can opener rarely comes up anymore andI always have my P-38 so that is why i dropped the can opener in place of scissors. Saw blades are essential. You can cut small saplings and scale fish with them. By sharpening the inside curve a cap lifter, you could use it for a gutting blade in a pinch (although a pretty lousy one!) The scissors can help with small chores and personal grooming when combined with the file/ hook sharpener.
I had to fix this pic some, Show lights and pearl dont make for a good mix but I wanted you all to see the design more than I wanted you to see the pearl. This English made hobos locks itself into place. What appears to be a bottle opener is actually a locking mechanism, it goes over the pin and locks the two halves togeather
I like that grooved cork screw. I would also lean toward pre World War II, at least. It could be very early 1900s. Do you know who made it, Smiling-Knife
Ken, the blade on your Camillus Coast Guard Rope knife appears to have been modified? I know mine has more of a Sheepsfoot shape to it. Did you do the modification on yours?
Here's a pic of mine. Notice the can opener and lack of bail on mine. I need to get one with a bail...
@Smiling-Knife, I really like the looks of that "Picnic Companion" you've posted! It appears to be quite heavy -- is it?