Scout knives aren't high speed at all!

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  1. batmanacw

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    ...but they sure are fun. I've been looking for something LIKE a Kamp King in good enough condition to buy at the flea market and bring home to clean up. Almost every single one I find is trashed on one way or another.

    I posted about the beautiful Boy Scout knife my friend bought me last week. There was a really nice Kabar knife that is almost identical to it at the same flea market, but the guy wanted $50 for it. That is way above my price range. It was smooth as glass and in perfect condition.

    I talked to the guy this morning. He is very nice and I buy stuff from him pretty often. He told me he had $25 and I offered $35 and he accepted. I was thrilled!

    I'm not going to start collecting these but they sure are neat and fun.

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    Post them up!
     
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    This is the modern version of the Scout knife. The Victorinox Pioneer without lanyard loop.

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    Those are good looking knives, I'm sure it will be fun to get them dirty again.
     
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    That's awesome! I had never realized that. My scout knife was my first knife, but is long gone. Now I have to get a Pioneer. Thanks, I think.
     
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    The Pioneer is one of my favorites.
     
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    BlueDogScout Where is all the shelf stable bacon??? Supporter

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    I have the huntsman/field master. It’s from scout camp lol
     
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    I grab these gems every chance I get when it's "an offer I can't refuse"!! :dblthumb:

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    The scout pattern is a favorite of mine.
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    BlueDogScout Where is all the shelf stable bacon??? Supporter

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    I like that sheath with the alox
     
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    BlueDogScout Where is all the shelf stable bacon??? Supporter

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    Lol I wouldn’t say you like it at all
     
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    M.Hatfield Midnight Joker #42 Lifetime Supporter

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    You are not kidding! @leghog

    Looks like you have every color of the rainbow at your fingertips there.
     
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    Dont worry, the more low drag the owner is, the less he needs a tacticlol knife:D
     
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    Every pocket knife I carry rides in it. Pretty much one size fits all!!

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    So many open slots...so little time!! :rolleyes:

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    BlueDogScout Where is all the shelf stable bacon??? Supporter

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    Nice
     
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    I like that Remington with the saw, change the sheepsfoot to an awl and it's an American farmer in jigged bone.
     
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    Very nice! Wow!
     
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    That's where they all went!
     
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    That is a beauty. I'll keep my eye out for one but I'm guessing it would be pricy.
     
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    The Vic Pioneer is in all likelihood the better knife. But they're so sterile. They don't have the style the old bone covered utility knives do.

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    i myself have been looking for an old boy scout switchblade, the girl scouts had one too.
     
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    That Remington was made by Camillus. Here's my Camillus C4. [​IMG]
     
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    After sharpening both the BS and Kabar I can say the old carbon steel is much tougher than the SS of the Victorinox.

    The Kabar was poorly ground stock. The bevels were not terribly even either. It took me an hour with diamond stones to get the edge most of the way to where I wanted it. I still don't have the tip perfect but it's pretty good. It's not my idea of sharp for the last 1/16". I'll get it next time.

    I'm very happy even with the imperfections.
     
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    @leghog is the orange scaled next to the US knife a folding shroud cutter?

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    I now have 2. Upper is a KampKing I just picked up at a vintage vendor store. Made likely between mid 40's to mid 50's.

    Lower is a Boker USA 9361 that belonged to my hunny's dad or grandpa. This one is missing the round tree shield from the handle scale which would help date it.

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    I see Kamp Kings like yours at the flea market all the time. They are just so trashed it's hard to find one intact. I'd like to find one but now I've got two beauties.
     
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    Looks like it. I’ve had several when I was reenacting shoulda kept them lol
     
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    Pretty partial to these
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    all stainless.
     
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    I will most definitely buy one of the American made versions when I find a good deal on one. I almost bought one that had the word China sanded off the make it more desirable.
     
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    Got this kamp king at the flea mkt for 3 bucks. IMG_20180304_125412.jpg
     
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    Yes. A Camillus
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    A guy at the flea market had a whole box of those for 24 bucks each must have been 30 of but I picked up 3 and the blades just fell open .so I said no thanks! I don't know where he got that box of junk! Then there's another guy that has a real one from the 70s I think in mint condition but he wants 75 bucks.
     
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    That's nice!
     
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    With these, you must rarely, if ever, have the tools on the same spring open/stressed simultaneously as the knives are know to have brittle springs which can, and do, snap/break.
     
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    Robeson made Ka-bar
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    I'm jealous. I can buy 50 of them missing blades or scales for $10 to $20
     
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    I'm pretty careful with my back spring knives.
     
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    It's starting to get like that around here too. I think people are finally catching on that old knives are in demand and they want more money.
     
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    Camillus. 1992.
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    WW2 USN issue 3-blade scouts.
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    Steel on steel.
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    I gave 10 bucks, and it had a fair bit of crusty rust on the ends and near the hinge on all the blades. A little scrub a dub and wd40 and it walks and talks like new. The only flaws on this one is the awl looks ground down a bit and there's doofus sharpening scratches on the blade.

    The mods I would consider are to drill a tiny hole in the awl for stitching, and sharpen the awl a bit more for striking a firesteel.
     
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    The hell you say!! :D:p:eek:

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    Bummer!
     
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    That happened decades ago...I'm past the grieving. :cool:

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    Oh god I love them all lol
     
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    I was lucky - all of mine were issue items.
     
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    I just grabbed a new old stock Kamp King on ebay. I've been wanting that style knife for some time and found it. Shows still in the plastic packaging but it'll definitely find some time in my pocket.
     
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    I have a short tail of sadness and woe.

    I bought the Camillus Boy Scout 75th anniversary knife with my own hard earned money. It was one of my prized possessions.

    My no good step cousin decided to steal it from me and hide it in the woods .... I may or may not have gone nuts pointing out that the only person that would have had reason to take it was him. He kept it hid for a couple weeks and then it mysteriously appeared where I left it, but now it was rusted so badly the etchings barely show. It was one of the sadest times for me realizing he would never be punished and he would never have to pay for what he had done.

    I took some solace in the fact that the scumbag spent time in jail later in life. :p

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    I basically carried it as a user because all of the damage. I just saw a picture of what it looked like and I used up quite a bit of steel on the main blade. Oh, well. Live and learn.
     

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