Classic Knife Review: Camillus Model “Demo” Knife

Classic Knife Review: Camillus Model “Demo” Knife

We expect a lot from modern pocket knives, like supersteel blades, grippy Micarta or G scales, sturdy blade locks, discreet carry and instant one-hand opening. It has none of these things. Production was farmed out to many manufacturers including Case, Ulster and Western. Early military folklore had it that the Demo knife was designed for use by demolition and combat engineer units, because it was made of a special nonmagnetic alloy. This was total hogwash: MacGuyver could save the world with one of these. It specs out like a fairly typical mid-century 4-bladed camping knife with a 2. What made the Demo knife different was its all-stainless steel construction and recruit-proof ruggedness.

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Swat the Shopping Bug to view related military items! No matter how advanced the technology, a good knife always has a place in battle. A special breed of knives saw extensive development during WWII. Known as the “fighting knife”.

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If I remember correctly, some of the newer ones are made in Pakistan. I don’t know about Pakistan, but I wouldn’t doubt it. I thought Marbles made all their stuff in America until I ordered one of their knives with the big “C” word stamped on it. Back then they were still made in the USA. Their knives were not cheap, and not super expensive. They had decent hi carbon steel blades. I also have a Marbles hunting knife that my grandfather carried for many many years when he was a guide.

I checked with a friend that tinkers with knives, he has one made in Pakistan and a folder made in China so I guess that they went off shore like most of the others. He said that most of the knives in his collection are optical knives,he just takes them out and looks at them. Dave mannyCA , I’ve got about 7 of them and have used them heavily. I had a buddy who worked there factory was 60 miles for here and got me good deals on them so id buy about every new model they made.

I first found out when i had a chance to buy some folders real cheap should have known better they had them priced at under 50 bucks and a normal usa made folder usually ran over

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Please see our Wool Drop Spindle Only for the historical background on drop spindles for wool. Likewise, see our Wool Roving for the historical background on wool roving. The use of the distaff by women was very common during Medieval times and the term “distaff side” of one’s family became known as the maternal relations of the family. Do you know who your “distaff relatives” are? A Massachusetts law required young people to learn the art of spinning and weaving. Shreds of cotton cloth and cotton bolls have been discovered in a Mexican cave that are at least 7, years old.

Other discoveries have been made in Pakistan dating back to B. India is thought to have been the first country to actually cultivate cotton, but people in Egypt’s Nile River Valley and others in Peru were also familiar with cotton farming. India manufactured and exported a cotton cloth called “muslin” to the Roman Empire as well as Medieval Europe. India continued to export fine muslin cloth until about years ago.

By the early s, Native Americans were growing cotton in America, as documented by the Coronado expedition of Spaniards who settled in the Florida region began to grow cotton in When Navajo tribes migrated south from northwestern Canada in the s or s, they learned to grown, spin, and weave cotton. England, on the other hand, had such a profitable wool market that they enacted laws against the import and export of cotton cloth.

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Moving on to the Woodcrafts, the Woodcraft had crossed hatched jimping on the blade for the thumb, an easy way to recognize the Woodcraft is the “Pat ” mark, I’m going to quote “Trail Dust” The “Woodcraft” was designed in by George W Brooks, the editor of The Outer’s Book. With the patent expiring in , a number of companies jumped on the design and offered their own version of the Woodcraft. George Brooks and Webster Marble were of the opinion that the Woodcraft was a combination of both skinner and sticking blade sticking knives are for bleeding out livestock.

Originally from what I have read in my material , the Woodcraft was sold with a sharpened false edge for sticking, later changed to a blunt. In my own experience, the Woodcraft is a great skinner and a dandy outdoor knife all-round. Nevertheless, I am rarely in need of a different knife in the woods and, when teamed up with a pocket knife, small saw, perhaps an axe, most any reasonable task is easily accomplished.

Pocket Knives Each WR Case Sons UK legal carry folding pocket knife you buy is hand made in the USA as it has been for more than years W R Case HOME. 0. 0 item(s) in the actual date was stamped on the blade of Case knives. This dating nomenclature continued until mid The dot system was the re-introduced on Case knives after this.

The name “KA-BAR” came to be after the company received a poorly written English letter in which the author wrote how the company’s knife saved his life after he was attacked by a bear and his gun failed to kill it. New designs were sought from hunting gear catalogs. Marines bought many different knives and designs from a large number of knife suppliers. After extensive trials under field conditions, the KA-BAR fighting knife was found to be the most popular among troops because it was adequate for most tasks demanded by a combat soldier.

The Marine Corps made several changes to the original design, these included the introduction of a small fuller to make a slightly longer but lighter blade for combat, a pinned pommel and a stacked leather handle for better grip. The blade, guard, and pommel were all finished in a non-reflective matte phosphate finish instead of the brightly polished steel of the original design. Its durability and out right usability earned its reputation in the battlefields of the South Pacific.

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Liked 4, Times in 1, Posts chief, I’ll copy the pertinent information from the book I have: After the patent was granted, the blade stamp changed to Pat’d. The patent ran out in However, judging from the scarcity of marked specimens, it does not appear the mark went much beyond Thumb rest styling changed from the original checkering to a fine file back circa , a comb back circa and finally to no thumb rest in New Century production.

Having examined this material in detail now, I’m afraid we still can’t get any closer than the timeframe, at least from the information presented in the book I have. I mistakenly assumed the measurements would get us closer when I quickly glanced at the book earlier today. In any case, it’s a beautiful knife that appears to be in excellent condition and is perhaps a fairly scarce one if the book is correct. I’m sure there are Marble’s experts out there somewhere who could assess the knife and provide a good estimate as to the year it was made.

Maybe try some of the larger knives forums where those guys hang out. Here’s a version I have of the same knife:

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The first blades were not very good and they had problems with them. No one knows who the supplier was at this time. The first Marbles blades were simply stamped Marbles. They went to a new pouch sheath design and quit using the “bobcat” boxes.

THE HISTORY OF THE FIGHTING KNIFE. Knives have been a key fighting weapon in every war. No matter how advanced the technology, a good knife always has a place in battle. Military knives make an ever growing segment of the collector’s market. A special breed of knives saw extensive development during WWII. Known as the “fighting knife”.

World Military Collectables aims to provide a range of original, quality militaria items from the major combatant forces Drawing on the combined experience of over 50 years in the world of militaria, WMC will seek to present a regularly updated selection of items from the Victorian era to the Second World War. Predominantly featuring items from the First and Second World Wars , from medals , to uniforms, ephemera to aviation, all backed by a money back guarantee.

We attend many of the major militaria shows in the UK where we would be more than happy to acquire single items or collections similar to those on the site. Slip On Shoulder Title. A cloth embroidered slip on shoulder title for the British Expeditionary Force B. In good used condition with some very minor moth damage. Deep melton fabric body with bullion piping and a high quality bullion PAVO badge on scarlet. Fully lined with a plush sweatband which appears to be worn in reverse and in excellent, moth free condition.

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November 3, Getty Images If you’re the type of mibster that has knuckled down with a taw and shot for an aggie duck, then you already know quite a bit about mibs. If you’re among the many people who have no idea what any of that means, stick around as we explore the history of marbles. Rolling Through History Believe it or not, but no one really knows where marbles originated.

They’ve been found in the ashes of Pompeii and in the tombs of ancient Egyptians, and they were played with by Native American tribes, so it’s impossible to pin down a precise country of origin. The earliest examples were simply stones that had been polished smooth by a running river, but for centuries artisans made them by hand from clay, stone, or glass.

Mass production became possible in , when Sam Dyke of Akron, Ohio, created a wooden block with six grooves, each of which held a lump of clay. An operator would roll a wooden paddle over all the clay balls at once, with a back-and-forth and slightly lateral motion, creating six marbles. With around employees, Dyke’s factory was cranking out five train carloads, or about one million marbles, every day.

Mass production made marbles much cheaper to make, allowing the price to drop from about one penny each to a bag of 30 marbles for the same price. Other businessmen jumped on the bandwagon and Akron soon became the marble capital of late th century America. In , mass production of glass marbles began, thanks to a machine invented by Akron’s M. His machine consisted of a screw conveyor made up of two grooved cylinders spun next to each other.

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Over the years, the marking disappeared on blades. Museum correspondence with sword makers such as Wilkinson and N. Meyers indicates manufacturers, primarily British, have reintroduced that marking on swords.

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World Military Collectables aims to provide a range of original, quality militaria items from the major combatant forces Drawing on the combined experience of over 50 years in the world of militaria, WMC will seek to present a regularly updated selection of items from the Victorian era to the Second World War. Predominantly featuring items from the First and Second World Wars , from medals , to uniforms, ephemera to aviation, all backed by a money back guarantee.

We attend many of the major militaria shows in the UK where we would be more than happy to acquire single items or collections similar to those on the site. Slip On Shoulder Title. A cloth embroidered slip on shoulder title for the British Expeditionary Force B.

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Made in the USA. The bolsters are highly polished Nickel Silver. The Sway Back Gent is a professional grade tool.

Knife collectors usually specialize in a single type. In the s, the United States government passed a law that required knife manufacturers to mark their knives with the country of origin. This seemed to encourage the collectors, and knife collecting became an interest of a large group of people.

At various times during my career in the Army and the Marine Corps I carried most of the knives mentioned above but there was one knife that I carried throughout the entire time that was the unsung hero and full-tilt workhorse of the whole crowd. The term Demo Knife is an affectionate but completely inappropriate and dangerously inaccurate nickname bestowed on a knife manufactured for the US Military by Camillus Knives and made entirely of stainless steel. Decades ago, the rumor got started that because the knife in question was stainless steel, it was non-magnetic and therefore could be used to de-activate mines without setting them off.

Regardless of the persistence of this rumor, the steel used to make the knives is indeed magnetic. There is at least one non-magnetic stainless steel that I am aware of, and this knife is not constructed with that particular stainless steel. Stick to doughnuts though, you can buy your own for the price of a pizza! Over the years several different companies have manufactured the Demo Knife for the military. The one pictured below is a U.

Navy version, as far as I know, and has bone scales. The list of makers includes but is not limited to: Apologies to all of you poor misguided Wenger fans. Though many users mistakenly believe the scales are aluminum and original Army specifications called specifically for aluminum scales The Army decided that it was time for the Marines to share the wealth in While completely lacking all the finer touches that the modern pocket knife connoisseur looks for, and expects to find!

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