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Posted 3 years ago

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This was an advertising knife made by the Camillus knife co,the pattern is called a champagne pattern,some had more than one blade but the always had an opener and corkscrew,a few had cigar cutters built into them also.Syracuse was a stamp that Camillus used in the 1930s,Camillus also imported knives from Poland with that stamp in 1975-76,this knife is from the 1930s.

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  1. Jim Gaddis, 3 years ago
    I just found one that is exactly like this except it has a different advertisement on it. Add for WM. LEWIS & CO
    SAN FRANCISCO-LOS ANGELES CALIF and on other side it says
    KENTUCKY WHISKEY
    IN BARRELS.
    Is there anywhere you know of I can find out more about it?
  2. beau5278 beau5278, 3 years ago
    Jason,I just saw your comment,no it's not MOP,more like mother of toilet seat,actually I think they're plastic,these must have been made pretty cheap.
  3. beau5278 beau5278, 3 years ago
    Jim Gaddis,I'm sure they were made for a lot of different companies,is yours stamped at all?If so what is the stamp on the tang of the blade?If it's Camillus or in the case of mine Syracuse which was a stamp that Camillus used in the 1930s,there's a lot of info on that company online and in books,Bladeforums would be a good place to start,they have a Camillus subforum on there.Some of the Camillus guys hang out at All About Pocket Knives,AAPK for short,you should be able to find either of those forums using the name in a search bar.
  4. Jim Gaddis, 3 years ago
    Yeah mine seems like it's probably plastic also. It says Camillus Cut Co Camillus N.Y.
    Thanks for the info I'll look at those sights.
  5. beau5278 beau5278, 3 years ago
    Camillus was a big company at one time,they actually just went out of business a few years ago but they made knives for about 100years,I have quite a few and usually keep any decent ones that I find.

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