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    Posted 3 years ago

    fortapache
    (2718 items)

    Got a Camillus Cub Scout knife and an Imperial Boy Scout Knife here. The Cub Scout knife I bought with several other scout items that were 1950s so I would estimate 1950s for it. Although knives like it were sold through the 1960s and probably the 1970s too. I see this knife fairly often .
    The Boy Scout knife was made by Imperial. Not sure if it was after the Imperial/Schrade merger. If I recall correctly they go overseas in the 1980s. One source dated this as 1950s but I would not bet the farm on that. This one is especially nice as the Fleur de Lis emblem is intact. Usually it is partly rubbed off.
    Finally in photo #4 shows how it was often carried. Personally I prefer the belt pouch but the belt hook is nice too plus it official BSA approved.
    IMPC4G, BSA #1045 1973-1979

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    Comments

    1. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      Nice finds Brian, thanks for posting! :^)
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Great knives!! I remember wanting one of these so badly as a kid.
    3. elanski elanski, 3 years ago
      Very good ones. Are scouts still allowed to carry knives on their uniform like that in these days of health and safety?
    4. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much Bill. It took some looking.

      Thank you very much Scott. A kid has to have a pocket knife.

      Thank you very much elanski. They still sell them at the Boy Scout Store.
    5. antiquerose antiquerose, 3 years ago
      Boy scouts wore a Brown sash thing over their shoulder, or not ?? I have something here that has some Badges on it -- but I can not remember what the badges are...maybe it is Girl Guides....LOL
    6. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      Yes, boy scouts can wear/ carry a pocket knife-- they just have to be certified (safety). They also wear a sash that has their merit badges on it.

      scott
    7. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much Rose. It was a green sash for the Boy Scouts.

      Thank you very much Scott for the knife clarification.

      Thank you very much Thomas. John Cougar I believe.
    8. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you
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    9. elanski elanski, 3 years ago
      That's good Scott. In UK the knives have to be carried to meetings or camp by parents and given to the troop leader who will hand out the knives only when a specific activity requires them. Then they are collected up again and presumably locked in a bomb proof safe guarded by a leopard. No chance they would be allowed to wear one on their uniform.
    10. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Good touch adding the leopard elanski.
    11. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 3 years ago
      I had one (two?) of those blue Cub Scout knives in my teen's. (70's) Wonder what ever happened to it, maybe still in a box or drawer around here someplace...?? THANKS for the memories anyway?!! :-) :-) :-)
    12. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much AnythingObscure. Hopefully a collector got a hold of them.
    13. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you
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    14. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Do Scouts whittle? Or are these just handy for picking stones from boot tread, filleting fish, blood brother pacts, and general goings on.
    15. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much racer4four. Probably a lot of general goings on.
    16. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you egreely1976.

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