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#176 hink441

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 11:08 AM

Here is an Ontario 1-86 knife. I found this one at a thrift store. Great price.

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#177 hink441

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 11:09 AM

I left the price tag on.

Chris

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 01:18 PM

Great buy.  You'll pay more than that for a replacement sheath!



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Posted 26 June 2017 - 06:04 PM

Geez, I wish I had kept that JPK I donated to Goodwill.......



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 07:23 AM

Hi,

here's my 6 inch Camillus knife, it has a peened pommel and 'CAMILLUS' on the ricasso indicating that it was produced between 1960 and 1962.

cheers, John 

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#181 MissFUBAR

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 12:33 PM

I am confused about what I originally believed to be a USAF pilots survival knife. In my experience the Camillus military knives have been marked Camillus U. S. With a date.

This knife that I have is marked Camillus N.Y. with no date. Even more confusing to me is the starburst pattern on the butt of the knife. Im not sure if that is intentional or not.

Is this a commercial version?

Can anybody clear this up for me?

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 01:09 PM

Hi, you are not wrong about the date but they started dating in 1967 the ones produced before that were marked as yours is. you have an early Camillus JPK, This is not a commercial knife. The starburst is probably where the tang was peened to hold everything together, can't say more without a picture of the starburst.  hope this helps


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#183 MissFUBAR

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 07:20 AM

Hi, you are not wrong about the date but they started dating in 1967 the ones produced before that were marked as yours is. you have an early Camillus JPK, This is not a commercial knife. The starburst is probably where the tang was peened to hold everything together, can't say more without a picture of the starburst.  hope this helps

Thank you.  I am so fubar that I was unable to post photos via my phone yesterday.   I hope these help:  

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 07:30 AM

Thank you.  I am so fubar that I was unable to post photos via my phone yesterday.   I hope these help:


That is a typical(earlier) issue JPK as stated having marks prior to the dated versions.The scabbard is aslo od the earlier type without the metal backing plate.Thanks for posting.

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 07:44 AM

That is a typical(earlier) issue JPK as stated having marks prior to the dated versions.The scabbard is aslo od the earlier type without the metal backing plate.Thanks for posting.

Thank you so much for your help.



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Posted 11 April 2018 - 10:19 AM

Here are my 2 examples.

Top is an unmarked 5" version. I think the top of the guard was removed to fit in the sheath.

The bottom is a 6" early version, I think. (Based on reading this thread.) Just located yesterday.

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 10:21 AM

more pics..

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 10:21 AM

again

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 10:23 AM

stamp

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#190 schmooser

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 01:38 PM

In looking at John's examples at http://www.militaryf...nives.com/#John's%20Knives , this also has the earlier sheath with the low keeper strap. 



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Posted 11 May 2018 - 09:47 AM

I've ran into several of the "Commercial Japan" models when purchasing knives from veterans. AS has been stated, many were PX purchases by military personnel who didn't have access to standard issue knives.



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Posted 06 June 2018 - 07:26 AM

I was looking at Franks for-sale website and saw the Utica JPK.
http://www.usmilitar...e_sale_page.htm
He states that he has seen the top guard trimmed on both. The unmarked knife I posted here has the same condition.
What is the background for this being done?
Is Utica the only maker known where this has been done?

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 07:08 PM

A new one for the collection, no photos yet.
5 Camillus blade marked Camillus / New York /USA.
The sheath has the metal backing that is painted gold, along with the guard and pommel.
Camillus is in script.
Any help is appreciated, books are still somewhere in the garage.

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 09:20 PM

The script you describe was used for Camillus JPSK's after 3-1985.  This is after Camillus lost their Government contract for providing these knives.



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Posted 09 September 2018 - 09:47 PM

Thanks for the info 👍.
I had a feeling the script-format was later.

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 07:43 PM

New acquisition.
Early Camillus JPK, screw pommel. Low keeper strap.
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Posted 25 February 2019 - 09:21 AM

Hi, I'm new to this forum but have been collecting for over 35 years. I have an unusual Ontario JPK 1-1969 with what looks to a factory painted OD green pommel  , handle, cross guard, and front side of scabbard. If not factory more than someone just spray painting I think. Has anyone else ever seen one similar? I tried to upload pictures but says file to large. Thanks




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