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A Camillus TL-29 with wooden scales,...

Started by tsellati , Jun 14 2010 02:28 PM

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#1 tsellati

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 02:28 PM

...it doesn't get better than this :w00t: .

I took a bit of a gamble on this one because I never asked for a photo of the front scale where the "TL-29" stamp supposedly resided. But, as you can see from the photos, this knife is a real beauty - front and back :thumbsup:.

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p248/tsellati/Knife%20Collection/tl29Camillusknife.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p248/tsellati/Knife%20Collection/tl29frontopen.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p248/tsellati/Knife%20Collection/tl29backopen.jpg

The scales really are made of quite nice wood (I suspect it's Cocobolo) -

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p248/tsellati/Knife%20Collection/tl29woodscalesback.jpg

And here are some markings, the standard Camillus 4-line address common to WWI through WWII manufacture and the instructions on how to release the secondary blade from its open locked position -

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p248/tsellati/Knife%20Collection/tl29Camilluslogo.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p248/tsellati/Knife%20Collection/tl29toreleasepresscenter.jpg

The knife also sports all-steel construction and is a nice addition to my growing Camillus knife collection.

Please feel free to comment and share photos of your TL-29 knives. Also, if you have any wartime photos of the TL-29 in use I would love to see them :thumbsup: .

Tim

Edited by tsellati, 14 June 2010 - 02:46 PM.


#2 Sigfest

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 05:35 PM

Impressive knife. Who were these issued to?

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 05:48 PM

TL-29 (Tool, Lineman's, #29) was issued to many Signal Corps personnel and anyone else who worked on electrical equipment. One of the most common WW2 knives. Was issued in a carrying pouch (CS-34) along with the Lineman's pliers (TL-13A).

Here is another one to keep your eye out for:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/bayonetman/Knives/TL29/DSC00001-1.jpg

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 06:07 PM

Here is another one to keep your eye out for:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/bayonetman/Knives/TL29/DSC00001-1.jpg


Ooooh, now that is sweet :thumbsup: . These "USMC" marked pocket knives must cost a pretty penny. Hopefully some day I will come across one and have the cash on hand to do something about it ;) .

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 09:14 PM

Thatís a nice wooden handle TL29 Tim. I don't usually see them in that good of shape around here.

This is the thread for my USMC TL29. Not as nice as Gary's but its all mine. Bill

http://www.usmilitar...d...c=63263&hl=

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 11:43 PM

Thatís a nice wooden handle TL29 Tim. I don't usually see them in that good of shape around here.

This is the thread for my USMC TL29. Not as nice as Gary's but its all mine. Bill

http://www.usmilitar...d...c=63263&hl=


That is a really nice example :thumbsup: . The marking may be faint, but, you still can clearly make out the USMC stamp. I would love to snag one for my collection for that price.

Ah, the hunt continues ;) .

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 12:09 AM

TL-29 (Tool, Lineman's, #29) was issued to many Signal Corps personnel and anyone else who worked on electrical equipment. One of the most common WW2 knives.


My dad was a Technician 5th grade radio operator attached to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 1104th Engineer Combat Group of the U.S. XIX Corps of the 9th Army. I have no way of knowing, but, I wonder if he might have carried a TL-29 knife. Any thoughts anyone?

Here is a photograph taken by my dad in Ludwigsburg, Germany, June 1945 -

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p248/tsellati/wireteam.jpg

The back of the photo is labeled, "Chestnut Baker Line Wire Team".

Unfortunately, the photo is too grainy to tell whether any of the wire team members is using a TL-29 electrician's knife or TL-13A lineman's pliers or has CD-34 carrying pouch attached to a belt.

Tim

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 02:48 AM

WW2 Camillus (Wood handles, marked TL-29)
Post War Camillus (Black handles, no markings)
WW2 KA Bar, Olean, NY (Wood handles, marked US)

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i110/edthebouncer/tl-29/tl-29_1.jpg

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i110/edthebouncer/tl-29/tl-29_2.jpg

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i110/edthebouncer/tl-29/tl-29_3.jpg

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i110/edthebouncer/tl-29/tl-29_4.jpg

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 03:27 AM

My USN marked TL - 29 manufactured by UTICA

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k120/GICOP3/USN3.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k120/GICOP3/USN1.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k120/GICOP3/USN2.jpg

Cheers

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 03:53 AM

My dad was a Technician 5th grade radio operator attached to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 1104th Engineer Combat Group of the U.S. XIX Corps of the 9th Army. I have no way of knowing, but, I wonder if he might have carried a TL-29 knife. Any thoughts anyone?

Here is a photograph taken by my dad in Ludwigsburg, Germany, June 1945 -

The back of the photo is labeled, "Chestnut Baker Line Wire Team".

Tim


Your father almost certainly would have carried or used a TL-29. Line teams and radiomen were pretty much first on the list for issue of this knife.

One more of mine, a PAL marked U.S. ARMY. As can be seen, there are many maker and marking versions.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/bayonetman/Knives/TL29/DSC00003-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/bayonetman/Knives/TL29/DSC00004-1.jpg

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 04:00 AM

I had a wooden handel one but lost it aboard ship in the '70s. I got it from my father who had been an electrician in the Navy '47-'67. I picked up a bakelite handel one out of a tri-wall full.

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