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The Jet Pilots Survival Knife


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hi folks. New to the forums but not to collecting. I snagged this off a Craigslist ad in March from the cousin of a Navy corpsman from the Vietnam war to whom it was issued. Unmarked Marbles with 6" blade in original issue box. 

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