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Production Knives / Re: Save! - 1968 Camillus Pilot's knife
« Last post by Icepick15 on September 13, 2021, 12:23:23 PM »
Nice find, and it really cleaned up nicely.

I have two Camillus pilot knives; one blade marked, and one butt marked.  Picked one up back in the 1970's, and the other I think in the 1980's. Original sheaths and sharpening stones.  The first one I got is blade marked but not dated.  The second one is butt marked and dated 1967.  I "think" the blade marked one is older, but not sure.

Many years ago...maybe late 1990's, a collector told me they were going for $100 each.  I never did any research, so I have no idea if that is correct or not.
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Self-Made Knives / Re: Finished Today
« Last post by crashdive123 on September 12, 2021, 07:19:00 PM »
dave most old saw mill blades were made out of L 6. btw nice blade

Depends.  If they have carbide tips they are most likely 1095.  Without the tips, the older ones are probably L6 ---- at least that's the way I was taught.
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Self-Made Knives / Re: Finished Today
« Last post by hayshaker on September 12, 2021, 04:38:05 PM »
dave most old saw mill blades were made out of L 6. btw nice blade
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General Outings / Re: Today's Day Hike
« Last post by wsdstan on September 12, 2021, 11:36:45 AM »
Nice group of photos Crash.  A far different environment than I live in for sure.  I like the subdued colors and the photos of some of that wood are interesting. 
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General Outings / Re: Today's Day Hike
« Last post by crashdive123 on September 12, 2021, 09:11:42 AM »
Looking forward to camping up there this winter with the grandkids.

I think you'll like it there.  Nice campground on the river side of the road.  Nice hiking trail (easy) through the forest that spills out onto the beach - probably about a three mile loop.  Just a note to stick in the back of your mind.....if tides are running high there is about a 50 yard section of the beach that you will need to wade through on that hike at high tide.

With the winds that we had over the weekend, the high water mark was up into the brush for most of the beach.
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General Outings / Re: Today's Day Hike
« Last post by greyhound352 on September 12, 2021, 06:30:02 AM »
Looking forward to camping up there this winter with the grandkids.
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General Outings / Re: Today's Day Hike
« Last post by madmaxine on September 12, 2021, 04:51:05 AM »
Nice!  What do you suppose the deer was doing on the beach?  Taking a quick dip?
That last round of big surf carved up the beach a little.
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General Outings / Re: Today's Day Hike
« Last post by crashdive123 on September 12, 2021, 04:23:56 AM »
Great day on the beach crash!  Is that a sunk ship or just some rigging?  I like the pelicans in flight pics.  Those are cool.

It's what is left of a shrimp boat that grounded several years ago.  If I recall correctly, when the boat finally broke apart a lot of people showed up to help clean the beach.  Not sure of the reasoning for anchoring what was left rather than removing it (cost I guess) but it is kind of cool to look at and I'm sure the fish and a few resting birds like it.
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General Discussion / Re: sitting alone in an empty place
« Last post by Moe M. on September 12, 2021, 03:36:11 AM »

 Another of my favorite sounds are Cajun/Creole country music.

Try streaming KLEB. It's an AM station out of Golden Meadow LA. Authentic Cajun/Creole. I stream it on my phone and bluetooth it to a bigger amp and speaker when I'm out in the shop. Good stuff.

   Thanks.   :thumbsup: :cheers:
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Production Knives / Re: Save! - 1968 Camillus Pilot's knife
« Last post by Moe M. on September 12, 2021, 03:33:38 AM »

  You done good,  those pilots knives are really tough and can take allot of abuse,  allot of the outdoor folks in my area of New England like to modify them and use them for trail and camp knives, to get one that's still usable by a maker like Camillus is like getting the best part of a wishbone.
  While there's nothing wrong with pretty if it's a safe queen,  but in a user I much prefer to see the remnants of  adventures past collected on a well cared for knife.
  Allot of old Ka-bar, Camillus, PAL  and other military survival and fighting knives have outlived their leather sheaths,  but the designs are simple and they are fairly easy to replicate.
 
  Congrats, great find.   :thumbsup:
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