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Camillus "Demo Knife" Review

Editor's note: This article was originally published in January 2014 and was updated in May 2024 for accuracy and comprehensiveness.       Camillus closed its doors a few years ago, and another company purchased intellectual properties from Camillus. The name lives on, but the knife does not. For years Camillus furnished knives to the Armed Forces. One of those knives was called the Demo knife and was commonplace in the military. The knives were either issued to personnel, added to survival kits, or could be found in toolboxes.   The knives pictured below are what is known as the Camillus Model 1760. The Model 1760 is the Army version of the Demo knife. The two Army knives I own are stamped 1981 and 1991 at the base of the blade. The year stamp was the year that the knife was manufactured.  The knife measures 3.625 inches long and weighs 3.5oz.  Stamped on the center side of the scales of the 1760 knife are the initials of the U.S. You will also find Demo knives stamped U.S.M.C,

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