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Nostalgia !
« on: July 09, 2017, 06:10:52 AM »
 Nostalgia ! 

Exactly what it is... I was looking in an old desk of my Mothers and found my Cub Scout knife...

STOP  here if you have no interest ... :)

otherwise   :D

Would have to have been 1955 , I was 7 and had just won my Wolf Cub badge.
My Granddad gave me this Cub Scout knife .... I'm not sure if it was my first, as I recall a Barlow my Dad gave me.

I know now there two manufacturers of Scout logo knives ...Camillus USA and Imperial also USA

Mine is a Imperial with black bone scales , Aluminum bolsters & a brass Logo (Bear head w/ Cub Scouts BSA )
Bear was your Third Badge (Bobcat , Wolf ,  Bear , Tiger)  and there were arrow head achievement badges )
You may not know this was based on Rudyard Kipling's  Jungle Book

I recall later knives had blue plastic scales....and I believe were Camillus USA

 I carried my knife to SCHOOL  :o  everyday in my pocket , but on Scout Meeting Day and in Uniform it was on my belt clip.
( OPEN CARRY ) OH ! MY ! 
Once it was lost and I went to the School Office Lost & Found ...Bingo  someone had turned it in  :o and it was returned  :o :o :o
and here it is 62 years later ...

of little value ...they are $15 on eBay .... but this one is priceless  ;D
when planets align...do the deal !

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Re: Nostalgia !
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2017, 12:26:26 PM »
I remember it well.
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