CAMILLUS, Vietnam era Military Issue Folding Survival Knife, MIL-K-818 (1965)

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Location: Lake Havasu City, Arizona
All returns accepted: ReturnsNotAccepted
Country of Manufacture: United States
brand: Camillus
Camillus Military Survival Knife MIL-K-818   You are bidding on a Camillus Military Survival Knife Marked ‘CAMILLUS 1965’’ and ‘US’ on the Handle   This is a nice knife in Very Nice Condition with some Pocket Wear.   It measures 6 1/4” when open and has a 2 5/8” Blade.   Please look at the pictures. I do not use ‘Commercial’ photos; the pictures are of the actual knife (See Pictures)   Please ask questions if more information is needed. Please view all the photos and email me for questions.   I ONLY ACCEPT PAYPAL PayPal payment expected to be made within 72 hrs. of auction end. I will ship within 3 days of confirmed PayPal Payment   SAVE ON SHIPPING I will COMBINE Shipping on Items Purchase within 24 hours of each other.   NO RETURNS UNLESS AS NOT DESCRIBED SHIPPING CONTINENTAL USA USPS FIRST CLASS MAIL $4.95   ALASKA, HAWAII $6.95   I WILL NOT SELL OR SHIP TO ANY RE-SHIPPING OR MAIL FORWARDING SERVICE. NO APO/FPO OR P.O. BOX   CAMILLUS MILITARY KNIFE INFORMATION:   Camillus started manufacturing a stainless steel survival/pocket knife in1949. During WW2 there were similar knives made by the ‘Kingston Paper Company’ for the US Marine Corps.  These are marked ‘U.S. MARINE CORP’.  In the post WW 2 years The Camillus knife was made under US Government Contract as the ‘MIL-K-818’. The ones that are marked ‘U.S.’ on the side are military issue to all branches of the service. In 1975 Camillus started manufacturing a commercial version of the military knife.  The ones marked ‘USMC, USAF and USN’ may or may not be military issue.   This design is the largest production knife design of the Camillus Manufacturing Company.  The production year was stamped onto the main blade.  There are questions as to why.  The best answer was quality control.  If any knives failed, it was easy to track it back to a specific year.    There have been several changes/updates to the knife, however, the basic design has not changed since 1949.   NOTE: Camillus did make a 4 bladed knife for the military during WW2.  It, however, had bone handles. It had a ‘Dog Bone Shield marked U.S.M.C.’Completed