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    Username Post: Camillus TL-29        (Topic#791084)
    Bear_Claw_Chris_Lappe
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    03-16-07 14:47.22 - Post#1182466    



    My father was in the Air Force from 1953-56, and worked in Communications, servicing and teaching others to service Radio Teletype Machines, after leaving the service, he went straight to work for General Telephone and was there until he passed away in 1977 whenI was 9. I have all his old pocket knives, and one of them is this Camillus TL-29.

    I know that men who did what he did in the service were issued these knives, but Telephone Linemen were often given them also back them, is there anyway to tell from this picture if it was a military issue one, or a civilian one?

    NRA Limited Edition Benchmade Griptilian in s30v.



     


    gunbarrel
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    Re: Camillus TL-29
    03-17-07 13:45.13 - Post#1183170    


        In response to Bear_Claw_Chris_Lappe

    Chris,

    Looking in Cole's book, I see that Camillus made eight (8) different models of the TL-29, and all but one is marked TL-29 on the handle. The one not marked TL-29 is marked R41-K-455. Is yours marked on the handle? If not, it may not be government issue.

    GB
     
    Bear_Claw_Chris_Lappe
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    03-17-07 18:39.45 - Post#1183351    


        In response to gunbarrel

    Nope, just the standard Camillus tangstamp on the blade, no other markings.

    Sounds like a civilian.

    Thanks for the help!
    NRA Limited Edition Benchmade Griptilian in s30v.



     
    Frank_Trzaska
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    Camillus TL-29
    03-22-07 15:05.57 - Post#1187580    


        In response to Bear_Claw_Chris_Lappe

    There really isn't a good way to tell on the newer models after the military dropped the TL-29 imprint in the grips. Both the military and the civilian one were built to the same specs by Camillus so it could be either.
    All the best
    Frank Trzaska

    Visit us at US Military Knives . Com


     
    Bear_Claw_Chris_Lappe
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    Re: Camillus TL-29
    03-22-07 15:18.58 - Post#1187591    


        In response to Frank_Trzaska

    • Frank_Trzaska Said:
    There really isn't a good way to tell on the newer models after the military dropped the TL-29 imprint in the grips.



    Do you know when the military stopped the imprint?

    He served during the last years of the Korean War, not incountry though.

    The Military did all of his training at Lackland Air Base in Texas, then shipped him to Baffin Island Air Station off the coast of Greenland!!!!

    Talk about a climate change!

    I have some of his old photos online.

    Here he is at Baffin Island Air Staion.





    Polar Bear Hunting in the Arctic. (Dad is the one starting to skin the bear)




    NRA Limited Edition Benchmade Griptilian in s30v.



     
    dagger now
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    04-06-07 14:41.06 - Post#1199565    


        In response to Bear_Claw_Chris_Lappe

    i would have liked to see someone answer the date question on the tl-29 also. cool pictures chris
     
    Frank_Trzaska
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    04-07-07 11:54.43 - Post#1200227    


        In response to dagger now

    Me too.

    All the best
    Frank Trzaska
    All the best
    Frank Trzaska

    Visit us at US Military Knives . Com


     
    goglesbee
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    11-16-12 11:51.56 - Post#2510201    


        In response to Bear_Claw_Chris_Lappe

    I was a combat engineer from 1986 until 1989.
    I still have the TL-29 from my service and all it has as markings is the Camillus tang stamp.
     
    brianWE
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    11-16-12 12:02.36 - Post#2510202    


        In response to goglesbee

    Welcome to KF!!!!!

    Even if this is a very old thread...I think some of the contributors are gone.
    Brian W Edginton
    I am an old bloke. Sometimes I forget things that happened. Sometimes, I remember things that didn't.
    When I post, you are getting the best I have on the day. Be kind.








     


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