Bear MGC

The Bear & Son Cutlery factory is unique in that they have a skilled and experienced work force capable of performing many of the extra hand operations that go into the making of their products. While some companies only assemble parts brought from various suppliers and put their names on the product, the Bear & Son Cutlery factory does everything in-house from building their own blanking dies to heat treating, grinding and assembly and hand finishing their products. These steps insure that Bear & Son Cutlery is of excellent quality and a real value for both the dealer and consumer. As a Scout knife collector I can only hope for more new and exciting products the Bear & Son Cutlery factory. Their ongoing commitment to manufacturer their products in America and make them affordable is a trait that as a Scout knife collector I can fully appreciate.  (Text courtesy of Tom Cosgrove)

BEAC2A, BSA#24075  This classic two-blade Barlow knife features 440 high-carbon stainless steel, solid brass liners, durable laminated red/tan ash handles and tarnish-free nickel bolsters. 3.50" long when closed, Eagle badge used as shield. Introduced January, 2007.

BEAC2A: Bear MGC Barlow style two-blade knife. (Photo courtesy of Tom Cosgrove)

BEAC4A, BSA#26217 Four blade camp knife with 2010 National Jamboree logo in the handle. Blade etch says "National Jamboree BSA 2010". All liners are stainless steel. Main blade, flat-blade screwdriver/cap lifter, leather punch, and can opener. Handles are jigged, chocolate brown color plastic. End opposite main blade has a permanent shackle. Blades on this example are very tight, shackle is very tight. Price at 2010 National Jamboree was $40, though some secondary market resellers began asking over $100 for these knives on ebay once the Jamboree was over, and these were out of stock. By 2011, the asking price was back down to around $45.

BEAC4A: Logo side of handle, etching, and box (Photo: A. McBroom)

BEAC4A: Back of knife and box. (Photo: A. McBroom)

BEAC4A: Backside of knife, showing all steel liners. It appears no brass was used in this knife. (Photo: A. McBroom)

BEAC4A: Box end showing BSA number 26217. (Photo: A. McBroom)

BEAC4B, BSA#  Plastic handle, heat-molded BSA logo.


BEAC4B (Photo courtesy of Mr. Thomas Linton)

BEAL1A, BSA# 24078 This wood handle lockback knife has a positive lock that prevents the knife closing when in use.The 440 high carbon stainless steel blade has a hollow ground blade. Solid brass liners. Nickel plated silver bolsters, polished ash wood handles. Length closed is 5 inches. Made in Jacksonville, AL, USA Introduced 2007.


BEAL1A: 5" Bear MGC Lockback  (Photo courtesy of Tom Cosgrove)


BEAL1B, BSA# 24077 This wood handle lockback knife has a positive lock that prevents the knife closing when in use. The 440 high carbon stainless steel blade has a hollow ground blade. Solid brass liners. Nickel plated silver bolsters, polished ash wood handles. Length closed is 3.5 inches.  Made in Jacksonville, AL, USA Introduced 2007.


BEAL1B: 3.50" Bear BSA Lockback. (Photo courtesy of Tom Cosgrove)

BEAL1C, BSA# 24076. This great lightweight knife is perfect that beginning Cub Scout learning to use a knife that features a 3.00” hollow-ground 440 high-carbon stainless steel blade. Shield is an etched Cub Scout Wolf diamond. Introduced Jan. 2007.


BEAL1C: Cub Scout lockback. (Photo courtesy of Tom Cosgrove)

BSA Knives Main Page

BSA Knives Online Collection

(This is a "work in progress". Please add to the collection!)

Boy Scout knives have been around almost as long as the BSA itself. The Boy Scouts of America was founded in 1910, and one year later, the first official BSA knife appeared on the landscape.

Since that humble beginning, hundreds of different varieties of official BSA knives have been on the market. BSA knives have always been quality knives. Some were versions of regular production knives with the BSA shield added to the handle, or the BSA etching added to the main blade. Some were designed specifically for the BSA. In all cases, they have been the highest caliber available for that style of knife.
Up until 2007, all Boy Scout knives were made by well-known American companies, such as Camillus, Schrade, Remington, Imperial, and Ulster. When Camillus closed its production line, the BSA followed a trend that had been developing for a few years, and began having most of their knives made in China, in factories unknown to the Boy Scouts in America. These Chinese knives are marked merely "China".
There are several excellent books on Boy Scout knives available, notably the Joseph Kerr book "600 Scout Knives", and the Ed Holbrook work "Official Scout Knives". Both texts are excellent guides to the Boy Scout knives you're most likely to encounter.
This online collection is by no means comparable to the works of these two authors, nor is it intended to be. I do hope, though, that it will provide an easily accessible, accurate guide to the Scout knives you are most likely to find available today.
If a photograph was provided by one of our readers, credit will be given with the photograph. Information provided by others will also be credited, when the origin is known.
Hopefully, with the help of Scouters and collectors around the nation, this site will be a reliable reference to all Boy Scout knives.

How to Contribute to the Online Collection

To make a contribution to this site (and, don't be shy... contributions are more than welcome!), there are two easy ways.

One, just use the "Contact" link on the Main Menu. I'll read and reply to all emails.
Two, register for an account on the front page, and post your contributions, questions, or opinions in the appropriate forum.
Thanks for visiting, I hope you find this site useful.
Allen McBroom



BUCL01 BUCK #412. Buck made this red-handled, single blade lockback knife. Handles are Zytel, blade is stainless, etched with BSA logo. Handles are marked "SCOUTLITE".  1986 manufacture. Blade length 3", overall length (open) is 7.25".  Buck also made a blue-handled version of this for the Cub Scouts. This came with a nylon pouch (as shown).



BUCL01 pouch


BUCL01 Box

BUCL01: (Photo courtesy Bob Wick and the New Mexico Scout Museum)






 BUCP01, Buck #412.  This is a special event version of the BUCL01 made by Buck for the 1986 NOAC.  Other than the blade etchings, the knife if the same as the BUCL01.



BUCP01: 1986 NOAC issue



In 1902, Adolf Kastor, a German immigrant, purchased small knife factory in Camillus, New York, and began supplying domestically produced knives to the nation. The Camillus plant became famous for its military knives and pocket knives.

In 1946, Camillus Cutlery began making official knives for the BSA. They produced quality knives for the Scouts until 2007, when the factory closed its door for the last time. Here is an outstanding history of Camillus, written by Mr. Dexter Ewing.

Camillus also, at times, produced BSA knives that were marked as Imperial and Schrade Walden.

CAMC4A, BSA #1996. This is a camp style knife. The #1996 is one of the standard BSA models, produced by several different companies. On the bail end, it has two blades, one a combination flat bade screwdriver and bottle opener, the other an awl(leather punch). The other end has the main blade, and a two-piece can opener. The shield is shield shaped, and made of raised silver metal. The shield has the First Class badge on it. The handles are black. The bail is permanently attached. Each bolster has a single line stamped into it. Carbon steel blades. This version was manufactured from 1946-1949.


CAMC4A: Note lined bolsters, black handles. (Courtesy Phil Stevens)
CAMC4A: This, the 1996, was the most popular BSA model in history. (Courtesy Phil Stevens)
CAMC4A: Knife courtesy of New Mexico Scouting Museum.  Photo by Bob Wick.
CAMC4A (Knife courtesy of New Mexico Scouting Museum.  Photo by Bob Wick.)
CAMC4B, BSA # 1052. This is the same as the CAMC4A, but with white pearl handles instead of the black handles. Manufactured 1949-1953.
CAMC4C, BSA #1996. This is the same knife as the CAMC4A, but with one variation. This one has a one-piece can opener. Produced 1950-1953.
CAMC4D, BSA #1996. This version is the same as the CAMC4A, except the bail is removeable, and the screwdriver blade is shorter. The main blade is etched "Official Knife, Boy Scouts of America", and has the BSA eagle and fleur-de-lis in the center. Manufacture began in 1954.
CAMC5A, BSA #1046, Camillus #BSA046. This is the first major change in Camillus Scout knives. The shield is now round, with the BSA eagle on it. The bolsters are smooth and unlined, and there is no bail. handles are black, jigged Delrin. The shield end has three blades, the main blade (etched same as the CAMC4D), a one-piece can opener, and a combination flat-blade screwdriver and bottle opener. The other end has two blades, an awl (leather punch), and a short Phillips screwdriver. The Phillips blade drops into a rectangular notch in the shield side of the knife. 3 5/8" closed, 8" open, main blade is a 2 1/2" stainless spear. Manufactured 1986-1991.
CAMC5B, BSA #1046, Camillus #BSA046.This knife is very similar to the CAMC5A, but with some significant differences. The blades are stainless steel instead of carbon steel as with the CAMC5A. The Phillips blade is longer and skinnier.


C4A Open
CAMC5B: This photo shows the shorter Phillips tip, and the skinny shaft that supports it.

The awl has a broader base. The rectangular notch for the Phillips blade is gone, and a semi-circular nail notch has been added in its place. 1998 suggested retail was $33.95. Manufactured from 1992-2007.


C4 Closed
CAMC5B: Notice the semi-circular nail notch for lifting the Phillips blade.

C4A Main Blade
CAMC5B: Nice shot of the etched blade, and the Camillus tang stamp.


CAMC4E, BSA #1996. The #1996 has so many variations, it's amazing the BSA kept assigning the same model number to so many different knives. The CAMC4E is a camp knife. The handles are black, the bolsters are smooth and unlined. The bail is permanently attached. It has the round shield with BSA eagle and fleur-de-lis. The stainless steel main blade is etched "Official Knife, Boy Scouts of America", and has the BSA eagle and fleur-de-lis in the center. 3 3/4" length closed, 8" open, main blade is a 2 1/2" stainless spear blade. Has nickel silver bolsters. 1998 suggested retail was $29.49. Offered 1989-2007.

CAMC4F, BSA #1996, Camillus #BSA0008. Same as the CAMC4E, but with brown jigged Delrin handles. Camillus referred to this as a "four blade camp knife".

Production data: Production card numbered A5779-A-06. The spear was 3 3/4" x 095, and actually made by Ulster. The short screwdriver and can opener were purchased from another source. The belt punch was made in house, and was 2 1/2" x 072. All were made from 1095 steel. The handles were identifed as "Br Stag BSA emblem Delrin". Clevis was nickel plated.

2007 retail was $41.75. Manufactured 1985 - 2007.


CAMC4F: Note brown jigged handles, smooth bolsters. (Courtesy Phil Stevens)
CAMC4F: The original blade etching has worn off on this specimen.  (Courtesy Phil Stevens)
CAMC4F.1 Knife courtesy of New Mexico Scouting Museum.  Photo by Bob Wick.
CAMC4F (Knife courtesy of New Mexico Scouting Museum.  Photo by Bob Wick.)

CAMC4F (Knife courtesy of New Mexico Scouting Museum.  Photo by Bob Wick.)



CAMC4G, BSA #NA. The CAMC4G is a departure from the traditional camp knife, as this one has smooth red plastic handles. Four blades, a main clip, awl, combo bottle opener and flat-blade screwdriver, and can opener, permanent lanyard ring, and a white BSA logo on the main blade end of the red handle. Main blade is fully etched. Manufactured NA - 2007.


CAMC4G: An unusual camp knife with red plastic handles. (Courtesy Phil Stevens)
CAMC4G: A nice specimen of tbis knife, with full blade etch and handle logo. (Courtesy Phil Stevens)

CAMC4H, BSA# 1002  Norman Rockwell Commemorative, "Tomorrow's Leader", Limited Edition, in presentation case.



CAMC4H (Knife courtesy of New Mexico Scouting Museum.  Photo by Bob Wick

CAMC4I, BSA #          Norman Rockwell Commemorative, "All Together, Now", Lmited Edition, in presentation case. Reverse side has the Scout Law on the handle.  Manufactured c. 1996. UPC 0730176010649.


CAMC4I (Knife courtesy of New Mexico Scouting Museum.  Photo by Bob Wick.)


CAMC4J, BSA#     Norman Rockwell Commemorative, "A Scout Is Helpful", Limited Edition, in presentation case.


CAMC4J (Knife courtesy of New Mexico Scouting Museum.  Photo by Bob Wick.)

CAMC4K, BSA# (No Kerr # or Holbrook #)  2005 National Jamboree four blade knife. Main blade, one piece can opener, awl, and cap lifter/flat blade screwdriver.  Blade is etched with the 2005 NJ Ft. A.P. Hill logo, and 2005 National Scout Jamboree.  Handles are white bone, permanent bail, no lines on bolsters.  Leather sheath has Tenderfoot badge on the flap. More information about this knife would be appreciated. 


CAMC4K: White bone, four blades, with leather sheath. (Photo courtesy of Ron Fish)

CAMC4L, BSA # 1787     Norman Rockwell Commemorative, "On My Honor", Limited Edition, in presentation case.  Manufactured 1999.



CAMC4L:  "On My Honor" Commemorative knife in presentation box.  (Photos courtesy os Thomas Linton) 

CAMC5A, BSA #1046.  Black handle, five blade, no bail.

CAML1A, BSA # 1371. White handle, gold fleur-de-lis in a translucent blue, oval shield. Lanyard hole in end opposite the hinge. Blade etched "BSA lock back". Blade length 3 5/8". The BSA misspelled the words "Lock Back" on the box, but not on the blade. This may have been an attempt at forming a trademark name for the lock back knife style. Manufactured 1980-1984.


Camillus lockback
CAML1A: Note blue oval, jigged white handles, and gold fleur-de-lis
Camillus Lockback Blade
CAML1A: Blade showing etch and BSA #1371 (Source: unknown)
Camillus Lockback Box
CAML1A: Presentation box and paperwork

CAML1B, BSA #1372, Kerr #CAM25BR. Lock back knife, white handle, single blade is etched "Adventurer, BSA". Slide switch lock.  Blade is 3 5/8" long. Lanyard holblack leather belt holster. Came with leather lanyard and Manufactured 1980-1984.


CAML1B, closed position


CAML1B, with blade open.  Rough specimen, but it gets the idea across.

CAML1C, BSA #1065 Single blade lock back, blade 2" long, traditional BSA eagle and fleur-de-lis sheild on end opposite hinge,blade etched "BSA LOCK BACK # 1065". Made !982-1988.
CAML1D, BSA # 1370 Similar to CAML1C, with two differences: blade is 3 5/8", and shield is a fleur-de-lis. Manufactured 1985-1987.

CAML1E, BSA #1381 or 1375 Single blade lock back. Jigged Delrin handle, blade 3 5/8", lanyard hole in end opposite hinge, no shield, blade marked "Adventurer BSA". Open length 8.25", closed length 4.75". Weight 5 ounces.  Original price $14.25. Made 1985-1988.


Adventurer Lockback, CAML1E
Adventurer Lockback, CAML1E (Photo courtesy Phil Stevens)


CAML1E in original package  (Knife courtesy of New Mexico Scouting Museum.  Photo by Bob Wick.)


CAML1E: Note leather lanyard, which was original. (Knife courtesy of New Mexico Scouting Museum.  Photo by Bob Wick.)


CAML1E: The all-important instruction sheet

CAML1F, BSA #1065 Single blade lock back, short blade at only 2". Single bolster at hinge end. Blade etch is "Boy Scouts of America". Shield is traditional BSA eagle and fleur-de-lis on end opposite hinge. Manufactured 1989-1991.
CAML1G, BSA #1066Single blade lock back, single bolster on hinge end, blade etched "Official Knife Boy Scouts of America". Has brass tube lanyard hole, traditional BSA eagle and fleur-de-lis shield. 5" length closed. Made 1989-2007.

Camillus Single Blade Lockback

CAML1G: Single blade Camillus lock back

CAML1H, BSA#         


CAML1H (Knife courtesy of New Mexico Scouting Museum.  Photo by Bob Wick.)

CAML2A, BSA #1068, Camillus #CM-BSA068 "Woodsman Double Lockback". Two blade lock back. Main blade is a traditional main blade, etched "Official Knife Boy Scouts of America". Second blade has a saw tooth edge. 3 3/8" high carbon stainless steel clip blade with BSA etch, and a 3 3/8" stainless wood saw. The brown jigged Delrin handle comes with a round coined nickel silver fleur-de-lis shield, a nickel silver bolster, a double lockback, and a lined lanyard hole. Single bolster. The Camillus Boy Scout Woodsman Double Lockback Knife is 5" closed, and has an overall open length of 8 3/4".
Woodsman Double Lockback
CAML2A: Double Blade "Woodsman" Lock Back


CAML2A: Blade etch and tang stamp (Photo: A. McBroom)

CAML2A: Original Camillus box (Photo: A. McBroom)


CAMN1A, BSA#    



CAMN1A: Tenderfoot penknife. (Knife courtesy of New Mexico Scouting Museum.  Photo by Bob Wick.)

CAMN3A, BSA #1995, Camillus # BSA0007. Eagle Scout knife, red, white, and blue Duralens handles. "EAGLE SCOUT" in all capital letters in the white stripe. 2 1/4" closed, 5 1/2" open. Shield is an eagle with raised wings. The three blades are main blade and nail file, on the shield end, and scissors on the other end. Main blade is a high carbon stainless steel pen blade. Has small key ring loop on mainblade end. Packaged in a gift box.

Production data: The Camillus production card for this knife was numbered A5799A19. The main blade (spear) wa defined as 2 5/8" X 049, made from 420 stainless. File was 420 stainless, and 2 1/4" x 049. Full linings of 430 stainless, bolster tip 410 stainless. Covering (scales) listed as "Plain 424 Red Eagle Scout". Account of #872, Eagle Scout (1995).

Production numbers: Actual production numbers are not complete, but there are factory notes specifying some of the production runs as follows: 10/1986 (First Time) 10,000 pcs; 10/1987 2,500 pcs; 01/1988 4,500 pcs. The production of this knife was prolific, with over 17,000 pieces produced in the first two years.

1998 suggested retail was $29.95, 2007 retail was $41.75. Manufactured 1987-2007. (Data courtesy Tom Williams)

CAMN3B, BSA #1998. Green handled "Exploring" knife. Has word "Exploring" down length of handle. The "E" is stylized, and the lower leg extends under the "x", and has a fleur-de-lis. Manufactured 1987-present.



CAMP1A (Knife courtesy of New Mexico Scouting Museum.  Photo by Bob Wick.)

CAMW2A, BSA#1900, Kerr #CAM22BR     2.88" long when closed.


CAMW2A (Knife courtesy of New Mexico Scouting Museum.  Photo by Bob Wick.)

CAMW3A, BSA #1047. This is the classic three-blade "whittler" style pocket knife. It has the silver-colored, raised metal shield with the First Class badge on it. The handles are black, and secured to the liners by two rivets plus the pivot pin. The main blade has a long nail pull, serrated to double as a match striker. the main blade and the medium blade are on the shield end, and the short blade is on the opposite end. The bolsters are smooth and unlined, and the handles have a swelled center. Produced 1947-1969.


CAMW3A: Black handles, shield shaped BSA shield. (Courtesy Phil Stevens)


CAMW3A: Three blade whittler (Courtesy Phil Stevens)


CAMW3A (Knife courtesy of New Mexico Scouting Museum.  Photo by Bob Wick.)

CAMW3B, BSA #1047. This is identical to the CAMW3A, but with the addition of a removable bail on the end opposite the shield. Produced 1947-1969.
CAMW3C, BSA #1047. Same as the CAMW3B, but with brown handles instead of black handles. Produced 1947-1969.
CAMW3D, BSA #1047. Same as CAMW3DC, except shield is plastic. These knives were made by Imperial for Camillus, so the tang is stamped "Imperial Knife Co.". Manufactured 1963-1969.
CAMW3E, BSA #1047. Same as CAMW3D, except the shield is now round, with the BSA eagle and fleur-de-lis. Closed length 3 5/8", open length 8", main blade 2 5/8". Blades are a high grade carbon clip blade (main), sheepfoot (second), and a small clip (third). Has nickel silver bolsters, and a gift box. Manufactured 1947-1969.


CAMW3E: Black handles, swell center, three blade whittler. (Source: Unknown)


CAMW3F, BSA #1047. Same as the CAMW3E, but with a brown handle.
CAMW3G, BSA #1047. Same as the CAMW3F, but with bail on end opposite shield. Made 1970-1979.
CAMW3H, BSA #1047, Camillus #BSA047.Same as CAMW3E, but with stag handles. 1998 suggested retail was $27.95. Manufactured 1985-2007.

W3A with stag handles

CAMW3H: Note the stag handles

W3C open

CAMW3H: All three blades, main blade has a serrated, long nail nick

W3C Shield Closeup

CAMW3H: Closeup of BSA eagle and fleur-de-lis (


Camillus CAMW3H, new with box
Camillus CAMW3H Scout Knife, New With Box (Photo courtesy Dmitri Pitarys)

CAMW3H (Knife courtesy of New Mexico Scouting Museum.  Photo by Bob Wick.)



CAMW3H (Knife courtesy of New Mexico Scouting Museum.  Photo by Bob Wick.)

CAMW3I, BSA #1047. Same as CAMW3E, but with a white handle. Offered 1980-1984.  (Same as Kerr CAM16BR, Holbrook W3D)


CAMW3I (Photo courtesy of Jerry Downen)

CAMW3J, BSA #1047. Same as CAMW3E, but with Delrin stag handle. Made by Schrade for Camillus. Schrade #863. Manufactured 1987-2007.
CAMW3K, BSA #, Camillus #CM-BSA900 The two blade Leader's Classic Knife has a 1 7/8" long high carbon stainless steel clip blade and a pen blade. The brown jigged Delrin handle have an acorn coined nickel silver fleur-de-lis shield, and nickel silver bolsters. Knife length is 2 3/4" closed, and has an open length of 6 1/2". Manufactured (unknown start) - 2007.

CAMW3L, BSA # NA, 75th Anniversary. Three blade, 3.25" length, serpentine shape handle, single rivet bottom center of the handle, non-removable belt shackle, round shield with FDL and eagle, smooth bolsters, brown plastic jigged handles with amber colored ends. Manufactured 1985 only. "75th Anniversary / Boy Scouts of America / 1910 1985" was etched on the main blade, but no emblem on the blade.  There were two versions.  This one has carbon steel blades, and is the less common of the two varieties.  The other version, CAMW3M, has stainless steel blades.



Closed 75th Anniversary Camillus, Serpentine Shape CAMW3L (Allen McBroom)


All Three Blades of the CAMW3L; Etching Gone from Main Blade (Allen McBroom)





CAMW3M, BSA # NA, 75th Anniversary.  Identical in every respect to the CAMW3L, except this version has stainless steel blades.  This is the most common version of this knife.




 CAMW3M, with blade etching visible.  Stainless blades.

Camp Daniel Boone 2011

Camp Daniel Boone, in the Daniel Boone Council near Asheville, NC, has two Chinese knives offered in their trading post.

 Blue Camp Daniel Boone Knife, 2011

Blue Camp Daniel Boone Knife, Clip Side

The first knife has a blue, anodized aluminum frame, with black rubber inserts on each side.  Closed length is about 4.5", blade length is 3".  The single, half-serrated blade has a push style lock, and a knurled thumb lug.  The lug is attached with a screw, which does allow for some maintenance. Frame is held together with three Phillips head screws, so repair is possible. This is similar in quality and design to the Frost knives, though camp staff doesn't know their origin.  The white oval on the handle is the camp logo.  Handle opposite the logo has a pocket clip. Trading post price is $14.99, and the knife comes in a black, velvet presentation bag. Production was current in 2011.

 Brass/Rosewood Camp Daniel Boone Knofe, 2011

Second knife is 3.25" closed, with a 2.5" stainless blade. Handles are rosewood (or something similar), with the Camp Daniel Boone oval logo impressed in the side.  The blade has thumb serrations on the top, bolsters are brass, liners are brass, short thumb nick, and a stainless backspring.  These sell at the camp trading post for $11.99, and comes with a black velvet presentation bag.   These have typical production issues, such as liners and backspring not fitting flush, and sunken backsprings.  Examination of the knife prior to purchase is recommended, because some of these do have very good fit and finish.  Production is current in 2011.


W.R. Case and Sons Cutlery Co has been around since 1889, and produced their first BSA knife in 2005. Case was one of the few major American knife companies to not produce an official Scout knife, and wen they finally entered the BSA market, they did it with a wide lineup of Scout blades.

CASC4A, BSA # , Case # CA8044 Spear main blade, screwdriver, can opener and awl, 3 3/8" closed; 2.2 oz, made in America. brown jigged handles, shield is vertical instead of horizontal as on most BSA knives. Brass liner pins. Shield side handle has two notches, one for can opener, other for cap lifter. List price $149.95. Common internet price $95.95. Currently in production. Made in USA.

Four blade Case BSA knife

CASC4A: Four blade Case camp knife for the BSA

CASD3A, BSA# , Case #CA8045 This is a three blade dining utensil, with clip blade, fork, and spoon. Closed length is 4 1/8". Cap lifter is made into base of fork. Brown, jigged, bone handle, with what appears to be nickel silver pins. Case calls it a "hobo knife". List price is $142.95, common internet price in 2009 is $90.95. Made in the U.S.A.

Case BSA dining utensil

CASD3A: three blade dining utensil made by Case for the BSA

CASW2A, BSA# Two blade whittler, stainless blades, "Limited Edition". Blade etch is red, white, and blue. Oval shield with vertical BSA emblem.

Two blade whittler

CASN1A, BSA#, Case # 8033 One stainless steel blade, Zytel handles. 3 1/8" long closed, blade length 2". Two versions of packaging. 2008 package had knife half-open, 2011 package has knife fully open. UPC Code 021205080338.  List price $19.74.


CASN1A: First version package (Photo: Allen McBroom)


CASN1A: Second version packaging (Photo: Case Advertising)



Cattaraugus Cutlery Co. Official BSA knives from 1933-1940. These four models were known as Whitt-L-Craft knives.

CATC4A, BSA #1087 Four blades: Main, combo flat blade/cap lifter, awl, small blade. Bone handle, 3 7/16" closed. No shackle, smooth bolsters, shield is octagon shaped. Notch in shield side handle for pin on cap lifter blade to rest. Manufactured 1933-1940.

CATC4B, BSA #1087 Same as CARC4A, but with shackle added to end opposite the main blade. Manufactured 1933-1940.


CATC4B:  Mint example with original box.  (Courtesy of Ron Fish) 

CATW3A, BSA #1122 Three blades: Main, small clip, and an awl on the opposite end. Octagon shaped shield, bone handles, 3 7/16" length closed. No shackle, smooth bolsters. Manufactured 1933-1940.


CATW3A: Whitt-L-Craft three blade knife by Cattaraugus. (Courtesy Johnnie Fain)

CATW3B, BSA #1122 Same as CATW3B, but with shackle added to end opposite main blade.


Contributors To ScoutKnives.Net
Dennis Downing Owner and Curator of the New Mexico Scouting Museum, Raton, New Mexico.
Bob Wick Photos of the knives in the New Mexico Scouting Museum collection.
Johnnie Fain Photos from his personal BSA knife collection
Gary Gaughan Photos from his personal collection
Mark McClurg Photos from his personal BSA knife collection
Dimitri Pitarys Photos from his personal collection
Trent Rock Photos from his personal collection
Phil Stevens Photos from his personal BSA knife collection
Tom Williams Production data for Camillus brand knives
Max Reyes Photos from his personal collection
Tom Cosgrove Photos from his personal collection