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Kamp King knives

Postby trey » Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:04 pm

What is the difference between the Imperial Kamp King knives and the Hammer Brand USA?
The Hammer brand seem to sell cheaper on ebay. There must have been a lot of these knives
made as I see a lot of both brands fairly cheap. Are these both carbon steel? I guess they are
as I see rusted examples of both brands.

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Re: Kamp King knives

Postby edgy46 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:32 pm

Imperial and Hammer Brand in most cases were the same knife with different tang stamps. Imperial bought the Hammer Brand in the thirtys. About the same time they licenced the patent for the stamped and crimped steel handles wrapped with a thin cover. I believe the shell handles started about 1936. I have two Imperial Hammer Brand knives with real bolsters and regular style handles. I had an Ulster Hammer Brand for about five minutes, but can't recall how it was built. Hope this helps.
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Re: Kamp King knives

Postby Joe Dirt » Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:03 pm

Yes, what Bill said.

Same knife with the two different stamps.
Same factory, same time line.

Keep your eye out and you will find some with colorful wraps!

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Re: Kamp King knives

Postby woseyjales » Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:28 pm

All I know is the fleamart vendor said most of those knives
in that drawer are advertising knives & they're $5 apiece.
The Kamp King didn't have any ads on it so I got it, brought it home,
cleaned it up, then snapped it's picture.
As you probly guessed it was slim pickens that day. ::nod::
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Re: Kamp King knives

Postby singin46 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:37 pm

Wosey but still a very well built knife and for what you payed for it now! ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Kamp King knives

Postby Joe Dirt » Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:04 pm

::tu::
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Re: Kamp King knives

Postby philco » Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:08 pm

Psssssssssssst ::paranoid:: don't tell anyone I told you but.........

Those old Imperial made knives have some excellent quality blade steel and despite the shell construction, make excellent users.

Now just keep this between you and me ok ? ::nod::


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Re: Kamp King knives

Postby trey » Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:13 pm

Thanks for the pictures guys. Joe Dirt, I have a similar knife in a blister pack like
the one you show on the right but the package is a different color.

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Re: Kamp King knives

Postby Joe Dirt » Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:21 pm

That pack is from the late sixty's, about the first time
they sold them that way instead of on a counter card!

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Re: Kamp King knives

Postby singin46 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:34 pm

::dang:: I want some counter cards soooo baaaad!
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Re: Kamp King knives

Postby Joe Dirt » Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:07 am

What's up with that jigged plastic? ::smirk::

They don't have to be so colorless.....

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Re: Kamp King knives

Postby knife7knut » Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:50 am

Here are four of them:
First is my grandfather's knife.This is the first knife ever to inflict a wound on me at the age of eight(I'll be 67 shortly).SCARY sharp and it still is after all these years.
Second is one I picked up for a dollar.
Third is another one with more colorful handles(sort of a copper color).
Last is a Super Kamp King;haven't seen too many of these around.
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Re: Kamp King knives

Postby singin46 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:30 am

Very cool Kamps guys! ::tu::
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Re: Kamp King knives

Postby orvet » Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:02 am

Joe Dirt wrote:What's up with that jigged plastic? ::smirk::

They don't have to be so colorless.....

....... Joe



Joe,
That Super Kamp King is the first knife I have seen in the Imperial Schrade line with a Beer Can Opener beside the 906 "Army Officer" knife.
Pretty cool!

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Re: Kamp King knives

Postby vikingdog » Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:36 pm

Wosey that's a cool looking knife no matter what. ::tu:: I really enjoy seeing these Kamp Kings. Not a knife I ever paid any attention to but I remember seeing plenty of them in the sporting goods stores when I was a kid. Nice thread. :D
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