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This forum is dedicated to the discussion and display of old knives. The rich history of all the many companies that made them through the early years will be found here as well as many fine examples of the cutlers art. Share pictures of your old knives and your knowledge here!
sorry to say i cant find a page one those tang stamps. i believe the earliest stamps were the "ikco" maybe 1917--1925. 1917 up thru the 40's the imperials were a high quality knife. maybe some one has a stamp chart , i would love to see it as well------------brady
Here is some more Imperial history. These pages are copies from the the banquet at Imperial's 50th Anniversary. These are courtesy of Tom Williams and are from the Camillus factory. Camillus was owned at that point by Albert Baer.
I have had several of the IKCo stampings--some were arched and some inside rectangle. I don't have them anymore to post--So please someone post all those IKCo stampings with dates according, so we all can have a good refercence of IMPERIAL----I LOVE THOSE CELLULOID HANDLED IKCo knives--Thx Mark
Here are 3 Imperials with close ups of the tang stamps. 2 Old pre 1936 and a Mexican Moose with corkscrew that has been beat'n like a rented burro. In Order Early 20's pen 1930-36 Jack Mexican Moose 19??