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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:37 pm 
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Hello all. Been a long time since I've been around. Nice to see a lot of names I recognize.

Here's my question. I know I had a pic of all the Imperial tang stamps that I got from some one round here, but I can't find it. Anybody able to help me out? Trying to date an old Kamp King.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:57 pm 
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very good question---i'll try to look in my books this evening and see what i can find-----------------------brady

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:13 am 
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:( 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

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:55 am 
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I have this, is this what you are looking for? I had saved this from someone else's post along time ago, so I don't remember who to credit.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:11 pm 
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Hey Glenn,
Thanks for posting those tang stamps. I've printed that off and added it to my homemade "knife book". Very useful information. ::tu::

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:22 pm 
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That's exactly what I had in mind. Thank-you.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:58 am 
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also according to a knowledgable seller the "IKCO" stamp was from 1917-1925. -----brady ::shrug::

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:55 pm 
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Here is some more info on Imperial.
I believe this was posted some time back by LT.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:05 pm 
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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.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:40 pm 
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thanks dale ::tu::

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:40 am 
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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


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:53 pm 
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Here is an old one.


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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??


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I like Imperials!!
Mostly because EVEN I can afford them!!
and they got a nice history too.......

This is from OPGCK XV
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Here's an old and very unusual stamp on an Imperial toothpick. It's one of the smallest stamps I've ever seen.
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