One of the earliest and largest American knife companies, Empire seems to get relatively little mention from collectors. Most knife people have probably seen an Empire knife, but history is hard to find. Pankiewicz's book "New England Cutlery has a short blurb on it, two pages of mostly pictures. and I've found the usual mention in LG4, and Goins'. Tom Boutin wrote an article for Knife World some time ago.
If anyone has any literature, or information, I would greatly appreciate it.
I'm also interested in seeing or buying any older knives marked Empire, or paper from or about the company.
From humble beginnings in 1852, Empire grew into one of the largest in America by about 1918!
Please help out this research if you can!
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