Greetings Beechtree...The knife you have shown us was our # MC-47. We made these in stainless steel, with the front design that was applied in the secondary opperation department. They had plain backs and some had money clips. The company logo was also stamped after and we sold thousands of them for many years! We made many in brass also and one of our biggest customers was Chivas Regal!!
I would like to show you a quote from my book pertaining to Empire Knife Co...
Page one from "My Family Business", Colonial Knife Company by Robert Paolantonio..
In 1920, my grandfather Frederick formed the P.& S. Cutlery Co. to make paring knives as well as skeletons. After one year, P&S was sold to Imperial Knife. The equipment was moved to Providence and Fred joined Imperial Knife as assembly room foreman..Many years before this, "Fred was getting his start in the U.S. Cutlery industry and his two brothers, Dominick and Anthony were skilled cutlers back in the Italian town of Frozolone. In 1910, Dominick arrived in this country and joined his brother Fred at Empire Knife Company. In 1911, Anthony followed the lead set by his two brothers and came to the U.S. to be employed by Empire Knife"..
This is just a portion of important historical information pertaining to Colonial Knife Company
My book also takes you for a tour of the factory and tells the details of pocket knife production from start to finish. If you have any further interest in Colonial and my book you can check out my blog : firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope this information was helpful to you.
Best regards, Robert A. Paolantonio, Colonial Knife Company, past owner and third generation cutler...