Old Imperial Tang Stamps

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Old Imperial Tang Stamps

Post by nmikash » Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:37 pm

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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Re: Old Imperial Tang Stamps

Post by brady806 » Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:57 pm

very good question---i'll try to look in my books this evening and see what i can find-----------------------brady
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Re: Old Imperial Tang Stamps

Post by brady806 » Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:13 am

:( 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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Re: Old Imperial Tang Stamps

Post by glennbad » Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:55 am

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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Re: Old Imperial Tang Stamps

Post by philco » Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:11 pm

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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Post by nmikash » Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:22 pm

That's exactly what I had in mind. Thank-you.
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Re: Old Imperial Tang Stamps

Post by brady806 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:58 am

also according to a knowledgable seller the "IKCO" stamp was from 1917-1925. -----brady ::shrug::
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Re: Old Imperial Tang Stamps

Post by orvet » Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:55 pm

Here is some more info on Imperial.
I believe this was posted some time back by LT.

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Post by orvet » Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:05 pm

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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Re: Old Imperial Tang Stamps

Post by brady806 » Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:40 pm

thanks dale ::tu::
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Post by ratlesnake75 » Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:40 am

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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Post by knfmn » Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:53 pm

Here is an old one.
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Post by Paul M » Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:14 pm

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.
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Post by TrentRock » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:33 am

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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Post by Desktop » Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:50 am

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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Re: Old Imperial Tang Stamps

Post by Another Knife Collector » Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:51 pm

For the sake of reference, here's one not encountered so often.
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Post by brady806 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:20 am

hi guys,sorry i havent been around lately--------deer hunting season now stock shows! any way heres a small gathering of imperials, some of them have the old IKO stamp. majority of these have IMPERIAL PROV RI . i really like them, some of these old guys snap like a bear trap!
had a small schrade walden counter top display i put these in, oh well same family !!!!---------------------brady
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Post by orvet » Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:18 am

Brady,
Glad to see you back!
I was beginning to think you went AWOL! :lol:

Let's see some pictures of the deer you shot. (You did get one right?)

I hope you can break away from the cows long enough to come in and say "howdy" once in a while.

Welcome back! ::tu::
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Re: Old Imperial Tang Stamps

Post by Paul M » Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:20 pm

I'm going to add this Old Bone Handled Jack to this thread. It has the Imperial only tang stamp that would date it from the late 20's. Brass Liners and Pins, Nickel Silver Bolsters and Shield. The Blades are pretty full, pen blade may be near 100%. The Center pin is set back from center quite a bit, still has some snap left.
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Post by 268bull » Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:59 pm

Paul M., That's a fine looking Imperial Jack! Nice worn pattern to the jigged handles. ::tu:: Bull

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Post by ratlesnake75 » Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:10 pm

some IKCo stampings, not my knives, but nice pics
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Post by ratlesnake75 » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:16 am

Here is an unusual and quite rare imperial--BIG knife--5 inches closed--Neat fishermans shield--Thx Mark
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Post by orvet » Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:50 pm

Nice one Mark! ::tu::

I was reading back through this thread and realized that while I have posted to this thread several times, I have not posted any pics of Imperials in my collection.

It is time I change that!

Here is a beautiful Imperial ad knife. It is not a shell handle, but has solid celluloid handles.
It even has jimping on the liners. Since these are pics from a spanner, the blades don't look right, but in real life they are highly polished. I think this is likely from the later 1920s.
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This is another small Imperial ad knife, c. 1934.
I love it then they date the knife for me! :mrgreen:
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This is a pretty shell handled Imperial fish knife with built in cap lifter.
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This is a solid handle Imperial tuxedo knife.
Again the scanner messed up up the way the blades look.
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Here are a couple metal handled IKCO jackknives. These were often used by young boys.
There is another one that had the words 'BOYS KNIFE' in raised letters on the handle. I believe it too was made by Imperial.
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Here is one of my favorite patterns, an Imperial easy-open jack with beautiful old bone handles.
The steel in these old things are awesome! Imperial tended to use very good steel in all their knives, even the cheap shell handled knives would cut as well or better than most other knives from the same time period.
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Here is another Imperial easy-open jack. This one was made on contract for the U.S. Army.
Note- the USA stamp on the tang of the secondary blade.
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This is a very pretty two-tone Imperial shell handle.
I believe these originated in the 1950s.
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Well, there are some of my Imperial knives.
Let's see some of yours.

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Post by RobesonsRme.com » Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:23 pm

Take a little Windex and clean your scanner plate and those ugly blades will polish right up. :roll:
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Post by ratlesnake75 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:30 am

Very nice looking imperial's Dale--thx Mark
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