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unknown brand maker

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:39 pm
by JACK OF ALL TIRADES
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Can anyone say what company made this Sears knife? the # looks like 95202
I tried some google

Re: unknown brand maker

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:02 pm
by knifeaholic
Camillus...that appears to be one of the very last ones made by Camillus for Sears.

Re: unknown brand maker

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:30 pm
by JACK OF ALL TIRADES
Thanks a bunch Steve any year you might know? Google will take me on a ride

Re: unknown brand maker

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:38 am
by knifeaholic
JACK OF ALL TIRADES wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:30 pm
Thanks a bunch Steve any year you might know? Google will take me on a ride
They made those right up til the early 2000's...probably 1990's to 2000's. They were among the last traditional pocketknives that Sears sold.

Re: unknown brand maker

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:25 am
by btrwtr
I always thought these knives were made for Sears by Imperial. They look exactly like the Frontier brand knives made by Imperial right down to the handle material.

Re: unknown brand maker

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:54 am
by JACK OF ALL TIRADES
I don't know either way but I would guess and hope on Camilus. It seems tight to me when all Imperials were always loose.

Re: unknown brand maker

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:04 am
by kootenay joe
From 1980's on when Albert Baer acquired Imperial Knife Co, Imperial, Camillus and Schrade all shared work especially on the contract knives. Camillus officially had the Sears contract but some of the knives were made by Schrade or Imperial in whole or part. As far as quality goes there is no difference. The Sears contract included exact specifications for every pattern so the resulting knives were identical. This one could be from the Imperial factory.
kj

Re: unknown brand maker

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:34 am
by btrwtr
kootenay joe wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:04 am
From 1980's on when Albert Baer acquired Imperial Knife Co, Imperial, Camillus and Schrade all shared work especially on the contract knives. Camillus officially had the Sears contract but some of the knives were made by Schrade or Imperial in whole or part. As far as quality goes there is no difference. The Sears contract included exact specifications for every pattern so the resulting knives were identical. This one could be from the Imperial factory.
kj
Thanks for clarifying kj.

Here is one of the Imperial Frontier branded stockman. I believe they are a Swinden key construction knife.

Re: unknown brand maker

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:07 pm
by JACK OF ALL TIRADES
I thought only the Schrade factory had the fixtures for the Swinden key method.