Looking for some information about this knife. New York Knife over Walden. I seen a close up of a tang stamp last week, but can't find it now. I believe this knife was made from early 30's back. Number on one blade is 2515. Length approx. 4 1\8 closed. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
A New York Knife Co Would be marked on the back side of Hammer brand tang and on the smaller blade. Imperial used the old Hammer brand stamp 1936-37 When they bought the rights to it, so maybe a very early Imperial. I'm not familiar with their pattern numbers though.
IF YOU AIN'T BUYING OR LOOKING AT A KNIFE THEN YOU AIN'T LIVING. Always looking to buy good quality Empire knives.
Yes there is a faint image on main blade. Looks like Hammer Brand etching. Just a slight wobble with main blade, other than that it is a solid knife. A 93 year old man gave me this knife. He and my mom have been dating for 18 years and she is 89. He says I am a young pup at 58. LOL
Catalog cut from 1922. Also saw it in a 1924 catalog. I didn't look through more catalogs for additional years. In the 1924 catalog they call the handle material cocobolo instead of redwood. I think it's cocobolo and some dealers called that redwood. Oil has likely darkened the appearance on your knife.