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I.C. Co.marking

Postby djknife13 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:04 am

I bought this knife from a friend that thought maybe it was an early Imperial Knife Co. marking, but wouldn't it have said IK instead of IC. Goins lists a Imperial Cutlery circa 1920 to 1940 without any explanation or other information. I've never seen an Imperial with just IC Co. and the punch blade is different than any I've seen. Does anyone know for sure what this is. It almost looks more like a Camillus or Schrade contract knife. Sorry about the poor quality pictures. Thanks. ____Dave
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Re: I.C. Co.marking

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Re: I.C. Co.marking

Postby djknife13 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:19 am

That site didn't seem to fit this knife so I'm still left wondering what I have here. I'm still thinking it appears Camillus made for somebody, or it could be as the friend I bought it from, an early Imperial, or maybe still a Iowa knife Co. ____Dave

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Re: I.C. Co.marking

Postby Paladin » Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:37 pm

Had several of those over the years. I guess I just always assumed they were from Imperial.

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Re: I.C. Co.marking

Postby whitebuffalo58 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:56 pm

Without the 'K', I don't think it is an Imperial stamp, although it may have been made by Imperial. There are several possibilities. Illinois Cut. Co., Indiana Cut. Co., Iroquois Cut. Co. are three that come to mind and all of which likely had knives made on contract, or were house brands for other companies.


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Re: I.C. Co.marking

Postby djknife13 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:07 pm

I'm looking for a known marked knife with that flat punch with the long pull. I don't remember seeing one like that. Ka-Bar's Scout knife is really close except for the long pull. ____Dave


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