100,000 A Day.....

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100,000 A Day.....

Postby WillyCamaro » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:56 pm

I think it is time to start a thread recognising a underappreciated knife company that I have had the pleasure of collecting for a while now. I'll give you a guess, it has something to do with the title. Also they were from Provincial Rhode Island. Their name started with I.
You guessed it, Imperial knives. According to Blade's Guide To Knives (Great read by the way) by 1940 they were making over 100,000 knives a day. You heard me, 100,000! And they were all high quality working knives, hence hard to find in new and excellent condition. Also I learned from blade that surveys held way back found most pocket knives lasted around 2 weeks. They were used that hard. I have managed to pickup a few these last months. Cheap, razor sharp, easy to sharpen, like new condition, what's not to like. I think they are still way underrated for the quality/price. I know by reading here on aapk, a lot of ya nice fellars' and missis' have a few stashed away in the cold dark recesses of storage. I think its time to pull em out, dust them off, and give the recognition they deserve.
Here's to start the ball rollin',
Like new Imperial USA Provincial Rhode Island, 2 Blade, 2 7/8", Pearl Celluloid, Slim Jack. Sellers photos of course.
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Re: 100,000 A Day.....

Postby WillyCamaro » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:05 pm

Very Good Imperial USA Provincial Rhode Island 2 3/4", Stag Celluloid, Slim Stockman. A bit of main blade play, looks to be sharpened maybe once, can see original finish on blades. Sellers photos of course.
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Re: 100,000 A Day.....

Postby WillyCamaro » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:06 pm

2 more pictures of same knife.
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Re: 100,000 A Day.....

Postby tongueriver » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:10 pm

Here are some.
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Just got this one.
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Re: 100,000 A Day.....

Postby Quick Steel » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:21 pm

WC you definitely have some good looking Imperials. ::tu::
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Re: 100,000 A Day.....

Postby tongueriver » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:25 pm

Quick Steel wrote:WC you definitely have some good looking Imperials. ::tu::

X2!

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Re: 100,000 A Day.....

Postby cody6268 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:53 pm

Even more amazing that in 1940, they likely did not have the automation a modern cutlery factory has today. My favorite is the Medium Jack with a Turkish clip blade.

Here's an older (1960s?) Kamp King that I've carried quite regularly.

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Re: 100,000 A Day.....

Postby FRJ » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:58 pm

Here's a little Imperial pen.
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Re: 100,000 A Day.....

Postby FRJ » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:03 pm

Here's an oldie!
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Re: 100,000 A Day.....

Postby jerryd6818 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:56 pm

Some now. More later.
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Re: 100,000 A Day.....

Postby WillyCamaro » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:11 am

Hey Guys, great knives! You said it cody ::tu:: Just gettin' started boys.
Next one to make the call,
NIB Imperial USA Provincial Rhode Island 3 3/8", Brown Slashed Composition, Barlow "Bath Advertising". I got super lucky on this bad boy. Original box is even in great shape. Seller even took best offer of $20. Score!
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Re: 100,000 A Day.....

Postby WillyCamaro » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:13 am

More pictures...
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Re: 100,000 A Day.....

Postby WillyCamaro » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:22 am

NIB Frontier Imperial USA Provincial Rhode Island 4034 2 7/8" Black Composition Slim Stockman "Beckley Coal". Same story as barlow.
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Re: 100,000 A Day.....

Postby WillyCamaro » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:24 am

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Re: 100,000 A Day.....

Postby Miller Bro's » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:01 am

Just to clarify something, as I see you are located in Canada, Prov. is an abbreviation for Providence not provincial.

Providence ,Rhode Island is a state in New England, U.SA. ::tu::

Nice knives you are posting!
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