Mystery Empire Lockback knife

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Mystery Empire Lockback knife

Post by history detective » Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:21 pm

I've had an lock back knife it has the inscription Empire on the blade can anyone tell anything about this object not familiar with knifes. The blade is 3 1/2 iches in length.
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Re: Mystery Empire Lockback knife

Post by Mumbleypeg » Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:35 pm

Welcome to AAPK. Nice old knife from a historic maker! There are a great many posts here about Empire Knife Co., which can be found by using the “Search” function (found by clicking on “Quicklinks” on the upper left). Scroll down to Search, click that, enter the keyword “Empire” and submit. ::tu:: Here’s one such thread about Empire https://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/kn ... 302#p15689

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Re: Mystery Empire Lockback knife

Post by ea42 » Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:06 pm

I don't think that's the same Empire as the old Empire Knife Company. Completely different tang stamp, plus it's upside down. Pins appear to be steel, or are the bolsters brass? Neither would be representative of Empire's knives as far as I know.

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Re: Mystery Empire Lockback knife

Post by Bill DeShivs » Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:19 am

Looks middle eastern.
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Re: Mystery Empire Lockback knife

Post by Mumbleypeg » Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:40 am

Eric and Bill are right. Sorry about sending you off on the wrong track. Looking at the knife on my computer laptop (instead of my phone) ::facepalm:: it appears to be more cheaply constructed than the old Empire brand I originally referenced.

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Re: Mystery Empire Lockback knife

Post by Bill DeShivs » Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:23 am

And, it's not a switchblade.
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