Help dating an Imperial pocket knife.

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swarlo1105
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Help dating an Imperial pocket knife.

Post by swarlo1105 » Sat Jul 31, 2021 7:34 pm

Hi. I'm needing some assistance in dating an imperial knife. I wasn't able to find the tang markings on any chart.

It looks to say:

Longer blade:
STAINLESS
IMPERIAL
PROV USA

Shorter blade:
IMPERIAL
STAINLESS
U.S.A.

See attached photos.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks.
Adam.
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Re: Help dating an Imperial pocket knife.

Post by OLDE CUTLER » Thu Aug 05, 2021 1:53 am

swarlo1105 wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 7:34 pm
Hi. I'm needing some assistance in dating an imperial knife. I wasn't able to find the tang markings on any chart.

It looks to say:

Longer blade:
STAINLESS
IMPERIAL
PROV USA

Shorter blade:
IMPERIAL
STAINLESS
U.S.A.

See attached photos.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks.
Adam.
There are a couple of old threads on this subject. This is of interest to me also because I have an Imperial tip bolster stainless celluloid jack that I have not been able to match to any tang stamp chart. Mine also does not have Prov USA on it. I have thought mine might be from the pre shell handle days.


https://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/kn ... hp?t=47560

https://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/kn ... 3&start=15
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