Gene Carter Name on Imperial Knife.

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DMLEATH
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Gene Carter Name on Imperial Knife.

Post by DMLEATH » Mon Sep 13, 2021 3:08 am

I bought this knife at an auction and the blades look quite new. The name Gene Carter is on the main blade. I thought at first it was a name engraved from the manufacturer but I can’t find anything on google, EBay or this website. Now I wonder if the owner of this knife had his name engraved. Any thoughts on this? I appreciate the help that I have received here!
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Re: Gene Carter Name on Imperial Knife.

Post by kootenay joe » Mon Sep 13, 2021 3:54 am

It is an Electrician's knife. Very common pattern. I cannot see why a manufacturer would put a name on it. As you say maybe the owner had his name engraved so it would not get mixed up with a co-worker's Electrician's knife ?
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Re: Gene Carter Name on Imperial Knife.

Post by orvet » Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:07 am

The name could be electrical contractor who ordered a bunch of knives with his name on it, it could have been the name of a jobber or a distributor, sales representative, or any other of several explanations. As KJ pointed out It is one of the most common patterns. It doesn't appear to be a deep etch, just a quick etch from alternating current as opposed to using a direct current which actually removes metal from it.

I like collecting oddities among the brands of electricians knives.
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Re: Gene Carter Name on Imperial Knife.

Post by DMLEATH » Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:57 am

Thanks to you both! That makes sense to me

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