Empire Knife Company

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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by LongBlade » Mon May 14, 2018 8:50 pm

John - great old Empire barlow ::tu:: ::tu:: .. I'm thinking older stamp as well though always hard to date by the stamps - no doubt the Empire/Winsted/CT is the most common and think it was used alot more than the other variations - the only stamp I know for sure is early is Empire Knife Co/W Winsted/CONN confirmed by Charlie C... That Hatch is a beauty too ::tu:: ::woot:: ::tu:: - and really caught my attention!! The blade looks pretty full on the Hatch just based on where it lays in frame in terms of length - is there a secondary blade as well? Maybe I missed the Hatch English Jack if you previously posted it...
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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by JohnR » Mon May 14, 2018 9:04 pm

Thank you Greg and Lee, was very happy to add another Empire Barlow to the collection despite the condition.

Lee, here is where the Hatch was discussed awhile back,

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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by LongBlade » Mon May 14, 2018 9:13 pm

Thanks for the link John for the Hatch ::tu:: ... I was out of touch for awhile here back in the Fall and missed that beauty!
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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by galvanic1882 » Tue May 15, 2018 12:34 pm

Great knives John, love that Barlow!!

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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by stockman » Tue May 15, 2018 4:23 pm

Empire Cattle Pattern 3 5/8" pocket worn well cared for old knife. Little pictures should enlarge,

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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by gsmith7158 » Tue May 15, 2018 5:17 pm

Great knife Harold ::tu::
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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by LongBlade » Wed May 16, 2018 2:54 pm

Nice old Empire cattle knife with lovely bone Harold ::tu:: ::tu:: ... Interesting that there is no punch blade given Alvord from Empire had a patent on it - but maybe this knife pre-dates that punch blade - on the other hand I incorrectly always associate cattle knives having a punch blade but some did not have one...
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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by gsmith7158 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:25 pm

Here is a new for me Sleeveboard split spring whittler with pearl handles that I picked up today at the Blade Show.
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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by BWT » Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:36 pm

Good looking knife, Greg!! Nice find.
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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by gsmith7158 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:59 pm

BWT wrote:Good looking knife, Greg!! Nice find.
Thanks Bill! Old Plumbob had that stuck back in the corner of on of his cases.
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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by Duffer » Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:52 pm

Yes Greg that is a wonderful addition to your Empire collection ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by LongBlade » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:36 pm

Greg - Nice Empire sleeveboard whittler and with MOP too ::tu:: ::tu:: ... cool score!!
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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by FRJ » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:35 pm

Haven't seen this thread in a while.

Nice cattle knife, Harold. ::tu::

Greg, I see the Empires haven't stopped speaking to you, :D
You sure have some nice ones; this included. Congratulations. ::tu::
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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by gsmith7158 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:24 am

Thanks guys for all the nice comments. Wow what a day. Just got back from the Aapk dinner at the Blade Show.First knife show ever... sensory overload! ::tu::
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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by jxr1197 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:30 pm

I'm not an Empire collector but there are certain patterns that transcend any brand loyalties for me and a Washington Jack of any stripe will always get me a little weak in the knees. That being said, this one is extra special - a barehead specimen done up in fat, gnarly stag? YES PLEASE!!

The pictures show where someone along the way took something abrasive to the blades but I think I can get those scratches out pretty easily. At 3-9/16" it's just a touch longer than the Schrade 2203 and a whole lot FATTER. I love this thing ::super_happy::

Anyone know how to date it a little closer than 1856-1930?
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