Empire Knife Company

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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by gsmith7158 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:11 pm

Here's a unique little Empire that I just picked up from Galvanic1882. Thanks Mike! It's etched The Empire Tourist Knife on the master blade and on the other side perhaps the name of a steel Co. All I can make out is CCO Steel but there are other letters there. I've never seen this pattern before.
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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by LongBlade » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:11 pm

Very cool and nice knife Greg ::tu:: ::tu:: ... Unique pattern with that screwdriver/caplifter... I think based on the model # on pile side stamp it was made in the last years of Empire.. at least that is what I understand from others based on my Empire Bullhead Jack which also has a model # stamp and a catalog cut provided by another member of the knife with the model # was from 1926... nice addition Greg ::tu::
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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by gsmith7158 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:18 pm

LongBlade wrote:Very cool and nice knife Greg ::tu:: ::tu:: ... Unique pattern with that screwdriver/caplifter... I think based on the model # on pile side stamp it was made in the last years of Empire.. at least that is what I understand from others based on my Empire Bullhead Jack which also has a model # stamp and a catalog cut provided by another member of the knife with the model # was from 1926... nice addition Greg ::tu::
Thanks Lee! I've only got that one and one other one that actually have pattern numbers. Good to know that info about the late 20's. ::tu::
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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by FRJ » Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:47 pm

Very nice knife, Greg. ::tu::

In spite of the etch would that pattern be called a picnic knife?
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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by kootenay joe » Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:32 am

I believe this could be called a "Bottle Jack". I do not have LG4 with me right now but Levine does discuss this pattern with a corkscrew or cap lifter.
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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by 1967redrider » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:59 pm

I've recently picked up 2 Empire, Winsted, CT. knives; a gold Gentleman's fob and an Electrician's folding screwdriver in ebony. The electrician has a sharp edge, scraper and screwdriver lock-back blade while the fob has the usual manicure blade with spline file and 2 pen blades. The workmanship is great on these two, especially the lock-back. It has a very fluid opening, locking and closing feel to it.
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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by 1967redrider » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:10 pm

Is this just a design or does it spell something? ::hmm::
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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by gsmith7158 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:09 pm

Those are two nice ones Red. It does look like those could be someone's initials on the fob. The single blade electricians knife must have been pretty popular for Empire. You see quite a few of them. ::tu::
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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by gsmith7158 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:22 pm

Well folks I was very surprised to receive an offer to buy this knife, mainly because the one that I have I had never seen before. Lo and behold another Empire Tourist Knife is headed my way courtesy of 1fartsmella and this one has those unmistakable Empire jigged bone handles. Thanks Barry!
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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by Doc B » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:30 pm

Great looking knife, Greg! Gorgeous old bone! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by gsmith7158 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:33 pm

Doc B wrote:
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Great looking knife, Greg! Gorgeous old bone! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
Thanks Doc! It's just hard to beat that Empire jigged bone. ::nod::
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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by Duffer » Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:20 am

Greg, what a wonderful Empire! I call that kind of worked or jigged bone gouge, pick or divot. Beautiful condition ::tu:: Barry is a great guy to buy antique/vintage knives from! I have bought quite a number of old folders from him and have never been disappointed ::nod::
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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by gsmith7158 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:46 am

Thanks Lloyd Barry has some magnificent knives. I'm always pleased when I can purchase one from him. Well I should be all set for my next vacation with a pearl and a bone Tourist knife. ::super_happy::
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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by 1967redrider » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:29 am

That Tourist pattern is very practical while being a classic, I can see many uses for it! Two great finds, gsmith! ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by LongBlade » Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:35 am

Very cool Greg 8) - nice to have the same pattern in 2 outstanding handles ::tu:: ::tu:: ...
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