Empire Knife Company

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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by BWT » Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:30 am

Hard to pick a favorite from those Lee ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by LongBlade » Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:47 am

Thanks Lloyd, Dan, Jay and Bill ::handshake:: ::tu:: ...

Not sure I ever showed you guys the before and after of the big jack on top along with the story - I won this knife 4-5 years ago on a "whim" with this photo on eBay (when it was still a decent marketplace for knives imo) and it cost me very little as nobody was interested based on this one photo :D ... The knife was probably found in the dirt in a barn or some covered outdoor area where no rain hit it - After a gentle cleaning of the dirt from the jigging the knife and inspection of the blades and handle wells I realized I had a winner ::nod:: ... the knife is in great shape all the way around in terms of snap, tight etc and has one minor issue in my book relative to condition of the rest of the knife - the crack on mark side bone :) - doesn't take away any appeal to me at all - especially that big "tribal" spear which caught Jay's eye too :wink: ....


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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by peanut740 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:40 am

Lee ::tu::
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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by Waukonda » Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:22 pm

Nice, Lee ::tu::
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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by LongBlade » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:41 pm

Thanks Roger and Ike ::handshake:: ::tu:: ...
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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by jackknifejeff » Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:01 pm

What think you of this knife? Empire Signal Corp WWI knife. Winsted CT. I was told that this is cocobolo wood. The screw driver blade locks strongly with a strong spring. It is released by pressing in on the cutting blade. Pretty rare I was told? What do you guys think?
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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by Waukonda » Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:38 pm

I can't attest to how rare it may be, nevertheless, a nice looking knife and any Empire is not something you are going see everyday. Thanks for posting.

I posted a Miller Bros a few months ago, not as nice as yours, but it also has the Signal Corps shield.
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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by gsmith7158 » Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:21 pm

I have the stock single blade screw driver by Empire but I've never seen one with the signal corps shield. Nice find. Orvet may be able to give you more info as he is pretty well versed on those radio knives of any brand.
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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by Mumbleypeg » Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:26 pm

Some recent eBay sales of Empire knives of that pattern. Signal Corps shield should add some value.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=Em ... 1&_fosrp=1

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=Em ... 1&_fosrp=1

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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by galvanic1882 » Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:43 pm

Couple of my Empire's. The 2 bladed jack has horn handles and it came from a friend who got it from our friend Barry. Great knife that still has the etch showing.

The lockback I've had awhile but don't think I ever posted a picture of it.
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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by gsmith7158 » Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:57 pm

A couple of great ones Mike! ::tu:: I've got the twin brother of the one with horn handles. Can't see any etch though.
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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by galvanic1882 » Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:03 pm

Very nice, I love the pattern and horn is a favorite of mine. ::tu::

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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by 1967redrider » Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:41 pm

5 stellar knives, thanks for posting them! ::tu:: ::tu:: Those are definitely a home run.

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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by danno50 » Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:51 pm

Nice Signal Corps knife, jackknifejeff! ::tu::
Two beautiful Empires, Mike! ::tu:: I would imagine there are not too many Empires around with an intact etch.
Lovely matching jack to Mike's, Greg! ::tu::
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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by 1fartsmella » Fri May 01, 2020 12:43 pm

Here's a shot of Mike's Empire before it took the trip out West. I was able to pick up the etch with the scanner.
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