Empire Knife Company

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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by Stanwade » Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:50 pm

Very nice, old Empire knives everyone!👍👍 I picked this one up last week. It looks to be double stamped to me? The bail (spelled correct?) isn't original for sure. I believe someone drilled the hole themselves? I'm not very familiar at all with this brand so I really don't know? ::shrug:: I love it though!!
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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by ScoutKnives » Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:53 pm

Definitely not a commonly used handle material . Usually presentation pieces or special ordered .

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Very nice Mike ::tu:: ::tu:: ... definitely one of the nicest scout knives I’ve seen given the MOP ::nod:: ... I assume MOP was somewhat out of the norm for scout knives?
Always looking for Mint pre war scout knives

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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by JohnR » Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:24 pm

Added an Empire ebony Jumbo jack this week, just over 4" and heavily built, still has some etch remaining, second word is definitely KING, first may be DREAM, anyone ever seen an Empire with DREAM KING?
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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by Stanwade » Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:33 pm

I love that knife John!👍👍
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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by Stanwade » Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:42 pm

I researched this before I bought it and Empire mad these for this hardware company in the late 1800s I believe...
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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by edge213 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:26 am

EMPIRE
WINSTED
CT

3in, ebony, with a Prestolite wrench.
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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by glennbad » Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:26 pm

peanut740 wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:37 pm
Folding hunter etched "Forest King".They are usually etched Empire Hunting Knife.It also has hard to see salesman numbers on it.
John, Roger's hunter has that same etch/font, so I think it says Forest King also.

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Re: Empire Knife Company

Post by JohnR » Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:52 pm

glennbad wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:26 pm
peanut740 wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:37 pm
Folding hunter etched "Forest King".They are usually etched Empire Hunting Knife.It also has hard to see salesman numbers on it.
John, Roger's hunter has that same etch/font, so I think it says Forest King also.
I agree Glenn, thank you!

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