Imperials

Schrade Cutlery Company was founded in 1904 by George Schrade, and his brothers Jacob and William Schrade. In 1946 Imperial Knife Associated Companies, (IKAC; an association of Ulster Knife Co and Imperial Knife Co) purchased controlling interest in Schrade Cut Co and changed the name to Schrade Walden Cutlery. In 1973 the name was changed to Schrade Cutlery. In 2004 Schrade closed due to bankruptcy.

This forum is dedicated to the knives that are the legacy of this company. This forum is not the place to discuss the replica knives currently being imported using the Schrade name.
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Re: Imperials

Post by Meridian_Mike » Tue Oct 26, 2021 6:58 pm

Well.... I never thought about turning the blade up side down and prying upward...

COOL.... Yep, I recon if you were in a tight, that would work.... YES... I am a fan of the P-38. I have used those for years! Great old can opener!

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Re: Imperials

Post by OLDE CUTLER » Sun Nov 07, 2021 9:14 pm

I picked up this Imperial camper knife over the weekend at a fleamarket. It is like the Kamp King, but has the DE, Diamond Edge logo.
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Re: Imperials

Post by bladecollectorr » Thu Nov 11, 2021 5:32 pm

OLDE CUTLER wrote:
Sun Nov 07, 2021 9:14 pm
I picked up this Imperial camper knife over the weekend at a fleamarket. It is like the Kamp King, but has the DE, Diamond Edge logo.
I like it! Thanks for posting!
I don't always respond to great posts but I always appreciate seeing them. Thanks for posting! ::tu::

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Re: Imperials

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:11 pm

I purchased a pocket knife from Jason, a.k.a. jxr1197.
He also included the pocket knife pictured below. ::tu:: ::tu::
A special THANK YOU goes out to Jason for the extra goodie!!
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"This Imperial Jack comes from the Sample Room collection in Providence. When the factory shut down the contents of the Sample Room were boxed up and brought to Ellenville and stored in the safe room at Schrade. The collection of 600+ knives consisted of some prototypes and many Imperial stock knives as well as knives from their other lines like Richards of Sheffield. They also had a lot of competitor knives, the most prevalent being Colonials. Many of the knives were in various states of disassembly or had been used for Rockwell testing but the majority appear to just be unmolested finished knives. During a visit to the factory in 1988 Albert Baer gave the entire collection to Herman Williams. Herman took them back to NC and put the boxes of knives up on a shelf in his garage where they remained for more than three decades. There’s no documentation attached to these knives, just the story passed on from Herman. Their background and chain of custody make them a unique collectible." Jason.
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Re: Imperials

Post by Paladin » Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:37 pm

New_Windsor_NY wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:11 pm
I purchased a pocket knife from Jason, a.k.a. jxr1197.
He also included the pocket knife pictured below. ::tu:: ::tu::
A special THANK YOU goes out to Jason for the extra goodie!!
::handshake::
Caption(s), if any, are on the BOTTOM of the corresponding picture(s).
Click on a picture to ENLARGE.

***** I'll let Jason describe this pocket knife. *****

"This Imperial Jack comes from the Sample Room collection in Providence. When the factory shut down the contents of the Sample Room were boxed up and brought to Ellenville and stored in the safe room at Schrade. The collection of 600+ knives consisted of some prototypes and many Imperial stock knives as well as knives from their other lines like Richards of Sheffield. They also had a lot of competitor knives, the most prevalent being Colonials. Many of the knives were in various states of disassembly or had been used for Rockwell testing but the majority appear to just be unmolested finished knives. During a visit to the factory in 1988 Albert Baer gave the entire collection to Herman Williams. Herman took them back to NC and put the boxes of knives up on a shelf in his garage where they remained for more than three decades. There’s no documentation attached to these knives, just the story passed on from Herman. Their background and chain of custody make them a unique collectible." Jason.
That is a knife to be treasured. Great story.

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Re: Imperials

Post by ozzie marie » Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:04 pm

In my opinion, no Imperial Collection would be complete without an "Authentic Kit Carson Trail Knife" :D

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Re: Imperials

Post by OLDE CUTLER » Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:07 am

ozzie marie wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:04 pm
In my opinion, no Imperial Collection would be complete without an "Authentic Kit Carson Trail Knife" :D

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I think you are most likely correct. Now I need one. That is a nice one you showed.
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