Imperial Mexico

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.

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Re: Imperial Mexico

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:34 am

beresman wrote:
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Interesting.....
Thank you for posting them. ::tu:: ::tu::
I will gladly take BOTH of them off your hands.
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Re: Imperial Mexico

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:51 pm

Today I add this pocket knife to my "South Of The Border" collection. This pocket knife "brand" is part of the Imperial and Colonial, Mexico story/connection. But this specific "brand" of pocket knife does NOT make an appearance that often. The only other example of this particular pocket knife that I've seen, so far, is a picture of the one that Jason (jxr1197) has. It's a PM ATLAS, 2 blade with cap lifter/bottle opener, horses on the handles, pocket knife. It has a bail also. PM ATLAS is etched/stamped into the cap lifter/bottle opener part/tang of the blade. Although it really doesn't look it, the main color of the handles is a dark blue. It required very little cleaning. I took some pictures and here it is.
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PM Atlas (Productos Metalicos Atlas - or Atlas Metal Products) was a business in Monterrey MX that bought knives either from the Associated Spring version of Imperial Mexico or from Cuchilleria Monterrey, maybe both. All of the ones I have come across either have a horse or a deer on them.
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Re: Imperial Mexico

Post by jxr1197 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:34 pm

I didn't know they came in blue - nice find!
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Re: Imperial Mexico

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:43 pm

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I.....
Gracias señor Jason.🍻
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Re: Imperial Mexico

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:45 pm

***** For Posterity *****
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Re: Imperial Mexico

Post by jxr1197 » Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:53 pm

New advertiser Hecho that was made for the gringos. The address of this business in Juarez is only a couple hundred yards from the west Texas town of El Paso.
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Re: Imperial Mexico

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:03 pm

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New.....
EXCELLENT find Jason! ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Imperial Mexico

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Re: Imperial Mexico

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Thu Mar 18, 2021 1:18 am

W5RWU wrote:
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My.....
That's a BEAUTY! ::tu:: ::tu::
Thank you for posting it.
If you ever want to sell it.....
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Re: Imperial Mexico

Post by jxr1197 » Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:58 pm

It's the only one I've ever seen. They trademarked the name in Mexico in 1947 but I don't believe they ever used it. This one comes from the Imperial sample room in Providence. The 'O' is rubbed off the end - it's Marca Martillo, or Hammer Brand in Spanish.
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Re: Imperial Mexico

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:01 am

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It's.....
Muy muy BUENO, señor Jason!! ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Imperial Mexico

Post by glennbad » Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:43 am

Here's my contribution to this thread. I've had this since the mid 80's. I remember that because I bought it in Mexico and smuggled it back across the border in my shoe, LOL.
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Re: Imperial Mexico

Post by jxr1197 » Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:25 pm

New_Windsor_NY wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:01 am
Muy muy BUENO, señor Jason!! ::tu:: ::tu::
Gracias

glennbad wrote:
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..smuggled it back across the border in my shoe...
That had to be uncomfortable...but worth it!



This is the oddest Imperial Mexico associated tang stamp I have. One blade has a crown & cross with a deep RANCHERO etch and the other blade is simply stamped FOREIGN. I think they were trying to come up with something that could work universally. You could export to any country with the knife telling everyone it was from somewhere else. I don't know...It's the only one I've ever seen and it comes from the sample room in Providence.
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Re: Imperial Mexico

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:46 pm

glennbad wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:43 am
Here's.....
::tu:: ::tu::

jxr1197 wrote:
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This.....
Just when I thought that I had seen all the America-Mexico related
cutlery, you post these two ringers. ::tu:: ::tu::
Are there any other surprises?
FANTASTIC acquisitions Jason!
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Re: Imperial Mexico

Post by jxr1197 » Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:08 pm

New_Windsor_NY wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:46 pm
Are there any other surprises?
A week ago I didn't know about either of these knives. I wouldn't be surprised if more patterns and stamps pop up.


New_Windsor_NY wrote:
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FANTASTIC acquisitions Jason!
Thanks ::tu::
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