Dating imperial pocket knives
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If a tang stamp is present on the blade, take as clear a photo of it as possible. Submit your photos to a distributor, who can help you date and identify the knife.
Unless your photograph is crystal clear, a distributor might ask to see the knife, itself. Between 19, Queen Cutlery used 22 different tang stamps.
Examine your knife for a tang stamp, the tiny engraving imprinted into some fine utensils.
All Queen knives manufactured from 1922 until about 1960 have a tang stamp. Take several photos of your knife that show the detail of the markings on either side. Risner Cutlery has taken possession of the Shatt and Morgan Cutlery name. Cumberland Knife Works is also one of the major distributors.
The only sad note is that they are now imported from China to keep the prices low. The Uncle Henry knife line, made by the new Schrade, is a selection of pocket knives, lock blades, fixed blade hunters, etc.
Practically every department of the Cattaraugus factory now had a Platts family member at work and the result would be near inevitable, they decided to start their own cutlery business.
In 1896, Charles Platts was joined by his five sons in forming the C.
that are built for use, with Staglon handles, brass liners, nickel silver bolsters, and stainless steel blades.
For almost 100 years, since 1904, the Schrade and Uncle Henry name products have been manufactured with superior materials and expert craftsmanship.
Usually within a days use and carrying a knife can be reviewed, but I like to go longer and actually EDC the knife in review, to see how it holds up to light abuse.