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    Username Post: Old Empire Pocket Knife        (Topic#943304)
    Auron
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    12-29-16 01:34.40 - Post#2628097    



    Hey guys!

    I found this Victorian-looking enameled pocket knife. It's marked by Empire. Is there a way to date Empire's by their mark?

    Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays everyone as well!

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    Berkley
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    12-29-16 02:17.38 - Post#2628098    


        In response to Auron

    Goins Encyclopedia of Cutlery Markings shows five different markings. Most appear to have been used during a long period until the company went out of business in 1930.




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    Auron
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    12-29-16 02:21.46 - Post#2628099    


        In response to Berkley

    You are the man, sir!

    Interestingly, the file has the "Empire Knife Co Winsted CT" mark, while the two blades have the "Empire W. Winsted CT" Mark. Is it common to have mixed marks?
     
    Berkley
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    12-29-16 04:06.35 - Post#2628101    


        In response to Auron

    Sounds like two newer production knife blades assembled with a file blade left-over from older production. Could suggest assembly took place shortly after the introduction of the new marking, rather than later.


     
    Auron
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    12-29-16 04:47.13 - Post#2628102    


        In response to Berkley

    That makes sense. I have to see if I can fix it, the pin on one side is mashed up and needs to be replaced
     
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