Whether this was done at the time of manufacture, or during the rebuild, is unknown. I have found no official documentation or mention of their use, and photographic evidence of this version in use would be difficult, as most photos do not show the handle area with sufficient clarity to determine whether it has a leather or rubber grip. There were a large number of theater made knives produced. The pommel is of regular construction. The scabbard is made of brown leather and also has the Camillus stamp on it. The 1936 - 1952 knives had Providence abreviated Prov.
The handle is composed of a series of multi-colored rings. This is how the knife was attached to the or Heavy white cotton stiching and multiple rivets are employed to secure the sides of the scabbard. To make it tough, the bolster was big and thick. A section of leather extends out from the main body and has a loop which secures a wire hook in place. We'll pass your info on to the many buyers who may be interested.
He shows all seven makers with this grip. These items were sometimes decorated with colored stones or lucite handles. After playing the key role in designing the M-4 bayonet, Imperil produced the largest quality of all bayonets purchased by the government. An earlier Standard Products plate is shown in the inset at upper left, from another Imperial M4. It is very heartening to find that you and your family have maintained the integrity and customer service that you have rendered. However, in 1916 the German government seized all of Schrade's assets in Germany to assist its war production. Specifically, a skeleton is a pocket watch chain knife.
Following the war they continued to make a line of commercial knives, but by 1953 the machinery was effectively worn out, and it was decided to close the factory. As with the rubber handled version mentioned previously, I have seen no documentation to prove who did the work and when, but they are rather uncommon today. According to the book; the total delivered was 2,260,519. The handle has a black bakelite section at each end, sandwhiching the standard leather rings. The information here is a very short summary of a much more detailed history that can be found at: under the history section. In 1985, the name of the company was changed from Imperial Knife Associated Companies to Imperial Schrade Corp.
Kutmaster division of Utica Cutlery. The pommel is a metal, flat disc with a starburst pattern metal spike that attaches the pommel to the handle. Note that the 6 square grooves in the grip are made by using washers of different diameters. The original Barlow, after whom the knives are named, was working in Sheffield at the same time as Luke Furnace. The Lucite sections in the handle are square and clear. The is another handy cutting tool. A proper blade Rockwell Hardness ensures the customer is receiving the very best in their knife.
Ironically the move to the new facility took place on the same day as the famous stock market crash which signaled the beginning of the Great Depression. The scabbard, if one ever existed, was likely made of leather. Their knives are available on , owned by. The blade was double edge, stilleto type. The grip has been coated with a clear finish with a slightly black tone. Utica Cutlery Company, Utica, New York Utica Cutlery now shows three divisions and websites. Many great collections include examples of this iconic brand! An item of interest to me is dating the knives.
A fairly late production Imperial M4 bayonet with the Hemphill Products butt plate. Imperial knives was a manufacturer of affordable American folding knives founded in Rhode Island in 1916. In1902, Sherwood's small facility had 20 cutlers who were turning out about 15 different patterns, when it was bought by Adolph Kastor. They are information taken from their individual websites : The Utica Cutlery Company — Utica Stainless. This reference shows the following breakdown of M4 bayonets delivered by month: 1944 1945 July 500 January 269,271 August 33,709 February 228,370 September 136,463 March 229,145 October 195,257 April 247,695 November 238,623 May 196,025 December 285,771 June 88,501 July 73,024 August 38,165 It should be noted that the total production of M4 bayonets, regardless of which of the two above totals is more correct, did not approach even 50% of the total number of M1, M1A1 and M2 carbines that were made circa 6,000,000. The handle is round and made of wood.
I have a number of old camping-style Imperials, some stockmans and a couple fishing knives that have conventional solid handles and pins through nickel-steel bolsters. In 1985, the company became the Imperial Schrade Corporation. Adding solid bolsters and scales to a shell handle is a great way to make a nice knife. The blade finish is a fairly dark and somewhat granular Parkerizing. Our focus is and has always been to provide consumers with quality stainless steel products such as flatware, cookware, bakeware and cutlery Walco Stainless division of Utica Cutlery. This one is unusual to me in that the Aerial markings are very crude looking note the normal style of marking in the upper left inset that I borrowed from an auction listing. The two men were immigrants from Frosolone, Italy, which is a traditional blacksmithing town.
The blade is of single edge construction. If you are a regular seller of knives, you definitely need to check out our. Schrade returned to the United States, though his Springer switchblade would live on; now unprotected by patent, the type was manufactured by several Solingen shops for many years thereafter. These knives were produced between 1936 and 1955. The scabbard is the leather version. Tang stamps with the Imperial name continued until 1988. The finish on Imperial M4 bayonets tends to be a thin and light gray color.