These knives were produced between 1936 and 1955. Also, during the 1920's and 1930's it would seem logical that production would be much less than during war times, so we would see fewer and rarer examples. Dating the American Imperial knives produced between 1916 and 1988 is relatively simple. There may be even earlier examples. Does anyone know when the Scout Knife was invented? The exception was a purchase by the U. I keep shipping costs to only the price charged by the shipping service. It makes sense that those boys would take the same type of knife they grew up with to war.
If you have questions, comments, or concerns regarding this program,! Knife opens well, push button also unlocks blade to close manually. I will be lowering my reserve and buy it now prices accordingly as this is still a very nice collectible knife. I think this might be one of the first Engineer Knives ever made. Need an affordable and effective way to buy and sell knives online? Don Kress began writing professionally in 2006, specializing in automotive technology for various websites. Knife will be safely packaged in bubble wrap and shipped in a box to reduce chances of damage. We did not have enough 1903 rifles at the time Am I completely wrong in my thinking? Check my feedback and bid with confidence! The celluloid handles are great looking. If purchasing more than one item please let me know before making payment and I will send you an invoice with combined shipping.
From 1946 till 1988, there were only minor changes in tang script design, making the later knives more difficult to distinguish between decades. Please note: If you bid on this item, you are verifying that you are 18 years of age or older. From what few records I have, the Army does not seem to have ordered Engineer knives until the late 1930s. The blades are still very sharp and still have great snap action! The Camillus record for the Engineer Knife stated: 14F31 - 4 blade with clevis - first made with brass liners and nickel silver bolsters for Engineers in 1940. Please confirm this, as it is only the second one I have ever seen, if so.
Oh yeah, your knife was produced between 1950 and 58, not 1911-31. Then after that the Army requested that they be labeled U. Imperial knives was a manufacturer of affordable American folding knives founded in Rhode Island in 1916. Items must be won within 3 days of each other and paid with 1 payment. If you win multiple items and want to ship them together don't pay right away. I wrangled a lot of knives from another eBay seller last week and am reselling them individually this week. Since that time it has served about 70,000,000 youth from ages six to 18.
This knife is rare and very hard to find, especially in this condition! These fees are not additional shipping charges. Great knife for the collector! I personally use a 3 finger grip. Be aware that more than two knives may go over the weight limit for 1st class and will require different packaging and shipping costs. Photo below of the Scout Knife missing its clevis , similar pattern but with old can opener and plastic handles. Imperial knives were made with a number of different handle materials including bone, celluloid and black composition. Congress, thereby settling the court battles as to which organization was the real scout organization see Chapter 16.
Please note: It has come to my attention that this is not the rare S Serpentine knife. What if Army Engineer knives were also first marked this way before any conformity of shields and markings of these knives were implemented? Yours doesn't look mint, so I would guess maybe 150. Attitudes about the utility knife changed dramatically between the two World Wars. I tend to feel, without any real backup, that it was circa 1940 before the military began to purchase any quantities of pocketknives. This dates the knife from 1945-1955.
This style would eventually show up as Boy Scout and Girl Scout knives. The second design By New York Knife Co. I would tend to think that the Scout Knife would have been sold to the military when there was a need. Probably some individuals in the military services bought such knives, but knife researchers do not think that the military itself was involved with such knives with one exception. In 1916 the Boy Scouts of America was granted a federal charter by the U. But it was the Boy Scouts of America that brought the utility knife to its current status in American usage. I think that the Scout Knife was originally intended for the military and then picked up on by the Scouts.
As a five-blade it was nothing unusual, but with the blade welded onto the bail it has a rather unique place in knife history. Thank you : I pack all of my items with extra care. Yours has cracked ice scales probably the most common with the front bolster guards. First patent issued in 1939 to Imperial Knife Co and regards handles and the second one was issued in 1942 to Imperial Knives who also own the Hammer Brand brand. Backsprings are in great shape and still helping those blades to bark. For a few years the New York Knife Company had a monopoly on the manufacturing of official Boy Scout knives.