Imperial Hunting Knife By admin | January 19, 2020 | 9 Imperial Hunting Knife My Imperial hunting knife made in the USA. Share this...FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinStumbleuponTumblrRedditDiggitYummlyEmail Posted in Hunting
I acquired one in a tool box I bought at an auction. It has no sheath but it turned out to be my favorite knife. It is just very comfortable. I read that it is 1095 carbon steel.
I saw one of these at the gun show today, same as yours but without the saw teeth. The blade was discolored somewhat but it was only $10.
Good to see an old knife surviving the test of time.
I love the guard/quillon on that knife. I’ve sliced my fingers a couple times with a wet slippery handle of a knife and now that is a must have for every knife I use.
Imperial was later bought out by Schrade who eventually moved Imperial knife manufacturing to Ireland.After Schrade U.S.A went under imperial disappeared as well. However the rights to the Schrade/Imperial name was recently bought by an American company who reintroduced a lot of the old models (but now made in China). I have a bunch of old Schrades/Imperial including one like yours. Imperials were decent knives but they became a sort of entry-level economy line after Schrade bought them out.
Looks like a great knife…love the character of the blade!