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    Imperial Schrade All American


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    Hi

    I have looked for info on this knife, I bought it in 1985.
    Can anyone fill me in on it, Also how much it is worth now.






    Thanks

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    Hi Frank! The Imperial Frontier All American series was introduced in 1985. There were three lockback knives in the series, AA-31 (3 1/2"), AA-41 (4") and AA-51 (5"). They have one-piece boster/linings, nickle silver shelds, and 440 stainless .072 blades. They are American made, but not by Imperial (which factory in Rhode Island was being closed and mved to Ellenville), or even by Schrade. I have the Camillus "S" cards (dated January, 1984) which show that they were made in that factory for Imperial Schrade, assembled from parts provided by ISC.

    Value? Imperial knives as a whole aren't very much in demand, but the All American series was only made for a short while and anyone who has two examples of the knives but not the third might be willing to pay more for the missing example.

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    Here is another one. I don't know who made it, but it may fit that time frame. The clip blade has a brass liner lock. You don't see many hunters with a spear blade. The pile side of the clip tang is 4625 over IMPERIAL over STAINLESS. To the right of that mark, and aligned vertically, is U over S over A. The springs are not stainless. The handles are an impregnated wood, probably American walnut. The bolsters are yellow brass.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tongueriver View Post
    Here is another one. I don't know who made it, but it may fit that time frame. The clip blade has a brass liner lock. You don't see many hunters with a spear blade. The pile side of the clip tang is 4625 over IMPERIAL over STAINLESS. To the right of that mark, and aligned vertically, is U over S over A. The springs are not stainless. The handles are an impregnated wood, probably American walnut. The bolsters are yellow brass.
    "Mahogany fibron" was Camillus' term for the wood. Yes, also circa 1984/85. I have the Camillus "S" cards also for Imperials:

    #4034
    #4134
    #4135
    #4431
    #4434

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    I've gotten that dreaded furniture disease. That's when your chest is falling into your drawers!

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    Smile Thanks for info

    Gentlemen

    Thanks for the info. I carried this all through Northern Ontario, on float planes, scheduled flights and such. Of course this was before Sept 11. It is a good serviceable knife and I think I'll keep it.

    Frank

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    In the last couple of weeks, I have bought of the bay one AA-51 and one AA-31. Both are in great shape. When I get a AA-41, I will take a family picture. Info I received from Irv shows a flier from 1983.

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