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Imperial Schrade All American

Discussion in 'Schrade Knives Collectors Forum' started by Frank Barron, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. Frank Barron

    Frank Barron

    541
    Jan 31, 2006
    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.

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  2. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    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.
     
  3. tongueriver

    tongueriver Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2007
    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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  4. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    "Mahogany fibron" was Camillus' term for the wood. Yes, also circa 1984/85. I have the Camillus "S" cards also for Imperials:

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    #4135
    #4431
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  5. Frank Barron

    Frank Barron

    541
    Jan 31, 2006
    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
     
  6. edbeau

    edbeau

    Jan 20, 2006
    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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