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Can you help me date this Imperial blade?

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Knife_, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. Knife_


    Feb 24, 2017
    I have seen pictures of all of the tang stamps imperial has, but on the knife I have, the tang stamp seems to be different than the others. It's a crowned Imperial, with PROV. RI. USA underneath. I think it's from the 40s or 50s but I'm not sure, can you help?
  2. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel

    Feb 11, 2016
    Does USA run vertically along the side, or horizontally under imperial ?
    If so then I have no clue.
    I've got an h6 fixed blade with what looks like the common '56-'88 stamp with the vertical USA, but it has no crown, and you've got this knife with an un listed tang stamp so there's obviously some unlisted tang stamps.
  3. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    Could you post a picture of it? It doesn't look like any of these?

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  4. Cowboy2000


    Mine looks like the 46 to 56 but has r i in between prov and usa. Would that still make it in those years?
  5. T. Erdelyi

    T. Erdelyi Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    I'd put my money on the '56-'88 and guess the "i" in "R.I." is worn off. JMHO
  6. Cowboy2000


    The usa is horizontal right next to R.I. instead of vertical like in those years.
    Last edited: May 21, 2018 at 6:36 PM

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