March 9, 2013, 02:15 PM
I have these two old folders. They just have a number on the blade. I assume this is a patent number, Does anyone know about these knives. The one is a strange yellow,could it be pearl the other is a shiny white. these were my grandfathers. I am interested to there history and value.
March 9, 2013, 09:30 PM
I'm going to say that your pictures are pretty bad. I can't see squat or tell anything about them.
Otherwise, maybe even I could help. On the other hand, maybe not.
March 9, 2013, 09:57 PM
Is this better? they say nothing on the knives. only a large number like patents numbers.
March 10, 2013, 04:25 AM
I believe those are Hammer Brand from the shape and the bail. Shell handles and millions of them made btw, so not really collector knives. I still buy them when I see them for $4 or $5 bucks and carry them once in a while.
Stampings weren't the best and they can be darn near impossible to read. Another clue its a Hammer.:D
March 11, 2013, 01:58 AM
I have one marked Imperial that I've had since I was a kid (back in the 50's). Cool little knives.
March 11, 2013, 05:40 AM
Try taking some pictures with the macro setting.
The scales are probably celluloid.
If it's a patent number, you could just look it up.
March 11, 2013, 06:42 AM
Just a hunch but I suspect they are old Schrades.
March 12, 2013, 05:13 AM
VA27 caught me.
The parent company was Imperial and the early ones were marked so too. Later on they changed to Hammer.