Receiving a pocketknife from your dad or your grandfather, made you feel like you took a leap into adulthood. That knife may be a vintage Imperial knife purchased from a local drugstore years ago. Some knives had a Bakelite handle with a variety of blades, or gadgets that were included and collected now by those who rekindle the memories brought back when admiring the Imperial.
A line of military knives with the Imperial name stamped on the underside, are another line of knives made by the company and favored by collectors who love military items. The company started in 1916 and whether it is a vintage Imperial knife as a pocketknife, or military knife, one is sure to find one to start their own collection.