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Johan Henrik, alias Janne Marttiini was born on 2.5.1893 in Sodankylä, the Kierinki village.
An Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified technician since 2003, he has worked as a painter and currently owns his own automotive service business in Georgia.
Kress attended the University of Akron, Ohio, earning an associate degree in business management in 2000.
Imperial knives were made with a number of different handle materials including bone, celluloid and black composition.
In 2004, Imperial Schrade's New York manufacturing plant closed, and all production shifted overseas.
Open the main blade of the pocket knife completely, and take note of the stamping marked at the base of the blade where it connects with the handle.
Imperial used a number of different stampings between 19, but the tangs were always stamped. Knives produced between 19 bore tang stamps that read "Imperial Knife Co.," "Imperial Prov. I." or "Imperial Made in USA." The script came in several different varieties.
Imperial knives was a manufacturer of affordable American folding knives founded in Rhode Island in 1916.
By the 1940s, Imperial knives became the Imperial Knife Associated Companies Group when the company acquired Schrade Cutlery.