Colonial Executive Ruler Pocket Knife.

Colonial Knife was incorporated in 1926 by three brothers; Antonio, Domenic, & Fredrick Paolantonio. It grew to become one of the largest pocket knife manufacturers in the US during the 1960s. The company shut down in 1998, but was back into production under the Colonial Cutlery International Corporation in 2001. Colonial Cutlery International, Inc. brand is the imported line of knives and tools while the U.S.A.- made products fall under the Colonial Knife brand.
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Colonial Executive Ruler Pocket Knife.

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Sat Sep 17, 2022 8:30 pm

Today, my trip to the post office produced this pocket knife. It is an "EXECUTIVE", two blades, one tang stamp, 3 1/2" closed, all metal, "ruler" pocket knife. The main blade front tang stamp says "EXECUTIVE (over) U.S.A." The main handle side is a ruler. It measures in inches, in 16ths of an inch and in 32nds of an inch. It also says MADE IN U.S.A. and STAINLESS STEEL. The other handle side is also a ruler and it measures in millimeters. It also says DESIGN REGD and EXECUTIVE. Per GOINS, "EXECUTIVE USA g 1960-1980" and per the 12th edition of the OFFICIAL PRICE GUIDE TO COLLECTOR KNIVES, "Executive (U.S.A.) Colonial brand." This pocket knife is in VERY GOOD condition and it required very little cleaning.
I took some pictures and here it is.
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The Main Blade Front Tang Stamp.
The Main Blade Front Tang Stamp.
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Re: Colonial Executive Ruler Pocket Knife.

Post by cody6268 » Sat Sep 17, 2022 8:36 pm

Never seen such a thing before! I've seen several that were made in Sheffield, and it wasn't that long ago Marbles copied those, but I've never seen a Colonial.

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Post by RevolverGuy » Sat Sep 17, 2022 10:23 pm

What an awesome find. If you think about it Colonial was ahead of it's time. It's like an early precursor to the modern day Leatherman.

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Post by 1967redrider » Sat Sep 17, 2022 11:46 pm

Very cool, Skip. I like it. ::tu::
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Re: Colonial Executive Ruler Pocket Knife.

Post by Mumbleypeg » Sat Sep 17, 2022 11:55 pm

Nice find Skip. ::tu:: Ibberson Sheffield and others made a similar knife, known as the “Chesterman” ruler-knife. Patented circa 1934. viewtopic.php?f=30&t=11534

I’ve never seen one by Colonial before, so I’d say they were probably not a popular selling item, else they’d be more common. ::shrug::

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Re: Colonial Executive Ruler Pocket Knife.

Post by rea1eye » Sun Sep 18, 2022 12:06 am

Skip that is a very nice knife. Have fun handling and
carrying it.

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Re: Colonial Executive Ruler Pocket Knife.

Post by cody6268 » Sun Sep 18, 2022 12:18 am

RevolverGuy wrote:
Sat Sep 17, 2022 10:23 pm
What an awesome find. If you think about it Colonial was ahead of it's time. It's like an early precursor to the moden day Leatherman.
And in many ways, they did the ruler a LOT better. I find most multitools tend to be useless for actually measuring anything. Rulers are just a way to bump the function count up.

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Post by Reverand » Sun Sep 18, 2022 12:36 am

Cool find!
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Re: Colonial Executive Ruler Pocket Knife.

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Sun Sep 18, 2022 1:03 am

cody6268 wrote:
Sat Sep 17, 2022 8:36 pm
Never.....
Thank you.🍻

RevolverGuy wrote:
Sat Sep 17, 2022 10:23 pm
What.....
Thank you, RevolverGuy. 🍻

1967redrider wrote:
Sat Sep 17, 2022 11:46 pm
Very.....
Thank you, John. 🍻

Mumbleypeg wrote:
Sat Sep 17, 2022 11:55 pm
Nice.....
Thank you, Ken. 🍻

rea1eye wrote:
Sun Sep 18, 2022 12:06 am
Skip.....
Thank you, Bob. 🍻
Reverand wrote:
Sun Sep 18, 2022 12:36 am
Cool.....

Thank you, Scott. 🍻
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Re: Colonial Executive Ruler Pocket Knife.

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Fri Sep 23, 2022 9:00 pm

Today, my trip to the post office produced this advertising pocket knife. It is an "EXECUTIVE", two blades, one tang stamp, 3 1/2" closed, all metal, "ruler" pocket knife. The main blade front tang stamp says "EXECUTIVE (over) U.S.A." The main handle side is a ruler. It measures in inches, in 16ths of an inch and in 32nds of an inch. It also says MADE IN U.S.A. and STAINLESS STEEL. The other handle side says "TYLER - COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATORS - HARDER FREEZ - FOOD FREEZERS" It also says DESIGN REGD and EXECUTIVE. It is also a ruler and it measures in millimeters. This is my second "EXECUTIVE" ruler pocket knife, but it is my first "EXECUTIVE" ruler pocket knife that advertises anything. Per GOINS, "EXECUTIVE USA g 1960-1980" and per the 12th edition of the OFFICIAL PRICE GUIDE TO COLLECTOR KNIVES, "Executive (U.S.A.) Colonial brand." This pocket knife is in EXCELLENT condition and it required very little cleaning. I took some pictures and here it is.
Caption(s), if any, are on the BOTTOM of the corresponding picture(s).
Click on a picture to ENLARGE.
Attachments
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The Main Blade Front Tang Stamp.
The Main Blade Front Tang Stamp.
Kid: "Wish we had time to bury them fellas."
Josey Wales: "To hell with them fellas. Buzzards got to eat, same as worms."
Clint Eastwood-The Outlaw Josey Wales

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