Colonial knife company?

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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Re: Colonial knife company?

Postby TripleF » Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:28 pm

Colonial Camper's Combination Hobo Knife....just came in today!
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Re: Colonial knife company?

Postby Joe Dirt » Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:40 am

Well, I told myself "NO MORE BLISTER PACKS" over a year ago after posting "the accumulation"
near the beginning of this thread.

So here's the latest...
A $9.99 special and only $3 shipping - stumbled upon it with 20 minutes left in a 7 day auction and NO bids!
An Anvil Brand 310 stockman with the wrong stamp.
It is stamped SHARPTM USA 380.

I asked Robert Paolantonio about it and he said the SHARP USA stamp belonged to Colonial
and was a "secondary stamp." He also gave an approximate date of "late 70's to early 80's."

Man, I hope this blister pack thing dosn't start over again ::facepalm:: ... as I type this - awaiting another
Imperial pack to arrive....

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I've got a camouflage knife, but I can't find it.......

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Re: Colonial knife company?

Postby 313 Mike » Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:49 am

Great find Joe! Very cool packaging as well. I don't know how you resist the temptation of ripping all those blister packs open, man I'd wanna get at that sucker!
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Re: Colonial knife company?

Postby Joe Dirt » Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:55 am

::rotflol:: dang near impossible, Mike... I buy one "out of the pack" to help with the temptation!
You don't need to keep these out of reach of children. It's the adults ya gotta worry about. ::nod::

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I've got a camouflage knife, but I can't find it.......

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Re: Colonial knife company?

Postby TripleF » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:23 am

And to think Joe, there's no medication for the sickness you have. (or should I say, WE ALL HAVE). ::rotflol:: ::rotflol::

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Re: Colonial knife company?

Postby 313 Mike » Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:47 pm

Here's a tiny little Colonial I recently received...anyone have any idea what years Colonial made these..? I've seen a few similar ones with the Hammer stamp as well.
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Re: Colonial knife company?

Postby shugy » Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:50 pm

This is the only colonial I have, it 's stamped colonial Prov usa. no idea what year? ::shrug::
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Re: Colonial knife company?

Postby TripleF » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:05 pm

Unfortuntely for us, Colonial didn't do much as far as differentiating with tang stamps.

Could been several million pieces made over a stretch of 30 or 40 years.......

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Re: Colonial knife company?

Postby 268bull » Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:09 pm

Picked up a Colonial Fish - Knife yesterday at an estate sale. Unfortunately, there's a hitch in the get along with my down loading pics, so I can't show it. I believe the knife is dated to the mid - 50's. I'm saying that only because of the phone # and how it's presented ( just 4 digits ). The rest of the ad on the handle says; Stanley Garage Door Co., Seattle Wash. Considering the good condition it's in, I just don't believe it ever met the belly of a steelhead or trout. It has the appearance of having been tucked away in the previous owner's dresser drawer. ::tu:: Bull

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Re: Colonial knife company?

Postby jerryd6818 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:08 pm

TripleF wrote:Colonial Camper's Combination Hobo Knife....just came in today!

I have one of those Scott. The condition is not as good as yours. There was buyers remorse when I received it in the mail (poor pictures in the listing) but I'm used to it now.
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Re: Colonial knife company?

Postby TripleF » Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:09 pm

This Colonial Ranger Stockman arrived earlier this week. She was kinda mucked up. I oiled and cleaned her, and put a new edge on each blade. This so reminds me of a Schrade Old Timer because of the delrin handles.
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Re: Colonial knife company?

Postby edgy46 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:06 pm

Great knives fellas, keep em coming.
Found this one Saturday. Four inch stockman wih square bolsters. Tang stamp worn off, good snap, well built economy knife.
Please correct me if I am wrong on it being a Colonial.
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Re: Colonial knife company?

Postby 313 Mike » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:42 pm

Nice knives everybody! Cutty I'm not sure if that one is a Colonial or not, they made such a wide variety over the years I'm constantly finding ones I haven't seen before, cool knife either way.
Check out this little 2 3/4 " yellow Colonial...I was surprised when I first handled it and found it to be a chuncky little sucker due to the fact that it has three backsprings! ...Something about the steel on this one though, I can't seem to put an edge on it for the life of me. Rarely have that problem with a Colonial
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Re: Colonial knife company?

Postby bigdaddys8ball » Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:55 pm

here is a little colonial i picked up a few days ago for two dollars
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Re: Colonial knife company?

Postby 313 Mike » Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:11 am

Cool, I've got that same one but with no shield! I was amazed by it's tiny-ness...
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