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Re: Colonial knife company?

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:30 am
by 313 Mike
Here's an old Colonial with the curved tang stamp....if ya double click the pic you can see it better...I believe this stamp dates it from between 1926--38...? The handle scales are alot like I have on an old Utica and another old Iroquois knife. I like the looks of that curved Colonial stamping, this is the only one I have with that stamp!
Mike
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Re: Colonial knife company?

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:59 am
by TripleF
Knice Mike! ::tu::

Re: Colonial knife company?

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:01 am
by 313 Mike
Here's a pair of Colonial lockbacks, both measure in at 4 " closed and lock up solid as Sears....no idea when these were produced though. Cool old knives both. Anyone know of any other colors...?
Mike
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Re: Colonial knife company?

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:36 am
by TripleF
WOW, never seen those before. Very kool!

Re: Colonial knife company?

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:47 pm
by 313 Mike
Thanks Scott! I've only ever seen the black and the yellow ones, not sure if they made any other colors. Perhaps if the good Mr RAP is still stopping by here occasionally he could shed some light on these cool old lockbacks....

Mike

Re: Colonial knife company?

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:59 pm
by Old Hunter
Wow Mike, you have been on a Colonial roll lately - nice acquisitions!

Re: Colonial knife company?

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:51 pm
by 313 Mike
Yes OH,you are correct, I've been lucky enough to pick up some sweet ol' Colonials lately! I've even been able to gift some to family members, and they've been very much appreciated. Nice thing about the Colonials is they can usually be had for pretty cheap, so pickin' up some new knives doesn't have to break the bank....
Mike

Re: Colonial knife company?

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:35 am
by TripleF
This mini fish knife just arrived today:

Re: Colonial knife company?

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:14 pm
by knifeaholic
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-COLONIA ... 327wt_1045

Great old Colonial catalog. Probably 1950's or 60's.

Re: Colonial knife company?

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:27 pm
by TripleF
I know......I saw that :shock: :shock: ::drool:: ::drool::

Re: Colonial knife company?

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:57 pm
by TripleF
Cub Hunter Stag!!!

Re: Colonial knife company?

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:15 pm
by 313 Mike
I picked up these two Colonial advertising knives, the orange one caught my eye and the white one came along for the ride. Not sure of the time frame, but the phone number on the orange one doesn't have an area code or first three numbers so that should be a clue perhaps...? The orange one is advertising an auto parts buisness, and the white one is advertising some sort of financial services buisness out of Boston. Makes sense that they are both east coast buisness' since Colonial is from Prov RI. They were both lookin' kinda rough when I got them in, but I cleaned 'em up a tad and this is what I've got. I thought they were kinda cool anyways...
Mike
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Re: Colonial knife company?

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:26 pm
by TripleF
Knice Mike! ::tu::

Re: Colonial knife company?

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:51 pm
by Cutty
Does anyone have a listing of Colonial tang stamps for general dating purposes. I have yet to pony up an buy a copy of Goins book. If not is there a resource on here (haven't seen one) or somewhere else on the web?

I have a few and have been looking at others on the bay because they are relatively cheap and have good steel and can be cleaned/carried without really affecting the value IMO. :)

Re: Colonial knife company?

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:16 pm
by TripleF
Don't know that there is one Cutty. I haven't seen it yet.....