Colonial Knife Company Collector's Forum

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 Collector's Forum

Postby Bonfire bob » Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:51 pm

Got the MO order today pal; enjoy the read :D :D
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Re: Colonial Knife Company Collector's Forum

Postby mickeyevans » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:47 pm

just ordered this knife, reading this thread I see barlows like it and other scrimshaw that look like mine, but also saw others with whaling scenes
don't have the knife in hand yet, but what did i get?
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Re: Colonial Knife Company Collector's Forum

Postby Bonfire bob » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:18 am

Congrats Mickey!! ::ds::
You've bought yourself a cat. # 533 SS, 1 of 4 different styles of Colonial's Scrimshaw Series, made from late 80's to late 90's...
Ranger grade knives with Ivory Delrin handles, hot die stamped in house and acid etched blade in the assembly room. Barrel Nickel plated bolster's and .075, 1075 High Carbon steel blades and springs. Barrel brass plated liners also... ::nod:: ::nod::

The other three styles were a Barlow, and two lockback's; a 3", and a 4"...
Four styles in all....
We sold quite a few for some years..NICE FIND!! and somewhat rare!! ::groove::
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Re: Colonial Knife Company Collector's Forum

Postby knifetime » Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:40 pm

Scored a new one last night and it is great shape.
Bobby, this one has the RANGER tang stamp.
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Re: Colonial Knife Company Collector's Forum

Postby jerryd6818 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:17 pm

Joe, I like that scrawny little jack in the first picture.
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Re: Colonial Knife Company Collector's Forum

Postby FRJ » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:27 pm

I picked up this knife/hatchet combo at a flea market last Sunday. It has not been carried or sharpened.
In spite of the stain on the leather it's in pretty good condition. I cleaned it up a little.
In a brief search I found several similar sets by different makers.

Thanks for looking.
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Re: Colonial Knife Company Collector's Forum

Postby FRJ » Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:17 am

Here's a nice Colonial Forest Master I got at a indoor flea market today. The punch is actually sharp. 3 3/4"
Shell handle and shell bolster.
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