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 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:32 pm

Hey Joe, you have very important point here. ::hmm::
What your talking about is the depth and the size of the jigging cuts themselve's
and there are so many variation's of Colonial plastic handles alone !! Many other comp. have done the same...the old timer's must have thought that if they changed the exterior appearance or "feel" of the knife, it might generate more sales, different wants; who knows. The fact is that ALL of these old cutlery company's, all went through a stage where change needed to be and that's what we all celibrate today!! Actual history..
The way things did happen :D :D
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Re: Colonial Knife Company Collector's Forum

Postby bdev » Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:20 pm

Just received this Colonial Camp Pal today and thought I'd share some pics.
Fork and spoon are stamped Stainless Colonial Prov RI, Knife is just stamped USA.

Enjoy......
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Re: Colonial Knife Company Collector's Forum

Postby knifetime » Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:30 pm

Joe you have some great old knives and I could look at them all day. I hope you post some more for us to see man. ::tu::

Bobby hear is the pics I promised,they are the best I could do with my junk camera. I could not git a good pic of the stamp. It says " Colonial,prov,USA and is the large type, as you can see the can opener is stamped USA just like the one in Joe pic. It has a brass divider and steel scales ,looks good inside.
Bobby if I can git my bud to trade me this knife I'm going to send it to ya,but don't git your hopes up because all the fuss I made about it he is not sure he wants to sell it now but give me some.lol

I never git tired of talking knives especially with a knowledgeable knife guy like you Bob and I'm sure most of the other guy's fill the same way.
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Re: Colonial Knife Company Collector's Forum

Postby Joe Dirt » Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:18 pm

Man, I like that kit, Bruno! Sweeeeet! ::tu::

How about a little fishing trip, knifetime!
Maybe that yankee Bobby ::paranoid:: will come along fishing and tell us what these are. :lol:
(just pokin back at ya buddy :D ::handshake:: ) I will see if I can get some close ups of the tangs...
one of these things has an hellofa swedge along the scaler spine. Must be an older one?

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Re: Colonial Knife Company Collector's Forum

Postby Joe Dirt » Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:24 pm

Ckeck this out!
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Re: Colonial Knife Company Collector's Forum

Postby Bonfire bob » Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:13 am

Bruno, I have the identical set; in case some guys missed it, I'll post them again...
Mr. Joe Keating is a Colonial Knife Animal.!!! He has the most incredible Colonial Collection
I've ever seen!! His fish knife collection spands 30 years of this particular style... ::mdm::
I don't know what our identical sets are worth Bruno; depending on how many of them are out there, I'd say right now, about $60.00, to the serious collector only.. ::super_happy::

OK, the big question of the night...The NCCA has it's 32nd Annual Extravaganza Knife show comming up in May.... ::suspense:: ::suspense::
I am seriouly considering setting up a booth for the first time in over 20 years.. ::shrug Show of my collection, sell some, and sell my book..???? BTW, I don't have a lot of books left.. ::teary_eyes:: Anyway, here's the ad..
I am considering selling some of my old bone, pearl, and Mammoth Ivory scrims... ::uc::
Let's take a vote...(this is gonna' hurt)... ::undecided:: ::undecided:: haha,,
Bob P..Colonial Knife Company.... Is there anyone close enough to Mystic CT., that might attend this show???
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Postby bdev » Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:22 am

Bonfire bob wrote:
OK, the big question of the night...The NCCA has it's 32nd Annual Extravaganza Knife show comming up in May.... ::suspense:: ::suspense::
Should I set up a booth, show my collection, sell some, and sell my book..????
Here's the ad..
Let's take a vote...
Bob P..Colonial Knife Company.... Is there anyone close enough to Mystic CT., that might attend this show???


I say go for it.
I'm about 2 1/2 hours from Mystic and if I don't have any plans on that weekend (I'm in a car club that does a lot of weekend stuff) I'd attend.

PS......Bob....please check your email regarding your book.......Thanks......Bruno
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Re: Colonial Knife Company Collector's Forum

Postby Joe Dirt » Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:47 am

Go for it, Bobby... just DON'T sell your collection! You would regret it I'm sure. ::nod::
Sell that book so you can get ready for your next book... hopefully one full of color pics with
all the model No.s you can think of! (I know that's alot of knowlage you have.)

I'm sure there would be many folks willing to "donate" the pictures of the knives. All you would have to do is
add the info and time-lines.

Who all would like to see a Colonial book with pictures and modle No.s??? It would be a great reference.
::groove::

Now here's a little more celluloid candy for ya to tell us about...

.... Joe
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Re: Colonial Knife Company Collector's Forum

Postby Bonfire bob » Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:52 pm

Nice Pront Colonial Joe, and thanks for the votes Bruno and Joe...
What I would do at the show Joe is give myself more exposure and show all my
display cases of knives..!! ::tu::
I might part with a couple if the price is right! ::shrug::
Here's a sample Pearl/Mammoth Ivory case and I can't even imagine what it's worth....
Bob P. Colonial Classic display case.. ::super_happy:: ::super_happy::
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Re: Colonial Knife Company Collector's Forum

Postby Bonfire bob » Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:16 pm

Hey Bruno, I didn't get a mail from you about your book and your address....
Try again : bonfirebob11@cox.net
Thanks Bobby...

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Re: Colonial Knife Company Collector's Forum

Postby bdev » Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:25 pm

Bonfire bob wrote:Hey Bruno, I didn't get a mail from you about your book and your address....
Try again : bonfirebob11@cox.net
Thanks Bobby...



Just sent it again.
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Re: Colonial Knife Company Collector's Forum

Postby PigSticker » Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:59 pm

Nice display Bob could you show a better pic of that little pearl Congress ??
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Re: Colonial Knife Company Collector's Forum

Postby knifetime » Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:03 pm

I found something very cool about the spoon fork knife set I just got. It is a shell handle set ,it has solid handles and is a bit smaller than the set you have. They are about 3in closed. All 3 pieces are ss including the knife and all are stamped "Stainless,Colonial,prov, USA.". BTW great looking knives man.
Just incase you don't remember the set I'm talking about hear is the pic.
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Re: Colonial Knife Company Collector's Forum

Postby knifetime » Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:14 pm

Joe Dirt wrote:Go for it, Bobby... just DON'T sell your collection! You would regret it I'm sure. ::nod::
Sell that book so you can get ready for your next book... hopefully one full of color pics with
all the model No.s you can think of! (I know that's alot of knowlage you have.)

I'm sure there would be many folks willing to "donate" the pictures of the knives. All you would have to do is
add the info and time-lines.

Who all would like to see a Colonial book with pictures and modle No.s??? It would be a great reference.
::groove::

Now here's a little more celluloid candy for ya to tell us about...

.... Joe

I agree with Joe 100%… You could write a very cool book on Colonial knives and patterns as a follow up of your other book. The other book was great for letting ppl know what went on at the COM and a lot of great Colonial and family history. Now it is time for a very good reference guide for collectors to use to date and help price Colonial knives along with RAP and all the other tang stamps you guys used over the years. I know you got it in you man just look at how much you help us on hear. You could help lots of others out there that don't co m e to this site. ::tu::
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Re: Colonial Knife Company Collector's Forum

Postby Bonfire bob » Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:44 am

Yes Phil, I remember; the set is a gem!!
You see how Colonial used another designed knife, and made the indentical kit with a different style...These two sets of our's Phil are probably worth more as a pair...
I honestly don't know how many variation's of items they made and more importantly,
how many they made!!!!! ::shrug:: ::dang:: ::shrug::

To this day, nobody has come fourth with any old records of production #'s, or records,
stock #'s that changed ten times through the years, THERE IS NO OFFICIAL RECORD and I don't claim to know everything; I do the best I can with my years in the factory.....
I am the only known "Colonial Historian", that has come forward, or is still alive.. :|

This is why I personally appreciate seeing all you "Excellent people", showing all your old Colonial's here at AAPK. I learn something every day.. ::handshake:: ::handshake::

Just keep that set tucked away for now and I'll do the same with mine! ::smirk::
Keep em' comin' folks, I want to base my second and much more popular book on the friends, knives and photo's that I've had the pleasure of meeting here on AAPK. You'd be personally mentioned in the book, along with your knife or knive's... ::hmm::

I smell inspiration comming.... 8) 8)
Bob P. CFE...


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