Old Cutler (Colonial?)

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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Old Cutler (Colonial?)

Postby jerryd6818 » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:46 pm

This Old Cutler (made by Colonial??) came in today's mail. It's 3-3/8" closed and doesn't look like it's ever been carried, used or sharpened.
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Re: Old Cutler (Colonial?)

Postby garddogg56 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:44 pm

::tu:: nice one Jerry
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Re: Old Cutler (Colonial?)

Postby jerryd6818 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:48 pm

Thanks dogg. That is a Colonial brand, is it not??
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Re: Old Cutler (Colonial?)

Postby Cutty » Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:54 pm

Pretty sure that I remember Bobby P. or Joedirt saying that it is/was a colonial brand.

It's nice, I know that ::tu::
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Re: Old Cutler (Colonial?)

Postby jerryd6818 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:01 pm

Thanks Cutty. I thought I remembered reading that but I can't trust my memory these days.
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Re: Old Cutler (Colonial?)

Postby orvet » Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:44 pm

Colonial. ::nod:: ::tu::
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Re: Old Cutler (Colonial?)

Postby TripleF » Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:38 pm

Yes it is.....my steel friend!

check out this post on my blog.....I wish I'da never sold this one...

http://pocketknivesblog.com/colonial-ol ... e-rap-72s/

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Re: Old Cutler (Colonial?)

Postby jerryd6818 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:34 am

Scott, I can see why you have regrets. I picked this one up because I'd read all the comments y'all had on the knives and wanted to see what all the fuss was about. I realize the one I got is not up to the same standards as Scott's knife but it is an Old Cutler. ::shrug::
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Re: Old Cutler (Colonial?)

Postby Colonel26 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:34 am

Nice snag there Cuz. I've never had one, but I've read here they're in the same level as an older Old Timer, that's a good thing.

It's a nice looking one for sure.
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Re: Old Cutler (Colonial?)

Postby orvet » Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:57 am

This is another knife that was competition with the Old Timer line; The Anvil line from Colonial Cutlery.
Goins says they started about 1972.

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The contour of the handle really made for a good grip when using the knife.
I am surprised they were not more popular than they were, but Old Timer had a BIG head start!
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Re: Old Cutler (Colonial?)

Postby garddogg56 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:27 am

Man Dale that is a nice one ::tu:: I just picked up my first Old Cutler ,they are well made ::nod::
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Re: Old Cutler (Colonial?)

Postby deltaboy » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:56 am

I got a 3 blade Anvil Stockman last week! It was new old stock without a box!
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Re: Old Cutler (Colonial?)

Postby doglegg » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:25 pm

After reading Scott's high praise for the Old Cutler line by Colonial and after a little further research, I got a little interested in the knives. I read that they had 1095 steel and I thought, wow, knives with that steel go for big bucks right now. So I bought a couple and was impressed. One from Ray, another from Scott and also one from Sanders knives. The rest were off ebay. All very reasonable. Some were farmed out to Camillus, the muskrat here.
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Re: Old Cutler (Colonial?)

Postby doglegg » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:19 pm

And one more, a little pen knife. Sorry for the glare in the pics.
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Re: Old Cutler (Colonial?)

Postby deltaboy » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:06 am

orvet wrote:This is another knife that was competition with the Old Timer line; The Anvil line from Colonial Cutlery.
Goins says they started about 1972.

Anvil a.jpg
Anvil b.jpg

The contour of the handle really made for a good grip when using the knife.
I am surprised they were not more popular than they were, but Old Timer had a BIG head start!
Anvil c.jpg



I have a real nice Anvil 3 Blade Stockman I stole off the Bay!
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