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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Post by cody6268 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:13 pm

Recently bought two of these Stockman frame, single blade linerlock knives off of eBay (actually just this morning) and am wondering if Colonial made it. Aside from the lock, it sure looks like a white scaled Ranger Stockman I have advertising a local feed store.

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eBay listing: ... 0677.m4598

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Re: Lakota=Colonial?

Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:30 am

I have a Ranger stockman w/ that liner lock and it looks exactly like that. Whoever made that one made the Ranger too.
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Re: Lakota=Colonial?

Post by LRV » Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:20 am

Here is a story of lakota knife co.
The knife sure looks like a Colonial and there is a pair on e-bay ... o-history/
The link in the story to the Lokata page is not alive. Lokata was having issues and had gone bankrupt but was trying to make a comeback.
I do not see and current info on them.
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