Colonial coke bottles

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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Colonial coke bottles

Postby edge213 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:18 pm

2 beautiful celluloid well built Colonials.
Not often I find such well built knives made by Colonial.
These 2 must be very early.
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Re: Colonial coke bottles

Postby philco » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:54 pm

Handsome looking knives. Do they have solid bolsters ?
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Re: Colonial coke bottles

Postby edge213 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:23 am

philco wrote:Handsome looking knives. Do they have solid bolsters ?

Yes sir they do.
Very well built knives.
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Re: Colonial coke bottles

Postby Tsar Bomba » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:24 am

Those are standard pinned handles/solid bolsters with a through-and-through pivot pin. Very "typical" slipjoint construction. Those two knives were built well before the shell handle patents were applied for, I believe. The "arched" Colonial stamps were dated from 1926-1938 by a couple online sources - YMMV of course! I "borrowed" a close-up pic of the stamp from another forum:

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Re: Colonial coke bottles

Postby edge213 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:03 am

Thank you Tony.
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Re: Colonial coke bottles

Postby FRJ » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:34 am

Those are great old knives, David.
I really like those. ::tu::
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Re: Colonial coke bottles

Postby edge213 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:17 am

Yessir they really are a couple of Great knives. Even better in person.
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