Colonial knife company?

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?

Post by 313 Mike » Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:30 am

Here's an old Colonial with the curved tang stamp....if ya double click the pic you can see it better...I believe this stamp dates it from between 1926--38...? The handle scales are alot like I have on an old Utica and another old Iroquois knife. I like the looks of that curved Colonial stamping, this is the only one I have with that stamp!
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Post by TripleF » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:59 am

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Post by 313 Mike » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:01 am

Here's a pair of Colonial lockbacks, both measure in at 4 " closed and lock up solid as Sears....no idea when these were produced though. Cool old knives both. Anyone know of any other colors...?
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Post by TripleF » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:36 am

WOW, never seen those before. Very kool!
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Post by 313 Mike » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:47 pm

Thanks Scott! I've only ever seen the black and the yellow ones, not sure if they made any other colors. Perhaps if the good Mr RAP is still stopping by here occasionally he could shed some light on these cool old lockbacks....

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Post by Old Hunter » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:59 pm

Wow Mike, you have been on a Colonial roll lately - nice acquisitions!
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Post by 313 Mike » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:51 pm

Yes OH,you are correct, I've been lucky enough to pick up some sweet ol' Colonials lately! I've even been able to gift some to family members, and they've been very much appreciated. Nice thing about the Colonials is they can usually be had for pretty cheap, so pickin' up some new knives doesn't have to break the bank....
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Post by TripleF » Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:35 am

This mini fish knife just arrived today:
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Post by knifeaholic » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:14 pm

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-COLONIA ... 327wt_1045

Great old Colonial catalog. Probably 1950's or 60's.
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Post by TripleF » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:27 pm

I know......I saw that :shock: :shock: ::drool:: ::drool::
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Cub Hunter Stag!!!
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Re: Colonial knife company?

Post by 313 Mike » Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:15 pm

I picked up these two Colonial advertising knives, the orange one caught my eye and the white one came along for the ride. Not sure of the time frame, but the phone number on the orange one doesn't have an area code or first three numbers so that should be a clue perhaps...? The orange one is advertising an auto parts buisness, and the white one is advertising some sort of financial services buisness out of Boston. Makes sense that they are both east coast buisness' since Colonial is from Prov RI. They were both lookin' kinda rough when I got them in, but I cleaned 'em up a tad and this is what I've got. I thought they were kinda cool anyways...
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Post by TripleF » Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:26 pm

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Re: Colonial knife company?

Post by Cutty » Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:51 pm

Does anyone have a listing of Colonial tang stamps for general dating purposes. I have yet to pony up an buy a copy of Goins book. If not is there a resource on here (haven't seen one) or somewhere else on the web?

I have a few and have been looking at others on the bay because they are relatively cheap and have good steel and can be cleaned/carried without really affecting the value IMO. :)
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Re: Colonial knife company?

Post by TripleF » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:16 pm

Don't know that there is one Cutty. I haven't seen it yet.....
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