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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Some old Cutlers that Bob sent me pictures of a few years ago.
Your filing on the Barlow looks similar. The others not so much.
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I was doing a lot of gun show selling back in the early 1980"s and one of the brands I sold a lot of was Old Cutler. I have never seen any Old Cutler knives that looked like those you have. I would think they were customized by some talented knife mechanic as Old Cutler knives were an inexpensive brand that I would not think anyone would spend that kind of time and thus money on customizing at the factory. I can recall back in the day I used to pay $35 for a dozen Old Cutler from the wholesaler and I sold them for $9-10 each. The most popular patterns I sold were stockman, trapper and Barlow. I can't recall if they made other patterns such as jack or muskrat.
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