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PALCO Forest Master? Who's PALCO?

Postby TripleF » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:13 pm

I thought Forest Master was a shield used by Colonial.

Can anybody fill me in?
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Re: PALCO Forest Master? Who's PALCO?

Postby Joe Dirt » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:54 pm

The "Forest-Master" logo belonged to Colonial.
That's definitely one of the Colonials with a different stamp.
You can find the Forest-Master's with 2 different jig patterns.
That's one I would run past Robert Paolantonio, Scott. He said that they did a LOT of
different "branding" for there customers.

I got an Anvil stockman with a "SHARP USA" stamp on it. He said it IS one of Colonials
"secondary" stamps.

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Re: PALCO Forest Master? Who's PALCO?

Postby chetr1200c » Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:48 am

what knife company did this scout forest master? i can't make out the tang stamp.
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Re: PALCO Forest Master? Who's PALCO?

Postby TripleF » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:07 am

I know the FOREST MASTER shield was part of the Colonial line up.
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Re: PALCO Forest Master? Who's PALCO?

Postby philco » Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:21 pm

Scott, I'm operating strictly from memory here ( and that's dangerous at best) but I seem to recall a line of camping products that bore the "Palco" brand. I'm thinking of such items as cooking kits, canteens, eating utinsils and such. If I'm not totally out in left field (my second home) it would make sense that Palco would also market a scout knife and quite likely would have contracted it from a knife making company like Colonial.

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Postby TripleF » Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:16 pm

Thanks for your input Phil....ya know, I think I saw something like that as I was searching the Internet yesterday or the day before....allegedly. ;-)
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Re: PALCO Forest Master? Who's PALCO?

Postby TripleF » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:28 pm

Well, I win! I stumped the panel. I contacted both Paolantonio's I know (both grandkids of the founding fathers and still involved in the knife world) and neither could tell me anything about the stamping!
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Re: PALCO Forest Master? Who's PALCO?

Postby Miller Bro's » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:49 pm

TripleF wrote:Well, I win! I stumped the panel.


No, I just found this thread :wink:

Palco Worc. U.S.A. is a trademark used by the Worcester Pressed Aluminum Co. in Worcester Mass. They are known for making mess kits, canteens, outdoor equipment, etc. These items are still found today and fairly common, their items were made out of Aluminum.I am sure they had these knives made on contract for them as they sold items to companies that handled outdoor equipment, as well as producing official B&G scout items.

I don`t know if they are still in business or not ::shrug::

Now, what do I win Scott? ::hmm:: ::suspense::
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Re: PALCO Forest Master? Who's PALCO?

Postby TripleF » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:52 pm

Nothin, thanks to you Dimitri.... ::facepalm::


Sidenote. Read that wrong, thought you were askin what I won?

You get a sticker Dimitri....a big smiley face sticker. ::woot::
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Re: PALCO Forest Master? Who's PALCO?

Postby philco » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:55 pm

Not so fast there MB. Please read my previous post on this thread. :lol:
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Postby Miller Bro's » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:57 pm

I just read it Phil,

I did not see anything about the Worcester Pressed Aluminum Co. in there ::hmm:: ::smirk:: :lol: :lol:
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Re: PALCO Forest Master? Who's PALCO?

Postby philco » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:59 pm

Well...........I just figured everybody already knew THAT ! :mrgreen:
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Re: PALCO Forest Master? Who's PALCO?

Postby Miller Bro's » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:00 am

::doh:: :lol:
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Re: PALCO Forest Master? Who's PALCO?

Postby TripleF » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:03 am

You guys are killing me. ::rotflol:: ::rotflol::

I still win the prize cuz I have the knife ::groove:: ::groove::
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Re: PALCO Forest Master? Who's PALCO?

Postby Miller Bro's » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:10 am

TripleF wrote:I still win the prize cuz I have the knife ::groove:: ::groove::


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