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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: Now we have a Colonial thread,Show'em

Postby #goldpan » Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:32 am

Love your collection B.Mauser! Those Old Cutlers are very nice ::nod:: The Swiss Masters are new to me. Very nice. Garrddogg56 you have collection as well. ::tu:: ::tu:: I have some Colonial Hobos somewhere ::hmm:: I'll have to dig them out and post some pics.

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Postby Tsar Bomba » Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:30 am

I'll offer this up as a teaser to give myself inspiration to take pictures of the rest. This is the latest Colonial in my hoard, a Sharp USA-stamped 2-blade jack in Colonial's infamous faux-stag, on the same frame as the 3-spring stockman also stamped with "Sharp USA 270". 270 might be the pattern number?

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This is the stockman for comparison:

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A newer poster in General Knife Discussion posted a Colonial-stamped version of the stockman this week, so it should be interesting to see how many variants of these little serpentine knives we can put together with the collective accumulators of AAPK working on it. :lol:
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Postby B.Mauser » Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:51 am

garddogg56 wrote:Here ya go Brian ::nod::


That was fast. Thanks. Nice collection! A new and old model Hobo, cool. Those white Forest Masters are hard to find. Ive been looking for a while and just finally found one last week. :)





#goldpan wrote:Love your collection B.Mauser! Those Old Cutlers are very nice ::nod:: The Swiss Masters are new to me. Very nice. Garrddogg56 you have collection as well. ::tu:: ::tu:: I have some Colonial Hobos somewhere ::hmm:: I'll have to dig them out and post some pics.


Thank you goldpan. I am happy you like my pictures. I sure do enjoy the displays you make. That Anvil box is really amazing too. Great stuff! ::tu::
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Postby B.Mauser » Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:15 am

Tsar Bomba wrote:I'll offer this up as a teaser to give myself inspiration to take pictures of the rest. This is the latest Colonial in my hoard, a Sharp USA-stamped 2-blade jack in Colonial's infamous faux-stag, on the same frame as the 3-spring stockman also stamped with "Sharp USA 270". 270 might be the pattern number?

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This is the stockman for comparison:

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A newer poster in General Knife Discussion posted a Colonial-stamped version of the stockman this week, so it should be interesting to see how many variants of these little serpentine knives we can put together with the collective accumulators of AAPK working on it. :lol:



I'm looking forward to your pictures. And funny that you mention these. I'm working on some pictures of a couple Colonial Sharp knives I have so I can add them to my website soon.

I got a new one recently too. We might be buying knives from the same guy.

Did you get your Sharp from a guy in Providence R.I? I have bought 5 Colonials from him this month. I love it when they come from the motherland!
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Postby B.Mauser » Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:53 pm

Here are a couple Forest Masters made after Colonial stopped putting on shields. They have red and white stagged handles and the white one is glow in the dark. I have seen 3 other models of Colonials that glow but this is the first Forest Master.


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Postby Tsar Bomba » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:13 am

B.Mauser wrote:I'm looking forward to your pictures. And funny that you mention these. I'm working on some pictures of a couple Colonial Sharp knives I have so I can add them to my website soon.

I got a new one recently too. We might be buying knives from the same guy.

Did you get your Sharp from a guy in Providence R.I? I have bought 5 Colonials from him this month. I love it when they come from the motherland!

I'd have to go back and check, I think it was just a one-off in my case. It is possible that some of the other Colonial-made Sharps came from there, however. I have records on a few of them, I'll check and see.

Life's been preventing me from getting a lot of my knives photographed but once I can secure a little free time I will be reorganizing everything and photographing the notables. I've already gotten started on the first part. Now, I just need to get through another looong work week. ::disgust::
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Postby B.Mauser » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:02 am

Whenever you have the time Tony. ::tu::
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Re: Now we have a Colonial thread,Show'em

Postby bighomer » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:55 am

I got a few,they are fine ole cheap knives imho.
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Postby ScoutKnives » Fri May 05, 2017 11:42 pm

Picked up this large 3 blade Colonial a few weeks ago and has been my EDC knife since, holds an edge great .
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Postby DM11 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:23 pm

Got this Master Barlow the other day. Not sure the covers are original. I like it any way.
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Postby OLDE CUTLER » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:22 am

My Colonials
Two Old Cutlers
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Ranger Jack & two Stockman
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Forest Master and Hobo
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Stockman & Electrician
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Postby DM11 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:51 am

Old Cutler you certainly have a nice collection of Colonial knives! ::tu::
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Postby OLDE CUTLER » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:13 pm

DM11 wrote:Old Cutler you certainly have a nice collection of Colonial knives! ::tu::


The last one pictured, the cattle knife, I actually bought it with the intention of "converting" it into a custom by tossing the shell handles and making new brass liners, nickel silver bolsters, and rehandling. But it is in good shape and I have been carrying it "as is". Also am I correct in calling it a cattle knife as it does not have the awl or punch blade as cattle knives usually do?
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Postby m0nk » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:46 pm

Good looking collections y'all have! This little guy just arrived in the mail today and I'm so happy with it I had to post some pics. Direct from Colonial on sale this month, no tax and free shipping. Liner lock, thick 440C blade, just a great working knife. I intended to throw it in my toolbox but I don't know if I'll be able to keep it out of my pocket. And an unexpected surprise... it's serialized!

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Postby m0nk » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:53 pm

OLDE CUTLER wrote:Also am I correct in calling it a cattle knife as it does not have the awl or punch blade as cattle knives usually do?


OC - I would just call it an equal end stockman. I've seen Case knives called stockmans that have a pen blade like yours instead of a sheepsfoot. Personally I don't care much for the traditional serpentine handles on my Case and Buck stockmans, so I like the cigar frame on yours. The other Colonial serpentine stockmans pictured above have a thicker cap end, which to me is more visually appealing than some of the other makes.

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