Colonial Cub Scout Utility Knife #1883 Wanted

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 Cub Scout Utility Knife #1883 Wanted

Post by bestgear » Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:30 pm

HELP!

I'm writing a book on Official Scout knives extending the great work of Joseph Kerr and I'm looking for a fairly new and inexpensive Official Scout knife that I've had a difficult time finding. It's a Colonial Cub Scout knife #1883 and I've attached a photo for your reference. I'd love to find one new/unused in the box but would love to hear from anyone that might have one for sale. Many thanks in advance for your assistance.
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Re: Colonial Cub Scout Utility Knife #1883 Wanted

Post by ironmage » Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:53 pm

bestgear wrote:HELP!

I'm writing a book on Official Scout knives extending the great work of Joseph Kerr and I'm looking for a fairly new and inexpensive Official Scout knife that I've had a difficult time finding. It's a Colonial Cub Scout knife #1883 and I've attached a photo for your reference. I'd love to find one new/unused in the box but would love to hear from anyone that might have one for sale. Many thanks in advance for your assistance.
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Re: Colonial Cub Scout Utility Knife #1883 Wanted

Post by TripleF » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:02 am

Pretty sure this is made by Colonial. I asked the Preseident of Colonail where Scout knives could be found and he replied on the Official Scouts site scouting.org

Here's a link to the knife:
http://www.scoutstuff.org/cub-scout-utility-knife.html

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Re: Colonial Cub Scout Utility Knife #1883 Wanted

Post by Old Hunter » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:19 am

Scott, I looked all over the BSA website for the USA made Colonial Cub Scout knives and all I can find is unbranded made in China knives. I would sure like to have a link the to the actual Colonial made in the USA Cub Scout - need one for my collection too - willing to pay in Yankee dollars!
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Re: Colonial Cub Scout Utility Knife #1883 Wanted

Post by TripleF » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:52 am

Sorry bro, no such animal.

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Re: Colonial Cub Scout Utility Knife #1883 Wanted

Post by 9ball » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:19 pm

That image posted at the top is a Camillus.......look at the tang stamp.

Here is one on eRip now.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CUB-SCOUT-OFFIC ... 27c8a7abcc
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Re: Colonial Cub Scout Utility Knife #1883 Wanted

Post by Bonfire bob » Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:49 pm

Correct, 9ball!! We NEVER made a scout knife without a can opener and NEVER made a scout knife with a double liner lock! Good eye my friend..ALSO, the # 1883 is NOT a Colonial stock number...
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Re: Colonial Cub Scout Utility Knife #1883 Wanted

Post by philco » Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:52 pm

I think the # 1883 is a number assigned to the knife by the Boy Scouts of America. It's not actually a stock number used by the knife company.
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Re: Colonial Cub Scout Utility Knife #1883 Wanted

Post by Bonfire bob » Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:32 pm

Hey Philco, this is true! Lots of our private labeling orders, the customer prefered thier own tang stamp AND a special stock number...once again this scout you showed us IS NOT a Colonial..you may want to contact Camillus and see if they have any further info that might help you!
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Re: Colonial Cub Scout Utility Knife #1883 Wanted

Post by Chefglenrd » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:34 pm

Are you still looking for a Colonial 1883? I have one in near perfect condition.
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