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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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Post by garddogg56 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:12 am

This was LOOOONG over due for such a Great American knife company ::ds:: ::super_happy::This is a set-up that I use now and again at work.The lockback was a company safety award.
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Post by 313 Mike » Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:30 am

Very cool, a whole section dedicated to Colonial!

Perhaps one of the mods would see fit to move the Colonial thread that has been running in the knife lore section over here, there are quite a few great old Colonials posted over there already!
http://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/kni ... &start=150

Here's an old Colonial cell handled number that I'm quite fond of...
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Post by Old Hunter » Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:20 am

This is great - thanks to Bryan and to Bob for getting this started. I'm going to start by posting my favorite Colonial pocketknife; a 4" Old Cutler Texas Jack that was a gift from Philco last spring. This knife snaps like a gator, takes an edge like a razor, and is tough as a grizzly bear - what a knife! OH
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Post by 313 Mike » Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:56 am

Here's another old cell handled Jack...solid half stops and snappy as can be!
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Post by Cutty » Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:05 am

Thanks for starting this thread Garddogg. ::tu::

I dig 'em :D
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Possibly colonial made? Only marked USA.
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Post by Cutty » Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:12 am

and a few more.

All have been bosted on various threads before.
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Post by Bonfire bob » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:22 pm

Wow, this is great!! It appears AAPK has needed a Colonial Expert for a long time; well here I am! So glad I have found a new home and just recently became a new member...
Just because, I'm going to start at the top and at least recognise all you Colonial guys and your knives, the best that I can! Garddog was first with one of the old TP-333 family, this being the largest of the three and built pretty well. To the right is a much older 2- blade
honey and probably dates back early 60's; solid N. S. bolster's I beleive and built well.
And then our proud # LB-125, that took years to design and promote! Plated bolster's and liners but a good value, especially with the plastic handle having the ability to be "Hot Die Stamped" for advertising! We sold tons of these. Next is 313Mike with that pretty old blue peanut with bolster tips incorporated in the liner! Very pretty Celluloid handles, probably mid 60's on this baby. Old Hunter is our next contestant with a nice # 532, 2-blade Old Cutler! This was our winner for the future and my design of choice because of the quality!
1095 carbon steel; in .095 thickness! Solid brass liners are .032 thickness, cut scale near the sheep foot and spay blades were .025, but the center brass cut scale was .050!! Nice, thick and strong. Solid N.S. bolster's and a one of the best quality knives of the last 20 years of Colonial's existance. I used these parts to make custom factory knives with M.O.P., Mammoth Ivory, all kinds of wood, smooth bone, jigged bone and even some pieced together Abalone Pearl. The Barlow Old Cutler was equally built well,and I made many of these also! 313Mike shows us another old peanut, same date as the pretty blue one. Cutty shows us a nice bunch and I'll start from the top again...
Very old, three blade stockman, don't remember the model #, probably late 60's. The Celluloid handles were another old probably 2- blade jack knife. Guys don't mind if I don't remember some model numbers since Colonial made hundreds and hundreds of different pocket knives over the years and If I were a walking computer, it would be nice, but I'm not! All I can do is give you the most honest assesment from my Colonial expertise!
Cutty, the next two are the famous # S-409-F; designated by "S" for Stainless, and the "F" was for fish knife; definately an older model like late 60's..we made this model for YEARS and I actually had one of the first ones made from M.O.P., but some time ago disapeared from my room! Another old jackknife from the same time line. The next was very popular being our Swiss Master # 1405, and the blister pack is same knife but the front view. The last one is our old Ranger, # 932, 2-blade in white; we made these for many years also...WOW!! My fingers hurt!! Glad I could help you guys and gals a bit; love to see these old baby's...How about seeing some early 30's, half moon round tang stamped, beautiful old jack knives?? Model #'s of these knives, forget it!! My father was a baby when these were made!! Enjoy and keep the questions and pics coming!!
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Post by TripleF » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:51 pm

Compliments of Bobby Paolantonio (bonfire bob) I have this 8 function utility knife with brown handles along with some of his business cards from the old days:
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Post by Cutty » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:33 pm

Bobby P. first of all welcome to the site. ::ds::

I greatly appreciate your knowledge and the time that you have taken to individually go over each and every knife posted. Your passion for the knives and your family history shows.

Five of the knives that I posted were edc's of both of my grandfathers. They are no longer with us but I cherish these knives and a few others of theirs over anything else in my collection. My father still tells stories from many decades ago about his father and that old fish knife and stockman when ever he sees it. My mother also remembers her father carrying the jack that I have since rescaled. Those stories and history along with the knives are irreplaceable.

Nice old colonials everybody ::tu::
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Post by knifeaholic » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:43 pm

I believe that this knife is actually a CAMCO by Camillus.
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Post by Cutty » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:53 pm

Thanks Steve. ::tu::

I wasn't sure. Colonial was just a very uneducated guess for me. I did have another member make the same colonial assumption some several mos. ago, I think???
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Post by Old Hunter » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:31 pm

My second Old Cutler, this one is a NOS yellow handled jackknife (3-3/8"). I have a worn, red, two piece box with warranty/instruction sheet. OH

Ps Bobby, thanks so much for the information on my knife (and on the others) - I have a lot to learn about Colonial knives.
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Post by Bonfire bob » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:26 am

Thank you Scott!! My FLA pal! THIS is the definition that it is always better to give, than to recieve! Scott loves that custom # 2008, RARE brown handled Swiss knife and just to see his appreciation, means the WORLD to me! Scott R is truly a good friend and one of most valued buddy for sure! I spoil my buddy's and ask around a bit like Scott and Joe K., and they will confirm it! Scott still loves that old hobo # 2644 Camper by Colonial., we made them for years and always a top seller! Thanks for the compliments Scott, your the best!! Bobby P. (Bonfire Bob)... ::tu::
Also, "old hunter", that's a neat little # 422 2-blade Old Cutler! I made lots of these with the Abalone pearl handles cause the pearl I found in the cellar at Colonial, just about fit that size knife! I have a dozen or so left, but I must come clean and confess I lost many of these to pretty little dolls at strip joints all over the south!! It was worth it DAM!! I'm all lap danced out, my boys here got the picture, right guys !! hahahahha!! At least I came clean!! This is outstanding!! I haven't been this happy in years!! WICKED nice guys, awsume knives, and lots of fun! Thanks to all; I have truely found a new home!!
Bobby... ::groove:: ::ds:: ::handshake:: Here I am; happy on my deck!!
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Post by 313 Mike » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:46 am

Thanks for all the great info Bobby, great stuff!
Here's a couple of tiny little fellas I have! Almost too small to use for much beyond cleaning the fingernails, but still pretty cool little knives. Must have taken a steady hand to work on these mini knives!
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Post by Joe Dirt » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:48 am

GREAT to have a place on AAPK for the Colonial Knife Co. Also GREAT to have a 3rd
generation cutler on board who ACTUALLY WORKED AT THE COMPANY with us too!
Good to have ya here, Bobby! ::handshake::

This picture is of the back of my store display. Bobby kindly dated the old display for me.
It's from the early 70's.

This will help out on several of the pattern No.'s as well.

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