Old Cutler

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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Old Cutler

Postby saltwaterebel » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:39 am

When did Colonial introduce the Old Cutler brand? The couple of them that I have purchased have nice fit and finish. Also, what steel is used in the 521 and 523 jacks? Thanks Folks!

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Re: Old Cutler

Postby doglegg » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:09 pm

Don't know when they were introduced. I have a few and find them really good knives. The steel is 1095 I believe. ::tu::

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Re: Old Cutler

Postby saltwaterebel » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:46 pm

thanks dogleg.

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Re: Old Cutler

Postby knifeaholic » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:54 pm

saltwaterebel wrote:When did Colonial introduce the Old Cutler brand? The couple of them that I have purchased have nice fit and finish. Also, what steel is used in the 521 and 523 jacks? Thanks Folks!


I don't know the exact year but it was around 1975 to 1977.
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Re: Old Cutler

Postby saltwaterebel » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:29 pm

Thanks 'holic ! Any idea when they dropped the name?

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Re: Old Cutler

Postby knifeaholic » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:31 pm

saltwaterebel wrote:Thanks 'holic ! Any idea when they dropped the name?


Most likely late 90's or so when they closed their US factory.
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Re: Old Cutler

Postby saltwaterebel » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:47 pm

Thanks for all the info. I was frankly quite surprised with the quality of the 3 I have bought over the years. Have a blessed day!

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Re: Old Cutler

Postby Blade Man » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:00 am

I have an old cutler V.I.P. model nickle bolsters brass liners and rose wood scales
really nice looking never used.

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Re: Old Cutler

Postby saltwaterebel » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:26 pm

blademan--stockman?

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Re: Old Cutler

Postby doglegg » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:13 pm

I'm kinda partial to Old Cutlers. I find them a quality knife and with good steel.
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Re: Old Cutler

Postby saltwaterebel » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:20 pm

dogglegg--I bought a couple a few years back and just bought one from Sanders Knives and I agree. I may be buying some more. The knife I recently bought here is a NOS smooth white stockman and I had intended to EDC it but its too nice!

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Re: Old Cutler

Postby saltwaterebel » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:23 pm

Oh by the way dogglegg, those are all fine looking American beauties.

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Re: Old Cutler

Postby doglegg » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:34 pm

saltwaterebel wrote:Oh by the way dogglegg, those are all fine looking American beauties.

Thank you Sir. Certainly quality knives and for a very reasonable price. ::nod::

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Re: Old Cutler

Postby Blade Man » Mon May 13, 2019 5:30 am

saltwaterebel wrote:blademan--stockman?

yes it is

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Re: Old Cutler

Postby treefarmer » Mon May 13, 2019 11:24 am

dogleg, that's a nice pile of knives, looks to be several different patterns. Were any made with bone handles?
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