Colonial Knife Corp


Colonial Knife Corp


Colonial Knife was incorporated in 1926 by the Paolantonio brothers; Antonio, Domenic, Fredrick . Prior to the three brothers forming Colonial Knife, they each worked in other occupations which would hone their skills as manufactures and businessmen.

The brothers proved they had the skills needed to achieve success. Antonio handling the sales, Domenic the finances and Frederick the manufacturing process. The 20’s and 30’s would prove to be difficult times, but with hard work and determination, the brothers would overcome all obstacles.

During the next 70 years Colonial Knife grew adding new products. The 1950’s inspired such brand names as the Sure Snap (auto knife) along with the Cub Hunter and Rin Tin Tin series and other well know styles of knives that would earn the Colonial brand a reputation as “;a boy’s first knife.

In 2001, some of the employees of the former Colonial Knife started Colonial Cutlery international (CCI) and began manufacturing the M-724 auto knives and the J-316 for the military. This new interest in the Colonial brand led to additional customers such as the Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of the U.S.A, Cooper Tools, Stanley Works, Ideal Industries, and the General Service Administration (G.S.A.)

  In 2002, CCI registered the Colonial Knife brand as a division of Colonial Cutlery International, Inc. Today, 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.
Together, two great brands under one roof.  

Website: http://www.colonialknifecorp.com/index.htm
Location: Anywhere you can carry a knife !
Members: 45
Latest Activity: Sep 16, 2022

When Colonial created its first pocket knife in 1926, they knew it would become an industry standard. Today, Colonial is proud to manufacture the highest quality in precision cutlery that can only come from nearly a century of knife making experience. That’s why Colonial is able to offer a lifetime warranty on all its products. Today, Colonial continues to push everyone its manufacturing boundaries, though the use of innovative technologies and breakthrough metal research which requires a powerful position along with creative thinking. It’s the perfect confluence of art and science-the kind of performance you’ll find at Colonial, and the type of ”pushing the envelope“ that has made Colonial an industry leader.

Discussion Forum

Colonial Fruit Knife/Melon Tester

Started by Charles Sample. Last reply by Charles Sample Nov 28, 2018. 4 Replies

I got this Colonial melon tester knife off of eBay for $17 with shipping.  It is in pristine condition with very good snap, not a blemish on it.  Even though it appears to never have been used,…Continue

Colonial Fish Knives

Started by Syd Carr. Last reply by Syd Carr Nov 14, 2018. 6 Replies

I'm surprised there isn't a thread on Colonial Fish Knives, I've seen them all over the place for years and would expect a few to show up here, but alas I guess I'll be the one to start a discussion.…Continue

WWII Colonial Mark 1 Fighting knife

Started by Mario. Last reply by Charles Sample Dec 14, 2016. 6 Replies

Here is a Colonial Mark 1 USN fighting knife. Condition is very nice (that's my own rating).…Continue

Where do you find these Knives

Started by Dan Fitzgerald. Last reply by Charles Sample Aug 26, 2016. 2 Replies

I've been to a ton of knife stores but have never seen anyone carrying them where do you find these knives, I'm in missouri does anyone have a list of knife store here that carry them?Continue

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Comment by Jan Carter on February 29, 2020 at 10:25

Comment by Charles Sample on November 27, 2018 at 20:15

Here is my EDC tactical knife.  It is a Colonial Model 105.  It is my EDC.  I usually use it multiple times every day.  I love the one hand operation.  Lately i have been cutting up a lot of large heavy cardboard boxes with it.  It works great for that and just keeps cutting.  it is always in my pocket.

Comment by Ron Cooper on April 10, 2018 at 22:40

Thanks, Max! Indeed, it is a fine hat representing a fine company!

And that blade on Jan's "EDC Tactical" knife is one gnarly looking piece of steel that looks like it can handle just about anything that life might throw at it. I know that I certainly wouldn't want to find myself on the business end of that blade at any time...period!

Cheers, my friend!

Oh! And a special shout-out to Steve @ Colonial Knife Company for the fine hat that I'm sporting. A great guy and a great company!

Comment by Max McGruder on April 10, 2018 at 22:27

Jan that is a fine lookin knife! I saw that on the site but don't remeber that blade configuration, but sure do like it!

Nice hat Ron!

Comment by Ron Cooper on April 10, 2018 at 22:11

Comment by Jan Carter on April 10, 2018 at 20:26


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Patented non-slip handle prevents slippage or accidentally dropping especially while hands are sweaty or bloody. The deployment button and slide lock are configured for ease of use while wearing either military Nomex® flight gloves or latex surgical gloves. BLADE LENGTH-3-INCHES, WEIGHT-2-OUNCES, OVERALL LENGTH WITH BLADE IN OPEN POSITION-7-INCHES, BLADE STEEL-ATS-34. 

Comment by Max McGruder on February 2, 2018 at 9:34

Comment by Steve Scheuerman (Manx) on August 23, 2016 at 10:57

I missed out the last time. Here's hoping second time is a charm! That Defiant is a nice looking knife. And I ain't never had me no Colonial knife afore!

Comment by Jeremy B. Buchanan on August 22, 2016 at 19:41

After owning my Colonial Defiant CE 400 for over a year now, I have become very fond of this knife as well as the rest of the Colonial knives I have seen. I have yet to add any more to my collection, but it's not because I don't want more of them. I hope to add several more Colonials to my collection over the net year, including a tomahawk.

Comment by Jan Carter on May 10, 2016 at 20:26


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