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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, carried, or sharpened, it is hair shaving sharp. It has brass liners with a brass bird's eye pin. Overall it appears to be a good quality knife. But what attracted me to it is what is on the handles. Since it says "Compliments of" I assume that it was some sort of give away or promotion item obviously associated in some way with SMKW. I have posted it on Steve Paolantonio's Facebook page in hopes that he can tell me the story behind the knife. I like knives with a story behind them. It will make a good addition to my Colonial collection.
Great score, Charles! Especially in this beautiful condition! Use it in good health, my friend.
This is an amazing find in this condition, the writing is not even faded! Goodness I hope Steve has the story I would love to hear about it
Jan, I sure hope Steve can tell me the story. There obviously is one and it involves both Colonial and SMKW. The writing is what made me want this knife. I already had one ordinary Colonial melon tester in pretty good shape but not pristine like this one.