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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.).
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.
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
When I joined this Group just a week ago I thought "I have a few Colonials ... must dig them out" As it turns out I don't have many at all ... lest ways knives actually tang stamped "Colonial".…Continue
Top RowColonial Model T10 Tomahawk and Sheath, Old Cutler No. 320, Old Cutler No. 423, Old Cutler No. 521Second RowColonial Bushcraft Defiant Model CE 400 and Sheath, Old Cutler No. 522, Old Cutler…Continue
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