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 Ron Cooper on May 5, 2016 at 15:58

Welcome aboard, Derek!

That's a little collage I did awhile back that is really an homage to not only the Defiant but to Colonial, as well. A great Knife and a well respected Knife Company!

I'm glad you found your way over here!

Comment by Derek Wells on May 5, 2016 at 15:47

Ron Cooper gave me the nudge ... an now I'm here! I had no I idea Colonial were still a considerable force in the knife world (We can take a while to catch up Down under) Some of the knives on the Colonial web site would/should do well in this part of the world ... especially the Buchcraft/survival knives.

Comment by Jan Carter on April 23, 2016 at 18:34


Very Nice!  Great find right there!

Comment by Michael Squier on April 21, 2016 at 15:06

I sure will

Comment by Charles Sample on April 21, 2016 at 14:12

Michael, that's neat.  Be sure and post pics when you get them finished.

Comment by Michael Squier on April 21, 2016 at 13:49

I just got these old unfinished blades in the mail. Im guessing they are old stock from the 50's or 60's, not really sure but they have never had a handle or final sharpening. Now I get to do it.

Comment by Tobias Gibson on April 13, 2016 at 20:49
Colonial just keeps getting better. This isn't the old Colonial knives although they still make a few traditional patterns. But you really can't go wrong. Many of the USA knife makers are making knives to collect. Colonial knives is making solid knives that get the job done.
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Comment by Jan Carter on October 19, 2015 at 19:38

Check out the very well written Colonial review by Mr Steve Hanner!!



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