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 Jeremy B. Buchanan on July 27, 2015 at 19:36

Very nice looking knife and made with one of my favorite steels.To top it off, Made in the USA. Hard to beat this one. Thanks for sharing Jan.

Comment by Jan Carter on July 27, 2015 at 19:07

154CM Blade steel, 


*made in USA

* Designer-Abe Elias
*Blade Steel-154CM

*Blade Rockwell-60C
Overall length 11-1/8"

The name tells it like it is-Tough and Strong. The Defiant has a high Saber grind for an effective geometry for cutting and small chopping.  Plenty of mass for chopping yet is no so thick and unwieldy that you would want to leave it at home. Key to the design is the ergonomic handle providing a platform for plenty of control whatever your task. When the odds seem long & the easy thing is to just give up, be DEFIANT & overcome.
Comment by Tobias Gibson on June 20, 2015 at 10:19

Not sur eif I showed this one yet.   I got it last week at the flea market

Comment by Jan Carter on June 9, 2015 at 21:14

Missing Steve P at Blade Show was a disappointment, hoping to meet up with him at another show soon 

Comment by Jan Carter on June 9, 2015 at 21:13

That IS a fine looking Jack and a good price

Comment by Tobias Gibson on June 8, 2015 at 9:01

That's a fine looking jack knife, Charles.

Comment by Charles Sample on June 7, 2015 at 20:49

I got this near mint Colonial Ranger on eBay for less than $10.

Colonial Ranger (1}

Comment by Tobias Gibson on June 7, 2015 at 20:29

It is strange but true.  For every Colonial I seem to come across I see about a dozen Imperial/Schrades.   I'm also actively seek out Colonials these days as they seem to  be a better buy that the Imperials

I've shown this one pic before but it bears showing again.   It is my small collection of Colonial Camp knives.   Now if i can only get me a few Colonial Fish Knives,  They aren't as easy to snag as I had hoped!

Comment by Wendell Watson on June 7, 2015 at 16:43

I have a hard time finding colonial knives. but I am watching for them. hope to get a nice one to see how I like them. never owned one myself.

Comment by Patti Olsen on June 7, 2015 at 16:42

Everyone has an old Barlow story.... If I can ever find mine I will post it and it's story, until then, I am enjoying everyone!


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