Colonial 2-Blade Electrician's Utility Knife
• Wire-stripper and screwdriver
• Length closed: 3-3/4"
• Safety lock
• Handle is made of Butyrate Plastic
|Closed Length||2.5 inches|
|Blade Length||2.50 inches|
|Blade Material||Stainless Steel (440C)|
|Lock Type||Slip Joint|
|Total Length||5.0 inches|
|Pocket Clip Included||No|
|Knife Weight||4.80 ounces|
|Number of Knives/Tools||2|
Colonial Knife Company got its start in 1919 when it's founder, Antonio Paolantonio returned from WWI after serving with the United States Calvary as a Black Smith. Antonio began making knives at 9 Calendar Street in Providence, Rhode Island. Antonio called his new company the "A. Paolantonio Cutlery Company." Antonio's first customers were the jewelry industry. Antonio made knife skeletons and sold the skeletons to the jewelry industry where they would place exotic handles on the knives and re-sell the finished knives to high end men's clothing stores. Over the years the business grew and in 1926 Antonio changed the company name to Colonial Knife Company, Inc.
World War II broke out and Antonio was asked to serve on the War Production Board in Washington, D.C. where he oversaw the allocation of steel to the cutlery industry and research that lead to the only combat knife to use polymers (plastics) for knife handles that offered Navy corpsman and medics the ability to boil the knife to make it sterile.
Over the next 40 years Colonial Knife grew adding over 150 product lines and during the 1960's enjoyed the reputation as the world's largest knife manufacturer.
During the 1970's and into the 1980's Colonial produced collector knives for Smith & Wesson, Colt, Winchester, and the "John Russell Barlow" knives for Russell Harrington Company (Dexter Russell) the "Colonel Coon" knife line along with producing knives for a number of knife manufacturers under private label.
Colonial's current brands include such names as Ranger,Colonial-Prov.USA, Old Cutler, Anvil Brand, Coyote, Master Series, Swiss Master, BackCountry, Solder Tec, Hurricane, GSA government Knives, auto knives, Hand Crafted Series and Barlow.
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I carried the twin of this knife for many years but forgot I had it and gave it up to the TSA. I looked a long time to find another like it. It is an excellent basic knife with a screw-driver, which is really handy. The knife is constructed well and I recommend it.
This is an excellent quality! It is an old favorite I used in my tactical days. I'm glad I found a place to purchase one for personal use. So far, it has exceeded my expectations.
The knife I ordered I was very happy with it. The workmanship was top rate. The blades stay sharp and I use it everyday. The only reason I gave it 4 stars and not 5 is because I wish it had a wood on the sides instead of plastic. But in the big picture that is simply cosmetics and does not affect the performance of the knife. I will be more then happy to order more from you when the time comes. Thank you for your time
This is a replacement knife for the one I was issued in the Military back in the 60's. I expect the same wonderful result with this one as I experienced with the original one.
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