Colonial M-724 Orange Paratrooper Automatic Knife
Colonial M-724 Orange Paratrooper Automatic Knife, 2.78" Blade, Orange Handle
Colonial M-724 Orange Paratrooper Automatic Knife, 2.78" Blade, Orange Handle

Colonial M-724 Orange Paratrooper Automatic Knife, 2.78" Blade, Orange Handle

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The Colonial M-724 Orange Paratrooper Automatic Knife is your ultimate rescue companion. Built-to-order, this knife is worth the wait and is currently being used in military aircraft ejection seat survival kits. Designed to facilitate survival, evasion, and escape, it is the perfect tool for anyone who needs a no-frills, utilitarian knife that can easily endure extreme conditions.

Crafted with stainless steel and glass-filled nylon, the handle length is 4.5 inches, and it weighs a mere 2 ounces. The blade length is 3 inches, with a cutting edge length of 2.75 inches, and features a hook that can be used to cut parachute shrouds during self-rescue. The knife is MOLLE compatible and comes with a lifetime warranty.

Made in Warwick, Rhode Island, U.S.A., the Colonial M-724 Orange Paratrooper Automatic Knife is a reliable and durable tool that won't disappoint.

Brand: Colonial Knife Company
Catalog Number: 591502
Brand Colonial Knife Company
Model Paratrooper Knife
Model Number M-724
Opener Push Button
Automatic Knife Yes
Blade Color Silver
Blade Edge Plain
Blade Length 2.78
Blade Material Stainless Steel
Closed Length 4.50
Country of Origin USA
Handle Color Orange
Handle Material GFN
Knife Weight 2.7
Knife Type Folding
Lock Type Button Lock
Number of Knives Tool 2
Point Clip
Sheath Included No

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.

Customer Reviews

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Charles Bradshaw
Paratrooper knife

I bought a very early generation knife at the blade show in Atlanta several years ago. It was not of the quality that I expected. I was very disappointed in the operation of the knife. Fast forward two years later while at the blade show I ran into the owner of the company at their booth at the blade show. I told him I bought one of his knives a couple of years ago and that it was trash. He pulled out a new knife and handed it to me at no charge. Class company. They do what they say.