GENERAL PURPOSE, FOLDING TYPE KNIFE. THE KNIFE HAS FOUR HIGH-GRADE STEEL BLADES WITH NAIL GROOVES FOR EASY OPENING. INCLUDED IN THE KNIFE ARE A 3-1/4" CUTTING BLADE, CAN OPENER BLADE, LEATHER PUNCH BLADE, COMBINATION SCREWDRIVER, AND BOTTLE CAP LIFTER. THE NATIONAL STOCK NUMBER 5110-00-162-2205 KNIFE, GENERAL PURPOSE IS RIGHT AT HOME WHETHER ON THE BATTLEFIELD OR CAMPGROUND, MAKES THE PERFECT "BOYS FIRST KNIFE" . POCKET BLADE, BELT PUNCH, CAP LIFTER, SCREW DRIVER, CAN OPENER AND CARRY BAIL. THE 2205 KNIFE GENERAL PURPOSE, BUILT WITH HIGH-GRADE CUTLERY STAINLESS STEEL WILL LAST A LIFETIME.
- Stainless Steel construction
- weight: 3-ounce
- Blade material: High-Grade Cutlery Stainless Steel
- Checkered pattern handle (Scales)
- Solid pin construction
- warranty: lifetime
- carry shackle-bail
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.