If you have questions, comments, or concerns regarding this program,! This led to a search that indicated this is or was a patent owned by Antonio Paolantonio Johnston R. There are definitely similarities to the Swinden system but I would need to find an example of the knife made this way and disassemble it. The large stockman is our 533. I've taken the above images with and without a flash. The Ranger's came in numerous color's like black, yellow, off white and even some blue and red on some private labels.
This little baby ought to bring you at least 10-15 bucks on ebay buddy! Ads like this are always a lot of multiples. I happened to receive an email a week after I purchased this knife from Al Paolantonio. I am very suprised that it looks like it spent some years in a dirt house floor or at the bottom of an old tool box, and the 1075 carbon steel blades are not more rusty!! The liner's had a recessed hole on each end, as Joe's picture shows quite closely , and the bolster's had a pin or pimple like stud on the back of the bolster. If you are interested in insuring an order, please also let us know. I have a question for Bob though: Are Anvil branded, Frontier powder horn knives using these 1075 steel as well? Almost a century ago, a blacksmith, a knife factory foreman and a knife manufacturer got together and started the company that would eventually morph into the Colonial Knife Company. Since I've spent the better part of 35+ years in the factory, I can answer most questions about Colonials from the late 20's to 1998, when Colonial closed it's doors. I hope I was helpful and will continue to do so!! The design at that time was to use a tubular rivet on each end of the liners and assemble the knife completely, less the center pin of course.
I just assumed that it was as it appeared. There are 3 blades and 3 back springs. That just tells me that where ever it was there was not a ton of moisture around. I also combine shipping in an effort to save you money. This knife is in wonderful condition with no damage or abuse present.
I had hoped to trade him out of the most ragged one but haven't done it yet. Yes sir, that's a son of one of the three Paolantonion brothers founding fathers!! I have one 100 Vintage razors and never seen someone show pictures of multiples. Well Buck's 301 Stockman had 3 springs too, but it doesn't have middle liners It also sports a nice concealed pivot pin type bolsters. There's some hard to get info right there! Looking around in the goodies box, I found another Colonial 3 blade knife with the same patent number on the pen blade as on my friends Ranger knives, 3,317,996. The only thing missing on this is the bail. I am happy to help with any info possible with Colonial's, just ask the guys! Ever since I finished sharpening it, my impression is that I will be hard pressed to find another steel blade heat treated this right! No idea what happen with but when I saw your pics. We do our best to make sure that our items are shipped out safely, in a timely fashion.
Carver, Can't say much about the knife information wise other than what Bonfire Bob gave in response to the knives my friend found last year. I buy these all the time. I bought my first Ranger stockman for variety. The burrs formed was not stubborn like some 1095. I hope this info helps you with any questions you may have had.
It appears in the Colonial system the knife has assembled and then the bolster are added on last. I believe this was called the 3 Blade Jack Knife by Colonial and may have been made in the early 1970's or so. The medium thre blade is our 523, three blade stockman. People have been looking for Colonial Knife answers for years, well, here I am!! This as you know was our medium Ranger. It was easy to finish on a cheap washita. Further questions and Colonial dicussion's I hope will be conducted here! These knives could pass for a Shrade Old Timer 80T if it were not for the 3 back springs. First when purchasing something like this you don't look at a picture of three, pay, and then just take whichever one the seller sends, you examine each piece and pay for the one you want.
All 3 blades are sharp and it's ready for use or display. They did not outright misrepresent, although I do feel they mislead the buyers. We do our best to show full detail in our pictures and list any information we may have about an item. Since then, they've diversified their lineup to include some of the best rescue tools, tactical knives, multitools and pocket knives on the market today. Can be bolsters be taken off, blades replaced, the knife reassembled and then the bolsters reattached in the Colonial system. What you have here is a Ranger, model 933, three blade large stockman, in what appears to be our off white or yellow plastic handles.
These razors are almost 100 years old so condition is important. Since I had an email address now from Al, I decided to inquire about this rare 3 blade elctricians knife. I bought it at a hardware store in town and as soon as my dad saw it it was gone. The patent that you'll find on many of these knives pertains to the bolster patent that uncle Tony registered back in the 60's. Hopefully Bobby will fill us in on the patent and how well this worked. . I just assumed that it was as it appeared.
But this I do know, you have a very special knife if it belonged to your grandfather. Was there any connection between Colonial Ranger and Shrade Old Timer? In addition he informed me that the scales are made of rosewood. The downside to this system as I understand it, is that it could be even more difficult to tighten loose blades than it is with the Swinden system. My e-mail is : if you need to reach me. Treefarmer, my name is Bobert A. If an item has been delivered to you in unsatisfactory condition please let us know and we will work to correct the issue, however please note that we cannot be held responsible for the actions of any shipping provider. I was scratch my head: Did colonial did something special? My question is how similar to the Swendin system is this patent? It appears it is a lot of 3, not just 1.
You can check out my blog if you have any interests in Colonial Knife Company. The spring for the secondary blades is unattached until assembly takes place. I may have not mentioned it before but because the Delrin plastic handles on these and others like it was so hard, we needed special ink to do the surface imprints. Treefarmer is correct; you will not find a more friendly or informative knife site in existance!! A drop of oil in the tang pivot rivets will probably bring back the blades there original snap. Clean it up and hang on to it! Pleas check out my blog and I am here for you with any other Colonial questions you may have.