DOLE Bananas Melon Tester Advertising Fruit Knife Colonial Knife Co. new/unused
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I am offering some nice items this week, from brand new fixed blade and folding knives to new (but old) folders and an old German (I think) Bowie style knife. I have done my best to list or show in my pictures any problems or defects, and to describe them accurately. If anyone has knowledge about a particular knife, please feel free to contact me, and I will try to revise my description or add the information. Take a moment to check out the other auctions. Thanks for looking, and good luck with your bidding!
This is a nice older knife manufactured in the U.S.A. by Colonial Knife Company of Providence, Rhode Island. It is a traditional melon tester design, often called a fruit knife, citrus knife or even a sausage knife. It is a simple knife, with a stainless steel blade and back spring, brass liners, and black plastic handles that are marked on one side with the Dole trademark containing the words "Dole Bananas" inside, and "Dole Bananas" in large red letters right next to that. The tang is stamped on three lines: " STAINLESS /Colonial/Prov. U.S.A." This one is brand new, never used, with original factory edge. There are a few faint scratches in the handles from storage, and a tiny little scuff at the very end on the marked handle. Closed length: 4-11/16". Blade length 3-3/4". Open length 8-7/16". Contact me with any... read more