This item is a fruit sampler knife from Colonial Providence. Features bakelite plastic paneled body with metal bolsters on each end and 3.5" manual blade. Manufactured in the late 1960's for fruit company's employee, this knife would be used to cut into or sample a crate of fruit, to test its freshness and ripeness. This piece is one of the more expensive models manufactured for fruit companies at the time, as the metal bolsters had yet been uncommon.
The base of the blade is engraved, "Stainless, Colonial Prov. USA" and the knife's handle was at one point engraved with "Jabel Distribution Company" and 2-3 additional words, but those inscriptions had been deliberately scratched off before the knife came into our possession. Barring the minor scuff marks on the handle, this knife is in excellent condition and perfect working order. Shipping costs to be determined upon location.
Colonial Providence Fruit Sampler Knife