An enthusiast is a person who is very interested in a particular activity or subject. Winston Churchill once said, "A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject". I proudly wear the badge of Colt Enthusiast but I don't want to be labeled a fanatic, so today I'm changing the topic from guns to knives.
The plate in the box reads, "Colt Custom Series - In the grand tradition of custom knives, Colt brings you the "Colt Custom Series". Each highly collectable knife is designed as an instant classic, destined to be a valuable heirloom.
Thus far I've been unable to date this knife but judging from the box, it's pretty old. I'll tell you what I can about it. It weighs 10.4 ounces (feels heavy in the hand). The knife is in the style of a Drop Point Hunter. The length is 8 1/4 inches overall with a 3 3/4 inch stainless drop point blade, stamped CT223 on one side. It has very fine brown checkered wood handles with nickel silver guard and shield. Lanyard hole. It came with a brown basketweave leather belt sheath. It was made in China.
I purchased this knife online from an antique store in Rhode Island. I failed to record what I paid for it, but I believe it was in the $150 range. Somebody said put the name on it and they'll buy it. Okay, I may be a Colt Fanatic! Here are a couple more close-up photos of the knife and a close-up of the plate I described earlier and one of the well worn box.