Does Applescript expose a file's UTI as a propertie

Apparently, UTI is the most reliable way to identify file types. I am wondering if UTI is exposed as a property by Finder, System Events or Standard Additions. If not, then does OS X Leopard offer a shell utility to reveal the UTI of a file?

Just found out that the type identifier property of class file under the Disk-file-folder suite of application System Events returns the UTI of the file.

Thanks, yuanqi! I know this was posted long ago but here’s a practical application of it…

-- Search by 'Uniform_Type_Identifier' 
-- For more info goto

set samplfyl to (choose file with prompt "Select a sample file to get it's UTI.")

tell application "System Events"
	set UTI to type identifier of samplfyl
	set fylsWithSameUTI to (do shell script "mdfind kMDItemContentTypeTree == '" & UTI & "'")
	return "Here is a list of UTI's matching '" & UTI & "':" & return & fylsWithSameUTI
end tell

Model: Mac Pro, Yosemite
AppleScript: 2.7
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Operating System: macOS 10.14