Have you seen this bolster?

Frank Buster started the Fight'n Rooster line of knives shortly after he first visited the Olbertz factory back in 1975. The old tooling and handle variations that the German factory offered allowed Frank to contract an astounding variation of extremely high quality German manufactured knives.
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Have you seen this bolster?

Postby Treejakal » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:02 pm

Have you seen this bolster on a Fight'n Rooster? It is not engraved, it must have been applied. Any info; was it a series? age?
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Re: Have you seen this bolster?

Postby Steve Warden » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:10 pm

No idea, but I like 'em!
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Re: Have you seen this bolster?

Postby Old Folder » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:37 am

Treejakal wrote:Have you seen this bolster on a Fight'n Rooster? It is not engraved, it must have been applied. Any info; was it a series? age?


Hello again Treejakal;
I do have some information for you on your Stockman.

As for dating your Rooster;
You will have to observe both sides of your master blade, than you will be able to narrow the mfg. date within a few years by looking up my below post. If you have difficulty dissecting my below "viewtopic post", just post a picture of the blade reverse and I will help.
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A picture is located on page #203 (second from bottom knife) in the above pictured book published in 1994.
The fancy bolster, stag handle and small production (Only 15 made) are the reasons the value is quite large. ($250.00 in 1994-95)
Frank Buster made very few Roosters with Fancy scrolled bolsters. Actually, yours is the first I have ever seen other than in a book.
The vast majority of Scrolled Bolsters were only made for his Exhibition and Display knives, many of which are in the $1,000.00 plus range.
You are fortunate to have this rare Beautiful Stag Stockman. For me....It would be a keeper. ::nod::
Thanks for sharing it.

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Re: Have you seen this bolster?

Postby philco » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:54 am

Dan it appears to me that in the photo posted just above, the bottom knife with the celluloid handles appears to show signs of outgassing based on the browning of the bolsters and shield. ::dang::
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Re: Have you seen this bolster?

Postby edge213 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:09 pm

philco wrote:Dan it appears to me that in the photo posted just above, the bottom knife with the celluloid handles appears to show signs of outgassing based on the browning of the bolsters and shield. ::dang::

I believe you are correct.
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Re: Have you seen this bolster?

Postby Treejakal » Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:28 pm

Thank you Old Folder for your research.
That is the more info than I expected. I have always been attracted to this knife. 1 of 15 made is pretty rare to me.

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Re: Have you seen this bolster?

Postby Old Folder » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:46 pm

philco wrote:Dan it appears to me that in the photo posted just above, the bottom knife with the celluloid handles appears to show signs of outgassing based on the browning of the bolsters and shield. ::dang::


Good eye Phil. ::nod::
There are over 1,800 Rooster Knife pictures within the above book. Most are clean and presentable, however many were not cleaned prior to the process of photography.
To you and I and many members/collectors of knives these stick out like a sore thumb. You would think that throughout the entire process of publishing a fine book that someone would have seen the obvious need of proper cleaning and presentation prior to the photography process.
The book has many celluloid handled knives that have the obvious out-gassing problem. However, none of the knives would have taken more then a few minutes to clean and correct for a more presentable and beautiful book.
Below are a couple more terrible pictures of out-gassing from the book.

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Re: Have you seen this bolster?

Postby Old Folder » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:19 pm

Treejakal wrote:Thank you Old Folder for your research.
That is the more info than I expected. I have always been attracted to this knife. 1 of 15 made is pretty rare to me.


You are very welcome. ::tu::
I love researching Roosters.
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