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.
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.
Thanks for sharing it.
It's always important to know what you don't know.