NEW 2019 Release from Fight'N Rooster.

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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NEW 2019 Release from Fight'N Rooster.

Post by Old Folder » Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:01 pm

I received the below email yesterday from "Red Hill Cutlery"

https://redhillcutlery.com/product-cate ... ster-2019/

Mr. Sterling Buster, son of Frank Buster of Fight'n Rooster Cutlery Company has revived his family's famous cutlery company and we just received our FIRST shipment of NEW goods!! Red Hill Cutlery would like to introduce you to the NEW One-Armed "TallBoy".
This slim razor jack has elongated backspring that can attach to keychain if desired.
-- OVER 15 NEW KNIVES --
**Please Note: These will not ship until after the Fourth of July holiday.

If you want to get in on the ground floor, here is your opportunity.

What is your opinion of Frank's first batch?
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Re: NEW 2019 Release from Fight'N Rooster.

Post by Cletus Awreetus » Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:27 pm

always liked the brand, not crazy about this knife but...I'll buy one. If it weren't a real Buster reviving the line, I probably would not. thx for the tip!
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Re: NEW 2019 Release from Fight'N Rooster.

Post by kootenay joe » Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:33 pm

I used to collect Fight'n Rooster knives with a focus on the 'first generation' ones, 1978-'82. Had well over 100 of them. Sterling Buster has been having F'n R knives made for about the last 20+ years and his early ones had the same tang markings as his father's 3rd Gen. knives which i felt was a bit dishonest so i never bought any.
You ask for opinions on these new ones at Red Hill so i will say that i find them quite unattractive. I would not post a disparaging comment if you had not asked for opinions.
I think many brands currently making Traditional style folding knives will have a hard time getting buyers because GEC is making a wide variety of outstanding Traditional pattern knives to fully satisfy most collectors.
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Re: NEW 2019 Release from Fight'N Rooster.

Post by edge213 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:22 pm

Since you asked........Very ugly..
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Re: NEW 2019 Release from Fight'N Rooster.

Post by Steve Warden » Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:55 pm

Sorry. From the straight razor type blade to the elongated liner, it just doesn't do anything for me.
I'm not impressed with any of the handle offerings, either.

But that's me.
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Re: NEW 2019 Release from Fight'N Rooster.

Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:25 pm

I hate to pile on, but I am not impress with these either. Especially at the price and for acrylic handles. I hope this isn’t an indication of what’s in store for the future.
I haven’t collected these in the past, I was unaware of the issues KJ mentioned. I think I will just continue collecting GEC, S&M, Case, Moki, Mcusta, Al Mar and a few others, only so many dollars to spread around anyway.
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Re: NEW 2019 Release from Fight'N Rooster.

Post by deo-pa » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:51 pm

...that can attach to a keychain if desired.
A keychain with a 4" knife attached seems like a burden to lug around.

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Re: NEW 2019 Release from Fight'N Rooster.

Post by kootenay joe » Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:42 am

The early Fight'n Rooster knives, "Frank Buster Cutlery Co." 1977-'82 and the 'second generation' ones "Frank Buster Celebrated Cutlery", 1983-'94, had some very well made knives. Actually all were well made but those with celluloid handles have not held up well due to out gassing. Those with stag or jigged bone are good examples of 'old world' Germany craftsmanship, made in the Olbertz factory but with much hands on work.
The Fight'n Rooster book shows a picture of Frank Buster's home near Lebanon TN. in 1968. "You can't tell me anything about poverty" is what this 'house' shows. But 20 years later and his new house looks to be about 7,000 or so square feet and he's driving a white Stretch Lincoln limo !
The guy had flare and determination.
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ps i still have one of the most rare F'nR's a 1977 jigged bone Muskrat if anyone really wants it. Not for free though. :wink:
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Re: NEW 2019 Release from Fight'N Rooster.

Post by WillyCamaro » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:43 pm

I have to chip in.
For me, they actually kind of appeal to me. Real funky kind of design. The fixed blade look quite nice. Overall they seem to be quite nice knives, for the first run. Imagine what these are going to be worth down the road! ::hmm::
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Re: NEW 2019 Release from Fight'N Rooster.

Post by Old Folder » Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:50 pm

Old Folder wrote:I received the below email yesterday from "Red Hill Cutlery"

https://redhillcutlery.com/product-cate ... ster-2019/

Mr. Sterling Buster, son of Frank Buster of Fight'n Rooster Cutlery Company has revived his family's famous cutlery company and we just received our FIRST shipment of NEW goods!! Red Hill Cutlery would like to introduce you to the NEW One-Armed "TallBoy".
This slim razor jack has elongated backspring that can attach to keychain if desired.
-- OVER 15 NEW KNIVES --
**Please Note: These will not ship until after the Fourth of July holiday.

If you want to get in on the ground floor, here is your opportunity.

What is your opinion of Sterling's first batch?
I guess my expectations were greater than the results. ::hmm::
However, I will purchase one (1).
I look forward to Sterling's next batch.
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Re: NEW 2019 Release from Fight'N Rooster.

Post by 256modified » Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:51 am

Does anyone have any idea if Sterling is going to re!ease a new batch of Sunfish knives? Those are my favorite and the ones that I collect. 8)

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Re: NEW 2019 Release from Fight'N Rooster.

Post by wlf » Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:59 pm

Roland
That house pictured looks like the house I was born in, we had another low room built on. 1952-57
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Re: NEW 2019 Release from Fight'N Rooster.

Post by kootenay joe » Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:42 pm

Lyle, you should see the house that Frank Buster had built for himself, a large rambling estate. I do like the look of the old house. It shows a now long gone 'homestead' type of time. And you also got to experience the end of that era.
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