Looking for a few low run Bulldogs

Charlie Dorton brought the Bulldog Brand to life in 1978. He began importing them from the Olbertz factory in Germany until 1987. The brand went extinct for a few years until Jim Parker bought it in 1991 and resurected the brand under the Parker Knife Co. umbrella where the brand is still going strong.
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Looking for a few low run Bulldogs

Postby zeke8 » Sat May 07, 2016 9:01 pm

Hi to all of the fellow Bulldog Knife Collectors.
I am trying to locate and purchase a few Bulldog 1st. Generation low run knives and two 2nd Generation single blade folding hunters.

1. BKC #72-A, The knife is part of the Second Release of the 3-3/4" Stockman. The knife is bone handled with the "Coal Miner W/ Pick & Shovel" etch with serial number "000" on the shield.
2. BKC #80, The knife is part of the 3-7/8" Congress Tobacco Set. The knife has pearl handles. It is distinguished by one short blade.
3. BKC #129-J, The knife is a single blade folding hunter, bone handled, with the "Bull of the Woods" etch.
4. BKC #129-L, The knife is a single blade folding hunter, stag handled, with the "War Hawk" etch.
5. BKC #295, The knife is part of the 3-5/8" Serpentine Stockman Tobacco Set. The knife is stag handled with a Tobacco Leaf shield, 5-blade with "North Carolina Tobacco King" etch.
6. BKC #298, The knife is part of the 3-5/8" Serpentine Stockman Tobacco Set. The knife is stag handled with an Acorn shield, 4-blade with "Pit Bulls Trade Mark" etch.
7. BKC #305, The knife is part of the 4" Stainless Stockman Cowboy's Pet Set. The knife is light brown bone handled with a Spade shield with "Cowboy's Pet" etch.
8. BKC #307, The knife is part of the 4" Stainless Stockman Cowboy's Pet Set. The knife is torched bone handled with a Spade shield with "Cowboys Pet" etch.
Any help help finding these knives would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you!

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Re: Looking for a few low run Bulldogs

Postby jerryd6818 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:42 pm

I see it's been over six months since your first post and it hasn't been acknowledged. I apologize for the forum for that and want to welcome you to AAPK, albeit a little on the late side. Glad to have you aboard. The only excuse I can provide is, Bulldogs don't seem to have a large following around here. I hope you stick with us.

The only thing I can add is pictures. Post pictures, we love lots of pictures.
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Re: Looking for a few low run Bulldogs

Postby zeke8 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:44 pm

jerryd6818 wrote:I see it's been over six months since your first post and it hasn't been acknowledged. I apologize for the forum for that and want to welcome you to AAPK, albeit a little on the late side. Glad to have you aboard. The only excuse I can provide is, Bulldogs don't seem to have a large following around here. I hope you stick with us.

The only thing I can add is pictures. Post pictures, we love lots of pictures.

Thank you for the welcome jerryd6818. No apology needed. This website is fantastic! ::tu:: It is filled with good people, knowledge, and knives! I am honored to be a member.
Thanks again,
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Re: Looking for a few low run Bulldogs

Postby zeke8 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:00 am

Hi fellow Bulldog collectors. I want to update my wish list that I posted earlier. I have been fortunate to find the following knives and many other low run, 1 of 1, and unlisted knives. As time permits I will post pictures of the new found treasures.

1. BKC #72-A, The knife is part of the Second Release of the 3-3/4" Stockman. The knife is bone handled with the "Coal Miner W/ Pick & Shovel" etch with serial number "000" on the shield.
2. BKC #80, The knife is part of the 3-7/8" Congress Tobacco Set. The knife has pearl handles. It is distinguished by one short blade
3. BKC #305, The knife is part of the 4" Stainless Stockman Cowboy's Pet Set. The knife is light brown bone handled with a Spade shield with "Cowboy's Pet" etch.
4. BKC #307, The knife is part of the 4" Stainless Stockman Cowboy's Pet Set. The knife is torched bone handled with a Spade shield with "Cowboys Pet" etch.

I am still looking for the following knives:
1. BKC #129-J, The knife is a single blade folding hunter, bone handled, with the "Bull of the Woods" etch.
2. BKC #129-L, The knife is a single blade folding hunter, stag handled, with the "War Hawk" etch.
3. BKC #295, The knife is part of the 3-5/8" Serpentine Stockman Tobacco Set. The knife is stag handled with a Tobacco Leaf shield, 5-blade with "North Carolina Tobacco King" etch.
4. BKC #298, The knife is part of the 3-5/8" Serpentine Stockman Tobacco Set. The knife is stag handled with an Acorn shield, 4-blade with "Pit Bulls Trade Mark" etch.

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Re: Looking for a few low run Bulldogs

Postby americanedgetech » Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:09 am

Hello Rick,
If you are finding these 1 of 1, and other rare Bulldogs you obviously know what you are doing.

I'm sure you are in very good company here. ::tu::
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Re: Looking for a few low run Bulldogs

Postby zeke8 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:05 pm

Hi Ken,

Yes, I have met some great people and friends that are responsible for the collection I have. I have acquired several rare knives over the last year or so. I haven't had the time to clean them up, to take pictures and post what I have added to my collection. Hopefully I will be able to get some posted in the next few weeks. Thanks for your interest! Take care!

Cheers ::tu::

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Re: Looking for a few low run Bulldogs

Postby kootenay joe » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:51 pm

Hi zeke. I do not have any knives on your list, but i do have a 1995 Ivory Congress and an ivory sowbelly Bulldogs, just in case you might like these.
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Re: Looking for a few low run Bulldogs

Postby zeke8 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:18 pm

Hi KJ,

Do you want to sell them? If so can you please send me two pictures, one of the front with the blades open and one of the back with the blades open.
You can send them directly to my email, which is oldstuff0321@yahoo.com. Thank you for your interest and message.

Cheers,

Rick

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Re: Looking for a few low run Bulldogs

Postby Quick Steel » Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:14 pm

zeke 8:First of all, welcome. Like others I would love to see photos of your Bulldogs, which is a great brand. I only have a couple but they have never disappointed me.

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Re: Looking for a few low run Bulldogs

Postby zeke8 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:14 pm

Hello Quick Steel,

Thank you. That is a great Anglo Saxon whittler you have there. That pattern is a handful of a knife. I have a few holes that I need to fill up in my 1st gens and I want to move on to the three and five blade Anglo patterns. I have picked up a bunch of low run knives throughout the year to present. I am trying to get them cleaned up so I can post them. I have pictures of the 3-7/8" New Style Trappers Set and the 3-7/8" Cuttin Horse Set taken, I just have to post the pictures. I have some great low run trappers and sowbellies. I will try and get them posted over the weekend. Thank you for your interest and taking the time to look. I hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving Day!

Take care,

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Re: Looking for a few low run Bulldogs

Postby black mamba » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:36 pm

Zeke8, I saw your post about the second run, #BKC-72-A Coal Miner stockman you have with #000 serial. In the photos section here, there is a picture of a Coal Miner with NO serial number and it says only 6 were made. I have a serial numbered Coal Miner stockman and would like more info about this second release. Do you know when it was, and how many were made? Thanks!

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Re: Looking for a few low run Bulldogs

Postby zeke8 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:03 pm

Hi Black Mamba,

Thanks for your interest in my knives.

The first Bulldog Brand knives were produced from 1978 to 1987. These knives were labeled 1st generation knives by collectors. The first release or the 3-3/4" stockman pattern was in 1978 with a quantity of 28. This knife is unique in a few different ways. I have some pictures and information posted on AAPK site. In 1979 another 3-3/4" (138 made) stockman with bone handles, was released. In 1980 four more knives were released with different handle materials. There were 300 released with brown bone, 300 with stag, 300 with dark butter and molasses (celluloid) handle material, and 1 with smooth brown bone. In 1982 the second release 3-3/4" stockman were released. There were ten different handle materials. There was 300 Coal Miner etched knives made with serial numbers. There was six overrun knives with no serial number and there were two knives with 000 on the shield of the knife. I have come across some remake knives that had no serial number and 000 on the shield. The color of the bone handle material of the true examples is much darker than that of the remakes. The color of the remake bone has a purple brown tone. The knives that have the off color brown were made after Jim Parker purchased Bulldog. These knives were deemed 2nd generation knives. From my limited knowledge there weren't any 2nd gen knives made with serial numbers and the Coal Miner etch. I don't know how many of the 2nd gen non-serial numbered and the 000 knives were made. At one time I had 4 of the non-serial numbers and 1 with 000 on the shield.
I hope this information helps. If you want pictures of any of the knives above or any other knives, let me know. I would be happy to send them.

Best regards,
Rick

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Re: Looking for a few low run Bulldogs

Postby Quick Steel » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:35 am

Rick, Looking at ebay it appears that Bulldog used quite a bit of celluloid. I am wondering if you have experience with their celluloid. If so, has it held up? Any outgassing? Thanks.
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Re: Looking for a few low run Bulldogs

Postby zeke8 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:33 am

Hi Quick Steel,

I have been collecting knives for 12 short years. I stayed away from celluloid handled knives for fear of what you mentioned, gassing. I didn't have any experience with celluloid and I didn't want to jeopardize my collection. Over the past year or two I have added roughly 30 celluloid handled Bulldogs. I haven't had any of them gas or deteriorate on me this far. There are a two, the red sparkle and tobacco brown, that seem to gas before the rest. The celluloids require more attention to keep them from harm. There are a few things you should do to keep them viable. The first is to store them in a somewhat controlled environment with low humidity. Also if you keep them in an open air display, the handles will breath allowing the fumes to escape without harming the steel. Also, if you clean and wipe them down 2 or 3 times a year with Renaissance wax or something comparable, you shouldn't have any problems. If the celluloids are in a confined space that is where the harm is done. There are many, more knowledgeable people on this site and I believe they would be willing to offer more helpful information. I hope I answered your questions.

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Re: Looking for a few low run Bulldogs

Postby Quick Steel » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:56 am

Thanks Rick. Since I keep most of my knives in the open and in an air-conditioned room I think I will likely take a closer look at some of the celluloid. Another reason I keep my knives unboxed and in the open is that I know I will do a better and more frequent job of cleaning than if I had to remove each one from a box.

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