Bulldog 4nd Gen Doctor Prototype Knives

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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Bulldog 4nd Gen Doctor Prototype Knives

Postby PCwizard » Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:33 pm

Getting ready to put this up on eBay. These are all 4nd Gen (1997) Doctor Prototype Knives with the wonderful oversize spatula blade. There in Mint or Close to mint condition. I just thought I'd show them off before listing them. If anyone is interested let me know.

I can't decide if I should selling as a set or single. What do you think ??

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Re: Bulldog 4nd Gen Doctor Prototype Knives

Postby edge213 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:41 pm

Those are great looking knives.
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Re: Bulldog 4nd Gen Doctor Prototype Knives

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:21 pm

" selling as a set or single" ?
The 4 make an attractive set and all you need then is one buyer. My take on Bulldogs is that the more recent ones generate less interest than the earlier ones. Either singly or as a set it might take an attractive price to get a sale. Newer collectors of traditional style knives are all agog with GEC knives and this decreases the demand for other brands.
Most medical schools have a late Spring graduation date. You could advertise them as "A special gift for the newly graduated MD". Then a buyer might think that a higher price is deserved because who wants to give the graduate a cheap gift ?
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Postby SteelMyHeart85420 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:01 pm

Roland is a thinkin' man... ::tu::

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Re: Bulldog 4nd Gen Doctor Prototype Knives

Postby jerryd6818 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:11 pm

I'll be interested to see how this goes for you.
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Re: Bulldog 4nd Gen Doctor Prototype Knives

Postby PCwizard » Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:47 am

jerryd6818 wrote:I'll be interested to see how this goes for you.


Jerry yours are very nice. Is the bottom one MOP or Bulldogs Cracked Ice like the one I posted below.

I sold a stag model with large oversize spatula (Not Prototype) in November on eBay for $140. I don't think my Prototype's will sell that high. I'll let you know. Posting them this weekend.

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Postby PCwizard » Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:49 am

edge213 wrote:Those are great looking knives.


Thanks Dave

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Re: Bulldog 4nd Gen Doctor Prototype Knives

Postby jerryd6818 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:24 pm

PCwizard wrote:Jerry yours are very nice. Is the bottom one MOP or Bulldogs Cracked Ice like the one I posted below.

I have it listed as Pearl. It finally soaked in that the ones you have posted are all Prototypes and none of mine are that. They're all just regular old everyday production run.
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Re: Bulldog 4nd Gen Doctor Prototype Knives

Postby kootenay joe » Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:39 pm

"Prototype" is over used, especially by the Parkers. To me "prototype" on a knife is not significant and there are other collectors who think the same.
Buy a knife because you like it, not for a Prototype etch.
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Re: Bulldog 4nd Gen Doctor Prototype Knives

Postby PCwizard » Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:01 pm

kootenay joe wrote:"Prototype" is over used, especially by the Parkers. To me "prototype" on a knife is not significant and there are other collectors who think the same.
Buy a knife because you like it, not for a Prototype etch.
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But buyers like shiny things with fancy words like "Prototype" I'm not going to stop them from paying a little more because its a Prototype.


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