SIX BLADE CONGRESS

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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SIX BLADE CONGRESS

Postby Quick Steel » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:51 pm

Just received this MOP six blade Congress: 3 springs, no blade rub. Seems to me that someone made this with extra care and attention.
Made in 1998.
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Re: SIX BLADE CONGRESS

Postby FRJ » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:05 pm

That's a beautiful knife.
Great find. ::tu::

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Re: SIX BLADE CONGRESS

Postby philco » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:44 pm

That's a dandy QS. There's not much room for error with that many blades in that tight of quarters. ::tu::
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Re: SIX BLADE CONGRESS

Postby Quick Steel » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:50 pm

Thank you Joe and Phil. I don't know how they did it, but the blades open and close without discernible contact. All blades have half stops. Everything tight and snappy. Opening maybe a six or seven. If GEC did this I suspect I'd need a winch to open some of the blades.
But I'd settle for a wench. ::facepalm::
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Re: SIX BLADE CONGRESS

Postby XX Case XX » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:21 pm

Beautiful colors on that knife and the fit & finish look really good. And to top it off they all have half-stops. Very nice Sir. ::nod:: ::tu::

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Re: SIX BLADE CONGRESS

Postby BWT » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:42 pm

Beautiful knife, you did good ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: SIX BLADE CONGRESS

Postby tongueriver » Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:43 am

I am jealous! :wink:

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Re: SIX BLADE CONGRESS

Postby DM11 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:00 am

Beautiful and excellent workmanship! Good score QS. ::tu::
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Re: SIX BLADE CONGRESS

Postby Quick Steel » Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:37 pm

Thank you all for the nice comments. Glad you like it. Subject to change with more experience of the brand, my current opinion is that the BDs made in the later generations [late 90s into the 2000s] have quality far above that of the earlier years. The melding/hafting of the covers with the bolsters is flawless.
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Re: SIX BLADE CONGRESS

Postby Quick Steel » Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:34 am

I better fess up. My previous post was erroneous. I have found earlier generation BDs with quality not to be quibbled with. Experience is a great teacher.
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Re: SIX BLADE CONGRESS

Postby Sharpnshinyknives » Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:50 am

Quick Steel wrote:Just received this MOP six blade Congress: 3 springs, no blade rub. Seems to me that someone made this with extra care and attention.
Made in 1998.
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QS, that pearl is outstanding. Lots of color and sparkle.
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