Red Sowbelly

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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Red Sowbelly

Postby Quick Steel » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:57 pm

Just got in a Bulldog Red Bone Sowbelly Whittler from 1995. This is one of those USA made Bulldogs. Nice knife and the blades are sharp. However, it doesn't quite have the quality of the German knives. For one thing there is blade rub on one of the blades. Also I do not hear the very pleasing, precise, "snick" when I close the blades; meaning there is a decent snap but just not as loud and authoritative as other Bulldogs.I may be picking nits. ::hmm:

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Re: Red Sowbelly

Postby gsmith7158 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:54 am

QS that looks pretty snazzy. ::tu:: Who made the USA Bulldogs.
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Re: Red Sowbelly

Postby peanut740 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:20 am

Pretty sure Queen made.
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Re: Red Sowbelly

Postby doglegg » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:25 am

Knice looking knife. ::tu::

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Re: Red Sowbelly

Postby Quick Steel » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:30 am

gs, glad you like it. I understand that some of the last Bulldogs made before the move to China were by GEC. But since this knife is a 1995, 3rd generation it preceeds GEC by over a decade. I think GEC got up and running around 2006. (?) I agree with peanut. I believe they were made by Queen just based on the fact that Queen is the name that always comes up when talking about the unexpected U.S. made Bulldogs.
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Re: Red Sowbelly

Postby Quick Steel » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:33 am

Thank you doglegg.
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