WINTERBOTTOM BULLDOG

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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WINTERBOTTOM BULLDOG

Postby Quick Steel » Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:37 pm

This is a 2007 Bulldog Scout Knife with winterbottom bone. It is exquisitely made: blades are perfectly centered, the closing snap makes a wonderful sound, virtually undetectable feel of the scale/bolster transition, etc. A fine example of the cutler's skill.

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Re: WINTERBOTTOM BULLDOG

Postby XX Case XX » Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:14 pm

First class knife QS. Beautiful. A wonderful addition to your already fantastic collection. ::nod:: ::tu::

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Re: WINTERBOTTOM BULLDOG

Postby Quick Steel » Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:41 pm

Thank you XX.. While I invariably find most Bulldogs to be very good to excellent, I am seeing a pattern where the knives, like the Scouts or others with 4,5, or 6 blades are truly exceptional productions. I am imagining that these more complex knives were exclusively handled by their very best master cutlers, or perhaps even just one man did them all. These types of BDs cannot be surpassed in quality IMO. What a loss that the German BDs have ceased production.
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Re: WINTERBOTTOM BULLDOG

Postby sunknife » Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:16 pm

Yes sir QS, thats a handsome knife. Looks solid and well built, and with a full compliment of various blades useful as well. Nice score. ::tu::
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Re: WINTERBOTTOM BULLDOG

Postby Quick Steel » Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:50 pm

Thank you kindly sunknife. Your judgment is impeccable.
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Re: WINTERBOTTOM BULLDOG

Postby 1967redrider » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:29 am

Very nice! ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: WINTERBOTTOM BULLDOG

Postby Quick Steel » Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:04 am

Thanks redrider. Seeing the opinions of others is always a plus.
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Re: WINTERBOTTOM BULLDOG

Postby SteelMyHeart85420 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:59 am

I'm not usually a big fan of Winterbottom, but, that looks nice on that Scout. Sweet knife.

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Re: WINTERBOTTOM BULLDOG

Postby Quick Steel » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:07 pm

I understand SMH. I was never drawn to winterbottom and in fact did not particularly care for its appearance. Then, within the past week, I've handled my first winterbottom in a granddad barlow followed by this scout. Turns out I really like the hand feel. So now it looks better to me. :)
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