Bulldog prototype duplicates (scam?)

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.
roofmedics
Posts: 7
Joined: Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:27 am

Bulldog prototype duplicates (scam?)

Postby roofmedics » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:20 pm

I have been collecting knives for a couple years and really took a liking to the bulldg muskrat,sunfish,peacock,and elephant toe. I have about 50 prototypes and so my big question is? i have multiple prototypes in the same patterns, am i being scammed? this would be bad news considering ive been searching these knifes out for some time. i have included some photos of some of my collection. any info would be great. Also having trouble finding accurate appraisals on my knives, any tips? Thank you very much Al
Attachments
bull.jpg
bull2.jpg
bull3.jpg
bull4.jpg
bull5.jpg
bull6.jpg
bull7.jpg
bull8.jpg

edge213
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 2324
Joined: Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:48 am
Location: The Crossroads of America

Re: Bulldog prototype duplicates (scam?)

Postby edge213 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:22 pm

Can't answer your question, but a very nice collection.
David
"Glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife" Meat Loaf

kennedy knives
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 725
Joined: Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:37 pm
Location: westminster sc
Contact:

Re: Bulldog prototype duplicates (scam?)

Postby kennedy knives » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:46 pm

You can try contacting Parkers Knife Collectors, Chattanooga Tennessee 37422, Phone # 423-892-0448 . Talk to Ed Henley or Buzz Parker . They can help if they will . Or Try and Find One of there Price Guides ( Pocket Knife Trader's Price Guide ) It has some info also .

User avatar
wlf
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 3535
Joined: Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:55 am
Location: WV

Re: Bulldog prototype duplicates (scam?)

Postby wlf » Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:32 pm

The Parker Case Classics have many homemade prototypes. I don’t think their information would be very reliable.

I don’t know about the Bulldogs, but I know for sure about the phony Case Classics.
I buy roosters and farmers..........................................................jack knives [/b]

May the Father and Son bless
Lyle

roofmedics
Posts: 7
Joined: Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:27 am

Re: Bulldog prototype duplicates (scam?)

Postby roofmedics » Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:33 pm

kennedy knives wrote:You can try contacting Parkers Knife Collectors, Chattanooga Tennessee 37422, Phone # 423-892-0448 . Talk to Ed Henley or Buzz Parker . They can help if they will . Or Try and Find One of there Price Guides ( Pocket Knife Trader's Price Guide ) It has some info also .

thank you very much

roofmedics
Posts: 7
Joined: Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:27 am

Re: Bulldog prototype duplicates (scam?)

Postby roofmedics » Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:48 pm

wlf wrote:The Parker Case Classics have many homemade prototypes. I don’t think their information would be very reliable.

I don’t know about the Bulldogs, but I know for sure about the phony Case Classics.

thank you, also have fightn rooster, case, kabar, fallkniven collections. im addicted lol

User avatar
Mumbleypeg
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 5899
Joined: Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:28 am
Location: Republic of Texas

Re: Bulldog prototype duplicates (scam?)

Postby Mumbleypeg » Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:51 pm

You can find opinions and info about the prototype scam here. viewtopic.php?f=2&t=56700
The discussion in the thread is primarily about Case but the principles regarding prototypes are universal IMHO.

Ken
Member AKTI, TSRA, NRA.

"There was a time when young people revered their elders. No one knows when this was." - Bill Heavey
https://www.akti.org/

roofmedics
Posts: 7
Joined: Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:27 am

Re: Bulldog prototype duplicates (scam?)

Postby roofmedics » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:10 pm

tried to call Parker to answer and went to fax. Did some reading and seems their are mixed ideas? How about these etches? I added more pics. When i started collecting knives i read some where that the eariler number on the model made was a better find. I also collect J.A. Henckels and only purchase the low run presentation models in the HK series. Either way my knives and guns will never be used, all in glass and hopefully my son will take over. thanks everyone
Attachments
bd1.jpg
bd2.jpg
bd3.jpg
bd4.jpg
bd5.jpg
bd6.jpg
bd7.jpg
bd8.jpg

User avatar
peanut740
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 4763
Joined: Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:32 pm
Location: Ohio, along the river
Contact:

Re: Bulldog prototype duplicates (scam?)

Postby peanut740 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:49 am

IMHO,they made as many protos,salesman samples and serial #s 0,00,000 etc.that they could sell for a premium.I also believe they weren't the only ones engraving them.
Roger

User avatar
Mumbleypeg
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 5899
Joined: Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:28 am
Location: Republic of Texas

Re: Bulldog prototype duplicates (scam?)

Postby Mumbleypeg » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:18 am

peanut740 wrote:IMHO,they made as many protos,salesman samples and serial #s 0,00,000 etc.that they could sell for a premium.I also believe they weren't the only ones engraving them.


Amen! And Amen!

Ken
Member AKTI, TSRA, NRA.

"There was a time when young people revered their elders. No one knows when this was." - Bill Heavey
https://www.akti.org/

roofmedics
Posts: 7
Joined: Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:27 am

Re: Bulldog prototype duplicates (scam?)

Postby roofmedics » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:24 pm

well at this point i think i will continue the collection and not focus on low numbers and prototypes. Muskrat,toe nail,and sunfish just happen to be my choice. lol

doglegg
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 5785
Joined: Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:35 am
Location: Grand Prairie, Texas

Re: Bulldog prototype duplicates (scam?)

Postby doglegg » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:17 pm

It sure is a knice collection. And collect what you like. Seems to hold true in all cases. I certainly enjoyed seeing your collection. ::tu::


Return to “Bulldog Brand Knife Collector's Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests