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.
Hi. I am new to this forum and I joined it because I have found an antique J Casson & Sons pocket knife in magnificent condition. It is clean, undamaged and razor sharp. It also has a Bulldog image on the main blade. I am wondering if it is a Bulldog pocket knife. The sides appear to made of either bone or ivory and it has what looks like a silver bar in one side. I understand that J Casson & Sons manufactured from 1892 to 1919 in Sheffield, England.[image]
Beautiful little whittler pattern knife. Ivory handles are a big plus. Levine's Guide says c. 1893. The lack of the word "England" in the stamp would put it right in that time frame before the 1890 tarriff act required a country of origin stamp. Knife has nothing to do with the more modern day Bulldog knives.
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