BD CATTLE KING

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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BD CATTLE KING

Postby Quick Steel » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:00 pm

This Cattle King Stockman is 3rd generation BD. Fit & Finish are superior. So too is the stag which, if it is not Sambar, deserves to be. 4" inches of cutlery precision. This is a knife for the ages.
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Re: BD CATTLE KING

Postby Doc B » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:21 pm

That is a good looking knife, QS!!! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: BD CATTLE KING

Postby kootenay joe » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:07 pm

How can you tell it is "3rd Generation" ? And what years does this cover ? How many 'generations' are the Bulldog knives divided into ?
Very fine knife for any 'generation' !
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Re: BD CATTLE KING

Postby sunknife » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:21 pm

Very nice knife QS. ::tu:: Good looking stag, slick bolsters and blade etch and I like the clip main blade.I bet its built solidly too.
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Re: BD CATTLE KING

Postby Beavertail » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:01 am

Now that's my kind of knife! ::tu:: ::tu::

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Re: BD CATTLE KING

Postby Quick Steel » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:17 am

kj, Bulldogs are considered to have 5 generations.
1st gen. 1978-1987
2nd gen. 1991-1993
3rd gen. 1993-1995
4th gen. 1996-2000
5th gen. 2000-2010

You will notice there was no production between the 1st and 2nd gen. James Parker brought it back to life in 91.
In the final years, some Bulldogs were made in the USA by GEC.



The first 3 generations normally carried the two fighting dogs stamp.

The 4th generation stamp is a standing single bulldog. This is a representation of Lucky, prize-winning bulldog belonging to Mrs. Parker.

The 5th gen will have two bulldog heads. Some however will carry the original two fighting bulldogs to preserve use of the design for the BD brand.

I determined that my most recent knife is a 3rd generation from two sources. The AAPK research file on bulldogs shows the Cattle King Stockman with BULLDOG on the shield. Mine is stag rather than the MOP pictured. And these Cattle Kings are 3rd generation. My second source is the seller, LuvStag, who is highly knowledgeable in the BD brand.

kj I hope this answers your questions.
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Re: BD CATTLE KING

Postby kootenay joe » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:38 am

Thank you Gary for such a good summary of essential Bulldog info. It would have taken me a lot of searching to compile all this info correctly.
At one time i collected Bulldogs trying for the early Charlie Dorton ones. But i later found out some were 2nd & 3rd gen. Bulldogs. And now, what little i once knew is largely forgotten. Thank you for helping me out.
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Re: BD CATTLE KING

Postby Quick Steel » Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:40 pm

DocB, sunknife, beavertail: Thanks for your comments. Always appreciated.
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