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A truely sensational photograph! Thank you for showing it.

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Now THAT is something you don't see. A rare clear in-wear photo of a scarce F. Dula.
Thank You for sharing. smile

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Here's another variation I just picked up at the 2013 Kassel show, found it tucked away in a small glass cabinet, hard to see at first but as soon as I saw it I knew what it was.
This example is different because it never had a skinning knife, the scabbard is exactly as you would expect, the quality of the leather work and the stitching is superb, everything about it was hand made and stitched. It may or may not have had a top strap at one time, I'm not sure, whatever I still love it.

Gary

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A few more

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Baz69 #290892 12/01/2013 02:32 PM
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No wonder I cannot find any Dula pieces. Gary has them all. Nice find Gary and love the old leather look. James

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Another great pickup Gary, well done! Isn't it so satisfying when you find a variant you weren't expecting? You've turned me into a believer of these pieces!


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Nice one Gary!

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Next year I'm gonna wear my running spikes!!!
Great score Gary
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Is that the item we watched you cuddle and caress all day ,then put to bed with you after a few Weiss beers lol .wot about the other beauty you got ,whoops to be continued eh
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Here's my new addition, this one makes 10 examples of F Dula knives for me now, picked this up from a german gun dealers web site. Probably the best conditioned Dula I have ever seen, this one was definitely never used, the blades still have the factory sharpening.

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A couple more.

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Gary,

Never saw one in this condition before, there seem to be no signs of use anywhere. The two blades look like fine, sterile surgical instruments. Beautiful to see them both having their initial sharpening and polish. The leather scabbard is also immaculate and unblemished, it's like looking at a pair of of posh, expensive Italian dress shoes.

Truly an amazing find mate, congratulations.

Best!

Bill

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Great find, Gary!

John


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Super nice find my friend. I keep looking, but never seem to look in the right place. Good way to end the collecting year Gary. GREAT PIECE James

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Gary,

Beautiful knife and you did it again, great find!

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Wow Gary, that's a beauty, for sure unissued knife.
Fantastic,congrats
Regards

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Considering these were working knives. It's incredible that this set never was touched. Congrats Gary, on finding a real gem!


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Well done mate fantastic score, but ten?? what sane collector needs ten??? I may be able to help relieve the problem of course? Lord knows ive been trying long enough!!!!! whistle


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Paul #303015 12/01/2014 05:09 PM
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Paul:

You can use my approach on these fantastic items... I don't really want any, nor need any nor do I want to collect this stuff....if I keep repeating this to myself, maybe, one day, I will believe it.

Great stuff, gary.

See you at the SOS?

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Glad you liked it guys, its a treasure for sure

Paul

I have a lead on another one, I'm aiming for at least 1 a year for the next 10 years.

Gary

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Wow, looks absolutely brand new - amazing conditioned piece !

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Handsome blades, great thread.

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Super condition for sure..must have been a present that was never used! Hope to find ONE example some day.. Pitiful, isn't it? Lol! Kevin.


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Just amazing of how some of these artifacts survive in 'like new' condition.
A great find Gary, Congrats !

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Here's a couple more that I have, the piece on the right is very early with a scabbard showing some traits of the standard type but definitely from the factory like this. The piece on the left is another early piece with a great blade dedication on both the main knife and skinner.

Cheers

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Not absolutely sure how many mortal sins I committed whilst reading this thread, but at least I have someone to blame!
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Fantastic very very rare knives.
Beautiful display .
Gary,what is that middle piece ? Can you show us some more pictures please.

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Ivan

The centre piece is a WKC standhauer pattern No 28, a weimar period knife from the mid 1920's, I'll post a few more pictures when I get this group home, I'll be on your side of the pond later this week for a short visit.

Cheers

Gary

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I thought I would add a few more pictures of the F Dula on the right of this display, the blade does not have the commonly seen DRGM stamped onto the blade, we can assume from this that it is a piece made prior to the patent of Oct 1936, from the information I have just received from a good friend in Germany these knives were first produced up to a year before the patent was applied, if you add to this the non standard scabbard I believe this piece to be of the initial production run, I think we can safely say that this was also a gift to a forester or hunter close to Walter Frevert, I am in the process of looking for a close confidant of Frevert possibly another dog loving man as Frevert was the leader of the association of German bloodhounds at the time and continued in this capacity for a long time after. The stamped HPL on the rear of the scabbard mount is probably for the manufacturer of the scabbard, I had thought maybe it was something to do with a town or area but cannot find anything about it in that respect.

The other Dula in this display was a gift to the 1st Kreis Jägermeister in Melsungen, his name was Fritz Kaufmann and was the man with the responsibility with upholding the regulations regarding the dogs within the area (Kreis), this also was a gift from Frevert, in fact the grandson of Fritz Kaufmann is the "Forstdirektor bei Fürst Waldeck-Pyrmont and with a friend of mine in Germany has helped with the identification of this knife and the life of Fritz Kaufmann.

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G,

A most fantastic collection of these rare hunting sidearms !!

Second to none ... wink Thanks for taking time to share with us.

Wishing you a great collecting year in 2015.

Bill

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I want to thank Bill for all of his hard work, it's his displays you guys are looking at, they are of top quality and show off your collectibles to their best.
Here's another 4 F Dula that are with Bill at the moment waiting to be cased.

Good luck to you as well Bill in 2015, I hope many nice things come your way.

Gary

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From the first day Gary showed me his magnificent collection of DULA's, I have wanted one. Finally, some years and an insane amount of money later, I am able to contribute to this thread, thanks to my Mother, God rest her soul..............

Blade of the skinner is superb with all crossgrain and factory edge, whilst the waidblatt is practically as good. A senior hunting knot is attached in original tie, whilst the immaculate scabbard is complete with the original leather toggles. Interestingly the back of the scabbard has very very faint ink markings indicating this was the booty of a Reuben Hamilton,with a capture town of K.W.M?? germany 1945.
Its been a long wait, but worth it!
With apologies for poor picture quality, I just couldnt wait for the best lighting conditions!!

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Paul,

It's hard for someone to love the workmanship & quality of German daggers in general & not have an appreciation for what makes up an F. Dula waitblatt. Your example is absolutely beautiful & deserving of a place in your collection. I credit Gary with infecting me with an affinity toward such items now, at a time when I now love all such items. Congratulations on this beauty's acquisition!

I should also point out that it made me laugh that you're apologizing for the less than optimal pictures & lighting. My pictures should be as good on y best day!


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Well done, Paul and Gary!

Amazing items in superb condition. I just love to see these being shown.

John


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Really a dream knife.
One was for sale in the actual C. Gottlieg's auction but out of the list before the auction beginn.
I'm curious about the current price of such a knife.

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Really a dream knife.
One was for sale in the actual C. Gottlieg's auction but out of the list before the auction beginn.
I'm curious about the current price of such a knife.


An absolutely beautiful piece. Also wonder what they cost?

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Wow best one I think I have ever seen with my limited experience . Did baz help you find it ,where is it from.True quality piece fits in that mint collection .Well done I'm sure mum would be happy to know you're happy.
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Hello Paul, you show us an extremely nice F.Dula! I am green of collector´s envy sick . It is clear why these cannot be found at german shows - because they are all elsewhere...

I hope you understand a joke and my deep appreciation.

BTW: this is no "senior hunting knot" but a rare "professional hunter´s knot" opposite to the green colored (where this knot has brown color) DJägerschaft membership knot.

Congratulations to this extraordinary find!

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Not sure how I missed this for so long, well you finally got one and what an example it is, rivals anything I have for sure, certainly one of the best out there, the professional hunters knot is such a bonus, it doesn't matter what you paid in the end as long as you like it, that's what collecting is all about. Now you need to find another.

Gary

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Thanks guys, I'm mega pleased with this piece!, after looking for so long to find one this good ,well it's what this hobby is all about., a great feeling of satisfaction.
And Gary your so right my friend, the search will never cease!!!


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