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Originally Posted By: Byzanti
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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?


Tom Wittmann has one for sale @ $1995.00.

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Yes, since days, but condition is VERY poor.
Regards,


wotan, gd.c-b#105

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I saw Tom's one at the SOS before he bought it, I turned it down because of the condition and I do not turn these things down often.

Gary

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Really an interesting and rich thread to read through.

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It's interesting to me that Paul's piece has a professional hunters knot on it and I believe it is original to the piece, also the picture in wear that is shown earlier in this thread shows a standard green accented hunting knot, I have a couple that have DJ badges on them, one let into the grip and one members pin on the scabbard of another, it's easy to assume that these knives were for the DJ members only but I don't believe that to be the case, at least some were awarded and some given as gifts, I do suspect though that most were bought by DJ members, I also think further information will come to light as more of these are seen, if anybody can add further examples to this thread I'd love to see them, I have been asked a few times about how many of these were produced, I wish I knew and have no real idea, they are tough to find in any sort of condition and I thought long and hard before turning down the one that is now on Tom Wittmann's site.

Gary

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I can confirm that this piece has the set in place look of a knot that's been there for a very long time, but judging by it's almost mint state I guess the owner was more an administrator than a hunter!
As an aside, I've been pondering the F.DULA maker mark. Theory: We know Walter Frevert approached Otto Dula to manufacture this knife, taking out a patent with him in 1936, prior to the manufacture being taken over by the Dittert concern. So why not O DULA?. Unless WAlter also wanted his stamp on the design, but finding 'FREVERT DULA ' to be to long to fit the narrow ricasso,It was shortened to F.DULA??
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I believe it was Friedrich Aloysius Dula the Father of Otto Dula whom the company was named after.

Gary

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Ah dear old Friedrich! Now we know! thanks Gary I've been wondering for a while-should have gone straight to the top and saved all that brain power LOL
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I do have some more information regarding these knives but it is in German and I need to get it translated first. I do know that the scabbards were produced with and without the pocket for the skinner by the firm of Hruby from Hachenburg, I need to research this firm as well.

Gary

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It's taken me some while to go through all my period advertising to find this but it proves that these things were sold with and without skiing knives.
The first picture is from a period hunting magazine(Deutsche Jagd) from May 1936, I believe this is prior to the date of the patent but does show that these knives were produced earlier on in 1936. It also does not have the DRGM stated as does the 2nd advert which would make sense prior to the patent.
The second picture is from the same hunting magazines but dated December 1938, it clearly shows a different advert and has an option to sell without the small knife.
I do wonder in the first advert the meaning of the (2 31*), would that possibly mean that you could get a discount down to RM31 if you bought two of these????

Gary

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period reference goodies is the best!!!! grin

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good job Gary

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James, yes without doubt period reference is the best, just looking at the 2nd advert again helps me determine what I had always thought about this particular Dula and the markings on the rear,
The advert states these knives were
Das Gebrauchsmesser des Forst-beamten

"HFB"
Heer Forst beamten

I'd always thought the chequered grips on this piece were specially ordered at the time.

Thanks

Gary

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Just found this great book written by Walter Frevert who designed the F Dula knife, there is one picture in it showing what I believe is a very early F Dula knife, the book is dated July 1935 so over a year prior to the patent. What is interesting about this picture is the use of metal mounts on the scabbard similar to the example I show, I've looked for a long time to prove that this type of scabbard is original to the knife and that they used these type of mounts on the early F Dula's.

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wow Gary,that is really beautiful scabbard, of course including the dagger, what a find,congrats

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Just awesome Gary seeing that period ad, that is one hell of a find.
About that initial production F.Dula Waidbesteck: IMO the best scabbard ever on a F.Dula.

Regards
Ger

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I'm up to No 14

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Close up of the name on the skinner.

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Thanks for showing, Gary. Merry Christmas.

Dave

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Thanks Dave
This is the first time I have come across one of these without either F. Dula or DRGM or both on the blade of either the skinner or main knife, I presume the name is of the original owner and he ordered it that way.

Merry Christmas to you to

Gary

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Lovely addition Gary!
Again it shows we havent seem all there is!!
I was Lucky enough to add a few myself this year, they are impressive!

Ger

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Appreciate the images. Congrats. and thanks.

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I came accross this one some time ago, its an early one, so without the D.R.G.M. marking.
Set is in stone mint condition, has the early left knot strap and whats even more interesting it has as pigskin scabbard, sofar the first one for me.

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Ger

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Wow, what a super set, and the condition, fantastic.
What a great find. You have done it Again.
Clearly shows where Puma got the White Hunter.
Congrats
Ed

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That is a beautiful set, Ger.

Congratulations.

John


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I just opened up a parcel from Germany containing 3 F.Dula's, love these great hunting sets.
Also an overview with a large bowie which has a Dula scabbard, that one is only marked with: Handwerk
I was able to buy the 3 Dula's from a friend of a hunting blades collector who passed away recently.
He also had an exact same Bowie in the same pattern Dula scabbard, so there has been made at least a small batch of these Bowies having Dula scabbards.

Best
Ger

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Looks like what you’d see in an F. Dula museum, if one were ever to exist. What a mix of colors and stag textures. Great work Ger!


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