This is the 1994 Fight'n Rooster Book by my father, the late Jim Parker. My dad and "Cuz", the late Frank Buster, the founder of Fight'n Rooster Cutlery out of Lebanon, TN were friends for 35 years. I remember Frank Buster coming to the first house our family lived in, in Chattanooga, TN many years ago when I was 4-5 years old. Frank always burned the "midnight oil"; he'd get to our house at 10:00 at night and stay, well, till whenever he wound down. My dad was an early riser so he'd be good and beat the day after Frank Buster left.
Frank was a legit good guy and was a true friend to my dad for many years and was always a good ambassador for the knife business. My dad had bunches of good "Buster stories" as he'd call them. Some folks used to say my dad and Frank were the "Tennessee Knife Mafia". They were good friends up till the end of my dad's life. Frank had a special place as one of my dad's true friends and myself and many people truly miss Frank Buster.
My dad put this book together in 1994 and it was a real treat to see ALL the different Fight'n Rooster knives when we photographed them. Frank really had lots of stuff made over the years and designed some really traditional good looking pieces and then, he really got "out t" with some of his flashy designed etches and handles on knives. One thing about it, Frank made something in Fight'n Rooster Knives over the years that appealed to every taste in knives.
Please see the Supersize Photos for a variety of sample photos in the book. The one is of Frank and a very young Sterling Buster from many years ago. That's a neat Fight'n Rooster item for sure.
This book is in mint unowned condition and 250 pages total and features many pictures, including factory shots of the Friedrich Olbertz factory in Solingen Germany which manufactures the Fight'n Rooster and Bulldog Brand Knives, Frank Buster's Fight'n Rooster Automobiles, and more Fight'n Rooster knives than you have ever seen, including 64 color pages. This book had listed for $39.95 when issued in 1994. We came across this Fight'n Rooster, "Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow" Book in a warehouse find and I am offering it at No Reserve. Thanks for your bids, we appreciate it.