Is it just me, or is 'Bulls & Dogs' a great title for a shape series? This Rattray's series features both straight and bent Bulldog models of classic (if not necessarily Brit template) design, always finished with a natty band of silver. What I am not too crazy about are the names that they assign to stains. Take this particular 41, for example. Rattray's refers to this hue as 'Grau' (Gray), with ‘Anthracite’ as alternative. (Looks) This is brown (so, naturally, we title it as ‘Black’). Come to think of it, I guess we’re equally culpable. In any event, this is a smart looking classic.
--R. ‘Bear’ Graves