Tuesday, April 30, 2019

White Hunter, Model 6399

White Hunter, Model 6399

The Control Number is 86581. Made in the1st Quarter of 1968.

The wood handled version of the White Hunter.

Beautiful Jacaranda handles on this one with lots of character.

The blade has light handling marks but appears unused with a factory edge.   Excellent + condition.

The sheath has some storage wear and is missing one stitch at the end but it is not compromised.

All in all a beautiful and early example that doesn't come around very often anymore.

Item # CBS331

Price $349. and Postage

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Puma Fishing Pliers

Fishing Pliers
These Are Very Rare & Difficult to Find.

In Perfect Condition

Found with the Original Packaging which is 
significantly more difficult to find.
Inventory #324

Price - $300. and postage
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Puma Model 8109 Treff II

Puma Model 8109 Treff II
Made in 1984. Near Mint Condition, Has a Couple of Very Minor Blemishes From Being in the Sheath. Comes in the Original Correctly Marked box with All the Papers & the Outer Cardboard Shipping Sleeve.
5" Stainless Gold Filled Etched Blade with Weight Balancing Screw, 8-1/2" Overall.
Treff's Are Rare & Hard to Come By.
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 ID# 876 = Price $380

Puma Model 3591 Waidmesser

Puma Model 3591 Waidmesser.
Made in 1976  Mint Condition in the Original Correctly marked box With Matching Warranty card. Even has the Original Cardboard Packing Sleeve. Rockwell Sticker is Still Attached.
Beautiful well Matched India Sambar Stag.
These are getting Hard to Find this Nice.
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 ID# 977 = Price $650

Puma Game Shears

Game Shears

Unopened in the Original Packaging

A special piece for the serious collector.
Very Hard to Find
Inventory #

Price - $160. and postage
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Puma Sharpening Stone, Model 3578

Sharpening Stone, Model 3578
Circa 1960's in Original Box
ID# 052
Price - $ 45. plus postage
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Puma Knife and Fork Combination Set

Knife and Fork Combination Set. Also known as a Coachman's Set. 
 Circa 1920-30's.
These early European sets were used by travelers who would bring their own cutlery on their trip and date back several hundred years when travel by coach's was widely used with overnight stops along the way.
This set is in Near Mint condition for it its age and Rare.
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Price $525 plus Postage
ID # 555

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Puma Jagdmesser, Model 943

Jagdmesser, Model 943

Control Number #42682
Made in 2nd  Half of 1986

An Exceptionally nice Knife
With a Mint Condition Blade
and Beautiful Sambar Stag

New Condition, Never Carried

Item # 051
Price $ 475.   SOLD

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Puma Nicker vom Waidbesteck

Nicker vom Waidbesteck

Model 3587

Control Number 96083

Made in the 3rd Quarter of 1968

The blade is beautiful and in near mint condition
Stag is well matched but faded.

These models are also known as the Kleiner Jagdnicker.
( Small Hunting Knife )
Sheath and Box are in very nice condition. Some staining and appears to be oil
on one corner of box. Otherwise the box is perfect.

These knives are very hard to find in this condition.

Item Number #955
Price $575. and postage

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Puma Bowie, Model 6396

Bowie, Model 6396

Control Number 63607
Made in the 3rd Quarter of 1967

Knife and sheath appears never used but the knife blade has handling marks and minor scuffing.

Etching is bright and deep! The stag is very thick on this knife.

Sheath is in near mint condition.
Original Green / Gold Cardboard Box typical of the 60's.

Item # 469

Price  - $375 and postage

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Puma Hunter's Friend, Model 6398

Hunter's Friend, Model 6398

Control Number 96673
3rd Quarter of 1976.

Non Matching Warranty Card 83774

This Knife and Sheath are in Mint Condition.

One of the best I have seen in quite awhile.

Item # 446

Price $400.   SALE PENDING

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Puma Scout Knife, Model

Puma Scout Knife, Model 

Circa 1950's-1960's

Rare Puma Head Pommel 

Beautiful Stag with no Cracks
Used Condition but not abused

ID# 1096

Price $225. and Postage

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Puma Razor, Special, Model

Puma Special Razor, Model 

In Good Used Condition.

Perfect for a Restoration
 Circa 1940's-1950's era.

ID # CC1095

PRICE $95. and shipping

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Sunday, December 09, 2018

Puma Four Star - Winchester

Puma Four Star - Winchester Commemorative

One of 1894 produced by Puma For Winchester.

An Anniversary knife to Commemorate
100 Years of the Model 1894 Winchester Repeating Rifle
Sold in 1994

A Very Rare Piece

Near Mint Condition
Blade closure and other minor handling marks on blade.
Shown in photos

ID# KT 701

Price - $ 299. plus shipping

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Notice for Older Post

Hello Fellow Collectors

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It will take you to the next page for MORE knives that are for sale !

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Interest in Item

If you have interest in a item on the site.....
Please let me know the ID # below the description or the Name of the knife.
You can reach me at ken.tarpey@gmail.com or if you feel the need to discuss, you can reach me by cell at 936.661.3595.  
In most cases, you might have to leave a message but I will definitely get back to you.

Sunday, September 09, 2018

Puma Defender Sheath

Puma Defender Sheath

If you need one it is a very difficult sheath to find.

This one in Excellent Condition with no issues.

Deep Black

Inventory # 1005
Price - $115. and postage

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Saturday, September 01, 2018


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Saturday, August 04, 2018

Hand- Held Razor Strop

Hand-Held Razor Strop

Streich Riemen

This model began for Puma in the 1980's.

Two sides for Honing and Fine Honing

Used by professionals and individuals for honing straight razors.

New - Never Used

ID # 822
Price - $70. and shipping

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Friday, June 01, 2018

Please Read

Hello Fellow Puma Collectors

Hello Everyone !  A short time ago, I began a process to transition the Puma Knife Man on to its next chapter.  I have officially retired from everything and I have entrusted my website to my good friend and fellow collector, Ken Tarpey.  You might know him as the owner of the Classic Puma Knives website. His site is a world class resource for collectors around the world.  I chose Ken because of his passion for collecting everything Puma and for his honesty and fair dealings with me in the past.  He has a valuable working knowledge of  collecting and all things Puma. I am sure he will bring that  same level of passion and honesty to you as well.  I leave you in good hands with Ken and  also with a heartfelt thank you to all of you !  Brent

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Frequently Asked Questions

  • This Is Not A Question BUT
  • IT May Answer A Lot Of Questions
  • The PUMA Chronicle
  • :}1769 Johann Wilhelm Lauterjung writes down his trademark in the knife makers role of Solingen - the PUMA history started.
  • :}1855 His great-grandchild Nathanael (1815-1865) moved the production to the nearby city of Solingen
  • :}1876 His son, Ernst Otto Lauterjung (1855-1931) for the first time also manufactures pocket-knives, stilettos, sabers and hunting knives in an additional small factory.
  • :}1900 On May 26th the name "PUMA-Werk, Lauterjung und Sohn" is written down on the Solingen register of companies.
  • :}1920 The sons Eugen (1883-1961) and Franz (1888-1976) build a second plant in Solingen and push the export. So PUMA got known internationally before the II. World War.
  • :}1936-1945 During the second World War the production is put under the authority of the war industry.
  • :}1946 Return to the civilian production of pocket- and household knives.
  • :}1953 Oswald von Frankenberg and Ludwigsdorf (1915-1986), husband of Renate Lauterjung, changes the production on functional hunting-, fishing-, outdoor- and sporting knives. In cooperation with top forestry commissioner Walter Frevert, a number of PUMA classics are developed (Waidbesteck, Jagdnicker, Waidmesser, Universal hunting knife and Hog Spear). The bloodhound leader Tassius designs the Rüdemann and the Wildtöte.
  • :}1956 PUMA develops the White Hunter model for the East african hunting organization.
  • :}1965 PUMA introduces the number (date code) system. Every model gets an examining number of its own, incl. guarantee exercise book, with production year.
  • :}1967 Renate von Frankenberg takes over the management in the PUMA-Werk.
  • :}1986 Oswald von Frankenberg and Ludwigsdorf dies and leaves an economically highly profitable and internationally recognized enterprise behind.
  • :}1991 Sale of PUMA-Werk to the Solinger family Hindrichs.
  • :}1995 Harald Lauer, already active in the enterprise since the end of the seventies, becomes Managing director of PUMA-Werk. Under his management new production methods are forced, e.g. CNC controllers and laser technology.
  • :}1998 Sale to businessman Heiner Hiepass-Aryus and removal to the modern industrial area "Auferhöhe".
  • :}2003 Next to the classic line PUMA offers its customers a series of very qualitative knives in traditional design under the label "PUMA IP" ( PUMA International Production).
  • Question: When did Puma discontinue using the green & yellow plastic boxes?
  • Answer:  To start with we need to go back a little further in time. Puma started using the green plastic top box with a gold cardboard bottom in the early mid 60's. In 1971 they switched from the cardboard bottom to the yellow plastic bottom still using the same green plastic top. In the late 1980's early 1990's they started putting some of their knives in green cardboard boxes which eventually took over the green & yellow plastic boxes about 1993 or 1994. I have seen both green cardboard & green & yellow plastic in 1993 & 1994 so ether could be correct. The green cardboard was discontinued in 1996 & the black cardboard boxes that are still in use today were introduced. 
  • A little note, Some of the older knives & a few of the new ones did not come in boxes. They came in a cellophane (plastic) bag. The scout knives were an example of this, they were shipped in a bag, never seen one in a box.  So BEWARE if someone is trying to sell you a Puma that was made in say 1997 or 1998 that is in a green & yellow plastic box! IT'S NOT CORRECT!!!  I would be suspicious of anything made after 1994 that's in a plastic box.
  • Question: I have been told that Puma made springer's, [automatics]! Back in the 1950s, and that they appear similar to Hubertus, Boker, & Bonsa lever-lock springer's. Is that true?
  • Answer: Yes they did, and they are extremely rare! and you have to be very careful when looking at one to buy, as most of the ones I have seen for sale have been FAKE .
  • Question: What is the difference between a Model 6377 and a Model 6375 White Hunter?
  • Answer: The first W/Hunters, model 6377's were made of carbon steel or PUMASTER STEEL as it is called. In 1980 Puma introduced a new Stainless steel version and called it the 6375. No other differences but blade material.
  • Question: What year was the White Hunter introduced?
  • Answer: The Famous, Puma White Hunter, was introduced in 1956, and is still in production today.
  • Question: Where Are Puma Knives Made?
    Answer: The older and more collectible ones, were HAND made in Solingen Germany. Today some of the Puma knives are made in Spain.
  • Question: When were Puma knives first imported into the U.S.?
  • Answer: Puma Knives were first imported into the U.S. in 1957 by Kurt Gutmann, founder of Gutmann Cutlery Inc.
  • Question: Is the back (top) of a puma white hunter supposed to be cutting sharp?
  • Answer: No, It is used for chopping and hacking brush and bone and such, so you don't have to dull the real (main) cutting edge.
    You could sharpen it if you want, but it not cutting sharp from the factory.
  • Question: What were the years of production for Puma White Hunter Model 6384? Were date codes used on this model, as with 6377, 6399, etc.?
  • Answer: Date codes were used on this model, just as they were on the other models. As for the years of production, all I can tell you is , they were made prior to 1964 and at least up until the late 60s.
  • Question: Were all Puma knives made after 1964 serial numbered or date coded?
  • Answer:  No!!! This is a Very Common Misconception. There were a number of models that Puma made after 1964 that were NOT date coded along with all of the models of the Scout Knives, Scout Knives were never date coded.