Thursday, January 26, 2017

Puma Model 6377 White Hunter


Puma Model 6377 White Hunter.
Made in 1975. Mint Condition. 
6" Genuine Pumaster Steel Blade with Rockwell Sticker Still Attached, 10-1/2" Overall.
 Beautiful Well Matched India Sambar Stag.
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 ID# 250 = Price SOLD

Puma Model 905 Duke



Puma Model 905 Duke
Made in 1975. Near Mint Condition Condition.
Has Been Very Very Lightly Sharpened.
3-1/8" Stainless Steel Blade with Gold Filled 
Etching, 4-1/2" Closed.
Very Nice, well Matched India Sambar Stag Handles.
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 ID# SA848 = Price SOLD

Puma Model 667 Prospector

Puma Model 667 Prospector.
Made in 1973. Excellent + to Near Mint Condition, Has been Lightly Sharpened & has a few Very Light Scratches from Sharpening. Doesn't appear to have Ever been Used. 2-3/4" Stainless Steel Blade, 3-3/4" Closed. Beautiful Jacaranda Handles & Nickel Silver Bolsters. 
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 ID# SA874 = Price $150

Puma Model 6393 Skinner


Puma Model 6393 Skinner.
Made in 1975. Mint Condition.
5" Genuine Pumaster Steel Blade with Rockwell 
Sticker Still Attached, 9-1/2" Overall.
Very Nice India Sambar Stag.
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 ID# SA858 = Price $225

Puma Model 975 Trail Boss

Puma Model 975 Trail Boss.
Made in 1975. Mint Condition.
4-1/4" Stainless steel Blade, 5-1/2" Closed.
Beautiful Jacaranda Handles with Brass Pins & Bolsters.
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 ID# SA920 = Price $250

Puma Model 973 Game Warden

Puma Model 973 Game Warden.
Made in 1974. Mint Condition.
3-3/4" Stainless steel Blade, 5" Closed.
Beautiful Jacaranda Handles with Brass Pins & Bolsters.
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 ID# SA918 = Price SOLD

Puma Model 972 Game Warden.

Puma Model 972 Game Warden.
Made in 1973. Mint Condition.
3-3/4" Stainless steel Blade, 5" Closed.
Beautiful Jacaranda Handles with Brass Pins & Bolsters.
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 ID# SA917 = Price $195

Puma Model 971 Game Warden

Puma Model 971 Game Warden.
Made in 1974. Mint Condition.
3-3/4" Stainless steel Blade, 5" Closed.
Beautiful Jacaranda Handles with Brass Pins & Bolsters.
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 ID# SA915 = Price   SOLD

Puma Model 970 Game Warden

Puma Model 970 Game Warden.
Made in 1975. Mint Condition.
3-3/4" Stainless steel Blade, 5" Closed.
Beautiful Jacaranda Handles with Brass Pins & Bolsters.
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 ID# SA914 = Price SOLD

Puma Model 960 Cub

Puma Model 960 Cub.
Made in 1975. Near Mint Condition, Never Sharpened Or Used but Has a Couple of Minor Rust Spots on the Back Spring.
2-3/4" Stainless Steel blade, 4" Closed. Beautiful Jacaranda Handles with Brass Bolsters & pins.
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 ID# SA921 = Price $110

Puma Model 965 Deer Hunter

Puma Model 965 Deer Hunter
Made in 1974. Excellent Used Condition.
3-1/8" Stainless Steel Blade, 4-1/2" Closed.
Very Nice Jacaranda Handles.
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 ID# SA851 = Price $100

Puma Model 465 Back Packer

Puma Model 465 Back Packer.
Made in 1974. Excellent Used Condition.
3-1/8" Stainless Steel Blade, 4-1/2" Closed.
Green Checkered ABS Handles.
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 ID# SA846 = Price $80

Puma Model 666 Gelder.

Puma Model 666 Gelder.
Made in 1974. Near Mint Condition, Has a couple of 
Minor Rust Spots on the Back Spring.
2-3/4" Genuine Pumaster Steel Blade, 3-3/4' Closed.
Beautiful Jacaranda Handles & Nickel Silver Bolsters.
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 ID# SA910 = Price $200

Puma Model 6382 Trail Guide


Puma Model 6382 Trail Guide.
Made in 1974, Near Mint Condition, Has been Very Lightly Sharpened but doesn't Look to have Ever been used.
5" Genuine Pumaster Steel Blade, 9" Overall.
Beautiful Very well Matched India Sambar Stag.
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ID# SA854 = Price SOLD

Puma Model 6397 Hunters Pal


Puma Model 6397 Hunters Pal.
Made in 1973, Very Good Used Condition. 
4" Genuine Pumaster 
Steel Blade 8" Overall.
Nice India Sambar Stag.
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  ID# 815 = Price $145

Puma Model 863 Universal Angler.

Puma Model 863 Universal Angler.
Made in 1974. Near Mint Condition, Has a few Minor Handling marks on the handles, May polish out.
3-3/4" Stainless Blade, 5" Closed. Has a Bait Needle,  Scaler with Hook Disgorger & Bottle Opener.
Black Celluloid Handles with Sharpening Stone.  These are Hard to Find.
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ID# SA903 = Price $175

Puma Model 675 Stock Knife

Puma Model 675 Stock Knife.

Made in 1974. Mint Condition. 3" Genuine Pumaster Steel Blade, 4" Closed. Nice Picked Bone Handles & Nickel Silver Bolsters.

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 ID# SA875 = Price $170

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Puma Model 725 = 4 Star

Puma Model 725 = 4 Star.
Made in 1980. Mint Condition in the Original Correctly marked box with Matching Warranty card.
Still has Rockwell Sticker still Attached to the Impregnated Hard wood handles. 3" Stainless Steel Blade with Nickel Silver Bolsters, 4" Closed.
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 ID# 932 = Price $175

Puma Model 777 Sport

Puma Model 777 Sport.

Made in 1982. Mint Condition in the Original Correctly Marked box With All the Papers.

The 777 Sport Has a Button Lock System. Push the Button in the Bolster to Unlock to Open & Unlock to Close. 3 -1/4" Stainless Steel Blade With Rockwell Sticker Still Attached on the Back, 4-1/2" Closed.

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 ID# 997 = Price SOLD

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Puma Model 3590 Boar Spear (Saufeder)


Puma Model 3590 Boar Spear (Saufeder).
Made in the 70's. Mint Condition With Original Boar Hide Cover.
Hammered Forged 13" Pumaster Steel Blade & Ashwood Shaft with Leather Straps, 80" Overall.
Beautiful India Samber Stag Handguard.
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 ID# 738 = Price  $1500

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Puma Spirit of Massachusetts Commemorative.


Puma Spirit of Massachusetts Commemorative.
Made in 1983. Mint Condition in the Original Felt lined, 
Wood Display Box.
Also Has the Original Cardboard shipping box. Beautifully Scrimshawed  Ivory Micarta Handles Depicting the Spirit of Massachusetts Ship. 3" Polished Stainless Steel Blade with 
Brass Pins & Bolsters, 4" Closed.
This is # 33 of Only 500.
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 ID# 345 = Price  SOLD

Puma Model 501 Scale Knife

Puma Model 501 Scale Knife.
PRE 1964. Mint Condition in the Original Box with the
Puma Waxed Wrapping Paper.
3-3/4" Stainless Steel Blade, 6" closed. 
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 ID# 920 = Price  SOLD

Puma Model 16-190 A.G. Russell, Luger Commemorative


Puma Model 16-190 A.G. Russell, Luger Commemorative.
Made in 1974. Gold Etched, 2-7/8" Stainless Steel Blade, 
3-3/4" Closed
Commemorates the 74th Year of the Luger Pistol, 1900 to 1974.
This one is Serial # 02631. Beautiful well Matched
 India Sambar Stag.
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 ID# 923 = Price  $130

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Puma Model 6303 Scout Knife


Puma Model 6303 Scout Knife.
Made in the 1930's or 40's. With Original Sheath, Very Good Condition for it's age. Has been Sharpened & used.
 5" Blade, 9-1/2" Overall. Very Nice one Piece India Sambar 
Stag Handle.
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ID# 379 = Price SOLD

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Puma Model 6397 Hunters Pal


Puma Model 6397 Hunters Pal.
Made in 1970. Mint Condition in the original Correctly 
Marked box with all the Papers. 4" Genuine Pumaster 
Steel Blade 8" Overall.
Beautiful, well Matched India Sambar Stag.
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  ID# 260 = Price SOLD

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Puma Model 868 Angler

Puma Model 868 Angler.
Made in 1988. Mint Condition in the original Correctly
 Marked box with all the Papers.
3-1/8" Stainless Steel Blade with Rockwell sticker Still 
Attached on the Back, 4-1/2" Closed.
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ID# 369 = Price $275

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Puma Belt Buckle Model 15-516

Puma Belt Buckle Model 15-516
Made in 1977. Mint Condition
These were Done for & Sold by Gutmann Cutlery for Advertisement, When they were the Puma Distributors. 
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ID# 225 = Price  SOLD

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.