Thursday, September 20, 2018

White Hunter, Model 6377




White Hunter, Model 6377

Control Number 63607
Made in the 3rd Quarter of 1967

All original knife with box, sheath and matching warranty card.
Appears to have never been used but with slight handling marks.

Beautiful Sambar Stag handles.

10.5 inch overall length with 6 inch blade.  Rockwell Test sticker still attached to blade.
Knife and sheath and original green / gold cardboard box are in remarkable condition. 

A very nice piece in collector condition.

51 Years Old This Year.
  

ID # 1075

Price - $495. plus shipping 

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Puma Master, Model 470





Master LockBack, Model 470

Control Number 39382.
Made in 2nd Quarter of 1983

Excellent Condition.
Appears Never Used but with light handling marks.
Close up photos shows detail.

Dark Green Checkered Grips.

Matching Warranty Card, Box and Sharpening Instructions.

Inventory # 942
Price - $ 150. and postage

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Puma Lieutenant, Model 260





Puma Lieutenant, Model 260

Control Number 29771.  Made in 1977.

This is a very early model in near Mint Condition.
Never used, never sharpened.

Complete with Matching Warranty Card, Green Yellow Box with 
Outstanding Foam liner and Sharpening instructions.

Black Checkered Grips.

I am fairly sure this is the first year of Production for this model.

Inventory # 987
Price $125. and postage.

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Sunday, September 09, 2018

Cougar / Rüdemann Sheath 1980's



Puma Cougar / Rüdemann Sheath

For those of you who have ever looked for one know how
rare it is to see one for sale.

1980's Sheath design

Leather is perfect but there is some minimal surface dust / dirt that can be easily cleaned

Inventory # 1009

Price - $150. and postage

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Fishing Pliers




Fishing Pliers


A rare item for the collection.

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 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 - $150. and postage

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Dress Tie



Dress Tie with Puma Logo

For the serious Puma Collector

A rare collecting opportunity to obtain one.
This is the only one we have ever seen.

Most likely 1970's era tie belonging to an executive at Puma -Werk in Solingen or possibly an account executive at Gutmann Cutlery Company in the USA.

Inventory # 1028
Price - $100. and postage  SOLD

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Game Shears





Game Shears

Unopened in the Original Packaging

A special piece for the serious collector.

Inventory #

Price - $175. and postage

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Puma Försternicker Sheath




Puma Försternicker Sheath

Dark Green with Puma Head rivets. 

Original Sheath In Excellent Condition.
Most likely from the 1980's's era.

Inventory # 1000

Price - $100. plus postage

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Saturday, September 01, 2018

Consignments

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If you are looking to disperse your collection or having to deal with the estate of a family member or friend, we can help  you.

We will organize and prepare the item for sale, take necessary photos,  provide accurate descriptions to list the items on our site.  We will follow-up with phone calls and respond to emails.  We do all this and handle the shipping to the buyer.

We take the hassle out of selling your items for a reasonable price.

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Friday, August 31, 2018

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 - $ 399. plus shipping

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Sharpening Stone, Model 3578




Sharpening Stone, Model 3578

Circa 1960's in Original Box

ID# 052
Price - $ 50. plus postage

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Puma Buddy, Model 6383





Puma Buddy, Model 6383

Rare Wood Model 

Control Number 35672
Made in the Second Quarter of 1976

An original Stainless Buddy with Jacaranda Scales, two brass rivets and brass lined lanyard hole. Nickel Silver pommel and guard,

9.5 inches overall with 5 inch blade.
Shows very light use especially near blade tip. This detail shown in photo. Missing the warranty card and the box foam.
An overall beautiful knife with a difficult to find handle configuration. These were special order knives as they only came in Stag.

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ID# RR201

Price - $499. plus shipping



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 excellent condition for it its age and Rare.
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Price $550 plus Postage
ID # 555

Catalog, Reproduction, 1940's.




Catalog of Puma Knives, Circa 1940's.

Appears Professionally Reproduced 

High Quality Black and White Images

21 Pages

Travel, Throwing, Sports and Swimming Knives 
A Valuable Resource for the Collector

Price - $43. and Includes Postage
4 Left


Folding Pocket Saw




Folding Pocket Saw, Model 92 7140

Very Rare Saw with Original Packaging

New Condition - Appears Never Used

Used by Campers and Hunters for Quartering Game

ID # 821
Price - $ 500. plus shipping

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Puma Game Counter


Habsburger Streckenuhr, Model 1801
Also known as the Game Counter

Used by Game Keepers on large European estates to record total counts of game harvested during a hunt. Each hunter is given one of these and they are turned in at the end of the hunt. All counters are tallied for the total. 
Hare and Rabbit on one side.
Pheasant and Grouse on the reverse side.
 Complete with original box and foam. 
An interesting collectors piece.

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ID# 024 = Price $650. 
plus actual shipping cost

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

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 $675

Puma Model 3588 Super Set


Puma Model 3588 Super Set.
Made in 1974.  Mint Condition in the Original, Correctly marked Wood Display box.
Still Has the Rockwell Sticker Still Attached
 Very Nice India Sambar Stag.
These Sets are Getting Hard to Find!
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 ID# 357 = Price $875   On Hold - SALE Pending

Saturday, August 04, 2018

Puma Catalog From 1984


Puma Catalog from 1984.
This is one of the most important catalogs for the serious collector. It is referred to as the "Green" Catalog and the "Puma Bible". Published in 1984 in a prime time period for Puma.  It covers all aspects of the Puma Product Line.  48 pages of solid reference material for the collector.

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Price $150.00 plus postage


Puma Model 6368 Capri Divers Knife

Puma Model 6368 Capri Divers Knife.

Made in 1980. Near Mint Condition, Never Sharpened

or Used but has a Small Blemish & a Couple of Very Fine Scratches on the Blade. Comes in the Original Correctly

Marked box. These are Very Hard to Find.

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ID# 846 = Price $425

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 - $75. and shipping

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Monday, June 11, 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.




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

Thursday, July 13, 2017

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 $400

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Puma Model 44-0673 Bantam

Puma Model 44-0673 Bantam.
Made in 1991. Mint Condition in the Original  Correctly  Marked box With Matching Warranty Card & Sharpening Instructions. This is Part of  the Black Line Series.They 
Were Only Produced for a Couple of 
Years & are Very Rare &  Hard to Find.
2 -3/4" Stainless Steel Blade with  Rockwell Sticker Still Attached  on the Back, 3-3/4" Closed. 
Black Micarta Handles.
Out of my Personal Collection.
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ID# 557 = Price $375

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.