Sunday, April 17, 2016

Puma Model 6397 Hunters Pal

Puma Model 6397 Hunters Pal.
Made in 1984. Mint Condition in the original Correctly 
Marked box with all the Papers. 4" Genuine Pumaster 
Steel Blade with Rockwell Sticker Still Attached, 8" Overall.
Beautiful India Sambar Stag.
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  ID# 357 = 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

Monday, March 14, 2016

Puma Model 44-0621 Pony

Puma Model 44-0621 Pony.
Made in 1991. Mint Condition in the Original 
Correctly  Marked box With all the Papers 
& the Original Cardboard 
Shipping Sleeve. 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# 130 = Price $450

Puma Model 972 Game Warden

Puma Model 972 Game Warden.
Made in 1970. First Year of Production.
Mint Condition in the Original Correctly 
marked box with Matching Warranty
 Card & Sued Leather Pouch, also Original Cardboard 
Shipping Sleeve. 3-3/4" Stainless Steel 
Blade, 5" Closed.
Beautiful Jacaranda Wood Handles 
With Rockwell Sticker Attached. 
Out of My Personal Collection. 
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 ID# 190 = Price $375

Monday, February 08, 2016

Puma Model 911 Prince.

Puma Model 911 Prince.
Made in 1980. Mint Condition in the Original Correctly  Marked box With all the Papers.
Very Rare & Hard to Find.
Absolutely Beautiful, Extremely Well Matched 
India Sambar Stag. 
Would be next to impossible to upgrade.
Out of my Personal Collection.
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ID# 679 = Price SOLD

Puma Model 673 Bantam

Puma Model 673 Bantam.
Made in 1988. Mint Condition in the Original 
Correctly Marked box With Sharpening 
Instructions & the Original Cardboard Shipping 
Sleeve. 2-1/2" Stainless Steel Blade, 3-1/2" Closed. 
Very Nice India Sambar Stag Handles.
This Bantam is Very Unusual!!
It Has a Bail!! Probably a Factory Special Order.
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ID# 691 = Price SOLD

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Puma Model 340-225 Skinmaster

Puma Model 340-225 Skinmaster Edition.
This Knife Commemorates Puma's 225th year.
Made in 1994 & This one is # 156 of Only 225 Made. 
Very Rare & Hard to Find.
Part of my Personal Collection. 
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ID# 212 = Price  SOLD

Puma Model 942 Jagdmesser.

Puma Model 942 Jagdmesser.
Made in 1983. Mint Condition in the Original Correctly 
Marked box With all the Papers.
Very Well Matched India Sambar Stag.
942's are Very Hard to Find.
Out of my Personal Collection.
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 ID# 757 = Price  $475

Monday, May 18, 2015

Puma Model 985 Custom

Puma Model 985 Custom.
Made in 1991. Mint Condition in the Original box (no label) with Matching Warranty Card & Sharpening Instructions. 3-3/4" Stainless Blade, 4" Closed. Beautiful Grenadill Wood Handles with Very Nice Integral Design Stainless Steel Bolsters. Customs Don't come around Very Often & are Hard to Find.
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ID# 571 = Price $215

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Puma Model 93-0006 Damascus Knife

Puma Model 93-0006 Damascus Knife.
These were Only made for a Short time & have been Discontinued.
Mint condition in the Original Correctly Marked box with Factory Certificate, Leather Pouch & Beautiful Wood Display Box. 2" Blade, 5" Overall, Stainless Damascus Steel. Rare & Hard to Find.
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ID# 286 = Price $225

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Puma Model 863 Universal Angler.

Puma Model 863 Universal Angler.
Made in 1985. Mint Condition in the Original Correctly 
Marked box with Sharpening Instructions.
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# 236 = Price $300

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.