Monday, February 08, 2016

Puma Model 3596 Jagdnicker


Puma Model 3596 Jagdnicker.
These Were Not Date Coded. This one was Made in the 1980's.
Mint Condition in the Original Correctly Marked box with 
Puma Booklet & Brochure.
4-1/2" Stainless Steel Blade With Rockwell 
Sticker Still Attached, 9" Overall.
Beautiful Well Matched India Sambar Stag.
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 ID# 399 = Price $395

Puma Model 3591 Waidmesser


Puma Model 3591 Waidmesser.
Made in 1968. Mint Condition in the 
Original Wood Display Box with Papers. 
4-1/2" Pumaster Steel Blade 9" Overall.
Very Nice India Sambar Stag.
The Waidmesser was Available in 3 Verriations,
With a Corkscrew, an Awl & the Very Rare Philips 
Screw Driver. This one Has the Awl which is 
Harder to Find than the Corkscrew.
 Click on Pictures to Enlarge.    
  ID# 586 = Price $525

Puma Model 6398 Hunters Friend


Puma Model 6398 Hunters Friend.

PRE 1964. Near Mint Condition. Never Sharpened but 
May have Been Used. 
Has a Couple of  Very Small Scratches on the Blade. 
5" Genuine Pumaster Steel Blade.  9" Overall.  Beautiful Very Well Matched India Sambar Stag.

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ID# 276 = Price $325

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.
Click on Pictures to Enlarge.
ID# 679 = Price $750

Puma Springer Automatic


Puma Springer Automatic.
Made in the 1950's for a Short Period of time .
Has Been Well Used & Could Stand Some TLC.
These are Very Rare & Hard to Find.
Nice Sambar Stag.
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ID# 890 = Price $200

Puma Inox Special Model #68 6/8 Straight Razor

Puma Inox Special Model #68 6/8 Straight Razor.
Mint Condition in the Original Box.
Beautiful Gold Etched Hollow Ground 6/8 Blade.
Faux Tortoise Shell Handle.
 Click on Pictures to Enlarge. 
ID# 786 = Price  $375

Puma Model 3587 Jagdnicker.


Puma Model 3587 Jagdnicker.
Made in 1974. Mint Condition in the original Correctly 
Marked box with all the Papers.
4" Stainless Steel Blade with Rockwell Sticker 
Still Attached, 8" Overall. 
Nickel Silver Bolsters & 
Beautiful, well Matched India Sambar Stag.
Click on Pictures to Enlarge.   
ID# 019 = Price $450

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 $175

Puma Model 6396 Bowie.


Puma Model 6396 Bowie.
Made in 1969. Mint Condition in the Original Wood Display box With Booklet. 6-1/2" Genuine Pumaster Steel Blade with Rockwell Sticker Still Attached, 11" Overall.
Very Nice, Extremely Thick India Sambar Stag.
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ID# 902 = Price $495

Puma Model 6025 = 4 Star

 Puma Model 6025 = 4 Star
Made in 1984.  Mint Condition in the Original 
Correctly Marked box With all the Papers, Even 
has the Original Sales Receipt.
4" Stainless Steel Blade, 8" Overall. 
Impregnated Hardwood Handles.
Just don't get any Nicer than this one.
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ID# 994 = Price $395

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. 
Click on Pictures to Enlarge.   

ID# 225 = Price $40

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Puma Model 340-700 Baby 4 Star

Puma Model 340-700 Baby 4 Star Commemorative.
Made in 1988.  Mint Condition in the Original Correctly marked box with Certificate.
Highly Polished Gold etched Blade with Beautiful Black Micarta Handles.
Commemorates the 600th Anniversary of the Cologne University.
There were Only 600 of these made & this one is Serial #197.
Very  Hard to Find.
 Click on Pictures to Enlarge.   

ID# 682 = Price $350

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. 
Click on Pictures to Enlarge. 
ID# 212 = Price  $700

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Puma Model 725 = 4 Star

Puma Model 725 = 4 Star.
Made in 1977. Near Mint Condition, Doesn't look to Have 
Ever Been Sharpened or Used But has a Couple of Handling 
Marks on the Bolsters. 3" Stainless Steel Blade, 4" Closed. 
Black Impregnated Hardwood Handles.
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ID# 084 = Price $100

Puma Model 455 Rambler

 Puma Model 455 Rambler.
Made in 1983. Mint Condition in the Original Correctly 
Marked box With Matching Warranty card & Sharpening Instructions. 2-1/4" Stainless Steel Blade, 3" Closed. 
Green Checkered ABS Handles.
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ID# 360 = Price $140


Monday, May 18, 2015

Puma Model 998 Bird Hunter

Puma Model 998 Bird Hunter
Made in 1979. Mint Condition in the Original 
Correctly marked box with Matching Warranty Card & 
Sharpening Instructions. 
3" Stainless Steel Blade, 4" Closed
Nice Jacaranda Wood Handles with Rockwell Sticker 
still Attached. Nickel Silver Bolsters.
Click on Pictures to Enlarge.  

 ID# 521 = Price $200

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Puma Model 700 Mini 4 Star

Puma Model 700 Mini 4 Star.
Made in 1984. Mint Condition in the Original
Correctly Marked box With Matching Warranty 
Card & Sharpening Instructions & the 
Original Cardboard Shipping Sleeve.
2" Stainless Steel Blade With Rockwell
Sticker Still Attached to the Back, 3" Closed. 
Beautiful Jacaranda Handles with Nickel 
Silver Pins & Bolsters. 
Click on Pictures to Enlarge.
 ID# 653 = Price $165 

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 $200

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Puma Model 959 Universal Jagdmesser


Puma Model 959 Universal Jagdmesser.
PRE 1964.  Mint Condition in the Original box 
with Original Puma Booklet. 
3-3/8" Stainless steel Blade, 4-1/2" Closed.
Beautiful Well Matched India Sambar Stag. 
Has 2 Very Minor pin Cracks.
Pre 64 's in this Condition are Very Hard to Find.
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ID# TL5957 = Price $550 SOLD

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Puma Model 930 Cork Handle Boat Knife

Puma Model 930 Cork Handle Boat Knife.
Made in the 50's. Mint Condition.
3" Stainless Steel Blade, Cork Handle Held in Place with Brass Pins with a Marlin Spike & a Bail, 4-1/2" Closed. 
These are Very Rare & Hard to Find.
Click on Pictures to Enlarge.   
ID# 381 = Price $300

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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.
Click on Pictures to Enlarge.
ID# 846 = Price $500

Friday, February 28, 2014

Puma Model 501 Scale Knife


Puma Model 501 Scale Knife.
PRE 1964. Mint Condition in the Original Correctly Marked box With the Original Puma Waxed Wrapping Paper. Box has a Little Damage on the Corners. 3-3/4" Stainless Steel Blade, 6" Closed.
This one is the Only One of These I have Ever Had that Was Marked Abercrombie & Fitch!!
Very Very Rare.
ID# 388 = 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.