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.
 Click on Pictures to Enlarge.
ID# TL5957 = Price $575

Puma Model 6397 Hunters Pal

Puma Model 6397 Hunters Pal.
Made in 1970. Mint Condition in the Original Correctly Marked box With Matching Warranty card & Puma Brochure. 
4" Genuine Pumaster Carbon Steel Blade Still Has Rockwell Sticker Attached. 8" Overall. 
Very Nice well Aged India Sambar Stag.  
Click on Pictures to Enlarge.
ID# 595 = Price SOLD

Puma Model 6317 Fahrtenmesser


Puma Model 6317 Fahrtenmesser.
PRE 1964. Excellent + Condition.
Has Been Very Lightly Sharpened & Used.
5-3/8" Stainless Steel Blade, 9-1/2" Overall.
Nice well Aged India Sambar Stag.
Click on Pictures to Enlarge. 
 ID# 967 = Price SOLD

Puma Model 667 Prospector.

Puma Model 667 Prospector.
Made in 1976. Mint Condition in the Original Correctly Marked box with Matching Warranty card & Sharpening Instructions.  2-3/4" Stainless steel Blade, 3-3/4" Closed. Beautiful Jacaranda Wood Handles with Rockwell Sticker Still Attached.
 Click on Pictures to Enlarge. 
 ID# 593 = Price $185  ON HOLD


Puma Model 6379 Bund

Puma Model 6379 Bund.
Made in the 70's, These Were Never Date Coded. Near Mint Condition, Never Sharpened or Used but has a Couple of Scuffs from going in & out of the Sheath, also Sheath is Missing the Stud that holds the Keeper Strap & has a few Scuffs. 5-5/8" Stainless Steel Blade, 10-1/4" Overall.
Click on Pictures to Enlarge. 
 
ID# 597 = Price SOLD

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Puma Model 563 Medici


Puma Model 563 Medici.
Made in 1993. Mint Condition in the Original Correctly Marked Box with Warranty Card & Sharpening Instructions & the Cardboard Shipping Sleeve. 3-1/8" Stainless Steel Blade, Nickel Silver Bolsters, 4-1/8" Closed. Very Nice Well Matched India Sambar Stag. 
Click on Pictures to Enlarge.
ID# 435 = Price $315

PRE 1964 Puma Model 3573 Boot Knife


Puma Model 3573 Boot Knife.
PRE 1964. Mint Condition.
4-1/2" Stainless Steel Blade with Integral Design 
Bolsters, 8-1/2" Overall. 
Very Nice, Well Matched India Sambar Stag.
PRE 1964 Boot Knives are Getting Very Hard to Find in this Condition.
Click on Pictures to Enlarge. 
ID# 542 = Price $350

Puma Model 965 Deer Hunter

Puma Model 965 Deer Hunter.
Made in 1996. Mint Condition in the Original Correctly marked box. 3-1/8" Stainless Steel Blade, with Rockwell Sticker Still Attached to the back, 4-1/2" Closed. Very nice Jacaranda Handles. 
Click on Pictures to Enlarge.  
 ID# 548 = Price SOLD

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Puma American Birds of Prey Set


Puma American Birds of Prey Set.
Made in 1985. Mint Condition in the Original Presentation box.
Limited Edition set Depicting the Bald Eagle, 
Peregrine Falcon & Goshawk.
The Beautiful Scrimshaw was done by Bonnie Schlulte. 
This is set # 53 of Only 100 sets.
Click on Pictures to Enlarge.
 ID# MS833 = Price $1300

Friday, October 17, 2014

Puma Model 6393 Skinner


Puma Model 6393 Skinner.
 Made in 1997. Mint Condition.
5" Stainless Steel Blade, Still has Rockwell Sticker 
Still Attached,  9" Overall.
Beautiful well Matched India Sambar Stag.
Click on Pictures to Enlarge.     
 ID# ML582 = Price $295

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 $450

Puma Model 675 Stock Knife


 Puma Model 675 Stock Knife.
Made in 1982. Mint Condition.
3" Stainless Steel Blade, 4" Closed. Beautiful India Sambar 
Stag Handles with Nickel Silver Bolsters & Pins.
Click on Pictures to Enlarge. 
 
ID# RM5749 = Price $175


Puma Model 34-6010 Skinmaster.


Puma Model 34-6010 Skinmaster.
  European Wildlife Edition. Mint Condition in the Original Wood Display box. 4-1/4" Stainless Steel Blade with Integral Bolsters, 8-1/4" Overall. Beautiful White Micarta Handles. Serial # 268 of Only 400. Very Hard to Find.
Click on Pictures to Enlarge.
ID# 967 = Price $700

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 $625

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.
Click on Pictures to Enlarge.
ID# 236 = Price $375

Puma Model 92-3590 Saufeder - Boar Spear



Puma Model 92-3590 Saufeder - Boar Spear.
The Boar Spears Were Never Date Coded, 
This is an older Model,  Probably from the 80's,  
Made of Carbon Steel, the 
new ones are Made of Stainless Steel.
13" Hammer Forged Blade, 80" Overall.
Ashwood Shaft with Leather Straps. 
Beautiful India Sambar Stag Hand-guard,  
Near Mint Condition, Has a Minor 
Spot on Both Sides of the Blade at the Tip.
Click on Pictures to Enlarge.   
ID# PV5559 = Price $3000

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Puma Model 572 Senior

Puma Model 572 Senior.
Made in 1977. Mint Condition in the Original
Correctly Marked box with Matching Warranty

Card & Sharpening Instructions.

3-3/8" Stainless Steel Blade, 4-1/2" Closed. 
Jacranda Wood Handles with Rockwell Sticker 
Still Attached & Nickel Silver Bolsters.

Click on Pictures to Enlarge.
 ID# 181 = Price SOLD

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Puma Stylist Hairdresser's Tool



Puma Stylist  Hairdresser's Tool.
These were Probably Made in the 50's or 60's. 
Very Good Condition. Comes in the Original box, & 
You will get a COPY of an Original Guarantee & 
Instruction Sheet Showing the Different Uses of the Tool. 
Puma Says it Takes the Place of 5 Different Hair 
Styling Tools. These are Very Unique & Very Hard to Find. 
I Have Only Seen 5 of these. One Just Sold April 7th on 
 Ebay for $875. Don't let this one get Away.
Click on Pictures to Enlarge.
ID# CV5159 = Price $375

Puma Model 6331 U-Messer Float Knife.


Puma Model 6331 U-Messer Float Knife.
Made in the 40's or 50's. Very Good Condition 
Has Been Very Lightly Sharpened & Used & has 
Some Scratching & Minor Rust.
5-1/8" Stainless Steel Blade, 10" Overall. Cork Handle With a Storage Compartment. Red cap Covers a Storage Compartment in the Handle. These are Hard to Find in Any Condition.
Click on Pictures to Enlarge.
ID# CV5160 = Price $295

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Puma Model 3589 Jagdmesser.



Puma Model 3589 Jagdmesser.
  Made in 1966. Excellent + Condition, Has Been 
Lightly Sharpened & Used.  5" Stainless Steel 
 Blade, 9" Overall. 
Beautiful India Sambar Stag with 
Black & Brass Spacers. The Sheath is the Original 
Half Sheath, Which was Optional & are Rare.
Click on Pictures to Enlarge.
ID# CV5153 = Price $350

Puma Model 501 Scale Knife


Puma Model 501 Scale Knife.
Pre 1964. Very Good to Excellent Condition.
This was a Promotional or Advertising Knife for 
THE TRESLER OIL CO.in Cincinnati Oh.
It has a 3-3/4" Stainless Steel Blade & is 6" Closed.
 Click on Pictures to Enlarge.
ID# CV5143 = Price $85



Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Puma Model 955 Gentleman

Puma Model 955 Gentleman.
Made in 1980. Mint Condition in the Original
Correctly Marked box With Papers.
2-1/4" Stainless Steel Blade, 3" Closed. 
Beautiful Jacaranda Handles With Rockwell
Sticker Still Attached, Brass Bolsters & Pins. 
Click on Pictures to Enlarge.
ID# 922 = Price SOLD

Friday, February 28, 2014

Puma Model 559 Folder


Puma Model 559 Folder.
Made in the 1920's or 30's.  Second Photo Shows it Pictured in a 1930's Catalog. I also have a 1920's Catalog Showing it. It has Been Sharpened & Used but is in Excellent + Condition for it's age.
3-5/8" Carbon Steel Blade 4-1/2" Closed. Nice jigged Bone Handles with Nickel Silver Bolsters.
This is a Very Rare & Hard to Find Vintage Puma & Would Make a Nice Addition to Any Puma Collection.
Click on Pictures to Enlarge.
ID# 036 = Price $250

Puma Model 6393 Skinner


Puma Model 6393 Skinner.
Made in 1985. Mint Condition in the Original
Correctly Marked box, Complete With Matching
Warranty Card, Sharpening Instructions & Outer Cardboard
Shipping Sleeve. 5" Stainless Steel Blade With
Rockwell Sticker Still Attached to the Back, 
9-1/2" Overall. Very
Nice Well Matched India Sambar Stag.
Click on Pictures to Enlarge.
ID# 525 = Price $375

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 $395

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.