Thursday, September 04, 2014

Puma Model 6377 White Hunter


Puma Model 6377 White Hunter.
Made in 1968.  Near Mint Condition in the Original
Correctly Marked box, Complete With Matching Warranty 
Card & Puma Brochures. Never Sharpened or Used 
but has Been Stored in the Sheath & has a Minor Blemish 
on the Back of the Blade. 
6" Genuine Pumaster Steel Blade With
Rockwell Sticker Still Attached, 10-1/2" Overall. 
Very Nice, Thick, Well Aged India Sambar Stag.
Click on Pictures to Enlarge.
ID# EB5733 = Price SOLD

Puma Model 6393 Skinner.


Puma Model 6393 Skinner.
Made in 1968. Near Mint Condition in the Original
Correctly Marked box, Complete With Sharpening Instructions & Puma Brochures. Never Sharpened or Used but has Been 
Stored in the Sheath & has a Couple of Very Minor Blemishes. 
5" Genuine Pumaster Steel Blade With
Rockwell Sticker Still Attached, 9-1/2" Overall. 
VeryNice Well Matched India Sambar Stag.
Click on Pictures to Enlarge.
ID# EB536 = Price $295

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Puma Model 62-0970 Miniature Game Warden

Puma Model 62-0970 Miniature Game Warden.
Made in the Early 90's for only a Couple of Years. 
Mint condition in the Original Leather Display box. 
1-1/8" Stainless Steel Blade, 1-1/2" Closed.  
Jacaranda wood Handles With Brass pins & Bolsters.
These are Getting Very Very Hard to find. 
Click on Pictures to Enlarge.
ID# 091 = Price $175 ON HOLD

Puma Model 6480 IVORY Defender.


Puma Model 6480 IVORY Defender.
Made in the Early 90's. These Were NOT Date Coded! Mint Condition in the Original Wood Display box with Matching Serial Numbered Warranty Card.  6-1/4" 154CM Stainless Steel Blade, 11-1/2" Overall. Beautiful Mastodon Ivory Handles With Nickel Silver Pins & Bolsters. You Wont Find Another one of these, This is a ONE OF A KIND. This is # 428 of Only 500.
Click on Pictures to Enlarge.
ID# 054 = Price $1750  ON HOLD

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Puma Model 12-6010 Skinmaster

Puma Model 12-6010 Skinmaster.
Made in 1993. Excellent + Condition. Has been Very Lightly Sharpened & Possibly Used, has a Couple of Very Minor Scratches on the back Side of the Blade. 4-1/4" Stainless Steel Blade with Integral Bolsters, 8-1/4" Overall. Grenadill wood Handles, has a Crack From the Bolster to the front Pin.
Click on Pictures to Enlarge.
ID# 530 = Price SOLD

Puma Model 3591 Waidmesser


Puma Model 3591 Waidmesser.
Made in 1984. Mint Condition in the Original Correctly marked box with Outer Cardboard Shipping Sleeve. Matching Warranty Card, Sharpening Instruction & Puma Brochure. 4-1/2" Genuine Pumaster Steel Blade with Rockwell Sticker Still Attached, 9" Overall. Very Nice India Sambar Stag Handles.
Click on Pictures to Enlarge. 
 ID# 623 = Price $475

Puma Model 563 Medici.


Puma Model 563 Medici.
Made in 1991. Mint Condition in the Original Correctly Marked box. This is one of the Originals, not one of the Later Versions. No Comparison in the Quality. 3-1/8" Stainless Steel Blade, 4-1/8" Closed. Beautiful Very Well Matched India Sambar Stag, with Nickel Silver Bolsters & pins.
Click on Pictures to Enlarge. 
 ID# 168 = Price $295  ON HOLD

Puma Model 905 Duke


Puma Model 905 Duke
Made in 1976. Mint Condition in the Original Correctly marked box with Outer Cardboard Shipping Sleeve. Matching Warranty Card & Sharpening Instruction. 3-1/8" Stainless Steel Blade with GOLD Filled Etching, 4-1/2" Closed. Beautiful Very Well Matched India Sambar Stag Handles with Rockwell Sticker Still Attached.
Click on Pictures to Enlarge. 
 ID# 011 = Price $300

Puma Model 6398 Wood Handle, Hunters Friend.

Puma Model 6398 Hunters Friend.
Made in 1977. Excellent Condition, Has Sharpened & Used. 
This is a Very Very Rare Wood Handle Version. The wood Handle Friends were a Special Order, Never Cataloged. 
5" Genuine PumasterSteel Blade, 9" Overall. 
Very Nice India Sambar Stag.
Click on Pictures to Enlarge.
ID# 395 = Price $295  ON HOLD

Puma Model 853 Anglermesser. Trout Knife

Puma Model 853 Anglermesser Trout Knife
This Model Was Never Date Coded & They were
Discontinued in the Early 70's.
Mint Condition in the Original Plastic Sleeve.
2-3/4" Stainless Steel Blade, 4" Closed.
Beautiful Black Cracked Ice Celluloid Handle
with Sharpening Hone Inset. These are Very
Rare & Hard to Find in this Condition.
Click on Pictures to Enlarge.
ID# JM3937 = Price $475

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Puma Model 673 Bantam

Puma Model 673 Bantam

Made in 1977. Mint Condition in the Original Correctly 

Marked box, with sharpening instructions. 
2-1/2" Stainless Steel Blade with Rockwell 

Sticker Still Attached to the Back, 
3-1/2" Closed. Nickel Silver 

Bolsters & Beautiful Picked Bone Handles.

Click on Pictures to Enlarge.
ID# 511 = Price $210

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

Puma Model 3573 Boot Knife



Puma Model 3573 Boot Knife.
Made in 1982. Mint Condition in the Original Correctly 
Marked box with Sharpening Instructions.
4-1/2" Stainless Steel Blade with Integral Design 
Bolsters, 8-1/2" Overall. Nice India Sambar Stag.
Click on Pictures to Enlarge. 
ID# RM5538 = Price $325

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 $200

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

Puma Model 12-6480 Defender.

Puma Model 12-6480 Defender
Made in the Early 90's. Excellent Condition.
Has Been Lightly Sharpened & Used. Comes in the Original Wood Display box With Matching Serial Numbered Warranty Card & Sharpening Instructions. There Were Only 500 of These Made, This is Serial # 395. 6-1/4" 154CM Stainless Steel Blade, 11-1/4" Overall. Nice Grenadilla Wood  Handles With Nickel Silver Bolsters & Pins. Here is your Chance to Put one of these in your Collection at a Fraction of the Cost of one in Mint Condition.
Click on Pictures to Enlarge.
ID# CV5170 = Price $650

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Puma Model 18-5000 Waldhai


Puma Model 18-5000 Waldhai. (Forest Shark)
Made in 2003. Mint Condition.
These were Only Made for a Very Short Time & are 
Rare & Hard to Find.
Stainless One Piece Design is 6-5/8" Overall. 
Click on Pictures to Enlarge.
ID# CV5158 = Price $400

Puma Model 965 Deer Hunter.

Puma Model 965 Deer Hunter.
Made in 1977. Very Good to Excellent Condition.
Has Been Sharpened & Used.
3-1/8" Stainless Steel Blade, 4-1/2" Closed.
Nice Jacaranda Wood Handles.
Click on Pictures to Enlarge.
ID# CV5149 = Price $110

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



Thursday, April 03, 2014

Puma Model 6396 Bowie


Puma Model 6396 Bowie.
Made in 1969. Very Near Mint Condition in the Original
Correctly Marked Box With Puma Brochure.
Has a Couple of Extremely Minor Scratches on the Blade,
Have to Hold it in the Light to see Them. 6-1/2" Genuine
Pumaster Steel blade, 11" Overall.
Beautiful Well Matched India Sambar Stag.
Click on Pictures to Enlarge.
ID# 894 = Price $395

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 $225

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.