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I've seen some nice Pumas in the new Knife Forum, but thought that Pumas deserved a separate thread. I have a couple of these fine knives, but the thread just has to start with one of their famous "White Hunter" models - the one with such a politically incorrect name... :lol:


I saved up $$ for months and months and bought this one soon after it showed up at the local gun/hardware store back when I was a kid. I had seen photos in the outdoor magazines and figured that it would match up nicely with the African double rifle that I would soon be acquiring. Still no double rifle... :lol:

Both my dad and grandad laughed at it when I proudly presented it for admiration - and declared that I was the victim of Madison Ave. advertising. They were mostly correct, but it is a fabulous camp knife - and I even caught both of them using it numerous times over the years.

I've lost the box and literature. It came with a card that illustrated and described all of the useful chores you can perform with the various edges and flats. I surely would like to get a copy of that card/brochure.

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Your right up my alley there. I love Puma's, and have several. Most are all the older ones in the green and yellow boxes or the wooden display cases. That looks to be a very nicely cared for White Hunter. Most of that age that have been used are pretty ratty looking. I imagine if the writing is still on the blade, that it calls it Pumaster Steel.

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Yah! I remember some of those from another thread! Very nice! The 3rd one from the bottom is a very nice pattern - one of Puma's best IMO.

Here's another Puma - their version of a Swiss Army knife. I've used this one for butchering whitetails several times, and it's very handy to carry in a pocket. It has a bone saw and an awl in addition to the blades shown.


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I've got one of those too. Mine has the saw blade instead of the guthook for gamebirds. Do you still have the leather pouch for it??

I take it your talking about the third one down in the first pic? If so, thats one of the Puma Sidearms, its called the Rudeman. There were four total in the sidearm collection, the others were the Waidblat, which those are shown in my Supersets, the Couger, which looks like the Rudeman with an oversized guthook, and I don't remember the name of the other one. Hope I didn't bore you, as I could sit and talk Puma's all night.

Here's some better pic's.



 

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The one I was referring to is the very bottom one in the bottom photo of your previous post - one of the smaller ones. I wish that I'd gotten one like that instead of the White Hunter years ago.

I still have the leather pouch, but no box for the folder. The wicked saw blade is still folded.

Not a knife, but some 1st class Puma steel and staghorn:


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Those shears are way to nice. You really need to put those up and not use them, they carry a hefty price tag these days. The small knife is called a Jagdnicker, as this one is a part of the superset, which is both the little with the big in the same sheath. All the stag is sambar, something we can't get here anymore.
 

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I have a multi-blade forlder that I have had since I was a kid. Looks to be a hunting and fishing knife as it has some interesting edges. I'll post a pic or 2 tomorrow to this thread. Interested in its value.
 

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Leighton said:
Those shears are way to nice. You really need to put those up and not use them, they carry a hefty price tag these days. The small knife is called a Jagdnicker, as this one is a part of the superset, which is both the little with the big in the same sheath. All the stag is sambar, something we can't get here anymore.
Does the "Jagdnicker" have serrations along the top of the blade? The photo makes it look like it does. Very nice knife design!

This will be hard for you to believe, but someone threw those shears out in the trash! ~ 12 years ago, I was visiting some relatives in Houston, Texas, and was walking their dog early one morning when I spotted the stag sticking out of a box of junk put out on the curb for the garbage collectors. The nut was missing and the little stud that the fastener hook latches onto was broken off. There was some old-but-serviceable Henckels kitchen cutlery thrown out with it, too. I arrived back at their house just bristling with blades sticking out all over my person, but they were only concerned that someone important had seen their dog with me - dumpster diving in their snooty neighborhood!

My original plan was to salvage the stag for patch knife handles, but I wrote Puma and they quickly sent me a replacement nut to cinch-up the two halves. I'd like to drill out the broken-off stud (which is hardened carbon steel), and replace it, too, but the piece is so small and the steel sooo hard, I can't get a bit to center and "bite" into the steel. Meanwhile, I keep them closed with a big broccoli rubber band.

I have to admit that those shears raised eyebrows at the end of a bird hunt when I pulled them out of my kit for the first time.

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They do have slight serrations along the top so you get a better purchase when skinning game. I really need to get all my Puma's out and do some pic's. Who ever threw out those shears didn't have a clue!! Very lucky for you!!!!
 

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Well I got some more pic's. There is some Walden, Boker, Case, Buck(USA), and Muella, on top of Puma's.





 

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That's a heck of a collection Leighton.

Here's mine. Pics are kinda bad. Blade says "PUMA solingen made in Germany handarbeit bestell-nr. 863". Looks like it was intended for hunters/fishermen as it has a scaling blade with hook remover at the end as well as the blade (which has a very finely serrated tip). In addition there is a very sharp needle shown in the second pic that I suppose is intended to be used for trussing up a bird.
What can you tell me about it?
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Its a fishermans knife, the needle is for rethreading nets, those have'nt been made for several years. Value would depend on if you still had the original box, and how much use its had. Does yours have a small sharpening stone imbedded in the other side? The Handarbiet is for handmade, which even though Puma was and still is factory produced knife, they are still handfitted, sharpened, and polished.

Your looking at just what I see there at around 250.00 plus.

PS Its name is Universal Angler.
 

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Thanks buddy. Unfortunately I never had the box. This one does not have a sharpening stone imbedded. Knife has not been used in the 40 years I have owned it, just sits in a drawer. Thanks much for the info.
 

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40YRS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UUUUUUHHHHHH your looking at about 400.00 plus no kidding. Didn't realize you had it that long. pre-70's WOW!

Leighton

Thanks for the heart attack!
 

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Yep I've had it since I was a little kid. It always looked a little too fancy to take camping and so.. into the drawer it went. This made me remember it. $400?! Dang.. that's a nice shooter Smith... and I am looking for a nice J frame .. Thanks for the info again Leighton.
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Dan, If your wanting to sell nad want to get as much out of it as possible drop this guy a line he may be able to help you out.

Brent Terry AKA ThePumaknifeman
941-713-2925
 
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