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Old 09-01-2020, 08:44 AM
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Very nice.

Iíve never seen one of them in person.
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Old 09-01-2020, 12:20 PM
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The 644 ? yeah . . .

Just a simple working man's blade, very sodbusterish.

I'll post some more later this week, but I will probably have to begin to prune some of the former pictures posted. I want to do that before I forget where they were posted - my memory isn't what it used to be I'm afraid.
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Old 09-15-2020, 12:40 PM
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More Old Cats ...

Puma 3585 Forstknicker and really old (1930's) lock back dagger. That one made me do a doubletake when found.
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File Type: jpg Puma 3585 #63171 Forstknicker sheath front.jpg (494.4 KB, 7 views)
File Type: jpg Puma stag lock back left 1930s.jpg (459.7 KB, 5 views)
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Old 08-02-2021, 12:22 PM
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Puma 6399 'Auto' White Hunter, the White Hunter with wood grips.

868 Angler (red handles) and 725 4 Star lock backs.
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Old 09-23-2021, 12:50 PM
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The 'Big Cat', the iconic Puma 3588 Waidblatt

About 13" overall with a blade designed for hacking apart large animal parts or clearing shooting lanes. This one was born in 1966.

The bottom pictured is the profile of blade from topo. From very thick ricasso (3/8"?) to slim to thicker at center for front blade heavy mass.

The sheath is the combination unit, a sheath for a Puma jadknicker in front, but this did not have it included. Too, the belt loop was removed for a knife kit to be kept in pack until needed.
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Old 09-23-2021, 03:59 PM
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There should be a serial number somewhere on the knife. You can look the number up and see when/where it was made. Mine I bought while stationed in Germany 78-80, and it was made in Solingen Germany (stamped on the blade) in 1978. My serial number was on the blade unlocking tang.
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Old 09-24-2021, 05:48 AM
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There should be a serial number somewhere on the knife. You can look the number up and see when/where it was made. Mine I bought while stationed in Germany 78-80, and it was made in Solingen Germany (stamped on the blade) in 1978. My serial number was on the blade unlocking tang.
Yes sir, its on the fingerguard. In the picture of top of blade, the number is right next to the blade ricasso. The number is 53606. 3rd quarter of 1966 according to factory Puma date code information.

The date code on folding Pumas are found on the lock as you stated, but sometimes stamped on the inside of brass blade liner. The fixed knives are often found stamped on fingerguard. Puma put a lot of attention on their knives (oh those Bavarians ) .

Your Puma must have a lot of good memories, you've owned it quite a while, 43 years. This one was purchased very recently - no family history (yet).

Thank you for the comments BR54.

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Old 09-26-2021, 06:09 AM
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Fellas! how o you feel about using just regular kitchen knives for EDC. like a pampered chef one. Looks like that would work great if you don't have any spear money.
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Those Pumas are really nice. I have a small EDC pocket knife, 3 blade. It is a Bower made in Solingen, Germany. I found it in my late F-i-L's basement when we were cleaning it out. The blades hold a great edge.

I remember seeing Pumas when I was young, but haven't heard the name used for years. I have a Ruana (made in Montana) which is the only knife I have of any known repute. It has skinned out a lot of game over the years.



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Those Ruana's were always my dream knives . I do like the Pumas r.
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