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    Hi Kwackster,
    I can only repeat what others have said... absolutely lovely knives, and whats very obvious is you have the tidiest examples of each of those lovely knives that you can probably be lucky enough to get your hands on!
    The 563 and the 959 are just great, and the defender sure looks like a handful of knife!
    Gary Watson 16 Nov 1956 - 21 Dec 2009. Missed Incredibly.

    Really interested in the HJ Pattern - always looking.

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    Whoooaaa Kwack... Man oh man,, some of those bring back some sweeet flashbacks from many a-moons-gone-by from my very young days as a wee lad in the Blue Ridges of VA. & NC!.

    I must confess I'm with Duncan and the chorus of the other fine gentlemen that has commended you on such a wonderful bevy of beauties of your Puma persuasion!..

    Very indeed.. Much obliged for the treat! Really, I keep going back and fourth to see these over & over.. Thank You for sharing your Puma heard with us in here. I really enjoyed viewing them!

    Best,
    Anthony

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    The old German cutlers had a finicky attention to detail that seems to be lacking these days in production knives.Not to mention the beautiful stag that is exhibition grade in a lot of those examples.Nice collection Robert.

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    Vintage Puma 941 hunting folder, made in 1976 and never used, carried or sharpened.
    Complete with original plastic green box & leather belt sheath.
    Very hard to find in this condition.











    Specifications:

    Blade Length: 8,2 cm
    Length open: 19,2 cm
    Length closed: 11,1 cm
    Maximum blade thickness: 3,9 mm (ricasso)
    Thickness behind the edge: +/- 0.3 mm
    Steel: unknown stainless
    Handle Material: Sambar Stag on brass liners
    Lock type: backlock
    Weight: 119,0 gram
    Made in Solingen, Germany
    Last edited by kwackster; 09-22-2014 at 11:50 AM.

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    I just did a search for Puma and your post came up, with others.
    Your collection of Pumas is simply fantastic. So many are in beautiful new old stock condition. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    I have a modest collection of Puma folders, but your collection blows it away.

    Tom

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    Extremely rare Puma 929 Goldfish (also known as Rainbow), a micro-multitool meant for flyfishing.
    It bought it from the unsold stock of a long gone knife & fishing store, and the tool dates back to the '60's of the previous century.
    It's in unused condition, though it has a few small dings.



    In the green box was also the little catalogue explaining it's use.


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    Thanks for sharing. How many do you have and do you collect others brands or just Puma.

    Thanks a gain...great to see so many beautiful knives.

    Mark

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    I'm glad this thread popped up again. Nice stuff Kwackster! There's a Puma fixed blade that keeps showing up on Craigslist here locally. I might just have to check it out.

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    An amazing collection.
    Last edited by afishhunter; 04-11-2015 at 04:48 PM.

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    What an amazing find - congrats! That's a rare specimen
    Peter

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    A few more pics of the Puma 6383 Buddy from page 1
    This one was made in 1972








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    A Puma 6329 Schwimm-messer (swimming knife) from around 1950
    The knife floats thanks to a real cork handle.









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    Extremely rare Puma 853 Anglermesser für Feinfischerei (Fisherman's knife for smaller fish), most likely made in the '60's.
    It does have a few spots here and there, but is unused.









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    A Puma 6127 Hunting Machete made in 1984.
    This is the luxury model with gold filled etchings, there is also a field grade version without etchings.













    A few close-ups:








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    Oh - here is the other rare bird (or fish in this case )





    Great knives, kwackster - thx for sharing!
    Last edited by sextant; 04-12-2015 at 03:07 PM.
    Peter

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    I remember back in the 60's and 70's Puma was "THE" knife to have. I'm surprised there is not more interest in Puma today.
    Thank you, for sharing your collection. It brought back many good memories.

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    For people interested in what is probably the best & most complete vintage Puma collection that i'm aware of:

    http://www.pumahunter.de/

    Now the site is in German, but if you just click around you can feast your eyes on the finest examples ever made.
    If you have any questions about translating just ask them here.

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    Mr. Kwackster thank you for sharing your fine collection. Not really being familiar with Puma knives but would like to after seeing your fine collection. Would you be willing to share some info on what to look for in purchasing a Puma? Some of the questions I have would be. Do they still make them? Or are they made by other companies. If they still make them how is the quality?
    Thanks in advance.
    Neal

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    Wow what a collection of beautiful old German steel. I love the trappers companion. Puma makes some wonderful knives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwackster View Post
    Vintage Puma 941 hunting folder, made in 1976 and never used, carried or sharpened.
    Complete with original plastic green box & leather belt sheath.
    Very hard to find in this condition.











    Specifications:

    Blade Length: 8,2 cm
    Length open: 19,2 cm
    Length closed: 11,1 cm
    Maximum blade thickness: 3,9 mm (ricasso)
    Thickness behind the edge: +/- 0.3 mm
    Steel: unknown stainless
    Handle Material: Sambar Stag on brass liners
    Lock type: backlock
    Weight: 119,0 gram
    Made in Solingen, Germany
    Your collection is awesome. I really admired Puma knives back in the late 1970's and Early 1980's. They were the best at that time! This one however is outstanding. Thank You for sharing with us your collection. I wish I had kept the ones that I had from back then.

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