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My vintage Puma collection

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by kwackster, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. kwackster

    kwackster

    Dec 23, 2005
    My current stock of Puma fixed blades;

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    Bottom picture from left to right:

    - Miniature Scout knife from 1945-1950 (carbon steel)
    - Miniature Scout knife from 1945-1950 (stainless steel)
    - 3587 Jagdnicker from 1969 (stainless Super Keen Cutting Steel)
    - 6385 Trapper's Companion from 1968 (stainless Super Keen Cutting Steel)
    - 6394 Hunter's Companion from 1977 (Genuine Pumaster Steel)
    - 6383 Buddy from 1972 (stainless Super Keen Cutting Steel)
    - 6396 Bowie from 1980 (Genuine Pumaster Steel)
    - 6376 Bowie from 1978 (Genuine Pumaster Steel)

    My current stock of Puma folders;

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    From left to right:

    - Gentlemans folder from around 1930 (stainless steel)
    - Officers folder from around 1990 (stainless steel)
    - 563 Medici folder from 1978 (stainless steel)
    - 972 Game Warden from 1979 (stainless Super Keen Cutting Steel)
    - 915 Emperor from 1984 (stainless Super Keen Cutting Steel)
     
  2. biglmbass

    biglmbass

    Jan 26, 2005
    Impressive collection.
     
  3. Seals

    Seals

    Oct 12, 2007
    just WOW :eek: Looks like a museum display. :thumbup:
     
  4. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Most impressive!... there is a line up of very, very nice knives, I like the stag handled swinguard lockback folder, I have just got hold of an Italian one very similar, and what a lovely walk and talk on that knife!!...extremely smooth action.
    Thanks Kwackster :thumbup:
     
  5. navihawk

    navihawk

    Feb 21, 2006
    Thanks for sharing. I've always had a soft spot for the Medici
     
  6. rarreola

    rarreola

    630
    Dec 4, 2010
    I love the puma folders, congrats!!!
     
  7. sextant

    sextant Gold Member Gold Member

    798
    Mar 21, 2006
    Kwackster, congratulations to a marvelous collection!
    Well done, especially the fixed blades :thumbup: I know they are not so easy to find.

    I have a soft spot for Pumas too :)

    Enjoy them!
    Peter
     
  8. NirreBosse

    NirreBosse

    Jan 7, 2003
    It joys me to see those old Puma.
    It was a time in my youth a jagdnicker was in my hunting dreams.

    Bosse
     
  9. DennisStrickland

    DennisStrickland Banned BANNED

    Jun 24, 2009
    puma's were the initial impetus that moved me into knife collecting. the great fit & polish plus remarkable stag were dominant factors that made puma the jumping point for my involved interest in knives. the medici was'nt exported to u.s, so i had a custom maker copy the pattern.---dennis
     
  10. guitarSteve

    guitarSteve

    48
    Feb 16, 2011
    Beautiful!

    One of my older brothers had a Puma Skinner in the sixties I always coveted.

    I missed on a couple of folders here locally several years ago. Shouldn't have let that happen, but I was broke at the time.
     
  11. vba

    vba

    535
    Jan 12, 2009
    My dad gave me a Hunter's Pal around 1960's. It had a little rust and I cleaned it off, but alas he had no sheath for it.

    I love that old knife and someday, perhaps, I'll find a sheath so it is complete.

    Vin
     
  12. Win Heger

    Win Heger Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 29, 2000
    I really like the fixed blades, terrific collection. I've got one here, I think it's a Trail Guide from 1973/74. Mine is hardly pristine, though.

    Win
     
  13. pvicenzi

    pvicenzi

    Dec 25, 2008
    Beautifull. Have you had those a long time, or or they still available?
     
  14. kwackster

    kwackster

    Dec 23, 2005
    I bought the Jagdnicker when i was about 18 years old (that knife was my introduction into quality knives), but the rest i gathered in the last few years from auction websites and trades with other collectors.
    Very recently i got a few new Puma's so i think i also have to take a few new pics, :D
     
  15. pvicenzi

    pvicenzi

    Dec 25, 2008
    Oh man, I always wanted to collect the entire Aristocrat series. All the way from the dinky Lord, up to the Emporer. I think there were 5 different sizes. Maybe I can still do it.
     
  16. Dusty One

    Dusty One Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 12, 2004
    Great collection...Thanks for pic's !
     
  17. kwackster

    kwackster

    Dec 23, 2005
    Here is my latest addition, a vintage Puma 6317 Fahrtenmesser (Scoutknife) without serial number, which dates it pre 1964.
    The knife is almost like new, just a few superficial scratches on the blade from the two springs inside the sheath.
    Sadly it's beltloop is missing, but maybe i can make a resembling one myself.
    I just gave the knife a new polished edge with my Paper Wheels, as it was quite blunt when it came in.
    Inlayed in the stag is a little silver shield still without a monogram.

    The German text on the reverse side of the blade reads:

    "Rostfrei" (Stainless)
    "Schneidet sehr gut" (Cuts very well)

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    Specs:

    Overall length: 9.6" (24,3 cm)
    Blade length: 5.3" (13,5 cm)
    Blade thickness: 0.1" (2,6 mm)
    Steel: Unknown stainless steel
    Handle material: Sambar Stag with inlayed silver shield
    Sheath: Leather
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2011
  18. Steven65

    Steven65 Traditional Hog Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2008
    Oh wow!:thumbup:
    What a beautiful collection of classic knives.
    I love Puma's and I own several but nothing as old and original as those. Thanks for sharing......Steven:)
     
  19. sigman

    sigman

    191
    Sep 10, 2009
    Lovely, lovely set of knives. You are to be envied. :thumbup:
     
  20. Seals

    Seals

    Oct 12, 2007
    :thumbup:What a beauty.Great pics Robert.Thanks for sharing!:D
     

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