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 Post subject: Re: Another Puma
PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2021 12:28 am 
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I often wonder about that pattern- especially the blade.

Several different makers had their own non-commemrative versions of this knife in the late 50's-early 60's.
Dad had a rather plain version by G-96 that was actually a pretty decent small game and bird knife.
Which reminds me I need a sheath knife for the field. Probably another CRKT bird/trout blade...

Dad's was one of those incredibly hard stainless blades. If it wasn't touched up on a regular basis, it became a real bear to sharpen.

Nice score!

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 Post subject: Re: Another Puma
PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 12:37 am 
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nice looking blade , ive not heard of it before this or the tom mix


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 Post subject: Re: Another Puma
PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2021 7:29 pm 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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Got the 2 Pumas in today. Only 10 days from Budapest which is pretty darn good anymore. Both have seen use, but I'd already bought a tube of Puma metal polish and spiffed them up a little. Stuff works pretty well - next victim will be the pilot's knife.

Closeup of the puma head sure looks like the leopard seen on WW2 military swords. I've got one with red glass eyes & it's very similar.

Still no word on Kansas Jack. Probably just a Euro promotion. SW
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 Post subject: Re: Another Puma
PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2021 10:57 pm 
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I likes the drop point!

Kind of obvious where Schrade got the sharpfinger pattern from.

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 Post subject: Re: Another Puma
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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Here's a contemporary Puma I got recently. Puma "mini Game Warden". Tiny but razor sharp. Managed to cut myself just closing it. This will be a stocking stuffer for SiL.

Shown with the hunter for size perspective. SW
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 Post subject: Re: Another Puma
PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2021 4:06 am 
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That Pilot's knife is beautifel.

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 Post subject: Re: Another Puma
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Good to see you again, Bern! SW

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 Post subject: Re: Another Puma
PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2021 2:15 am 
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Good to be back. Been lurking a bit, keeping up with your photos.

Still have my old rifles.

Here is my latest fun shooter. Downside is these are used to shoot good guys. But it is great fun to shoot.


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 Post subject: Re: Another Puma
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My brother found Mom's class ring from 1946 and sent it for older daughter - who will give it to a grand daughter in turn. Included in the package was a gift Puma knife. It's smaller than my stag Duke so it's possibly a "Bear". Maybe.

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Mom's class ring from 1946. Her initials are stamped in very tiny letters inside the band. There was another ring - looks like one to which she lost the stone. I'm glad to have them stay in the family! SW
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 Post subject: Re: Another Puma
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Those black scaled Puma knives usually have hefty price tags attached to them- for the original knives.

I don't see many around here. When I do, it's usually at a gun show, and priced into the un-obtanium range.

I did get another CRKT M-16 with the matte chrome blade this time. They were on sale, and I grabbed the second last one that Cabela's had in stock. Been quiet about it for the last few months- this one I'd like to keep. They've done away with the ridiculous safety lock- which is totally un-necessary on a liner lock knife.
Pic later.

Love the look of the Art Deco II jewelry. Too bad it didn't last. There are some very nice pieces around, and largely un-known.

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 Post subject: Re: Another Puma
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The more I mess with the Puma the more I like it. In fact, it's my new daily driver. Found the date code & it's from 1989 so it's not a 'Bear'. But the blade lock disengages easily and it took a very sharp edge so it's a keeper! SW

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 Post subject: Re: Another Puma
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Spent too much time cruising auction sites again. Found this Puma "Scout knife" on a Belgian site for a modest sum. I have connections in Belgium, and he grabbed it for me.

I thought this style was called a camp knife but no - Puma called them Scout knives for some reason. The colored spacers either side of the stag pretty well date it to the early 60s.

The steel has light oxidization, but I have a full tube of Puma blade polish and new felt bobs for my Dremel so it won't look like this for long. SW
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 Post subject: Re: Another Puma
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Interesting knife.

I've a good supply of felt wheels here myself, and really should try them on some of the rougher blades I have around here.
Do you use the puma polish with the soft wheels, or is that hand work only?
There's still a bit of Flitz around here somewhere.
I actually prefer the dark green valve grinding compound with the Dremel- it doesn't leave the lines that the others do, and it's made some fairly slick air gun sears for me...

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 Post subject: Re: Another Puma
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I think hand polishing is actually the way to go, but I use my Dremel and try to not leave marks. I have hand polished Dremel marks before, but I don't have as much patience as I used to.

I checked on Puma knives USA, and it looks like they have a replacement scabbard for it.

Speaking of scabbards, while cruising the Puma collector site I saw mention very early Puma Tom Mix and Kansas Jack knives had a fringed sheath. Very scarce, they say. SW

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