Those made after that year show only if they were made in the first or second half of the year. On the Puma Knife Company USA website, visit the “How Old is My Knife?” page or go to the FAQ page of the German Puma Knives site. NFL legend Tom Brady is ready to get back on the dating scene five months after his divorce from supermodel Gisele Bundchen.

I have used the knife to skin deer, and squirrels, filet fish, cut fish bait for both salt and freshwater fishing and used it as a kitchen knife. The fine serrations make it a great knife to slice tomatoes. Locate the date code on your Puma knife. The number will be from two to five digits long and might be followed by the letters RC. Look for the number on the finger guard – the protective divider between the blade and the handle – on Puma fixed-blade knives.

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Our site is powered by industry leading security standards for your protection. No “gun person” lives without a knife. I’m a worst-case example because I am also a hunter, hiker and sometimes flycaster. The stag grip would go well with either my Ruger New Vaquero in .45 Colt or my Model 57 Smith & Wesson in .41 Magnum.

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Having said that, the first three model variations, the wood handle version and the Model 6384 White Hunter Allzweckmesser, in my opinion, are very rare. The Pre-64 White Hunter, introduced in 1956, was in production for eight years before the introduction of the Control No. This number, a.k.a. Production Code or Date Code was introduced in the 4th Quarter of 1964 to assist PUMA with quality control and product improvement processes.

The knife did not lose its edge , and after a good wash in hot, soapy water the blade got a few strokes on a diamond sharpener, whether needed or not. And recognizable blade and stag handle. The curved line of the sharp edge of the White Hunter has the correct contour for all cutting, slicing and skinning strokes. The serrations enable easy cuts in such slippery objects as green twigs, sausage skin, tomatoes or fish skin. Once the cut is started by the serrations, the blade above takes over and finishes the stroke.

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The delivery went well and we are completely satisfied. Knife sales Rottner means the highest quality cutlery from Solingen. The handling / delivery by Rottner was great and without any problems. The knife could be sharpened a bit sharper at the factory.

The “White Hunter” has more than one bevel angle to serve different functions. Turned out the stag handle was not very functional. While writing this piece, I checked some Internet sites and found White Hunter knives ranging in price from under $200 to more than $800, depending upon condition. The more expensive models were New-in-box, highly polished, and the owners were definitely proud of their property. Here was a knife even a boy could recognize was something special, designed for people who hunted game and personally field-dressed their kill. When I saw the asking price, I just decided to drool a while longer and turn the page.

I remember mine was fairly thin and weak where the guard met the blade and actually bent a bit on me. Looking at the photos of the current model, it does not look very well-fitted at that junction. I know you have steady work now and I’m not telling you how to spend your money, but I’d be wary given my experience. Qualifying purchases could enjoy No Interest if paid in full in 6 months on purchases of $99 or more. Select PayPal Credit at checkout to have the option to pay over time.

And since there is gold and registered in this thread does that matter? If a gold member asks the “worth” question can a registered member answer it , on &on & on. I don’t come to Gennie Dee enough to know all these details. It’s a great knife with a great history. This is the most expensive production knife Puma makes. You can find them for sale but to get one you will pay twice what a comparable knife costs.

The Combat Magnum remains the easiest packing, finest looking, all-steel .357 Magnum S&W ever offered. In the past few years, hunters and anglers have been discovering Havalon replaceable blade systems and apparently like what they saw. I have now owned the knife for more than 15 years. It has taken off several deer hides, sliced up a lot of venison and remains a great tool with which I hope to never part.