It has seen extensive use and sharpening. Do you have the sheath? The knife would be worth more than the cost of a subscription! Cookies are a standard mechanism that web sites use to store simple information and it is safe to accept them. Use of this edge for heavy work saves the major cutting edge for finer work. I believe Pumas now use 440 C stainless on many models. I just went down in the basement to see if it's still in the dresser drawer where I thought. I don't know who makes the Spanish ones for Puma.
Easily checked on Puma chart. I used it a couple of times for cleaning a deer and them oiled it and put it back in the wooden display box that came with it. If you did not receive a confirmation email, please check your spam or junk mail folder. Believe it or not you can look up the model and serial number and find the year your knife was made. The owner bought it about 40 years ago, then threw it in a drawer and never used it.
Many of these knives were often presented as gift to the guides and trackers by the hunters at the end of the hunt. Didn't pretend he'd been fighting Russians. Designed by Puma and field tested in Africa, the locals gave it the name White Hunter, named after the European and North American hunters who came often to Africa on Safari. Probably a local sporting goods store, since Al Gore hadn't invented the internet then. It was first introduced in 1956 and set the standard by which all other hunting knives were measured for the next 50 years. Conceivably mine was made before 1964, and sat in a store. So I guess until I can find a good cleanup method, I'll keep it as is and use it as a reminder to not carry a knife of that size in my coat pocket.
His wife was a Lauterjung. After the snow melted in the spring I received a telephone call from the owner of the property on which I was hunting. . If a Puma knife failed, that batch of blades probably got faulty heat treatment and Puma will make good on it. Back about 1967 after I got out of the navy I bought what at the time was called the Hunters Pal or Hunters buddy. In fact, not only does the hot-drop forging process provide the blade with its initial shape, it also further improves the molecular structure of the steel. He enlisted the help of a friend, Walter Frevert, who was the Head of Forestry in Germany.
Started gutting an elk and while caping the elk it got dull. At its heaviest part a flattened face serves as a hammer, able to drive small nails or similar work. I see on the web site they didn't do that until 1964. I've often noted your excellent English, better than that of many who were born here. Fubarski : the top is sharp, not like the cutting part of the blade but more like for chopping. Teach a man to fish and he'll sit in a boat an drink beer all day.
I think the Spanish ones are probably pretty good. Heck yeah, but I don't sharpen on a rock, and don't beat up the steel. While ringing it up, the older fella heard of my sad tale and ended up giving it to me for cost. The Model 959 certainly was. It was the most complex of the Puma folders and the most expensive.
I had no idea those things were worth that kind of money now. Also, the broad tip, combined with the recurved edge, creates more belly in the sweep; thus lengthening the cutting edge. Once the cut is started by the serrations, the blade above takes over and finishes the stroke. Every category of objects, from antiques to coins to stamps, has a universally recognized set of terms used by experts to describe the condition or grade of an object. The point was off-set from the center axis to penetrate deep in the flesh even if it hit bone.