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A group devoted to the Angler and the Angler at Heart. 

If the topic has anything to do with fishing, this is the place to post.  Tell us your fishing stories, talk about tackle old and new!  What you like and what you don’t like.  

Bought some new equipment and want to tell us about?  We want to hear about it. 

Thinking about buying a new pole and want to know it if it is worth the money?  Ask up!

Do you collect fishing tackle?  Show it off with pride!

 Any type of angler with any skill level is welcome!  

And as this is I Knife Collector, this is also a place to talk about the knives made, used and collected by anglers!   We especially want to see your fishing knives -- in the tackle box, on display, or in action!

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Fisherman's Knives

Started by horace rogers. Last reply by Charles Sample Apr 18. 13 Replies

My passion is about fisherman's knives. Hope to meet and talk with others that collect themContinue

Leave it to Cleaver

Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by dead_left_knife_guy May 20, 2017. 5 Replies

Picked up two purpose made Fish Cleavers.  On is made by Ka-Bar, the other by Robeson.   I'm not sure if anyone is still making these but they really seemed to be a perfect size for cutting bait fish…Continue

Ah Shucks

Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by Tobias Gibson May 20, 2017. 16 Replies

Well the last thing I needed to do is find another odd ball knife to collect but that's just what I did.I'm sure plenty of people will tell me they're not odd at all.  While they aren't really a…Continue

Slim Jims

Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by Tobias Gibson May 20, 2017. 1 Reply

Anybody out there use Slim Jims for catching fish? I heard it works great for bluegill/sunfish. Anyone try it for other species?

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Comment by Tobias Gibson on May 5, 2017 at 22:24

At last!  After looking for some time I finally came across a No. 31  Camillus fish Knife that was near mint and in my price range.  Like I needed another fish-knife?  Well yeah, sure I did!

Jigged Delrin scales.

Obligatory glamour shot.  (the knife is very photogenic).  I do believe my Shakespeare Thrifty 1902 reel is getting jealous being used a s backdrop!

The full 9 inches in all its glory.

Excellent blade etch and nice clean tang stamp31

and that distinctive droopy scaling blade that makes the 31 so cool!

Comment by Bill Fletcher on January 6, 2017 at 8:38

Morning Tobias and Steve,  I picked up my used Puma Scale knife about 7 or 8 years ago, just for the cool factor and for my tackle box.  I have not researched the knife fully, but as you mentioned Steve, it was offered with either English or metric units. My Scale knife is also in English units.  Abercrombie & Fitch offered this German Puma knife in the 50's and 60's with wood scales and red lettering.  One good source for info is classicpumaknives dot com.  Best of the day from snowy TN 

Comment by Tobias Gibson on January 6, 2017 at 6:25
Bill and Steve, you know I. Ever realized the ball used to bash the fish head also acts as a counter weight for weighing the fish.

There have been so many ingenious gadgets designed for the angler. A one bladed fishing folder that can cut, scale, knockout, weigh, and possibly even measure your catch.
Comment by Tobias Gibson on January 6, 2017 at 6:16
That's one beautiful fish knocker knife! I need to add one to my collection but haven't found one in nice enough shape at a price I can afford.

I love all that dark wood. Is that brass? Simply beautiful.

Comment by Steve Riordan on January 5, 2017 at 9:09

Comment by Steve Riordan on January 5, 2017 at 9:05

I Believe that This Model is More Rare than the SS One, because I Can't find the Same one online as Readily as the S/S!

Also I Think YOurs is in Metric and Mine is SAE?

Comment by Steve Riordan on January 5, 2017 at 9:04

Comment by Jan Carter on December 23, 2016 at 15:44

hmmmm, we will have to see if any of our fishing collectors have that Puma, I like it!

Comment by Bill Fletcher on December 22, 2016 at 19:18

I'll drop these in the Gone Fishin' Group as the Puma Scale Knife was made for the fisherman.

Taken in December 2009, I think these shots were my first knife photos. I originally titled it one Cat Measuring Another.  :-)  The White Hunter was A Christmas present from about 50 years ago while the Puma Waagemesser (Scale Knife) Patent No. 922214 was a more recent purchase. 

Puma White+Hunter+6377+&+Fish+922214 (1)

Puma White+Hunter+6377+&+Fish+922214 (2)

Comment by Bill Fletcher on December 17, 2016 at 20:57

:-)  Jan,  I was pretty sick, kinda like the time I broke the storm door playing with a hula hoop LOL  But there really was no option the river was cold and pretty swift when it happened. But life goes on and I've given dozens of knives away as an adult without the least bit of regret.  In fact the fun of passing a good knife on as I'm sure you know is pretty addictive.  Thanks again for the chance for a Christmas Knife.


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