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Puma White Hunter

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jamie Hudson Mar 17. 17 Replies

I am requesting some assistance in identifying a PUMA knife I inherited from my father.  It has a stag handle and as for markings:  has "PUMA" (in large letters) stamped on the blade next to the…Continue

 

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Jamie Hudson replied to Jamie Hudson's discussion Puma White Hunter
"Probably not issued to the military with the stag handle.  My guess:  1956-1957"
Mar 17
Jamie Hudson replied to Jamie Hudson's discussion Puma White Hunter
Mar 16
Jan Carter replied to Jamie Hudson's discussion Puma White Hunter
"WOW Vinnie! That is indeed a great resource then. I sure would like to see that knife!"
Mar 14
Vinnie replied to Jamie Hudson's discussion Puma White Hunter
"This has been a great discussion for me so far and provoked more research. Despite having over 100 Puma knives, plus plenty of resources (Old Catalogues, Price Lists, Sales Brochures and Pamphlets etc) and having relied on info from other collectors…"
Mar 14
Vinnie replied to Jamie Hudson's discussion Puma White Hunter
"OK I queried this with Puma Solingen DRGM and later changed to DBGM (R = Reich as opposed to B=Bund) indicates a German Patent. I always thought that it was a "Standard" but there you go. Just another of those anomalies of older Puma…"
Mar 13
Jamie Hudson replied to Jamie Hudson's discussion Puma White Hunter
"Looking at the pictures, my knife is marked like the first on the left except it does not include the word "Germany" under the word PUMA and includes the letters "DBGM" under the logo.  All markings are on the left side of…"
Mar 13
Vinnie replied to Jamie Hudson's discussion Puma White Hunter
"More info. Most had "Genuine Pumaster Steel Germany" as opposed to "Pumaster Steel"."
Mar 12
Vinnie replied to Jamie Hudson's discussion Puma White Hunter
"OK I knew I had this info somewhere. From Puma.De Solingen (Thanks Julia, Puma Solingen PR/Sales for the translation) The general production models of the White Hunter prior to late 1964 (as opposed to special commissions, limited runs etc) can be…"
Mar 12
Vinnie replied to Jamie Hudson's discussion Puma White Hunter
"Here's a link. The top left image is of the oldest model (unfortunately it is not mine) https://classicpumaknives.com/white-hunter-pre-64/ Puma didn't introduce the Control Number system (Date Code) until late 1964, so older than that…"
Mar 12
Jamie Hudson replied to Jamie Hudson's discussion Puma White Hunter
"Thanks for the information, Vinnie.  This helps confirm the date range for the knife."
Mar 12
Vinnie replied to Jamie Hudson's discussion Puma White Hunter
"Also the very early models had a stitched sheath without reinforcing rivets, and a very narrow belt loop, and all have the Puma logo embossed in the leather so your sheath probably isn't original"
Mar 12
Vinnie replied to Jamie Hudson's discussion Puma White Hunter
"Hi Jamie DBGM stands for Deutches Bundes Gebrauchs Muster (German Federal Utility Model) Likely made for armed forces, German Air Force pilots were issued White Hunters as survival knives from the later 1950s up until the 1980s The blade etch…"
Mar 12
Vinnie left a comment for Jamie Hudson
"Hi Jamie DBGM stands for Deutches Bundes Gebrauchs Muster (German Federal Utility Model) Likely made for armed forces,  German Air Force pilots were issued White Hunters as survival knives from the later 1950s up until the 1980s The blade etch…"
Mar 12
Jamie Hudson replied to Jamie Hudson's discussion Puma White Hunter
"It has a sheath, but I have no idea if it is original or not.  It is an older one for sure.  Not stitched but has rivets.  I don't know what the original looks like so who knows."
Mar 11
Ellis H. Roberson replied to Jamie Hudson's discussion Puma White Hunter
"Jamie, My guess is that the knife was made prior to 1964, but I'm like you.. The DBGM code has me stumped.  If you should fine out more  on it., please let me know.. I will continue to ck on it and will let you know if I find out…"
Mar 10
Jamie Hudson replied to Jamie Hudson's discussion Puma White Hunter
"Ellis, I do know that Puma White Hunters were first made in 1956.  Prior to 1964, they did not have a number code.  The DBGM letter code has me wondering as well.  My guess is that it was manufactured between 1956 and 1958 but…"
Mar 10

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11- 15 years
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Retired, military vet
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At 15:25 on March 12, 2022, Vinnie said…

Hi Jamie

DBGM stands for Deutches Bundes Gebrauchs Muster (German Federal Utility Model)

Likely made for armed forces,  German Air Force pilots were issued White Hunters as survival knives from the later 1950s up until the 1980s

The blade etch "For The White Hunter" as opposed to the just "White Hunter" was the original words on the earliest models from 1956 until around 1958~1959

 

At 7:46 on March 10, 2022, J.J. Smith III said…

Welcome to iKC  Jamie.

Certainly good to have you here.

At 22:27 on March 8, 2022, Lars Ray said…

Hi Jamie - welcome to iKC...We're glad you're here! Well I am anyway. We're almost neighbors...you in Charlotte and me in McKinney...so I had to stop by and at least say hello.

Feel free to browse around - plenty of Case stuff to review, as well as other interests. Check out the various groups and threads, add your comments, or just post some photos of your favorites. 

If you have questions - ask away. Always someone around to assist or point you in the right direction. 

Cheers to you - 

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