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Puma White Hunter
We offer a superb Puma White Hunter fixed blade hunting knife included leather sheath and certification for sale. The Puma White Hunter is handmade in Solingen, Germany.
Experience report by Henry E. Prante about the PUMA White Hunter, addressed to the PUMA company in Solingen 1966.
On a recent hunting expedition into British Columbia’s Chilcotin wilderness, I had the opportunity to experience the use of one of your White Hunter knifes. I say “experienced” deliberately because one can’t merely use a knife of quality.
Max Winkler, of Harkley and liaywood’s sporting goods store in Vancouver, B.C., had advised me to buy this knife ant it was he, who later led our expedition as well.
The trip, besides the hunting, was an assignment for me to bring back a story for a hunting magazine. It became a success story when we bagged four big bucks and four does; all mule deer.
Since Max had praised your knife I decided to test it thoroughly. Although this meant cleaning, skinning, and butchering all eight carcasses with my knife, I enjoyed doing it. Before we returned home, however, to save weight and loading-room on our truck, I used the back edge of the blade to chop off all thirty-two deer legs at the knee joints. Honestly, I was amazed to see how easy and quick such job can be done. And the knife? I’m happy to report that its edge never dulled throughout the whole operation.
As you’ll know this is brutal punishment for any blade but to do this much work without visiting a grindstone – is really more than adequate for any hunter’s needs. I feel I must congratulate you both, your know-how and craftsmanship.
Please allow me to make a suggestion and share a bit of hard earned information with me. It seems quite often, especially during the early and warmer part of our three month long hunting season, a hunter must skin out a whole trophy head to prevent spoiling. In the past I’ve seen many hunters, even guides and trappers do or perform this delicate operations with jackknifes and other unsuited tools. A number of years ago a friend of mine presented me with a surgical blade and since then I’ve found that no other knife can peel the cartilages from bears ears or paws, or pull the cape over a bighorn sheep’s head.
I suggest there is a good market for this special skinning blade and you might do well to investigate its possibilities and potential.
Let me point out again though, here in British Columbia, a hundred or more miles from civilization – a good knife like yours is still a man’s best friend.
Sincerely yours, Henry Prante
Outdoorsman’s all-around knife for hunter, camper or hiker. Curved contour for cutting, slicing and skinning. Strong back edge for hacking and genuine leather sheath.
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.
A sleek, smoothly rounded guard gives the knife a smart, snug feel in your hand and prevents fingers from slipping down over the blade.
Natural staghorn slabs are securely fitted to each side of the tang, giving a handle surface which will not slip under the wettest or coldest conditions.
The grooved safety thumb rest of the White Hunter is located to give added power for heavy cutting strokes. It also gives guard protection to the fingers.
A strong short edge on the blade’s reverse side is ideal for heavy cutting as slicing up firewood or hacking down branches in the bush. Use of this edge for heavy work saves the major cutting edge for finer work.
The wonderfully useful PUMA blade has its weight well toward the tip. At its heaviest part a flattened face serves as a hammer, able to drive small nails or similar work.
The diamond-like facets make this blade look as precious as a jewel.
“Sharp as a razor, strong as an axe”
Blade length: 6 “.
Blade thickness: 5 mm
Total length: 10-5/8 ”
Knife weight: 240 g
Steel / hardness: 1.4116 / 55-57 HRC
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