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On our PUMA Knives page we want to give you some background information about the company and their high quality knives made in Germany. All mentioned knives are for sale in our shop. e.g. the famous White Hunter, Jagdnicker or Bowie. To extend this section we appreciate it, if you send us your feedback or review of your PUMA knife. If you have any suggestions or questions about our products please contact us.
History – How everything started
“PUMA-WERK Lauterjung & Sohn” in Solingen, Germany, has a history dating back to 1769 which adds up to almost 250 years of cutlery experience. PUMA cutlers have produced some of the world’s finest barbers’ razors, professional knives, table knives, shears, scissors, dagger and swords for the army – both functional and decorative.
The family Lauterjung established the brand name PUMA as an international attribute for astonishing quality.
From 1936 – 1945 the production was supervised by the war industry during the second world war.
PUMA’s modern history began in 1947 when Baron von Frankenberg, son-in-law f one of the famous Lauterjung brothers, took over the management of the firm and decided to specialize in pocket-, utility- and sporting knives for hunters.
Over time the company changed their production from pocket – and household knives to functional knives e.g. hunting-, outdoor- or fishing.
In the 50s PUMA developed some of their most popular hunting products in history (see below “Famous Knives”). From 1964 every knife gets a unique number incl. exercise book and year of production.
In the 90s the company used new production methods e.g. CNC controllers and laser technology. In the last years the company extended their product line. The labels “IP” and “TEC” were added to the traditional PUMA knives from Germany.
The PUMA name has achieved great significance and memorability as a trademark with the sharp teeth of the cat symbolic of the sharp cutting edge of a PUMA knife. Modern technology combined with almost 250 years of knife making skills has made PUMA one of the finest lines of cutlery for the outdoorsman, hunter, fisherman, backwoodsman, camper and collector.
Solingen – Cutlery capital of the world
Solingen’s supremacy in metal crafting was fostered by its auspicious location in the southern Ruhr District. This greatest of European coal regions yields 90% of all German bituminous coal, so it was but natural that North Rhine Westphalia, the state in which Solingen is located, would become the heart of Germany’s iron and steel production.
This vast experience with metal and its ready availability, coupled with the German people’s traditional technical skills and penchant for research, bore the inevitable fruit of Solingen’s supremacy in cutlery.
From sword blades to straight razors, shears and scissors was but a natural accompaniment to the march of the time and progress. And the development and perfection of hunting and pocket knives was the next logical advance in a country where hunting has always enjoyed the status of a sport rich with tradition.
Today, Solingen is a thriving city with a population of approx. 200,000. Though largely rebuilt following heavy bombings in World War II, it retains a vitality tempered with charm, innate pride in production and accomplishment, legendary dedication to the creation of cutlery to the extent that there still exists “cottage industries” where items are made by artisans in their own homes.
Puma Germany is the original label made in Solingen. Today, almost 250 years ago, they still manufacture blades and cutlery in top handmade quality under the brand name PUMA Germany. The company combines traditional craftsmanship with modern manufacturing techniques.
Tradition is a demanding taskmaster. To maintain and magnify a lore of perfection is a matter of pride, perseverance and adherence to long-established standards associated with a name and a product. This is the prime force behind the consistent superiority of Puma Knives, the reason they have won worldwide recognition as a great achievement of cutler’s art.
Many direct descendants of the artisans who established the Puma standards work with their hearts, as well as their hands, in the constantly updated Puma factory. The sensitive skills required to craft straight razors, shears, scissors and other cutlery are applied to fine art of fabricating sporting knives that not only meet, but exceed the requirements of the most demanding hunter or fisher man.
Note: We only offer 100% german knives made in Solingen, no PUMA SGB (SGB is a product series for the US market. Unlike our knives only the blades are made in Germany in the SGB series).
PUMA IP is an international production with selected Spanish manufacturers. The knives are made in Spain, but the quality control, production supervision and the design is done by PUMA Germany. Instead of classic staghorn most of the IP products are provided with wooden scales (in some cases olive wood). Therefore the Mediterranean influence is obvious.
Overall PUMA IP represents a great assortment in the best price-performance ratio.
The production of PUMA TEC knives is outsourced by selected international partner manufacturers in Asia. The customer can choose between a wide range of fixed and pocket knives in classic or modern look and also a variety of different handle materials and scales. All TEC products are technically oriented in a good price-performance ratio.
Wide Range of high quality knives
The range of products represents classic cutlery in best handmade production. In addition the design-oriented forms and types as well as technical perfected cutlery were one of the characteristics of PUMA knives. The product range extends from pocket knives or fixed blade knives with traditional staghorn to blades for almost every outdoor activities and to outstanding collectibles.
Moreover we offer selected blades and beautiful leather sheaths for your favorite puma knives.
The sheaths of our German hunting knives are attractive, top grain leather, most of them embossed with metal protection on the tip. The hardening and tempering of the blades is done by skilled craftsmen to insure that they will not only stand up for a number of years under regular use, but that they will take and maintain the sharpness ideally suited for a hunting knife.
Your investment in a Puma Knife pays dividends in lifelong dependability, pride of possession and the comforting knowledge that your Puma Knife preserves a tradition of perfection nurtured through generations of skill and integrity.
For fishing, sailing or diving you need a knife specially designed for the requirement of your sport. It is the superb craftsmanship that has established PUMA as a leader in knives around the world.
PUMA Hunting Knives designed in collaboration with Walter Frevert, Germany’s well known expert on hunting. Almost 250 years of experience is built into each PUMA knife.
Just take a tour through our assortment of different cutlery for sale in our shop.
PUMA developed a numerous of famous classic hunting knives. The White Hunter is one of them. It was manufactured in the 50s for the US market as an outdoor – and camping knife. In just a few years the White Hunter become a bestseller. It even appears in cinemas 1962 ( “Winnetou – Treasure of Silver Lake”).
The Jagdnicker & Waidblatt are also very classic hunting knives. All of them were developed in cooperation with forestry commissioner Walter Frevert.
The also very popular Rudemann & Wildtoter are made in the 50s by bloodhound leader Tassius.
You may never get to go. Only a few people do. But if you ever do, PUMA is the knife you’ll want to take along. Keen. Rugged. Proven dependable. Designed to do a man’s job. In Africa, or wherever you hunt, you can rely on 200-years-old Solingen tradition. Diamond tested for Rockwell hardness.
Finest Indian Stag or Jacaranda wood handles.
Get yourself one of our PUMA knives. You never know when you’ll get to go on an African Safari.
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Selected Puma Knives for sale