This knife was originally developed with the assistance of Walter Frevert, Chief of Forestry in Germany. These designs became the mainstay of PUMA’S entry into the hunting markets after World War II. This knife was one of the most popular produced by them.
This knife is one of our personal favorites. It is a utility knife used for skinning and fine detail work while cleaning game animals. The notch on the spine of the blade is used to place your forefinger, allowing maximum control of the blade for work on the interior of the carcass. The convex shape of the blade is useful for skinning and allows enough blade material for many re-sharpenings during its lifetime. The point is offset from mid-axis, toward the top, This prevents the blade from being stopped if it hits bone while penetrating deep into the carcass. The finger guard was kept small to allow the hand to ride up along the spine of the blade. The guard is made of glazed Buffalo horn.
There were several variations of this model over the years. An American version which occurred around 1960 was called the “Huntsman” . The other variations usually were small modifications with the blade etching and the sheath design.