Doesn't look like any Puma I've ever seen and if it is real it is likely of recent manufacture and probably Pacific Rim. As far as I know Puma never used smooth bone for handle material and the stag handled double edge looks a bit crude. Just my opinion.
"Just Google pictures of puma swing guard. I beleive this should confirm that it is a puma." Monte, what a good idea ! I think you are correct: lots of images of same knife as OP is strong evidence of authenticity. kj
I agree it does not have the usual German 'crispness' in it's construction. BRL claimed that Puma's were never top quality knives, but the USA importer was able to promote them as 'best German', and this propagated the Puma myth that still exists today. kj
My real question is why would they use a name of an animal that is native to and as far as I know, only seen on the North American continent? If there are Pumas in Central and South America I am not aware of it so don't beat me up too bad if that is the case. The question is still valid either way. Puma has been around for many years. You think the folks in Germany were clammering around for a brand named after an animal with which they were not familiar? I think the Puma brand has been around since the 1700s and not sure when they began to market here in NA but I would bet a dollar to a dog poofie it was a long while after the 1700s. It is just a marketing strategy that I have wondered about.
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