Terry, I don't know if this helps or not but look to see if your knife has a control number on it (inside the blade well???) The charts only go up to 1982, but Puma has a dating page on their website. ---► https://pumaknifecompanyusa.com/knifeAge.aspx
How Old is My Knife?
Is there a 5-digit number impressed on your Puma knife? It is on the finger guard on Puma fixed blade knives. On Puma folding knives it is on the pushing spring. Enter this 5-digit number in the box below.
Is there a 3-digit number etched on your Puma knife (e.g. 105 RC)? Enter this 3-digit number in the box below.
Is there a 2-digit number etched on your Puma knife (e.g. 07 RC)? Your Puma knife was made in 2007.
RC = Rockwell C, it means that the knife was tested on its hardness.
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