My " 959 " Puma is one of Puma's last handmade Masterpieces from 1979. Entirely Handmade in Solingen Germany. The blade is specially produced and developed PUMA Stainless Super Keen Steel. This 959 is a five part PUMA Universal folding knife made to the specification of Oberforstmeister / Head Ranger FREVERT having daily valuable practical experience in hunting. The PUMA Universal hunting knife is particularly suitable for all hunting purposes, whether dealing with large or small game.The unique knife has its specific PUMA production number: 24972 and you can look up the production year on the PUMA website. I bought this "959" in late 1979 and it is my knife for the last 40 years. When traveling on a plane I always put my 959 securely with my Merkel U&O in the gun case. This hunting knife was part of my knife collection accomplished in Monaco and the knifes were acquired from Lorenzi Milan. Lorenzi, when still in Via Monte Napoleone Milan / Italy, one of the best knife shop in the world. Almost a museum and they sell only the very best.
The shop neighbours in Via Monte Napoleone Milan were Bulgari, Prada, Ralf Lauren VIP My hunting knife did not somber in a dull cardboard box for 40 years in a forgotten drawer - but lived the world of hunting: Great history of my 959 from the Principality of Monaco to Finlands Polar Circle's Elk hunt, to the venison in the Black Forrest and the mighty Vosges Red Deer Stags. Being always for the first day of the Elk season in Finland I registered at the Helsinki airport gun register just behind Erich Honecker - in those days Chairman of the Council of State of the German Democratic Republic.My 959 is still in perfect condition, never sharpened always treasured, always admired with envy. A unique Collectors Knife for the rest of your life and a unique occasion to acquire such a masterpiece full of history. Description of the Collectible Vintage PUMA 959 five part Universal folding knife made to the specification of Oberforstmeister FREVERT For safety reasons the main blade is lockable and has the PUMA logo engraved with all the details PUMA 959 / after Oberforstmeister FREVERT Handmade in Germany etc - see photo. The production number is engraved in the main blade Release Button.
Apart from the main blade - there is a robust Saw with a Cartridge Extractor and Screwdriver and of course engraved with PUMA Germany and Rostfrei a curved Gutting Blade with a secured rounded end with engraved PUMA Germany and Rostfrei a PUMA engraved bird drawing hook, because even when hunting for Elks you might see & get a wood grouse too in the Forest of Finland and a special cork screw with a circumferential notch, assuring best grip when you pull - as your Petrus Pomerol deserves it! Stag-horn scales with a Sterling silver 888 inlay to engrave your name. This silver inlay is still unused and the next owner can put his mark!As the PUMA 959 is a timeless masterpiece I always saw me only as its custodian. The mountings are solid nickel silver. Drop Blade length 3.25 inch / 8.25 cm Overall 7.75 inch / 19.68 cm when closed 4.5 inch / 11,4 and weight in oz 8.1 / 230 g. So its not a pocket knife! Thats why I bought the 959 with its special, securely and most practically heavy original PUMA 959 Leather Case with Belt Loop and PUMA engraved copper Push-button. The item "PUMA 959 Universal Hunting Knife Masterpiece Handmade bought at Lorenzi Milan" is in sale since Saturday, August 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Hunting\Knives". The seller is "rareandfine_2010*" and is located in Byron Bay, NSW. This item can be shipped worldwide.