The Puma model number is 6377. The knife is not stamped with a guarantee control number. This indicates the knife was hand made at Puma Werks in Solingen, Germany prior to 1964. It has stag handles with lots of character.The PUMA White Hunter model was developed in 1956 in conjunction with the East African Professional Hunters Association to be the leading knife for big game hunting. The Puma White Hunter, introduced in 1956, and was in production for (8) eight years before the introduction of the Puma control number system.
Production Code or Date Code was introduced in the 4th Quarter of 1964 to assist PUMA with quality control and product improvement processes. The White Hunter is the knife that made PUMA famous in the hunting knife market. It also earned them international recognition as a premier maker of quality production knives. This recognition promoted rapid growth in exports. One of there largest markets was the United States.The knife has stunning stag handles. The blade was made from German carbon steel. 10 1/2" overall with a 5 7/8" blade. The knife also comes with a genuine Puma original leather sheath. The finger guard is made of mirror polished German silver. The blade is etched with: 6377 PUMA WHITE HUNTER - GENUINE PUMASTER STEEL GERMANY. The knife comes in the factory wood presentation box with the factory leather sheath. This Puma knife was hand made at Puma Werks in Solingen Germany. The knife includes the "Puma Proof Mark" on the blade: a small dot or ping on the blade was made with a diamond pointed needle.
This is part of the Rockwell blade quality testing. This is a nice Pre 1964 stag Puma 6377 White Hunter. This is a chance to own a great piece of Puma cutlery history. The 6377 White Hunter presentation box has a nice label on the bottom of the wood presentation box and comes with the Puma leather sheath.Note: The Puma green plaque is not included with the knife. Contact: We value your feedback. You are also responsible for understand the Custom Laws in your country and by purchasing this item you are in compliance with all of your laws.