Puma Germany 6396 BOWIE knife with India stag handle, original leather sheath, box and papers. Made in 1969, MINT condition with factory card & Rockwell hardness test sticker still attached. VERY rare this nice and complete.
Scarce early PUMA model 6396 Bowie with light-brown PUMA-embossed leather sheath, still in the original correctly-labeled retail early golden paper bottom / green plastic top box, complete with Puma’s registration card, papers and sticker on the blade (the sheath sticker has come off); original outer cardboard sleeve is also included. This lovely specimen was hand-made in Puma’s factory in Solingen, Germany in October 1969 (Puma control number 96744 on the guard). These vintage Puma Bowies are scarce to begin with and they are VERY hard to find in unused condition AND with original retail packaging.
A superb quality full-tang construction knife; it’s about 10-7/8” / 27.5 cm overall; the blade is about 6-3/8″ / 16.2 cm; Puma’s hardness test sticker is still attached to the blade. Original edge; needle-like tip is intact; a few surface rust spots near ricasso are noted for accuracy. Genuine Indian Sambar stag handle scales provide a very comfortable grip, all parts are tight; solid aluminum handguard with Puma’s control number 96744 on the side. The sheath is also unused; typical green oxidation around bronze rivets is consistent with age (cleanable, if you wish to do so). The box is in good shape – paper bottom is a bit worn; plastic top is near-mint; original outer cardboard sleeve had seen better days. This hard to find vintage Puma Germany 6396 Bowie knife set is in great overall condition; very rare this nice and complete; with proper care this knife will last you a lifetime; you will not be disappointed.
I recently purchased several vintage knives from a family of a long-time knife collector. I addition to a couple of vintage Puma, Case XX and Remington knives, I have several pre-WW2 American blades, as well as WW2 era fighting daggers and WW1 trench knives available for sale – please take a look in our Militaria section. This minty Puma Germany 6396 Bowie knife has not been cleaned or tampered with in any way, 100% original condition; these are the actual photos.
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