Puma Germany WW2 fighting knife boot gagger, original “spring leaf” boot-carry metal scabbard. Rare type in great overall condition, considering the age.
Original WW2 era German Army fighting knife made during the war by the famous Puma in Solingen, Germany. War-expedient brown Bakelite handle scales, original metal “boot clip” scabbard – this exact type is illustrated on the front page and pages 220-222 of the excellent French reference book Knives and Daggers-Bayonets Used by the German Army During 1914-1945 by Christian Mary (see the book’s scan in the photos). This fighting knife is about 9-1/4″” / 23.5 cm overall; the blade is about 5/8” / 12.8 cm; Ia GUSSTAHL/ PUMA / SOLINGEN stamp on ricasso. The edge is razor-sharp still; original the tip has been shortened by about 1/2″; the re-shaped tip is pretty sharp. The blade has been cleaned; some minor pitting is noted for accuracy. Brown Bakelite handle scales are near-perfect with no typical ding marks, chips or cracks. The guard is solid; all parts are tight with no play. Original metal scabbard with the “leaf spring” for boot carry is solid and holds the blade tight. The scabbard has about 30% of the original black finish remaining.
After 80 plus years this Puma Germany WW2 fighting knife/boot dagger and its original metal scabbard are still in 100% serviceable condition; it’s in great overall shape, considering the age. Today most of the surviving WW2 Puma boot knives are in private collections & rarely come up for sale. This type is VERY rare this nice; don’t miss your chance to add it to your collection. This original WW2 fighting knife M1 bayonet conversion type fighter has not been cleaned or tampered with in any way; it is in 100% original “as is” condition. These are the actual photos; spent brass is not included with the lot 😉
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