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Offline Frenchymanny

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My Dad's hunting knife
« on: July 31, 2018, 01:18:33 PM »
Last spring I visited my mom fro the first anniversary of my dad's passing.
She gave me a few knives of his, in which there as a puma white hunter completely rusted.

I emailed the folks at Puma, who dated it to the last quarter of 1966 and said the knives of that period were made of carbon steel, then chromed. No stainless they also suggested I send it over for a refurbish.

Here it is:


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Re: My Dad's hunting knife
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2018, 05:26:01 PM »
Your Dad had great taste. Very nice, must be a special feeling holding that one in your hand.
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Re: My Dad's hunting knife
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2018, 05:34:38 PM »
Thank you Mark, it is a special knife for me no doubt!

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Re: My Dad's hunting knife
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2018, 09:59:41 PM »
Great knife with a rich history! Glad you have it looking so good. I hope you get out there and use it...  :campfire:
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Re: My Dad's hunting knife
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2018, 11:01:43 PM »
Good looking knife. I had one like it back about that same time, but I lost it somewhere along the way. You have a great piece to help you remember your dad.
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Re: My Dad's hunting knife
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2018, 07:52:43 AM »
I have my Dad's Marble hunting knife where he dated it 1935, Lake Geneva, WI on the sheath.  My special one...it sure brings back memories when ever I hold it.  Glad you got yours.
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Re: My Dad's hunting knife
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2018, 10:48:26 AM »
Thank you everyone for the kind words!
Jeff, it was a pleasure to see you at Denton!

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Re: My Dad's hunting knife
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2018, 06:18:11 PM »
Awesome story Manny. I am happy for you to carry it
Relax,

You'll live longer!

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Re: My Dad's hunting knife
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2018, 06:32:43 PM »
I would carry that proudly on any hunt! Really nice!!
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Re: My Dad's hunting knife
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2018, 09:17:39 PM »
Always wanted one of those. I keep looking.
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Re: My Dad's hunting knife
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2018, 10:37:30 PM »
I had a mid-70s White Hunter I bought new but never used it. Eventually traded it to a buddy. With I had it back. Neat to have the one that was your dad's.

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Re: My Dad's hunting knife
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2018, 10:27:22 AM »
My dad gave me a white hunter in the 60s and is rusty also I didn't know they could refinish them I will have to call also .
   
 

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Re: My Dad's hunting knife
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2018, 04:24:32 PM »
Tim you will be amazed.
The price is really cheap and they do a full refinish (and provide a new box too) within 3 weeks.

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Re: My Dad's hunting knife
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2018, 10:59:47 PM »
I have a Hen and Rooster that appears to be a direct copy of the White Hunter.  Same lenght, retaining strap, and the sheath looks the same.

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Re: My Dad's hunting knife
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2018, 12:55:57 AM »
I was wrong.  I pulled it from storage today, and the grip is different.  It only has the forward and rear pins.  It does not have the hole through the grip for the retaining leather thong, like the White Hunter and a 1970s model Puma Bowie I have.  I need to pay more attention.

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