Posts Tagged ‘puma knives’

Rockwell C Tests | What Does It Mean

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

If you own a Puma knife, you may have noticed a tiny hole or impression on the blade. This is the “Rockwell point“. Puma checks all of its folding and fixed blade knives for their Rockwell hardness according to the system Rockwell C.  You can ensure your knife has undergone this test by looking at the blade – there should be a “RC” imprinted on the blade near the knife’s number.

The Rockwell C test is conducted by taking a diamond cone and pressing it into a blade under a fixed amount of force followed by an increased amount of force. The diamond’s penetration depth after these two forces are applied is measure and the resulting measure is the hardness rating of the steel. A good steel blade should rate somewhere between HRC 50 and 65.  This procedure is used on all sorts of metals types.

Collecting Puma Knives | How Old Is My Blade

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

Folding, hunting or other fixed blade knives can be incredible collector items for those with an interest in seeking out rare knives. For those that have an interest in collecting Puma brand knives, they have a simple service on their web site to help you determine just how old your potential collectors item is.

Each Puma knife comes engraved with a number on the blade. Fixed blade knives will have the number near the finger guard and folding knives will have the number on the pushing spring. The number will either be 5, 3 or 2 digits.  If your knife has 5 digits, or 3 digits followed by “RC”, visit and enter the number into the year calculator to see just how old your knife is and whether it is worth anything as a collector’s piece.  If you have a 2 digit number etched on your knife, it will most likely look like “07 RC” or “08 RC.” This means it was made in 2007 or 2008, respectively.


IWA & Outdoor Classic 2008 Show

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

The IWA & Outdoor Classic 2008 show is taking place this week from March 14 – 17, 2008 in Nuremberg, Germany.  This is the 35th year the International Trade Show for hunting and sporting equipment and accessories has been held.  Companies from all over the world gather to showcase their current and future product offerings related to hunting, shooting, clothing, knives, security and law enforcement. There are over 160 companies exhibiting at the event from eleven different countries.

During the fair, all styles and models of knives are reviewed and judged by experts of the craft.  All are vying for the IWA International Knife Awards distributed during the show.  Brands like Columbia River Knife & Tool, PUMA and Spyderco, USA are all putting up new designs for judging.


The Tradition of Puma Knives

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

The knife marketplace is a very competitive one and in order to stay in the marketplace for any length of time, a product must present a credible product that has the ability to perpetually remain innovative. The reason for this is that when a product falls behind the curve its competitors will eclipse the product in sales. In the world of knives, Puma remains one of the most successful brands because it has remained relevant and innovative in the marketplace for 200+ years.

Puma knives first appeared in Solingen, Germany in the 1800′s and they were quickly established as the top knives in the realm of sporting hunting. This was due to their durability and quality of design. Word of the quality of these knives spread and sales of the knives expanded beyond Germany’s borders. Despite mass production, the brilliant quality of the knives never deviated from their originally conceived high standards and that is why the huge selection of Puma knives still remains incredibly popular on a worldwide basis many years after their inception.