A very rare Puma 1974 Luger Pistol Commemorative Knife with Stag Handles.
Serial No. 03132
Stamped on one side of the blade: AG RUSSELL ARK.72764
Stamped on the other side of the blade : PUMA GERMANY STAINLESS
Condition : New in Box. Some slight age marks. Never Sharpened or Carried.
Made by Puma for the A. G. Russell Collector Club.
Puma made 3,600 knives: 2,400 with a detailed image of the Luger Pistol on an oval inlay and 1,200 with an inlay of the 9mm Luger Cartridge.
This is the one with the Luger Pistol inlay.
The blade front is etched in gold - 1900-1974 Luger Pistole 08.
The blade front is identified with , A.G. Russell , Ark. 72764 and the back with - Puma , Germany , Stainless.
The Bolster has the Serial Number 03132.
In 1973, for the CM-3, the Luger Pistol, The German Baron whose family had owned the Puma Cutlery Company for over 100 years decided to make this commemorative knife. They made 3,600 knives: 2,400 with a detailed image of the Luger Pistol on an oval inlay and 1,200 with an inlay of the 9mm Luger Cartridge. The knife is a 3-3/4" closed Wharncliffe Jack with a 2-7/8" blade of the same non-stainless steel that made PUMA of the 1970s the envy of the knife world. Every blade has a gold etch. The obverse tang is marked "A. G. Russell, CM-3 Luger Pistol Made by Puma in 1973-74 ARK 72764" in two lines and the reverse tang is marked "PUMA, Germany, Stainless" in three lines.
Type Folder Blade Clip Point Blade Length 2-7/83 Lock Slip Joint Bolsters Nickel Silver Liners Brass Handle Stag Closed Length 3-3/43 Origin Germany
Condition: New In Box , Blade Never Sharpened ,
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This is a new, but old model and therefore we have put it in the category of Vintage and Collectable.
Some of the knives in this category may have blemishes and marks from time, storage, minor sharpening and handling etc.
Be assured, most are very rare and all are collectable