The Puma SGB knives are made of the best materials, including genuine Stag, Micarta, Bone and Delrin handles.
All of our Puma SGB knives use Brass Bolsters and pins and are offered with high grade leather or leather trimmed/nylon ballistic cloth sheaths.
As most of you know, part of the enjoyment of collecting military knives is in the sharing of information with your fellow collectors. The blade is 7 3/4" long and marked "Bone / Lubbock, Tex." inside his trademark Dogbone mark at the ricasso. The sheath is unmarked, but no doubt made by Johnson (who made sheaths for Randall).
If you have been in the hobby for any length of time you are also aware that interests change and collections evolve. The double edge blade is 7 3/4" long and made from a file. This exact knife is pictured on page 79 of Mike Silvey's WWII Book.. As you can see, there is a lot of Randall influence in the knife.. These knives were issued to the British Commandos prior to the introduction of the F-S Knife.
After 1968 the mark went to "Buck / USA", then to "Buck / 120 /USA".
The blade is marked "James Ryals & Co Ltd / Sheffield". Buck knives made prior to 1968 were marked just "Buck". The blade is 5 7/8" long and marked "Buck" at the ricasso. There is a date on top of the original box of 1962 and I would think that was when this knife was made. This is the rare (only 500 made) parkerized version made for the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion. The black parkerizing is the same that Camillus used on their Mark 2's and M3's. Aprox 180 knives were made in 1967 with 150 of them being sent to Vietnam in August 1968. This exact knife is pictured on page 129 of Mike Silvey's Military Pocket Knife Book.
Shop PUMA SGB The Puma XP brand was established to produce Knives and Tools that may be too large or have "specific use" that would not be enhanced by using German Steel. These are large tools with a "specific use" like hacking at heavy brush or foliage.
Also included in the parcels are a deck of cards, a book of crossword puzzles, snacks, games, suntan lotion, tissues, a hacky sack ball, moist towelettes, a hand-held fan and a multipurpose tool packaged in a lightweight, durable, reusable travel bag.
Each bag also has an acknowledgement card that the gift is made possible through the generosity of the American people.
If you are not happy with the knife for any reason please return it for a full refund.
No reasons needed, just contact me to let me know it is coming back.