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tallguy606 wrote:I may be wrong, but I think German Eye copied the White Hunter-type Puma design when they saw how popular the Pumas were.
EyeBJoe wrote:Sorry to be late weighing-in on this one. Seems my Kubota tractor needed some TLC this weekend. In checking back through the older catalogs from Knife Importers in Austin, TX., I find that the subject knife has been offered by Eye Brand dating back to the early 1960’s. The latest catalog I have prior to the Schlieper bankruptcy in 1993, was published by Knife Importers in the late 1980’s and this knife was listed in every catalog available from the 60’s through the 8o’s. I believe the late 80’s catalog was still in use when Knife Importers relinquished the import exclusive in the early 90’s. I have no information relating to the fixed blade knives available through Clarence Risener and Olbertz through the 90’s and beyond. And, based upon the pictures and the family lineage noted with a great grandfather involved, I would concur with Mopbucket’s guess that this one falls into the early 1970’s range. Regardless, it’s a great old piece and a fine collectible.
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