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Need a Knife Value

Discussion in 'Knives & Other Discussion' started by Whaler, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. Whaler

    Whaler Sequim, WA Well-Known Member

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    I am thinking about selling my 1973 Puma 465 Backpacker and don't really know what it is worth. Probably not much unless you are a vintage Puma collector. The knife shows signs of use but is in real good condition. Any ideas?

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  2. yotehunter

    yotehunter north west Active Member

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    I am not a knife collector but it looks cool... I would give you $50 shipped to send it to me here in AZ
     
  3. Whaler

    Whaler Sequim, WA Well-Known Member

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    I don't think so.
     
  4. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle Oregon Active Member

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    From what I have seen the Puma folders don't hold value really well unless absolutely mint with the original box. This one is used and the handle appears to have some dentsand dings. I'd say it is around $30-$50. You can do a search of EBay and knife websites too. Condition makes all the difference though.
     
  5. Whaler

    Whaler Sequim, WA Well-Known Member

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    From what I have found today you hit the nail on the head. The dents and dings are memories of many Caribou and Moose hunts in Alaska.
     
  6. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Well - nobody is going to value those dents and dings like you are, so I'd just keep it. Good looking knife.
     
  7. Sincere

    Sincere Between Cascadia and Jefferson Active Member

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    $50 is about as good as you're gonna get.

    Puma is fairly low on the desirability scale of traditional folders.
     
  8. Dallas Ken

    Dallas Ken Dallas Or. Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I think you have a nice useable knife there but not really a collector piece. As was mentioned the Puma folders are not really sought after by collectors. I believe you have a nice knife worth in reality to someone who wanted it maybe $30.
    Hang on to it.