The stag-handled Wapiti follows the Puma Knives’ tradition of simplicity and excellence. This old Solingen, Germany knife-making firm has made sporting knives, survival knives, and military weapons since the mid-1700’s and tailors its products to local consumer demand. The drop point skinner Wapiti offers American hunters one of the most popular modern American patterns in a well-tested Puma build.
The stout, 3.75-inch high carbon steel blade — 4 mm thick Solingen 440A stainless — is the visible part of a steel blank that runs the full length of the full tang handle. The bolster is solid stainless steel polished to the same mirror finish as the blade. The Wapiti has the natural stag antler handle slabs that have been Puma’s standard for decades — these are cut from naturally shed antlers, bringing that material into the category of a renewable resource. Finger notch and sculpted grip combine with the familiar antler texture to create slip-free handling.
Only eight inches long, this knife weighs a solid 0.65 pounds. Simple and strong, the Wapiti is built to do work with enough steel to twist with leverage and confidence. A brown leather belt sheath is included, and the knife is covered by Puma’s limited lifetime warranty. It’s not a blade you’ll need to baby. Craftsmanship is excellent — many parts of the process are still done by hand, making every knife unique.