If you are in need of an amazing looking , incredibly strong knife made using high end blade steels, then you need the Puma Knives White Hunter Fixed Blade Knife, 5.9in Blade, Stag 116375. Founded in 1769, the first rule of Puma was and still is today, first class quality which is realized in their hunting, sporting and outdoor knives. For an extremely long time it has been part of the PUMA philosophy to manufacture products worthy of the magic name and the high demand of the city of Solingen. For more than 240 years Knives from the experts at Puma impress with amazing quality and workmannship, and the Puma Knives White Hunter Hunting Knife. is the direct result of their efforts. This has been achieved through a combination of traditional craftsmannship and the use of high tech machinery and know how. Puma Knives offer a litany of various steel types, that have been developed to hold their cutting edge for longer periods of time over knives made using lesser steels. The PUMA White Hunter was developed in 1956 in conjunction with the East African Professional Hunter’s Association to be the leading knife for big game hunting. The PUMA White Hunter's Knife features stag handles – which are made from the shed antlers of Wild Stag – are formed via a meticulous manufacturing process and make the knife a truly unique, one-of-a-kind tool. First, each scale is boiled, stabilized, and dried over a period of weeks. Then, the handle is individually cut and hand fitted to your knife. Brass rivets are used to attach the scales to the knife. The rivet heads are filed and, finally, the handle is burnished to a precise size and shape for optimal fit and function. The blade on the Puma Fixed Blade White Hunter Knife is German-grade 1.4116 stainless steel for sharpness retention, toughness, and corrosion resistance. During formation of the initial steel bars, trace elements such as carbon, chromium and silicon are added to maintain the temper yet inhibit rust. Other trace elements, such as manganese, phosphorus, sulfur, and molybdenum, are also added to give the blade better structural strength and consistency by aligning the molecules more evenly during cooling. After the initial steel bars are formed, the blade is hot-drop forged, wherein the steel bars are heated to 3150-4200 degrees Fahrenheit. Once heated, the blade is placed between two dies and mechanically forged under 2200 pounds of pressure to fit the shape of the dies. The hot drop forging process not only shapes the blade, but it also further improves the molecular structure of the steel. Once the PUMA blade is forged, it is tempered and hand finished in 22 separate steps by skilled craftsmen. Each step uses increasingly fine lubricants, oil coolants, and special polishing grease. For a great way to slice through any cutting task , choose the Puma Knives White Hunter Fixed Blade Knife!