PUMA Blade Materials


Most PUMA blade materials can be described simply:

Solingen Stainless Steel.


Most PUMA blades are either hot drop forged or laser cut from a 1" bar of Solingen steel.

In the process of hot drop forging, first, a billet of hot steel is placed between two dies that are shaped to form a blade, and then the dies are struck together with such force that the steel flows to fill the dies.

After it cools, this knife-shaped piece of forged steel is carefully crafted into a finished knife.


PUMA uses designations for their blade steels that are slightly different than those commonly used for knife blade descriptions, and below is a table that will help you decipher the designation differences:

PUMA Designations......Common Designations
1.4110.........................440A
1.4034.........................420
1.4125.........................440C
1.4112.........................440B
1.0601.........................C 60

You can see from the table that PUMA blade materials are premium grades of steel.


PUMA blade materials also offer beautiful 140 layer to 850 layer Damascus,

And PUMA has also offered blades of Zirconia Ceramic.


Have no doubt, your favorite PUMA German knife is premium quality, through and through


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