Puma Knives For Sale |Randall, Lile, Other Knives For Sale |Puma's Not For Sale |E Mail Me History of Puma Knives | Puma Steel Chart | Puma Knife Dating Chart | Collecting Guide #1 | Collecting Guide #2 PUMA, a well known name from Solingen, the home of high quality cutlery Solingen, the traditional home of high quality knives, has been the scene of success for PUMA-WERK, Lauterjung & Sohn an internationally renowned byword for quality for more than two centuries.It has always been part of the PUMA-WERK philosophy to manufacture products worthy of the magic name "Solingen".This attitude has produced impressive results: Hunting, sporting and pocket knives with the PUMA emblem are among the beat of their kind in the world, and are known and sought after all over the globe.

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Thus Mathanael Lauterjung (1815-1865), a great-grandson of the founder, also moved his company to Solingen.

This workshop rapidly expanded so that Ernst Otto Lauterjung (1855-1931) was able to set up the company's first small factory.

At that time special care was taken to manufacture various items of cutlery of particularly high quality.

In the Lauterjung workshop the first famous knives were, at that time, ground on heavy natural stones.

At the beginning of the nineteenth century there were still 93 grinding cottages and six drop-hammer forging shops in operation, for cutlery products, along the Wupper and its seven tributary streams.

The invention of the steam engine also led to structural changes within the cutlery industry.

More and more firms moved into the centre of the then still small town of Solingen.

PUMA-WERK, Lauterjung & Sohn, currently employing about 100 highly qualified staff members, has remained in family ownership since its foundation over 200 years ago.

Johann Wilhelm Lauterjung had his first trade mark entered into the renowned Solingen Master Cutlers Guild register as long ago an 1769, before the French Revolution and the invention of the steam engine.

Using this trade mark a long and fruitful period of hard-working craftsmanship followed for the founder working together with his son, Johann Wilhelm Lauterjung (1755-1820), and grandson, Nathanael Lauterjung (1784-1839), in a cottage alongside the Wupper river.

Solingen's craftsmen had very early learned to harness the water power of the Wupper to drive their grinding stones.