The Waidblatt is another knife design of Senior Forester Walter Frevert. Being involved with the nations forest, Frevert’s influence extended to the management of the country’s wildlife populations, particularly, deer herds. He was as an avid hunter and sports figure on a national scale in Germany. He was also a published author on deer management and hunting techniques for deer and wild boar.
Due, in part to his popularity and his recognized skills as a hunter, PUMA enlisted his help to design the first serious introduction of PUMA into the hunting knife industry. His efforts produced the Waidblatt and the Jagdnicker, among others. These two knives together make up the combination knife set known as the Waidbesteck.
The Waidblatt is a heavy weight forward knife design. The knife is used for big chores such as quartering large animals where hacking through meat and bone are more important than slicing of meat and removing the hide from the animal. It is one of the largest knives made by PUMA. It gained rapid popularity among German hunters and became one of the most popular designs offered by PUMA for International sale.