Folk's, I got one for ya here that is truly "Unique" and possibly the Only one in exsistence !!! As you can see in my descriptions, I am very fond of Marble's knives and have been a collector of their products for decades, I try to give a history of their origin, inception, and how the pattern came about...this one is gonna be a challenge and all I can do is tell you the facts I have and let you draw your own conclusion from there ???
I have a Marble's Stag Damascus Steel Blade Fieldcraft, made in 2002 per spacer system, yet with the proper 1997-2001 Bobcat box and proper sheath for that peroid...
This I know: the knife was made by License by Dave Shirley of the Marble's Custom Shoppe LLC & Bowie Corporation...I spoke to Ex Owner of Marble's, Craig Lauerman, he said Dave was authorized to make some knives during this peroid, but, No Damascus blades were made at the Gladstone factory...I then spoke to Larry that was the Upper Penisula of Michigan Distributor for Dave's Bowie Corp. ...he told me Dave would send him sometimes one of the onesies or twosies of Custom knives that he made for Marble's...But...he did not send one of these and as he recalls, Dave made one or two with the Damascus blades, that the one you have may be the "Only" one ever made !!!
One of Dave's business cards was in the Bobcat box which will come along with it, and RIP Dave, as Mr Shirley passed away himself a couple yrs back !!!
I aqurired this knife at a auction in McBain, Michigan, right at the auctioneers house, he did a auction for a friend of his that his father passed away...his Mother had been buying 1-2 Marble's knives a year for his Dad that passed in 2005, it was time to sell off these knives...I won LoveLess Trail knives, Pilot Knife, Cententennial's, Ideal's, ALL of them Rare and hard to find, this knife was among the ones I won that day, well worth the 400 mile rd trip drive for me !!! So, in closing on this knife's history, that is the best I can do !!!
Marble's Fieldcraft History: the Fieldcraft was a New pattern that come to pass during the Lauerman / Stewart Era of 1997-2001...it was designed to deliver more work per ounce of weight than any other knife on the open market !!! Its extra stout backspine allows you to put more pressure or force on the blade that is not attainable on a knife this size !!! It will make a great Compact yet heavy duty knife to add to your hunting & outdoor adventures !!!
This is the Marble's Stag Damascus Blade Fieldcraft
Knife is 7 3/4" OAL
Blade is 3 1/2"
Blade is Custom Damascus Steel
Blade is stamped: Marble's with their Banner stamp
Handle is gorgeous Genuine Stag, very nice Stag Bark with deep lines on both sides as well as the pommel
Pommel is also Genuine Stag...full Stag on Stag handle
Heavy Brass guard to prevent running your fingers up on the blade
Sheath is top shelf Leather, stamped in Leather & keeper snap button Marble's, and is the correct sheath for the 1998-2001 peroid
Comes in Marble's Bobcat box
Knife and sheath are New in Box condition, never used or carried
Please supersize the pics on the next page for a close-up look at the Gorgeous lines in this Custom Damascus steel, also, at what is quite possibly the only one of its kind !!!
For Sale By CLEAR CREEK KNIVES