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Folk's, the Marble's Woodcraft is one of the most instantly reconized knives that was ever made in the entire world !!! Patent applied for in 1915, W L Marble was quoted: Be it be known that I, Webster L Marble...have invented a new & original Design for a Blade of a new Hunting Knife...that patent was granted to Marble on Febuary 22, 1916...the Woodcrafts success not only in the USA but also around the world became legendary !!! After the patent ran out in 1930,,, the Woodcraft became the most copied knife blade pattern by allmost every other knife company in the world !!! It was billed as a knife that could fullfill every demand the professional trapper, guide, or big game hunter could throw at it...it has most definately held up its end of the challenge !!! It is 2 knives in 1 to the user...a great knife to field dress big game & one of the very best skinning knives on the planet !!!
This is a Marble's Custom knife folk's, stamped, not acid etch stamp, 1997-1998...it has several different traits with the Leather / Stag combo, No grooves on backspine like alot of Woodys, and the measurements are 1/16 too 1/4 inch larger than in description...a true Custom, alot of these very short runs were done when Mike Stewart was just starting to run the company....I beleive to jumpstart so to speak their sales and intrest after a 25 year absense in the cutlery business
This is the Marble's Custom Leather/Stag/Leather Woodcraft
Knife is 8 3/4" OAL with a 4 3/8" blade & aluminum pommel
Blade is stamped: Marble's Gladstone Mi USA...made 1997-1998
Handles are Gorgeous Stag !!! Look at the color and character of this Stag folk's, not seen in this color very often...enlarge the pics for a close-up look
Knife comes with its Original stamped Marble's leather sheath
Whole package comes to ya in the old Bobcat box
Condition: knife is in New in box shape, has a few tiny carbon spots here & there... the leather on the handle is a bit dry and needs a few more oil treatments on it Please Note: the leather has some creases on the back of sheath and a few nicks here and there, but also never used...the spots in pics on sheath are rain drops as it started to sprinkle on me
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I have a Custom Marble's knife for ya all here folk's, and it is stamped, not acid etch stamped, so it makes it date of manufactured in 1997-1998, as the next year the acid etch stamp was used....it has a great handle combo of Buffalo Horn scales topped off with a Genuine Stag pommel !!!
Folk's, this knife was designed to deliver more work load per ounce of weight than any other knife on the market today !!! Its made of the same blade thickness of the Woody, and it with its extra stout backspine, you can push it to the limit in the amount of force when in use... this level of performace is very rarely attainable on a knife of this size !!! If its a great quality hunting knife that your looking for...look no farther cause this Marble's knife fits the bill. This Fieldcraft pattern was one that came to pass while Mike Stewart was heading Marble's knife division...The Marble's Corp. was at its creative best during Mike's tenure there, we can all thank Jim & Craig Lauerman for such a resurgence restoring this Gladstone institution back to former glory... and this blade pattern is one of the very best hunting knife patterns to come out of this peroid !!! ... It has a powerfull short, thick (.220) thousands blade that is very condusive to guttin or skinning big game critters... Add 52/100 blade steel that took several top places in the ABS sponsored World Cutting Championships,, and you have one top shelf hunting knife !!! It is a scaled down version of the famous Marble's Woodcraft... Its high carbon blade is easy to sharpen and holds an edge very well !!!
This is the Marble's Fieldcraft Hunter
This is a Buffalo Horn / Stag pommel Fieldcraft...just a gorgeous combo for handle material
Knife is 7 1/2" OAL
Blade is 3 1/2" of 52/100 B high carbon ball bearing steel
Handle is beautifull Buffalo Horn , with a Genuine Stag pommel, very nice
Knife is stamped: Marble's Gladstone, Mi. U.S.A. with the full Marble's address
Comes with original Marble's stamped leather sheath of nice quality...and, the sheath holds the whole knife for extra protection, kinda like the old tube / pouch type sheaths
Sorry No Box with this knife
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Here is a geat hunting knife for ya all folk's...a Bob LoveLess / WL Marble approved drop point Sport 99...this Sport is a exceptional knife folk's, new in 1999, with the duel collaboration with Bob LoveLess, this knife is a brute of a drop point hunter with its .217 thousands thick blade of 52/100B modified high carbon blade steel !!!! Folk's, this is one of my favorite Marbles hunting knives.... Its a great drop point hunter, and some of the oldtimer's I have talked to here in Michigan use to call this pattern a Willow Leaf. ...this knife is made to use a life time, then hand down to your grandkids !!!
This is the Marbles Sport 99 R W Loveless Approved
Blade is 3 5/8" and is made of 52/100 B modified high carbon ball bearing steel that took several top places in the ABS sponsored World Cutting Championships !!!
Blade is stamped: Marble's Gladstone, Mi. U.S.A. with the full Marble's address and has an etch that reads: R W Loveless Approved W.L. Marble...a Bob Loveless blade & a Webster Marble handle, 2 true cutlery giants rolled into 1 knife !!! Another great pattern to roll out of Gladstone during the 1997-2002 Mike Stewart / Lauerman era !!!
Pommel is highly polished Aircraft Aluminum
Handle is Birdseye Maple...really a tough cookie to stand up too fierce field chores !!!
Knife comes with its Original issue sheath
Knife and sheath are in Near New condition, never carried, or used...***Please Note...there is a few lite scratches on the front side of blade ony tword the tip,,, I believe from the previous owner putting it in and out of the sheath*** Nothing terible...but they are there even tho they do not show in pics
Folk's, I have seen Bob Loveless drop point hunters app. the same size as this knife sell for upwards of $10.000 bucks !!! I truely believe with the Loveless approved Marble's knives that were made back 15-16 yrs ago are a great bet for the collector, tho I myself would have a very tough time not getting this knife right into the field if I was in the market for a great hunting knife to carry !!! Seeing this knife has "No Box" and has some lite scratches...I am reducing my normal price on these hopeing it goes right out in the field for use when purchased !!!
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Folk's, I have sold 100's of Marble's knives over the yrs. I have had several request's over the yrs about selling Marble's Compasses & Waterproof Match Box's. I have decided to start letting a few of these 2 items go to other Marbles collector's around the country... All my Match Box's & Compasses are Antique / Vintage
Collector's *** This box I am guessing is from the early 1930's,,, Marble's knurled the supporting arms with a match striker on them, they did not do that on the 1st couple ribbed 2 piece Outing sets gift boxes made in 1928,,,***You would not believe how much smoother these boxes like the 4th & early 5th screw open and closed compared to the later ones,,,their threads being die cut, instead of pressed collar threads ***
Marble's Waterproof Match Box History : Webster Marble found out about 1898 that a12 gauge empty shot shell was a slip fit inside a 10 gauge. He then turned his discovery into his match box. He made supporting arms to the 10 gauge, and used the 12 gauge as the container. Collar was threaded to recieve the outside thread allowing the container to be screwed in to close, out to open. Add a rubber washer to inside cover, knurl the outside to strike a match on it, and it became a foolproof design. The Marble's Water Proof Match Box became World Famous !!!
Explorers & Aventurers from Teddy Roosevelt to Admiral Peary & Byrd who were on quests to the North & South pole carried Marble's, Gladstone, Mich. compasses & match boxes. Charles Lindbergh on his historical flight across the ocean, spent 1lb of his precious cargo limit to carry a Marbles Ideal knife, a Marbles compass, & Marbles Match Box. They are all on display in "The Smithsonian Institution"
Marble's made 6 model's in 5 body styles. 1st model was made & patented in 1900
ALL Marble's Match Box tool & dies were destroyed by Marble's Corp. in the turn of the last century, 2000
This is a Marble's Waterproof Match Box - 5th model, produced from 1928-1940
This is the "Ribbed" model made only for their Outing Gift sets,,,this is the "Only" product specifically designed for the gift sets, All other products were regular production !!! And, **this box has the Match-Striker knurl on the supporting arms**
Box is 2 1/2" in height & about the size of a Quarter in diameter
Bottom is Stamped : Marble's, Gladstone, Mich. U.S.A. Pat'd 1900
This Match Box is in Very Good Plus condition, see pics, a few very small boogers....very nice for a 75 yr old piece of Outing Equipment
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This is a vintage Marble's 6" Ideal Knife. This knife is in nice condition for its age. The handle is leather with an aluminum pommel. The single guards are hard to find as most have double guards. It comes with the original leather sheath. I believe this to be late 40's to mid 50's, tho I am not an expert on this era of Marble's. Please check out the photos for more details, including the stamping on the blade.
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Attention Marble's Collectors : This is a super scarce Stewart Era Marble's knife to run up on...it is one of the 1st Trailcrafts made in 1999 at the old Gladstone factory...it has 4 pin Stag slab scales, it also has 52/100 blade steel that took several top spots in the ABS sponsored World Cutting Championships, and all its Original packaging...
Folk's, do I have a little gem for ya here in the shape of a Marble's knife !!! This is the Marble's Trailcraft, a New pattern that came out in late 1999 -2000 under Mike Stewarts tenure at Marble's...I have not seen any Trailcrafts made past the year 2002, so with the Trailcraft a brand new pattern for the year 2000, its my opinion this pattern Marble's knife is very limited quantities folk's, and this one is 4 Pin Stag Scaled, very scarce !!! This knife was carefully engineered to be a Brute of a knife in a compact package !!! The profile curve of the blade results in fast, efficient cutting power from the choil to the point, and with the choil area big enough to grip, so you can maximize edge control for super fine cutting chores...on the top side of this pattern, the backspine of the blade tapers from the point back to the hilt, you can exert extra pressure on it for heavy cutting chores like joints in big game critters !!! The handle is very generously proportioned to give you great power in such a small package !!! It sure is to become one of your favorite knives for all your field chores !!!
This is the Marble's 4 Pin Stag Trailcraft
Knife is 8" OAL with a 3 1/2" blade
Knife is stamped: Marble's Gladstone, Mi. U.S.A.
Blade is 52/100 High Carbon Ball Bearing steel
Handle is nice heavy thick Genuine Stag... really nice character and color with nice Stag Bark on the front & the off side
Has a Brass hilt, & the Marble's spacer system, aluminum pommel
Comes with Marble's Original stamped oil tanned leather tube type sheath
Knife is new in the Original Bobcat box with proper sticker on the end, never carried or used, as is the sheath, new in box condition
Look at knife shows you attend folk's, and do some deep searches on the internet, you will see I am not streaching the point at all of this being a very, very, scarce knife to purchase
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Marble's collectors, what a unique beauty I have for ya here...Violet Burled Maple in the famous Woodcraft pattern...its worth a look at the enlarged pics as in my syphering, this wood on this knife resembles Mammoth Tooth...alot of the same swirls and stripes, and the color, wow, one of the neatest Burl Maple wood in color and character I have ever seen !!!
This is the Marble's Burled Maple Woodcraft
Knife is 1 of only 50 made...I believe this knife was made in 2002-2004, cannot quite remember, made in Gladstone Michigan, U.S.A.
Knife is 8 7/8" OAL with a 4 1/2" blade
Blade is stamped: Marble's with their Banner stamp and is a brushed finish, high carbon vanadium steel...it has blade etch: S.M.N. Exclusive 1 of 50...this knife was a purchase on Chris Kirk's Smokey Mtn Network before SMKW took over his show with Knives Live
Handle is Gorgeous Burled Maple in a Violet color, never saw another quite like it
Also comes with Original Marble's deep oil tanned leather sheath...sheath has internal cut guard to prevent cutting the sheath while sheathing and un-sheathing your knife
Whole package comes to ya New in Original Marble's box with proper sticker on the end, never used or carried
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This is the Marble's Plainsman
Knife is 8 3/4" OAL
Blade is 4 1/4"
The Plainsman is a radical departure from all other Marble's blade patterns folk's... The blade is straight spined and in-line with the handle...the cutting edge is a subtle continuos curve from the hilt to the point...field chores can be accomplished with surgeon like precision !!!
Blade is stamped : Marbles USA...it is 1095 high carbon steel, with a coated Matte finish to prevent staining while doing your field chores, very handy as is the safe grip handle when your hands are all boogered up from guttin & skinnin !!!
These were made just before goin out of busniess with what was left of the USA produced blades
Handle is synthetic "Safe Grip" rubber, very much like the old Gutta Percha material that Marble's used 115 years ago !!! It also has another very unique character, it has the ancient old "Fox & Hound" scene that was used on Marble's 1st knives in 1898 such as their Safety Folders, very cool !!! Also has a lanyard hole in end of handle
Whole package comes in Original Marble's box, the last box that was used from around 2006-2009 before they closed, with original Marble's sheath of thick cordura that also has the internal cut guard to prevent slicing your sheath taking the knife in and out
Knife & sheath are New in Box condition, never carried or used !!!
This would be a nice low budget knife so you do not booger up a collectible piece, but still with good high carbon 1095 steel......or one for the young Lad or Lass that was just starting out their hunting career
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Marble's collectors note: this Sport comes with Stacked Leather scales...Marble's was the very 1st knife company in the U.S.A. to bring the stacked leather washer system into widespread use !!!, and it comes in the Original Marble's Bobcat box with the big Flap Over leather sheath...these 2 items were only used during the 1998-2001 peroid at Marble's
This pattern Marble's knife came too pass in 1999, when Mike Stewart, Jim & Craig Lauerman, and the late great Bob LoveLess set down to make a new pattern Marble's hunting knife,,, its blade being based on the world famous R.W. LoveLess designed drop point hunter... Marble's collaborated with Bob LoveLess on their Sport 99's and their Trailmaker knives in 1999-2001... This is one of my favorite Marbles hunting knives. This is the Marbles Sport... A similar Marble's knife pattern called the Sport 1st came out about 1930, as a smaller version of the Expert. In the 1930's, this knife was the Offical knife of the Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts of America. Its a great drop point hunter, and some of the oldtimer's I have talked to here in Michigan use to call this pattern a Willow Leaf...any of you out there that are "Drop Point" fans, will love this knife !!!
This is the Marble's Sport Drop Point Hunter
Knife is 8" OAL
Blade is 3 5/8"
Blade is stamped: Marble's, with their Banner stamp, is high carbon, brushed finish...made in early 2002,,possibly late 2001, as they were still using the Bobcat box and the flap over sheath from the 1998-2001 era
Scales are Genuine Stacked Leather...Marble's has been using them since 1898 !!!
Pommel is aircraft alumnium
Comes with original Marble's deep oil tanned "Flap Over" leather sheath, with internal cut guard too prevent sliceing your sheaths while taking the knife in and out...very nice design feature, and...it leaves you enough room to put a fire starter rod, and maybe a thin sharpening stone so you have all your survival items in one spot !!!
Condition: Knife is new in the Original Marble's Bobcat box with the proper sticker on the end,, it has never been used or carried, nor has the sheath
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Folk's, this is indeed a scarce compass to run up on...and in its Original Package, tattered but still all there,,,Pre - Zip Code Era - 1950's to early 1960's,,, Its the Luminous Dial No 082 Pin on Coat Compass
Marbles compasses have been carried to the far corners of the globe. To the 1st expeditions to the north and south pole by Peary & Byrd, Teddy Roosevelts expiditions deep in the Amazon & Africa...Charles Lindberg carried a Marble's Ideal, Compass, & Matchbox on the 1st trans-atlantic flight that is now displayed in the Smithsonian Institution!!! Marble's compasses were simply the prefered choice for several early explorers & adventurers mapping the planet and were world renowned !!!
For all of WL Marble's fame as a knife & axe maker, he thought his compasses & match box's were his greatest contributions to the sportsman. People around him often tired of him saying: No sportsman should go into the woods without a compass...No woodsman would think of it !!!
This is a Marble Arms Brass Pocket Compass No. 082 - Luminous Dial
It is the "Revolving Face" model
It is stamped: Marble Arms
It was made right in Gladstone Michigan
Compass works great and seeks north faithfully
This Compass comes to ya Near Mint, in Original packaging...the plastic dome comes off...the plastic is cracked, split, on the sides but still holds its shape... and the carboard is scuffed up a bit, but it is all here
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For sale is a Marble's Plainsman knife. The handle is stacked leather with stag pommel and brass guard. The 50-100B carbon steel blade is 4 3/8" long with an overall length of 8 5/8". This knife has not been used or sharpened, and comes with a brown leather sheath, not original. Made in the USA. Perfect for your hunting or camping needs this year!
Attention Marble's Collectors : This is a Transition Model Trailcraft with the etched Marble's stamp on it...it comes in the Bobcat box...with the sheath that was only used from 1998-2001...it has 52/100 blade steel that took several top spots in the ABS sponsored World Cutting Championships !!! It has Natural Bone Slabs for the handle... Add all these attributes up and you have one heck of a scarce, collectible Marble's knife !!!
Folk's, do I have a little gem for ya here in the shape of a Marble's knife !!! This is the Marble's Trailcraft, a New pattern that came out in 2000 under Mike Stewarts tenure at Marble's...I have not seen any Trailcrafts made past the year 2002, so with the Trailcraft a brand new pattern for the year 2000, its my opinion this pattern Marble's knife is very limited quantities folk's, and this one is Bone Scaled, very scarce !!! This knife was carefully engineered to be a Brute of a knife in a compact package !!! The profile curve of the blade results in fast, efficient cutting power from the choil to the point, and with the choil area big enough to grip, so you can maximize edge control for super fine cutting chores...on the top side of this pattern, the backspine of the blade tapers from the point back to the hilt, you can exert extra pressure on it for heavy cutting chores like joints in big game critters !!! The handle is very generously proportioned to give you great power in such a small package !!! It sure is to become one of your favorite knives for all your field chores !!!
This is the Marble's Natural Bone Trailcraft
Knife is stamped: Marble's with the etched Marble's Banner stamp before they got their 2002 stamp up and running
Handle is nice heavy thick Genuine Natural Bone Slabs, really nice character with deep grooves in the Bone...look all over the internet folk's, and try and find a replica of this knife,,,,good luck there !!!
Comes with Marble's Original stamped oil tanned leather sheath
Knife is new in the Original Bobcat box with proper sticker on the end, never carried or used, as is the sheath
Here is a very hard Marble's knife pattern to get your mitts on folk's...its a Transition model...laser stamped with the Banner stamp Marble's went to in 2002..this was done before their regular stamp was availible in late 2001 or early 2002...bonus here : 52/100 etched right on the blade !!! 52/100 bladesteel was what Marble's used on most of their knives during the Stewart-Lauerman era of 1998-2002...and to top it off...it is the Campcraft blade pattern...not very plentifull and especially in this Gamegetter line of knives !!!
The Gamegetter line of knives came out in 1998-99....they were a radical departure from all other Marble's knives made over the last 100 years...the Cocobolo / Dymondwood handle is 100 % impervious too heat, cold, and moisture !!! The handle on this knife is styled to be 100% anatomically shaped to fit the hand perfect...it is also Ergonomically shaped to minimize hand, wrist, and forearm fatigue while in extensive use and maximize blade efficiency while in use, 2 very important factors to consider while working on your big game trophys !!! As it states in one of their flyers...Webster Marble would 100% approve this line of knives !!!
This is the GameGetter Cocobolo Campcraft knife by Marble's
Knife is 9" OAL
Blade is 4 1/2" in length
Blade is laser stamped Marble's with the Banner stamp...it also has 52/100 etched on it eluding to the 52/100 high carbon ball bearing bladesteel it is made of...this blade steel took several top prizes in the ABS sponsored World Cutting Championships !!!
Handle is Cocobolo Dymondwood...gorgeous grains in this wood
Comes with its original Marble's oil tanned leather sheath with the internal cut guard that prevents cutting your sheath while taking the knife in and out
Brass guard has a small rough spot of oxidation on it from previous owner letting the leather of the sheath touch it
Knife is in Un-Used, New condition
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Here's one ya do not see settin on many trade tables folk's... a 1999 made Bob LoveLess / WL Marble approved drop point Sport with 4 Pin Stag scales...this Sport is a exceptional knife folk's, new in 1999, with the duel collaboration with Bob LoveLess, this knife is a brute of a drop point hunter with its .217 thousands thick blade of 52/100B modified high carbon blade steel !!!! Folk's, this is one of my favorite Marbles hunting knives.... Its a great drop point hunter, and some of the oldtimer's I have talked to here in Michigan use to call this pattern a Willow Leaf. ...this knife is made to use a life time, then hand down to your grandkids !!!
Blade is stamped: Marble's Gladstone, Mi. U.S.A. with the full Marble's address and has an etch that reads: R W Loveless Approved W.L. Marble...a Bob Loveless blade & a Webster Marble handle, 2 true cutlery giants rolled into 1 knife !!!
Scales are Gorgeous Genuine Stag Slabs, super deep Stag Bark grooves on both sides...look at the pics of the color of these Stag slabs folk's,,the front has great Stag bark and borders on being a Red Stag color...back is totally different with deep grooves in the bark and a nice mellow cream color to it ...I know some folk's like matching Stag, but I really like the different slabs...its like having 2 different great stag knives in one !!! and to top it off, its the age old 4 Pin construction !!!
Knife comes with its Original Marble's tube / pouch type stamped leather sheath
Whole package comes to ya in Original Marble's Bobcat box with proper markings on the end
Knife and sheath are New in Box condition, never carried, used, or displayed
Folk's, I have seen Bob Loveless drop point hunters app. the same size as this knife sell for upwards of $10.000 bucks !!! I truely believe with the Loveless approved Marble's knives that were made back 15-16 yrs ago are a great bet for the collector, tho I myself would have a very tough time not getting this knife right into the field if I was in the market for a great hunting knife to carry !!!
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Here is a set of Marble Plus Kniife Club pins I have aquired over the years...there is different pattern knives, axes, compass, match safe, etc. on the pins...they are really detailed as seen in the pics...all pins have there backer on em to attach to your cloths, hat, etc.
All these pins are Brand New...only taken out to photograph them
PLEASE READ : PRICE OF $7.50 IS FOR one (1) pin ONLY
Tell me what pin or pins you want
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THE PIC IS WHAT I HAVE LEFT OF THE PINS AVAILIBLE FOR SALE
Folk's, this axe is one of the 1st 100 that were made at Marble's in 1998 when they re-introduced the Safety Axe back into their cutlery line-up after a 39 year abcense, a real collectors piece to say the least for the Marble's collector !!!
Folk's, when the Lauermans & Mike Stewart decided to make a wood handle safety axe back in 1998 to celebrate 100 yrs of manufacture (1898-1998) it was no suprise that they choose the # 4 !!! The wood handle # 4 was only made from 1903-1910...8 yrs total...you can check any Marble's book ya have and it will state its the Rarest wood handle axe Marble made !!! This is a Hawk style head and in 1910 it was changed to a Michigan pattern head, and that only lasted a couple of yrs...the quality of this axe is impecable !!! When these axes were invented, they could be carried on the belt by simply opening up the swing out guard and hanging it on your side !!! This new #4 is an "Exact" replica of the vintage #4 except for the three hole handle attachment !!!
Webster Marble's favorite tie pin was a miniature Safety Axe. He not only was very proud of his invention, but because too Marble, an axe symbolized a woodsman. He thought axe's could preform most task's a knife could, and a whole lot more. This axe is what brought worldwde fame to W. L. Marble, and made the Marble Safety Axe Co. a household name. It also put Gladstone, Michigan, on the map forever in American Cutlery History !!!
This is the Marble's Safety Axe # 4
Axe is 12" OAL with 4 3/4" head
Head is stamped: Marble's Gladstone Mich. U.S.A. Safety Axe # 4 - 1st 100
This is Hawk style Axe Head
Cutting edge is 2 3/4"
Head is Forged 1085 high carbon quality steel...48-50 Rockwell C
Axe weight total is 24 OZ
Handle is wood, Michigan Hickory
Condition: Axe is dead mint condition, never used or carried...New Condition
Axe was made in Gladstone, Michigan at the old Marble's factory, date of manufacture was 1998...Marble's did not make any Safety Axes from 1959 untill they re-introduced this axe in 1998...39 yrs without the product that built the whole company !!! These 100 axes they made in this build are gems to have if your a Marble's collector !!!
Please look at my other listing's for antique Marble's Outing Equipment such as compasses & match safe's !!!
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Head is stamped: Marble's Gladstone Mich. U.S.A. Safety Axe # 4
Condition: Axe is dead mint condition, never used or carried...New in Original box with blade guard
Axe was made in Gladstone, Michigan at the old Marble's factory, date of manufacture was 1998-2000...not quite sure which of the 3 yrs this one was made...Marble's did not make any Safety Axes from 1959 untill they re-introduced this axe in 1998...39 yrs without the product that built the whole company !!! These few hundred axes they made in each of these builds are gems to have if your a Marble's collector !!!
Folk's, when the Lauermans took over Marble's in the mid 1990's, they hired Mike Stewart to head their knife division, they also started up their Custom Shoppe LLC , bringing back old stamps like the MSA and making short run custom knives, like this Ideal right here...a great compliment to ultilze the old Gladstone factory...they accepted custom orders for organizations, clubs, and regular folk's that wanted a custom Marble's knife made...well this Ideal here is 1 0f 100 made, has the custom etch on the off side of the blade, and at a 100 piece run , is a super scarce knife too run up on !!!
Folk's, the Marble's Ideal was the 1st knife in the Marble's lineup...1899 was its birthday, and by 1915 this knife had taken America by storm !!! Explorers from Teddy Roosevelt to Peary & Byrd who were the explorers to reach the north & south poles carried Ideals...Charles Lindbergh spent 1lb of his precious cargo weight to carry a Marble's Ideal, Matchbox, and Compass in the cockpit of the 1st solo Trans-Atlantic flight, now on display in the Smithsonian Institution !!!
By the end of its 3rd decade of production(1930) Marble's had become the world's most famous maker of outing equipment...From pole to pole, around the globe, the Marble's Ideal was the standard by which all other hunting knives were measured !!!
This is a Marble's Stag Ideal with Buffalo Horn pommel...Custom 2003
This is a 1/2 Guard / 1/2 Hilt Ideal
Knife is 9 1/2" OAL with a 4 1/4" blade
Blade is made of high carbon, vanadium steel, brushed finish
Blade has the massive fuller in it thats makes the Ideal instantly reconized...I was told it cost Marble's $20.00 bucks a knife on the 7-8 in Ideals to machine the fuller/blood groove, thus not many Ideals were made, not near as abundent as some of the other patterns
Blade is deeply struck stamped: Marble's with their Banner stamp on the front...and Custom 2003 on the off side... made at the Gladstone Mich. factory
Handle is Genuine Stag...just great Stag bark all the way around this 1 piece Stag handle...pommel is Genuine Buffalo Horn, nice swirl in the horn on the flat part of pommel
Comes with a very scarce Marble's deep oil tanned double stamped Marble's sheath with sharpening stone pouch & stone, also never used...Marble Trademark stamp on front, Marble's stamp on back...this is a top shelf sheath folk's, in my opinion, the very best sheath that Marble's put out in their 111 yr history... and if you intend to make this your carry knife, sure is nice to have every thing you need in the wild all in one package to stay sharp !!!
Comes in Original Marble's box
Condition: Mint...never used or carried
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Folk's,,if you are a colector of Marble's knives,, compass,, matchbox,, etc. all of the Outing Equipment that they made since 1900, this book is a must have guide...there is not alot of collector info availible out there for the Marble's buff...this is as far as I am concerned, the best guide you can have for all of their Outing Equipment...this book has several pics both color and black & white of their products made over the last 100 yrs...it has very good pricing values on several products, as well as stamps, boxes, sheaths, just about everything they made over this peroid !!!
This is the Marble's Encylopedia of Sporting Collectibles
Book is "Brand New" with dust cover
Book is 172 pages
It has a book marker cord fashioned right inside the book
Book was publisthed in 2005
Author is Arni Dunathan
This book will ship Media Mail
I have seen these on Ebay for $150.00 bucks, Check Amazon.com ...I have seen these listed on their for over 500.00 bucks !!!
I managed to get a buddy of mine to sell me a couple of these books, he bought a couple dozen when they came out
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