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BUNCH OF MARBLES UNCOUNTED PROBABLY 75-100 LOOKS TO BE A MIXTURE, SUPPOSE TO HAVE CAME OUT OF A HOUSE CLOSED UP IN THE 60's.. WONT BE SHIPPED IN A JAR.
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VINTAGE, MINT,USED,GLASS,STONE,BOULDER,PEE WEE,SHOOTERS,BUGUNDY,SPECKLED ROBIN EGG--NOT SURE OF ALL SIZES NAMES ETC. PURCHASED SOME OF EVERYTHING & JUST THROWING SOME TOGETHER TO SELL-I AM A NOVEST AT MARBLES BUT THINKS THESE ARE A NICE COLLECTION FOR ANY ONE.
I KNOW LITTLE ABOUT MARBLES AM SELLING SOME I HAVE HAD AROUND, THEY CAME FROM FLEA MARKETS,ANTIQUE STORES , PAWN SHOPS & E-BAY ETC.
THIS IS WHAT I WAS TOLD WHEN I PURCHASED THESE..
10 OLD HAND MADE CLAY MARBLES DIFFERENT SIZES NICE COLORS
THESE ARE MARBLES I HAVE PURCHASED FLEA MARKETS, PAWN SHOPS, E-BAY ETC. I DONT KNOW MUCH ABOUT MARBLES SIZES BRANDS ETC.
33 CLAY ANTIQUE HAND MADE MARBLES-3 SIZES-DIFFERENT COLORS. (THIS IS WHAT I WAS TOLD WHEN I PURCHASED THESE.)
MARBLES GLADSTONE, MICH. (OLD)--METAL GUN CLEANING BOX WITH ORIGINAL SLEEVE & LOOKS TO BE ALL CONTENTS INSIDE & THEY ARE MARKED WOULD BE GREAT TO DISPLAY SOME OF THEM ALONE ALSO.
MARBLES--27 COLLECTIBLE MARBLES DIFFENT SIZES CONDITIONS MINT & USED-DIFFERENT TYPES & MAKERS NOT SURE OF ALL THE NAMES OR SPEC.'s-CHECK THE PICTURES NICE ASSORTMENT.
This is a Marble's Bison knife from the Mike Stewart era. The Bison's carbon steel blade is 4-3/4" long and it is marked "Marble's Gladstone, MI, U.S.A.". It has a non-cataloged handle option, wood green and brown camo pattern with a brass guard and pommel. This knife has not been used or sharpened. It comes with a brown leather Marble's sheath, blade cover and the original Bobcat box. A great find for your Made-In-The-USA Marble's collection!
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For sale here is a Marble's Ideal knife, with a 6" carbon steel blade. The blade is marked "Marble's". The handle is a beautiful piece of burl with brass guard and aluminum pommel. There is a light scratch in the wood on the handle. Overall knife length is just over 10". This knife is unused and unsharpened and in good condition. It comes with the original brown leather sheath, blade cover and Marble's box. Made in the USA!
Offered here is a unique Marble's Sport 99 that is a Loveless Approved design. The carbon steel blade is 3.5" long, and etched with the "R.W. Loveless approved/W.L. Marbles" design stamp,"Marble's Gladstone, MI, U.S.A." logo, and on the reverse "1999". The handle is leather, with brass guard and aluminum pommel. Overall length of the knife is 7 1/2". This knife is in unused, unsharpened condition. It comes with the original brown leather pouch sheath and Bobcat box. Made during the Mike Stewart era, made in the USA.
Folk's back in 1904, Webster Marble designed and put his Special Hunting knife pattern into production...it was one of the few full exposed tang knives in the Marble lineup, most were full hidden tang designs, sadly, this pattern Marble knife only was made from 1904 - 1914...it was the victim of the Marble's Woodcraft that came out and was so well recieved around the world, the Special was dropped from the Marble's line of knives,,,also worth noting, a fact I dug up in one of Levines books, a very similar knife blade pattern was seen in the 1860's in old San Francisco, California, a knife pattern bulit by knife-smiths for wealthy Northern California hunters, maybe thats where W.L. Marble got his idea for his own Special ??? During Mike Stewart's tenure at Marble's, the Special was re-created both in full size as this knife, and the Mini-Special Hunter...I once saw bout 6 yrs ago at a very extensive private Marble's collection auction I attended, a Special go for I believe was $3850.00 !!! This Special Hunting knife is a very heavily constructed & hefty knife, not to mention a remarkable one with remarkable history over the years !!!
This is the Marble's Special Hunting Knife
This is truly an American Styled Bowie knife that will meet all big game chores that the North American continent can throw at it !!!
Knife is 9 5/8" OAL
Blade is 5 1/8" in length and made of 52/100 B modified carbon steel, 59-60 Rockwell C...this blade steel took several top prizes in the ABS sponsored World Cutting Championships !!!
Knife is stamped : Marble's Gladstone Mi. U.S.A. with the full Marble's address
Marble's also did something special for this knife, adding "red fiber" liners under the slab handles, never done on almost all their other knives !!! You can see them in enlarged pics
Handle is just gorgeous Genuine Buffalo Horn slabs, pinned with 3 large pins on both sides...deep lines and Super Impala Jigging on the horn slabs on both sides of this knife...blade is very heavy and .235 thousands thick !!! Knife handle has unique style to it, with a slight recess area for your 1st finger to cradle in topped off on the end with the old Marble trademark "Birds Beak" butt of the knife, ya gotta love it !!! All this together makes for a extremely well balanced, comfy knife for any and all field chores you run up on !!!
Knife comes with Marble's stamped original issue leather pouch type sheath
Knife is New in box condition
Whole package comes to ya in the Marble's Bobcat box with proper sticker on the end
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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 & to Africa carried Marble's compasses...Charles Lindberg used one on the 1st trans-atlantic flight that is now displayed in the Smithsonian Institution!!!
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's Brass Pin-On Compass, 4th model, 1928-1970
Compass is stamped on rim : Marble's Gladstone, Mich.
It was made right in Gladstone Michigan
Compass body is 1 1/8" in diameter...3/4" in height
Condition: compass is allmost mint, brass has not dis-colored yet, glass face is unscratched, works well, seeks north faithfully
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Wow folk's, what a super knife I have for ya here...made in 2000, this new pattern LoveLess Trailknife is just a stunner !!! In 1999 Marble's began a close association with Master knife maker & designer R.W.LoveLess, a drop point pattern legend, to produce their Sport 99 pattern knife...in the year 2000, their relationship went to a whole nother level...Bob LoveLess in his early days was a fond admirer of Webster Marble's knives...he owned and used the Marble's Trailmaker and was very fond of its feel & balance...Mike Stewart, Jim & Craig Lauerman asked Bob too design a brand new version of the lengendary Trailmaker, that would mimick the balance and usefullness of the old version...the Loveless Trailknife with a 9 1/4" blade was born !!! It has a drop point blade, with a extremely thick heavy tip & streamline profile...this knife will clear trails, handle rough camp chores, and is very fast in your hand...the blade is full height ground too a heavy razor sharp convex edge....The backspine is super thick, "but" it only tapers close to the point of the knife...this gives this knife blade unsurpassed strength, and a very unique "forward of the guard" balance !!! This gives the user "maximum" cutting power during extreme chopping & cutting motions !!! Bob liked the old Trailmaker so much, he decided to leave the handle "Pure Webster Marble"....Folk's, there are very few knives on the open market that possess the strength & cutting power of this WL Marble / R W Loveless Trailknife !!! This knife reflects the the talents of these 2 cutlery giants, and is truly one of the most collectable Marble's knives they ever made in their storied history !!!
This is the Loveless Trailknife
Blade is 9 1/4" in length
Knife is 14 1/2" OAL
Blade is stamped: Marble's Gladstone, Mi. U.S.A. with the full Marble's address
Etched in the little oval is: RW Loveless / WL Marble Approved
Blade steel is 5160B Modified Carbon Steel, 58-59 Rockwell C and is .235 thick
Handle is Black Micarta, with aircraft aluminum pommel
Heavy brass guard
Knife was made in 2000 per Marble's spacer system
Comes with its Original top shelf leather sheath
Whole package comes to ya in the white cardboard original box with correct sticker on the end, with blade guard and Marble's knife care card
Condition: knife is new in box, never carried or used, as is the sheath
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Folk's, selling & trading Marble's knives and accessories for longer than I like to admit, I have had several request's about selling other Marbles related Outing Equipment. So, I have decided to start letting a few piece's of my collection go to other Marble's collectors around the country. All of my Compasses & Waterproof Match Boxes are Antique / Vintage
Marbles compasses have been carried to the far corners of the globe. To the 1st expeditions to the north and south pole by Admiral's Peary & Byrd, deep in the Amazon & Africa on Teddy Roosevelts expeditions,... Charles Lindberg used one on the 1st trans-atlantic flight that is now displayed in the Smithsonian Institution !!!
This is a Marble Arms & MFG. Co. Brass Long Tang Coat Compass
Compass is stamped on back spine : Marble Arms & MFG. Co.
This is a very, very, early design, only made from 1918 - 1928 in the long tang design
Compass is in good condtion (see pics) Note: it has a crack in the glass across the face, can be just a little "sticky" here & there, a little tap, and she seeks north faithfully... other than that, just wonderfull condition & works well.
It has the red garnett bearing in middle of post
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Folk's, if ya be an outfitter that does alot of caping for your clients, or ya run a trapline full or partime, or your a small game hunter that wants to make use of the fur pelts you have hunted up, boy do I have a little gem in the form of a Marble's knife for ya !!! This is a Marble's Caper,,, its pointed drop point blade,,, great balance with a perfect back spine,,,Full height convex ground,, with curved underbelly,,, makes this pattern a extension of your finger,,, to make the delicate cuts needed in your caping chores or hide removal of furbearers you have hunted up !!! Add 52/100 high carbon ball bearing steel that will take a razor edge, you end up with one handy hide removing varmit !!! This is more like having a surgical tool in your mits than a knife !!! This is another innovative pattern to come out of the Marble's Corp. during the 1997-2002 Mike Stewart era.
This Caper has has a blade etch of a whitetail buck with Fred Trost signiture on it...Fred was a very popular host of the Michigan Practical Sportsman TV show for years in Michigan on public TV...he sadly passed away bout 7 yrs ago, still miss ya Fred !!!
This is the Marble's Caper
Knife is 6 1/8" OAL
Blade is 3" in length and made of 52/100 steel
Knife is stamped: Marble's Gladstone Mi. U.S.A. with the full Marble's address
Handle is Gorgeous Stag with nice color and character on both sides as seen in pics...Note: Bobcat boxes are marked Stag on the end
Comes with a really nice quality original Marble's leather sheath that is stamped Marble's
Whole package comes to ya New, in the Marble's Bobcat box
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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 much past the year 2002-2003, this knife being a 2002 made knife, 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 Stag/Stag !!! 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 Stag on Stag Trailcraft
Knife is 8" OAL with a 3 1/2" blade
Knife is stamped: Marble's with their Banner stamp (2002)
Handle is nice heavy thick Genuine Stag, bit of Stag bark on both sides, and the pommel is also Stag, this Stag/Stag design has been made at Marble's for over 100 years !!! Stag color is more mellow than the pics show, sunlight has washed it out a bit in pics
Has a Brass hilt, & the Marble's spacer system
Comes with Marble's Original stamped oil tanned leather sheath
Knife is new in the Original box, never carried or used, as is the sheath
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Here is just one Gorgeous piece of custom cutlery folk's that was made in 2000 during Mike Stewarts tenure at Marble's...its the Marble's Campcraft Custom 4 pinned Stag......it has genuine Stag slabs put together with 4 pins, age old Marble's design since the late 1800's !!! You have to go back over 80 yrs in Marble's knife history to find the Campcraft when it was introduced in 1929 as the Model #60....this new Campcraft 2000 has the same cutting profile, but with a lenghtened choil for a secure choke up...it also has a re-designed bowie style clip point blade...it will easily handle any big game chores as well as most camp chores with its "forward belly" cutting edge that will maximize the power with every cutting stroke.....I personally have seen very, very few of this special 4 pin Stag design Campcrafts over the last 14 yrs, and thats alot of shows, auctions, etc. that I attend regulary in Michigan, my opinion, a not often seen knife in this particular design !!!
This is the Marble's Custom Stag Campcraft
Knife is 8 7/8" OAL
Blade is 4 1/2"
Blade is stamped: Marble's Gladstone Mi. U.S.A. with their full address
Blade is 52/100 B High Carbon ball bearing steel...this bladesteel took several top places in the ABS sponsored World Cutting Championships.
Pommel is aircraft aluminum
Handle is thick, gorgeous Genuine Stag slabs held together with 4 pins !!! Stag has some nice gold color in spots, very deep grooves, just beautifull Stag Bark on front and off side of the handle, worth a look in the enlarged pics just to gander at that Stag !!!
It has a thick brass guard, and maybe its just me, but this knife is super comfy in the hand, and will handle butchering any big game in North America !!!
Comes with its Original stamped Marble's leather sheath of Exceptional Quality, keeper strap snap also stamped Marble's
Whole package comes to ya New, unused or carried in the Marble's Bobcat box with proper sticker on the end with stock #
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Well folk's, back in 1898 it was named the Marble Safety Axe Co.,,, their main business was axes, when the Lauermans & Mike Stewart decided to create a remake of one of their axes, the # 9 was the obvious choice, their most poular selling belt axe of the time...its a fast handling axe, and had more leverage than their legendary Safety Axe to handle medium camp chores...Notice the handle, a "Goats Foot" style butt that allowed the user to hold the axe at the very bottom to maximize chopping power...
This # 9 Axe was faithfully re-produced by the Marble's staff with its pre-1911 flanged formed head !!! It has the look of the 19th century axe !!! They stamped it with their post-1912 Banner stamp...this was done so there was no mix up with the pre-1911 # 9 so there was no confusion for collectors with the vintage # 9
This is the Marble's # 9 Belt Axe
Head is stamped: Marble's Gladstone, Mich. U.S.A. Belt Axe # 9
Axe is 14" OAL
Cutting edge is 2 3/4"
Head is 4 1/2" and is .750 inch in thickness
Hardness is 48-50 Rockwell C
Steel is "Forged" 1085 high carbon
Handle is American Hickory...W/ Goats Foot bump out for extra chopping power
Weight is 24 ounces
Condition: Very Good Plus, a few boogers that can be seen in the enlarged pics, blade has been sharpened, but very little blade loss, head seems snug, ready for camp chores with hunting season fast approaching !!!
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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 Natural Bone drop point Hunter
Knife is 8" OAL
Blade is 3 5/8"
Blade is stamped: Marbles,with their banner stamp, is high carbon, brushed finish... (Note) look at how deeply struck the stamp is from this early 2002 knife, all the other years, 2003-2005, even late 2002's were way lighter struck, and this knife is very early because Marble's was still using the Bobcat box with the Sport, Natural Bone sticker on the end of it
Scales are Genuine thick gorgeous Natural Bone, good character on both sides of the Bone slabs
Comes with original Marble's leather sheath, with internal cut guard too prevent sliceing your sheaths while taking the knife in and out...very nice design feature
Condition: Knife is new in the Marble's Bobcat box, has never been used or carried, as is the sheath
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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 1928-1930 because in the early 30'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,,,***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 !!!
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
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This is a Reproduction of the 1950's -1960's Marble's leather Moose & Goose sheath
It has all the same markings as the original minus the keeper strap snap stamp
Sheath will fit your Marble's knives with a 4 1/2" blade such as the Ideal, Sport, Woodcraft etc.
Stamped in the leather is the old Marble's trademark
It will make a nice addition to display your sheath-less Marble's knives
Although this is a re-pro, and a quite good one at that, it is a fact that having the original sheaths with your fixed blade knives, it can add 10% too 20% more value to the overall worth of the knife
Sheath is brand new, sealed in plastic wrap, took the pics without re-moving it from it
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