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Item # 54210 - MARBLE'S GLADSTONE MICH-CUSTOM SHOPPE-STAG DAMASCUS FIELDCRAFT-BOBCAT BOX-SHEATH-ONE OF A KIND PROTO
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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 !!!




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Item # 54208 - MARBLE'S PLUS KNIFE CLUB SAFETY FOLDING KNIFE PIN - 3-D LOOK - COOL !!!
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SALE PENDING !!!    SALE PENDING !!!                SALE PENDING !!!

            SALE PENDING TO HAROLD IN KANSAS,,,THANKS HAROLD !!!

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Here is a Marble's Plus Knife club pin folk's...its a Safety Folding Hunting Knife on it...

Pin is gold in color and has Marble's famous Safety Folder on it

It reads Marble Plus Knife Club

Pin is about exactly the size of a US quarter

The way the knife sets on it gives it a 3-D look

It would be neat to attach to shirt or coat to wear to shows and the like...and with the knife jumping out as it does, lets everyone know you are a knife collector

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Item # 54190 - MARBLES KNIFE SHEATH FOR 5" BLADE-ORIG.1940'S - 50'S PATTERN- PERIOD CORRECT STRAPER FOR STAG
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This sheath is one of my custom period correct Horse leather replacement sheaths. It is a heavy duty Horse leather sheath. Patterned from an original Marbles sheath and period correct. NOTE THIS SHEATH HAS A SHORTER THAN NORMAL STRAP MADE TO FIT THE STAG HANDLE KNIVES, IT WILL NOT FIT AROUND A LEATHER HANDLE KNIFE LIKE A WW2 MARK 1 KA BAR.  This pattern was used by several makers in it's day and will fit many  knives with 5" blades   This sheath is NOT original and is NOT a China made or imported sheath it is 100% hand made by me in the USA. I use  Veggie Tanned Horse leather for my pre 1950 sheaths, it is the closest match I have found to many of the original leathers used for sheaths produced from the early 1900's-1950's.Horse leather is far tougher and stronger than cow leather with a smoother flesh side. Used today in Motorcycle cycle racing gear, safety harnesses and other places that require high strength and abraision resistance. This is why many sheaths of WW2 and before were a thinner leather than modern sheaths but still held up under combat use and survive today. Photos show the item and measurements well and are part of the description.  THIS IS A 100% HAND MADE SHEATH,  NOT MASS PRODUCED EACH SHEATH IS INDIVIDUALLY MADE BY ME IN THE USA. MATERIALS FROM THIS ERA ARE NO LONGER MADE AND ITEMS SUCH AS RIVETS HAVE TO BE INDIVIDUALLY CUT TO MAKE AN ACCURATE PERIOD CORRECT SHEATH. THE SNAP IS ALSO AN OLD STOCK SNAP MADE IN THE USA AND NO LONGER PRODUCED. SUPPLY IS LIMITED AND WHEN MY EXISTING STOCK IS USED UP THERE WILL BE NO MORE.

 



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Item # 54084 - 1999 MARBLE'S CENTENNIAL WOODCRAFT SIGNATURE SERIES 2 W/SCRIMSHAW-SHEATH-DISPLAY BOX-BOBCAT BOX-WOW
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What a unique piece of Marble's history I have for ya all here folk's...Marble's Signature Series 2 Centennial knife, these knives were comminsioned 1 at a time, by order from Marble's...I know for a certain fact that Marble's was charged $100.00 per knife just for the artist to hand do the scrimshaw..

This knife is one of the crown jewel's in a Marble's collectors collection if their collection leans tword the rebirth peroid after Jim & Craig Lauerman purchased Marble's in 1994, and hired Mike Stewart in 1997 as VP and head of the Cutlery Divison of Marble's from 1997 - 2002

I am gonna try and list the attributes that this knife has going for it for the serious Marble's collector :

Special Signature Series 2 Centennial knife

Hand Scrimshawed of the old Marble's Moose & Goose equipment Logo

Handle of simulated Ivory formed from blocks one at a time

WL Marble hand wrote signiture on the blade

Special Brass pommel

American Walnut Display box with Michigan Birdseye Maple Lid

Original Marble's Leather sheath

Bobcat box with blade protector

Issue priced back in 1999 from Marble's was $650.00, SMKW has a Centennial on ebay right now, no scrimshaw, no wood display, believe they are asking $450.00

Stats on the Woodcraft:

Knife is 9" OAL

Blade is 4 3/4"

Blade is 52/100B High Carbon steel

Stamped: Marble's Gladstone Mi. U.S.A. with the full Marble's address, made in 1999

The Woodcraft pattern was patened in 1916 and became one of Marble's most successfull knives,,,after the patent ran out, it became I think the most copied pattern knife in the world, Case, Ka-Bar, German outfits, they all copied this pattern skinning knife

This whole package is in Brand New, Mint style condition, stored away for 13 yrs, never carried or displayed

If I had to take a guess at it, I would not think that there is more than 100-300 of this particular knife in excistense, maybe less, do not know for certain sure

Please supersize the pics on the next page for a close-up look at this most impressive Marble's collectors package !!!




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Item # 54075 - MARBLE'S ORIGINAL PILOT SURVIVAL KNIFE (1954) W/ JUMP SHEATH-BLUED BLADE-BOBCAT BOX-1of 50 RARE !!!
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Folk's, I have a rare offering for Y'all here in the shape of a Marble's knife,, and I mean Rare !!! This knife has quite the history to it...In 1953, the Department of the Navy put out specs for a pilot survival knife because excisting knives were failing in the field....in 1954 Marble's made a few knives and sent them to the Navy for evaluation... Tested against 8 other knife outfits, Marble's knives fared so well the Navy sent out flyers that only knives made to Marbles Arms Corp specs were suitable for   service...the test knives were Marble's modified Experts...... On september 4th, 1957, a Navy rep came to Gladstone and Marble's agreed to give them 5000 knives & release the specs as to how the knives were  made...detailed blueprints if you will...the deal was they were to be field  tested 1st...Pilots scrambled to turn in their issued knives for the Marble Arms knives...all indications were with these knives allready field tested and prefered by pilots...that in the future, American Pilots would be  equipped with Marble's knives...Marble's bid on 30,000 knives was then given to Camillus because Marble's was deemed to big and the bid was to be given to a smaller business !!! Lied to...Cheated & Stolen from the goverment, Marble's then decided to sell their knives to sportsman...thats where we come to this knife offered today !!!

When they issued the 5000 knives, all the knives were "Blued"...After Jim & Craig Lauerman bought Marble's in 1994, they hired Mike Stewart as VP of the company to run the cutlery division...in 1997, they found a box of the Original blades at the factory... they were only able to salvage about 300 of the vintage blades...they found enough of the Original Brass Guards and Washers, but could not find any hex pommels or stacked leather washers...

This knife is Variation # 1 of 3 varaitions that were made

This knife has  "Blued" Blade,,Original Brass Guard,, Original Washers,, Black Linen Micarta Handle,, and Special Red Brass Pommel

This is a Marble's Original Pilot Survival Knife "Vintage 1954"

Knife is 10 3/4" OAL

Blade is 6" and is Blued like the Original

It has blade etch which reads; Original Pilot Survival "Vintage 1954"

On off side of blade stamped; 40 of 50

Blade is stamped: Marbles Gladstone Mich. U.S.A. with the 80+ year old 3 Line Roller Coaster stamp.. (Important) These are older blades that were stored at the Marble's factory and finished when the Lauermans bought Marble's in 1994 & then hired Mike Stewart to head their knife division.

Blade also has the sawtooth backspine...Note: in the pic that shows the knife from the side, you can more acccurately see the true color of the blueing. front and back pic are in brite sun to show the markings and the handle

Handle is Black Linen Micarta

Double Hilt / Full Guard Brass Hilt with the 2 holes on one side

Pommel is Special Red Brass

Comes with its Original Marble's Modern "Jump Safe" - line Cordura Sheath with heavy composite insert to hold knife safe & secure,,also has the leg Tiedown

Whole package comes to ya New in Bobcat box with blade protector, never carried or used, New in box condition

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Item # 54074 - MARBLE'S GLADSTONE MICH. USA WOODCRAFT W/STACKED LEATHER HANDLE-W/SHEATH-MADE FOR MARLIN CORP-NIB
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ATT. NANCY K.  EMAIL ADDIE YOU GAVE ME ABOUT THIS KNIFE I GET FAILURE NOTICE,,CONTACT ME THRU YOUR OWN EMAIL !!!

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 the Marble's Woodcraft

Knife is 9" OAL

Blade is 4 1/2"

Blade has the Marlin etch on it...it is a special run made for the Marlin Corp.

Blade is stamped: Marble's with the Banner Marble's stamp & is high carbon with a brushed finish...Also has filework on backspine to prevent thumb slippage while doing your field & skinning chores !!!

Knife was made in Gladstone Michigan in 2002 as indicated by spacer pattern 

Handles are Stacked Leather, Marble's was the very 1st knife company to bring the stacked leather handle into widespread us in America !!!

Also comes with Original Marble's deep oil tanned leather sheath, sheath has the Internal Cut Guard to prevent cutting your sheath while sheathing and un-sheathing your knife, very nice feature

Whole package comes to you New in Original Marble's box with blade protector, never used or carried, new in box condition

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Item # 54011 - RARE MARBLES GLADSTONE MICH. USA- RW LOVELESS TRAILKNIFE-W/DOUBLE LOOP SHEATH-STACKED LEATHER SCALES
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Wow folk's, what a scarce Marble's knife I have for ya here !!! Its the W.L. Marble / R.W. LoveLess approved Trail Knife with "stacked leather" scales !!! Stacked Leather was the "Prefered" handle material that Webster Marble fancied on all his big blade users !!! This knife was made in 2000 after a collaboration with Bob Loveless...as you know, Bob Loveless was the designer of the most famous drop point knife I feel in cutlery history...I have seen his drop points sell for upwards of $10,000 bucks in several venues...Mike Stewart & the Lauermans had to be super proud to have Bob put his name on the Sport 99's,,,and 2 versions of the famous Marble's Trailmakers, the Game Getter & this Loveless Trail knife they made with Stag & Leather handles....Bob readily admited he was as a young man a big fan of Webster Marble and his blade patterns, and fancied and owned several Marble Trailmakers,,liking their balance & feel....

The staff at Marble's asked Bob to design a "New" version that would mirror the balance & usefullness, thus the 9 1/4" trail knife with Drop Point blade was born....This knife has a thick, heavy tip, is very streamlined and is super fast in the hand....the blade is "full height" ground with a super heavy convex edge,, and,, the knife is "Very Streamlined"...the backspine is super thick, and only tapers at the point...this gives this design superior blade strength with a unique "forward of the guard" balance...Bob decided to leave the handle "Pure Webster Marble"

Very few knives on the open market today possess the combination of "strength" and "cutting power" of this Bob Loveless design...this knife has become one of the most usefull & collectible Marble's knives that they ever produced !!!

This is the Marble's RW Loveless / WL Marble Approved Trail Knife

Knife is 14 1/2" OAL 

Blade is 9 1/4" in length

Blade is.235 thousands thick of 5160B Modified Carbon Steel, 58-59 Rockwell C

Knife is stamped: Marble's Gladstone Mi U.S.A. with the full Marble's address...also in the football shaped oval it reads: R.W. LoveLess / W.L. Marble Approved...the design on this knife shows off the talents of Bob Loveless & Webster Marble all to well

Handle is the famous Marble's Stacked Leather... Marble's was the very 1st knife company in America to bring the stacked leather handle into widespread use !!!

It has a Oversized thick brass guard to prevent running your hand onto the blade edge

Pommel is Aircraft Aluminum

It comes with the "Original" top shelf double loop western style sheath, leather and keeper snap are stamped Marble's...this sheath is a dandy folk's !!!

It comes in its Original white carboard box with proper sticker on the end, Marble's used just white cardboard boxes on these big knives that had No graphics on em

Knife is "New" in box condition, just a gorgeous piece of cutlery in pristine shape !!!

Please supersize pics on the next page for one of the most unique Marble's knives vere made !!!





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Item # 54005 - MARBLES 3 PIECE OUTING SET- AXE- MATCHBOX - COMPASS - HISTORIC 3 PIECE SET OF OUTING EQUIPMENT !!!
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Deer - Elk - Hunter -Backbacker - Camper- Special 3 piece set

SPECIAL FALL SALE !!!

Folk's, I had these 3 pieces buried in my collection and while "finally" going thru stuff that was buried for yrs, I figured I would put this 3 piece set together with fall fast approaching so someone could get some use out of this great vintage Outing Equipment !!! ...For all of Webster Marble's fame as a knife & axe maker, he thought his waterproof matchbox and compass were his greatest contribution to the American sportsman...as quoted from famous arctic explorer Capt. George R. Conner,, W. L. Marble axes, knives, compasses, matchboxes  could be found from the heart of Africa to the depth of the Amazon rain forest....Peary & Byrd on their quest to be the 1st to the North & South poles carried them,,,Charles Lindbergh used up 1 lb of his cargo weight limit to carry a Marble's Ideal, Compass, and Waterproof Matchbox on the 1st solo Atlantic crossing, all 3 of them are proudly on display in the Smithsonian Institution !!! Teddy Roosevelt was a regular Marble customer...when his party became lost during an Amazon Exploration, it was Marble's Gladstone Michigan compases that guided them safely back to camp !!! It is also well documented that Marble's waterproof Matchboxes played a pivitol role in the building of the Panama Canal from 1904 -1914...moisture was such a problem that one of the 1st things issued to folk's involved in this Gigantic undertaking was a Marble's waterproof Matchbox !!! Thus, that it why I thought I would put these 3 pieces of Marble's Outing Equipment together for the hunter, hiker, camper, Marble's collector !!! All 3 are screaming for use in the great outdoors here in the good Ol U.S.A.

This is a 3 piece Marble's Outing Equipment Set

Includes :

1- Marbles Vintage # 6 Axe

1- Vintage Marble's Waterproof Matchbox

1- Vintage Marble Arms #186 Short Tang Coat Compass

Axe is a Vintage # 6 stamped with the Marble's 2 Line Axe stamp, used but not abused, everything is tight !!!

Matchbox is a 6th Model with the bail on it for easy handling...this model had pressed collar threads, made 1933-1970, it is stamped: Marble's Gladstone Mich. U.S.A. Pat'd 1900....it is in Very Good condition, bail is rusted a bit, everything including gasket is exceptional

Compass is a #186, short tang coat compass.... stamped: Marble Arms...the compass is also exceptional condition and in fine working order, Gladstone Michigan made

With these 3 pieces the hunter, camper, hiker, would have just what was needed to chop firewood, build a shelter, hack off bone or legs of big game critters for transport, find their way in the wilds with the compass, and allways have dry matches for fires to cook or stay warm on their next Outing

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Item # 54002 - MARBLE'S 1998 STAG 7" TRAILMAKER WITH 1998-2000 SHEATH-NEW IN BOX-VERY SCARCE BIG BLADE KNIFE !!!
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Folk's, what a knife I have for ya all here...its the seldom seen 1998 7 inch Marble's Trailmaker, and its Stag !!! These are incredible knives folk's, put up against any other knife of equal size, it will hang tough right there with em !!!

The blades are laser cut from solid bars of 5160 modified carbon steel, and are subjected to a complicated multi step process for hardness and temper....this super costly process removes all brittleness in the steel and gaurantees a super "edge holding" ability and also produces superior strength within the blade !!! These proceses are critical in the edge holding ability, as well as being able to tolerate side pressure strength in very tough chopping chores !!! Like I said folk's, this knife will hold its own with just about ny other knife on the market !!!

This is the Marble's 7" Stag Trailmaker

Knife was made in 1998 per spacer arrangement

Knife is 12 1/4" OAL

Blade is 7 1/4"

Blade is stamped: Marble's Gladstone Mi. U.S.A. with the full Marble's address

Blade is .250 thick and 57-59 Rockwell C on the hardness scale

Handle is Genuine Stag, very nice Stag Bark on both sides of the handle which is pictured

Pommel is aircraft aluminum

Comes with the Original issue Marble's western style loop sheath which is just a stunner in itself

Comes with blade protector in the white cardboard box that was issued with these big knives, no graphics on em

Whole package is New in Box condition, never carried, used, nothin !!!

Please supersize pics on the next page for a close-up look at this very scarce brute of a knife !!!



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Item # 53961 - RARE MARBLES GLADSTONE MICH. USA- LOVELESS GAME GETTER TRAIL KNIFE- W/SHEATH-BOX-COCOBOLO HANDLE !
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Boy oh boy folk's, what a scarce Marble's knife I have for ya here !!! Its the W.L. Marble / R.W. LoveLess approved Game Getter Trail Knife !!! This knife was made in 2001 after a collaboration with Bob Loveless...as you know, Bob Loveless was the designer of the most famous drop point knife I feel in cutlery history...I have seen his drop points sell for upwards of $10,000 bucks in several venues...Mike Stewart & the Lauermans had to be super proud to have Bob put his name on the Sport 99's,,,and 2 versions of the famous Marble's Trailmakers, this Game Getter & the Loveless Trail knife they made with Stag & Leather handles....Bob readily admited he was as a young man a big fan of Webster Marble and his blade patterns, and fancied and owned several Marble Trailmakers,,liking their balance & feel....

The staff at Marble's asked Bob to design a "New" version that would mirror the balance & usefullness, thus the 9 1/4" trail knife with Drop Point blade was born....This knife has a thick, heavy tip, is very streamlined and is super fast in the hand....the blade is "full height" ground with a convex edge,,the backspine is super thick, and only tapers at the point...this gives this design superior blade strength with a unique "forward of the guard" balance...

Very few knives on the open market today possess the combination of "strength" and "cutting power" of this Bob Loveless design...this knife has become one of the most usefull & collectible Marble's knives that they ever produced !!!

This is the Marble's RW Loveless / WL Marble approved Game Getter Trail Knife

Knife is 14 1/2" OAL 

Blade is 9 1/4" in length

Blade is.235 thousands thick of 5160B Modified Carbon Steel, 58-59 Rockwell C

Knife is stamped: Marble's Gladstone Mi U.S.A. with the full Marble's address...also in the football shaped oval it reads: R.W. LoveLess / W.L. Marble Approved

Handle is the Game Getter & made of "Cocobolo Dymond Wood" ...it is impervious too heat, cold,  moisture, and can be used with total confidence in any harsh field conditionds on the entire planet !!! It is a one of a kind design that is 100% "Anatomically Designed" and "Ergonomically" correct that minimizes fatigue of the hand, wrist, and forearm to the user...Marble's themselves said it is the "most" comfotable using knives they ever made in their 111 yr history !!!

It has a Oversized thick brass guard to prevent running your hand onto the blade edge

It comes with the "Original" top shelf double loop western style sheath, leather and keeper snap are stamped Marble's...this sheath is a dandy folk's !!!

It comes in its Original white carboard box with proper sticker on the end, the box is boogerd up with tape marks, but it is the original

Please supersize pics on the next page for one of the most unique Marble's knives vere made !!!





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Item # 53951 - MARBLE'S "STAG" #63 SPORTSMAN KNIFE W/ ALUMINUM POMMEL-52/100 STEEL-W/SHEATH-BOBCAT BOX-RARE in STAG
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Folk's, this knife was made in 2001 and try as ya mite, this is a very hard to find pattern with Stag scales...truth be told, no BS whatsoever, I have 2 times, twice that is, saw these Stag Sportsman knives sell for more at auction than some Trailmakers that were also auctioned off !!!

Folk's, when Mike Stewart headed Marble's knife division, exciting new blade patterns, and famous old patterns were abundent coming out of the old Gladstone factory !!! Webster Marble would have been proud of the job the Lauermans did bringing Marble's back to the top of the heap of knife companys in the USA... This Sportsman series is no exception !!! The design staff at Marble's took the best features from the 1950's Famous # 66 and # 62 Skin-Dress-Fillet knives and developed one of the most usefull groups of knives in their long storied 100 yr plus history !!! This series of knives with superior blade steel & design will be some of the most usefull knives in your outdoors arsenal !!!

This is the # 63 Stag / Alum  Sportsman knife

Knife is 7 1/8" OAL with a 3 1/8" blade

Blade is stamped: Marble's Gladstone Mi. U.S.A. with the full Marble's address

Knife was made in 2001 according to spacer pattern

Blade is 52-100B Modified Carbon Steel...most of these Sportsman knives had rubber handles with stainless steel blades,,,,this blade steel took several top spots in the ABS sponsored World Cutting Championships !!!

Handle is Genuine Stag...it has a nice mellow aged color to it and is smooth all the way around the handle

Pommel is Aircraft Aluminum

Comes with its Original Marble's stamped oil tanned Leather Tube type Sheath

Whole package comes to ya "New" in original Bobcat box

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Item # 53945 - MARBLES GLADSTONE MICH. USA CUSTOM GENUINE STAG CAMPCRAFT 2000-W/SHEATH-BOBCAT BOX-52/100 STEEL-NICE
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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... You got to give Jim & Craig Lauerman tons of credit for bringing this company back to its former glory of decades past !!! This the Marble's Campcraft Custom 2000...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.....this Campcraft 2000 is a very stout yet compact knife folk's...it is sure to become one of the 1st items you pack when getting ready for your outing adventures !!!

This is the Marble's Custom Stag Campcraft 2000

Knife is 8 3/4" OAL

Blade is 4 1/2"

Blade is stamped: Marble's Gladstone Mi. U.S.A. with the full Marble's address

Blade is 52/100 High Carbon ball bearing steel... it is .225 thousands thick at the hilt....this bladesteel took several top places in the ABS sponsored World Cutting Championships

Handle is fat gorgeous Genuine Stag, polished to be smooth with not alot of stag bark on it, giving it an Ivory look to it, very reminisent of what Marble's did back in the day to some of their stag scales...it also has a couple extra brass spacers in the custom handle to accomidate the extra length Marble's made the handle, going from 3 1/2" in the old style,, to 4 1/4" in this new 2000 version

It has a brass guard with aircraft aluminum pommel

Comes with Original Marble's stamped top shelf leather sheath, keeper snap also stamped

Whole package comes to you in Original Bobcat box with blade protector, "New" ,, never used or carried

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Item # 53908 - BIG MARBLES 8" IDEAL W/ BURL MAPLE SCALES- W/ SHEATH - ORIGINAL BOX - BANNER STAMP (2002) NICE !!!
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SORRY FOLK'S...SOLD !!!    SOLD TO DON IN OHIO !!!   SOLD !!! 

           THANKS DON !!!                          SOLD !!!

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 1st to reach the north & south poles carried Ideals...Charles Lindbergh had one 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 !!!

 Folk's, ya just have to have one of these Big 8" Ideal's in your hand to appreciate what a massive piece of cutlery that they are...Webster Marble fancied the big blade knives early on in Marble's storied history and allways carried a big Ideal or Trailmaker in his timber cruising excursions !!!

Folk's, these Burl Maple scales are a rarity,,and very highly prized....Burls are tree growth in a "Deformed" manner that usually come from injury or stress to the tree, usually on the trunk or a branch, the grain in em are gorgeous !!! They are highly prized by knifemakers, artists, and wood sculptors for that unique grain...the Redwood trees in Redwood National Park that have Burls in em have to be watched closely to protect them from poachers !!! Just another reason too make this 8" Ideal that more collectible !!!

This is a Marble's Big 8" Ideal

This is a Half Guard / Half Hilt Ideal

Knife is 13" OAL with a 8" blade

Blade has the massive fuller in it thats makes the Ideal instantly reconized... blade is .245 thousands thick, 1/4" thick of brushed high carbon steel !!!

Blade is stamped: Marble's with their Banner stamp...knife was made at the old Gladstone factory in 2002, as can be seen in the spacer arrangement

Handle is just beautifull Burl Maple, outstanding swirls in the wood, just gorgeous !!! Pommel is aircraft aluminum, and a square design as is most of Marble's big blade knives are

Comes with Original Marble's deep oil tanned leather sheath also stamped Marble's Outdoors, and, a very important feature: it has the "internal cutguard" inside the sheath to prevent sliceing it while sheathing and un-sheathing this big blade knife !!!

Condition: Knife is brand new in the box, never carried or used

 Whole package come to ya in the huge original Marble's Box, proper stickers on end of box

Please supersize pics on the next page for a close-up look at one, if not thee, most famous knives ever made !!!

 

 

 

 



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Item # 53703 - MARBLE'S TRAILCRAFT KNIFE, Red Stag Carver Handle, 52-100 Steel
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For sale is a Marble's Trailcraft with a beautiful red stag carver handle.  This knife was made during the Mike Stewart era at Marble's, and it is etched "Marble's" over "Gladstone MI. U.S.A." and on the reverse, "2000".  The blade is 52-100 steel, 3-1/2" long, with an overall knife length of 7-5/8".  Check out the gorgeous handle on this knife!  You won't find too many like this one.  Comes in the Bobcat Box, along with the original brown leather sheath.  Perfect for your Marble's collection, or to show off on your hunting trips this fall.  A Marble's - made in the USA knife.



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Item # 53041 - Trapper w/Hammer by Marbles
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From the Marbles Workmen series.......6" closed. Stainless spear and utility blades ( screwdriver tip and bottle opener ). Roverse side of blade has ruler. Red jigged bone handles, nickel silver bolsters and hammer on end. Workman shield inlay. 



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Item # 52951 - MARBLES STACKED LEATHER SPORT 99 DROP POINT HUNTER- W/SHEATH-BOBCAT BOX- BOB LOVELESS DESIGN
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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...The 3 of them decieded to leave the handle pure Webster Marble to go along with Bob's blade pattern... Marble's collaborated with Bob LoveLess on their Sport 99's and their Trailmaker knives in 1999-2001...It is a unique Drop Point, with the "Tip" being lower it has advantages for field dressing and digging out them prime cuts of meat...As we all know, Bob LoveLess achieved world wide fame for is Drop Point pattern knife, I have personally saw his Drop Points sell for $10,000 bucks !!!  This is one of my favorite Marbles hunting knives. This is the Marbles Sport 99... 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 !!!

How can you go wrong folk's, a Bob LoveLess designed blade, and a Webster Marble handle !!! 

This is the Marble's Sport 99 with Stacked Leather handle drop point Hunter

Knife is 8" OAL

Blade is 3 5/8"

Blade is stamped: Marble's Gladstone Mi U.S.A. with the full Marble's address.......Blade is 52/100 B High Carbon ball bearing steel which took several top prizes in the ABS sponsored World Cutting Championships,,,Blade also has etch: R.W. LoveLess / W.L. Marble Approved

Scales are Stacked Leather with Marble's spacer system, Marble's was the very 1st knife company in America to bring the stacked leather handle into widespread use 

Pommel is Aircraft aluminum

Comes with Original Marble's tube/pouch type leather sheath, stamped Marble's

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 

Please supersize pics on next page for a close-up look at this very special WL Marble/Bob LoveLess drop point hunter

 

 

 



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Item # 52652 - MARBLE'S CUSTOM 1999 STAG TRAILMAKER - W/SHEATH-NEVER USED -SUPER GORGEOUS 1 PIECE STAG HANDLE !!!
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I have a very seldom seen Custom Marble's Stag Trailmaker for ya folk's...it was made in 1999 when the Lauermans / Stewart era at the Marble's Corp. was just starting to hit their stride with some of the very best knives that ever rolled out of the Gladstone factory !!! You see the 7 1/4" blade Trailmakers from time to time, but not with the 1 piece Stag handle and no pommel,,this is Gladstone Michigan Custom build all the way!!! I just attended the 4-25-15 Wolverine Knife show last weekend for a few hours before they were busy and open to the public,,, and "did not" see 1(one) Marble's knife new of any kind made from 1998-2008 at any of the dealers set up there, I was shocked to say the least at a 400 table show !!! This knife also comes with the western Loop style sheath that was only used on the early Trailmakers after the Lauermans purchased Marble's, quality all the way...the big blade Trailmakers were W.L.Marble's personal favorite, carried often in his timber crusing expeditions...guess we have the Lauermans & Mike Stewart to thank for bringing this pattern back, only taking it up a notch with the Custom handle !!! And what a chunk of Stag it is, would ya look at that knarly Stag, very, very deep grooves and character in the Stag, the "Best" I have ever had on this pattern knife !!!

This is the 1999 Marble's Custom Stag Trailmaker

Knife is 12 1/4" OAL

Blade is 7 1/4"

Condition: knife is brand new, never carried or used, "a few lite pepper spots tword the tip of the blade on the front side"

Knife is laser etched stamped: Marble's Gladstone Mi U.S.A. with the full Marble's address

Handle is a massive 1 piece of genuine Stag, nice mellow deep brown color on the bottom with good deep lines of stag bark all the way around the handle, alot of spots that look like candle dripping on em, just gorgeous stag, pretty hard to beat in my own opinion !!!

Blade is custom 5160 modified high carbon steel, 57 -59 Rockwell C...  .250 inch thick

Nice brass half guard / hilt finshed off with the Marble's spacer system showing made in 1999

Comes with the older western style Loop type holster sheath with Marble's stamping in the leather & keeper snap button, Original sheath to this knife

No box, as these era & size knives came in just a white carboard box with no marking

Please supersize the pics on the next page for a close-up look at this gorgeous piece of Marble's Custom cutlery !!!



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Item # 52398 - MARBLE'S 100th ANNIVERSARY 24K CENTENNIAL FIELDCRAFT-BUFFALO HORN HANDLE COMMEMORATE W/DISPLAY CASE
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 Folk's, I have a very limited Edition knife from Marble's for sale for ya all here...its their 100 year Centennial Anniversary knife of being Incorporated for 100 years !!! They were too make 100 pcs of this knife total...they were"Individually Commissioned" with the scrimshaw handle and ordered from the private sector and sold one at at a time...the way I heard was there was a few blades left over that were not ordered with the scrimshaw...these were then assembled with this Bufflo Horn handle to finish out the build !!! This knife is over the top as far as collectibility is concerned: Centennial, 24K Gold blade etch, Buffalo Horn Jigged scales, Webster Marble portrait, 2 of the most famous Marble products, the Woodcraft & Safety Axe, all in genuine 24 K gold !!! The Centennial Fieldcrafts that had the white synthetic handle that were scrimshawed sold for $650.00 at issue back in 1998-1999,,,SMKW has one of these knives on Ebay right now "exactly like this one" with just a plain white handle and they are asking $450.00.....Personally, I feel the American Buffalo Horn with its jigging is alot sweeter than just a plain white synthetic handle, check it out !!!

Fieldcraft Stats and Informartion:

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 !!!   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, Jim & Craig Lauerman deserve tons of credit directing Marble's back to the glory days of old !!!... 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 Centennial 100 Year Anniversary 24K Fieldcraft Hunter

Knife is 7 1/2" OAL

Blade is 3 1/2" of 52/100 B high carbon ball bearing steel, Presentation Grade High Polish

Blade has the 24 K gold etch on it, and it is really detailed & Intricate, check it out in the enlarged pics if for nothing else just to see great quality American workmanship, something we are slowly loosing in the U.S.A. due to all the import off shore stuff coming in

Handle is beautifull Geniune Buffalo Horn, it has the intricate "Impala Jigging" on the horn, really cool, topped off with an aircraft aluminum pommel

Knife is stamped: Marble's Gladstone, Mi. U.S.A. with the full Marble's address

Knife comes in a relly nice quality hardwood display case that is pictured, great way to display, on a desk or the wall hanging feature

Knife was made in 1998, right when Marble's was starting back in business after the Lauermans purchase

Please supersize pics on next page for a close-up look at this very beautifull Marble's Special made 24K Gold Etch Commemorate 100 Year Anniversary Knife !!!

 

 



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Item # 52370 - MARBLES-MARBLE ARMS-PRE- ZIP CODE-POCKET COMPASS-NO-186-L - IN ORIGINAL PACKAGE-GLADSTONE MICH USA
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Folk's, this is indeed a scarce compass to run up on...and in its Original Package, Never Opened,,,Pre - Zip Code Era - 1950's to early 1960's,,, Its the Pocket Compass model,, No 186-L Luminous Dial

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. 186-L - Luminous Dial

It is the "Revolving Face" model

You cannot tell if the stamp is on this piece enclosed in the package, I also know Marble did not stamp alot of the pocket compass models

It was made right in Gladstone Michigan

It has the handy dandy "Swivel Ring" that allows its owner to attach a lanyard for easy carry !!!

You can see all angles of the compass in the en-larged pics on 2nd page even tho its still in the packaging

This Compass comes to ya New,Mint, in Original packaging, Note: the top half of the package is tore off but the bottom as seen in pics is intact, as is the plastic dome that covers the compass,, and,, its "Never" been removed from packaging

Please supersize pics on the next page for a close-up look at this Marble's institution !!!

 



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Item # 52029 - MARBLES MUSEUM STAG BOWIE/SILVER ORNATE GUARD/W/SHEATH-LIKE NO OTHER MARBLES KNIFE EVER MADE-1of 130
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Well folk's,,, here it goes, Ahhhh !!! I have a knife for ya all here folk's that is like "no other" Marble's knife that was ever made in their history from 1898-2009,, 111 yrs !!! I have only seen 2 of these knives surface in the last 18 yrs since it was made !!! One on ebay, and one at the Dave Shirley estate auction...and believe me, I am constantly in touch with other Marble collectors in Michigan & thruout the country !!!

When Mike Stewart came to take over the knife operation at Marble's in 1997 from BlackJack knives, he brought a little something with him... Now this is the way I heard it and it would be great if Mike would chime in on this statement and correct me if there is anything amiss !!! 

Mike had a project at BlackJack knives to make some Bowies for the American Historical Foundation...commemorating the cival war, 1 knife was to be made with the Union blade etch & have a Ornate Gold plated guard,,,another with the Confederate blade etch and plated with a Silver Ornate guard...Mike researched it and always had a fondness for the WW 2 V-44 Bowie blade pattern, believing that this pattern big blade knife was still a very, very, usable knife...

Once settled in as the bossman at Marble's, he told the Lauemans of the blades he had designed,,,Marble's then decided to use these blades and guards and finish them all up with Stag handles on them...129 were sold to Dave at Bowie Corp. and 1 was left at Marble's in the showcase...so,, this knife is 1 of 130 known to have been made, it is museum quality, high polished, fileworked, silver plated ornate hilt/guard, stag handle,,, yet,,, it has the full Marble's address used at time of manufactured !!!

This is the Marble's Bowie

Knife is 15 1/8" OAL

Blade is 9 1/8"

Knife is stamped: Marble's Gladstone, Mi. U.S.A.

It has a full/double ornate hilt that is heavily Silver plated

It has a 1 piece just gorgeous Stag handle...it has outstanding Stag bark with deep lines all the around the handle, it has mellowed into a very nice soft color over the last 18 yrs

Knife is "New" never carried or sharpened

Comes with a Bowie type period leather sheath that came with the knife when I purchased it, no box

This is a museum piece of cutlery thats very seldom seen folk's,,,so supersize the pics on the next page for a close-up look at a Marble's knife like no other in their 111 yr history !!!



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