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Item # 60855 - MARBLE'S 4 PIN STAG DROP POINT HUNTER-24K GOLD ETCH CUSTOM DUCKS UNLIMITED-W/SHEATH-BOBCAT BOX-NICE!
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Folk's, I have Marble's books from 1997 thru 2004, I have scoured them all and cannot find this pattern blade in any of them !!! I assume this is a Custom order for the folk's at Ducks Unlimited...the 4 pin construction, and the color of the Stag (rare for Marble's) resembles the color of stag on some Custom knives that were made for AG Russell in Arkansas in 2001...so...I believe that while them knives were being made, Ducks Unlimited slipped in this special order to Mike Stewart & Craig Lauerman for this particular knife.....

Its a great drop point hunter, has a very generous area at the Choil that you could go past the guard and do some surgeon like cutting chores with it....it also boasts a 24 K Gold Etch of their Logo on the front of the blade....add in the 4 pin build of the stag slabs, and Wow, you have a very special Marble's knife in your hand !!!

This is the Custom Stag Drop Point Hunter made for Ducks Unlimited

Knife is 8 1/4" OAL

Blade is 3 7/8" just shy of 4"....blade has 24K Gold etch and is made of 52/100 B high carbon ball bearing steel that took several top spots in the ABS World Cutting Championships

Handle is just gorgeous gold color stag, deep grooves with tons of stag bark in it, not seen very often a Marble's knife with this color stag...stag slabs put together with the time tested 4 pin construction, beautifull !!!

Has brass guard and pommel is aircraft alumunum

Knife is stamped: Marble's Gladstone Mi. U.S.A. with their full address and was made in Gladstone Michigan in 2001, per spacer pattern on knife, a Stewart /Lauerman era knife

Comes with top shelf quality Marble's stamped Leather sheath in the old Bobcat box

Knife is New in Box condition, never carried or sharpened as is the sheath

Please supersize pics on next page for a close-up look at this Custom Marble's Stag Hunter

 



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Item # 60850 - ANTIQUE MARBLE'S GLADSTONE MICH NO.5 SAFETY AXE- WOOD HANDLE- PRE WW2-SUPER SCARCE AXE-PAT'ND 1898
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Folk's, Webster Marble went to New York in febuary of 1899 with a stash of Safety Axes he had made up along with his Ideals, Matchboxes, etc. to set up a booth at the new York Sportsman show...the guy next too him was a fella named Bean...ie LL Bean & Co.....he told Marble that he stayed up all night long with the intent to beat the Safety Axe idea...He then told him frankly, *it could not be done*......you never should loose any sleep Mr Marble about anyone improving your method of construction !!

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, NO. 5

Axe is 10 3/4" OAL with app. 4 1/2" long head.. with a  2 1/4" cutting edge....this is a  hawk style head, 3 hole top design w/wedge

Head is stamped: Marble's with the 2 Line Axe Stamp... Gladstone, Mich. USA, No. 5

Blade guard is stamped: Marble Arms & MFG. CO. Gladstone, Mich. U.S.A. PAT'D 1898

Age: post 1918 - 1940 discontinued just before WW2,,, I believe this axe to be late 1920's to early 1930's because of info from previous owner  could remember that his Uncle told him...this axe came from the UP of Michigan...so I believe you all are looking at a 85 plus yr old axe

Condition: Very Good to low Excellent in my opinion, head tight, guard fits tightly on blade edge & moves freely,,,guard has good spring to it, hardly no blade edge loss at all..head still has a shine to it..***very small crack line just below head*** you can see it in pics..look at pic with a close-up of head & stamp, bout 2 inches below head...everything on this axe is all tight, I feel no problem, just letting you know all I can on such an old Vintage piece

Please supersize the pics on the next page for a close-up look at one of the most storied pieces that was ever made in American Cut. history...it was also the corner stone of the M.S.A. companies start that made Webster Marble a household name !!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Item # 60832 - MARBLE'S PACCA WOOD / STAG IDEAL-W/SHEATH -NIB-GLADSTONE MICH.USA MADE -AN AMERICAN ICON !!!
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Folk's, the Ideal Hunting knife was Webster Marble's 1st attempt at knife making, and as it turned out, his most successful. Introduced to the world in 1899, W L Marble had this to say about his design : This knife is the Ideal cross between a sticking and skinning knife.... hand made, hand tested. There is about as much difference between our Ideal Hunting knives and any other knife... as there is between a porcupine & a grizzly bear !!!

This is Marble's 1st knife pattern. Prototyped in 1899 in the 1st versions, and by 1901, this Marble's Ideal pattern took America by storm !!! It was in the cockpit on the 1st trans-atlantic flight, now on display in the Smithsonian Institution !!! it was carried by explorers worldwide on expeditions to every corner of the world, including Peary & Byrds north & south pole expeditions, Teddy Roosevelt was a big Marble's customer... By the end of its 3rd decade of production, (1930) from Pole To Pole, around the globe, the Marble's Ideal was the hunting knife that by which all others were measured !!!

Folk's, look around the web and knife shows you attend, there is just not that many new Ideal's for sale...alot of old vintage ones, but very few of the newer 1998-2003 rebirth era at the company, with Mike Stewart there from 1997 till 2002, then after Craig Lauerman sold out the company in 2003-4,,,these 7-8 years was some of the best produced knives in their 111 yr history,, bar none !!! The reason I heard for the Ideal shortage was that it was to expensive to machine the big fuller in the knife blade, costing 20 bucks a knife on the larger Ideal blades like the 7 & 8 inch models,,  and that the cutting tool having to be replaced often, was very costly... they were just not made in large run quantaties at all folk's,, "sales pitch be darned", just fact !!! 

Knife was made in 2002 at the old Gladstone Michigan factory,,, as shown in spacer pattern 

Knife is 8 3/4" OAL

Blade is 4 1/4"

This is a Brass Half Guard / Hilt Ideal

Blade is Stamped: Marble's with their Banner stamp

Blade is brushed finish high carbon vanadium steel... Ideals are 1st recognized by the Huge Fuller on each side. Heavy brass guard and the famous Marble's spacers...it has the Marble's moose logo in the fuller on the front side that can be seen in pics.

It is handled in Pacca Wood with a Genuine Stag pommel,,really good look with the stag against the dark handle.... it is built to use a life time, then will it to your grandkids !!! 

Also has the Original Marble's deep oil tanned leather sheath with internal cut guard, nice feature so you do not slice your sheath taking it in and out

Knife is New in box condition, never carried, used, or displayed, as is the sheath

 

Please supersize the pics on the next page for a close-up look at one of the most famous pattern fixed blade hunters ever made in American Cut. History !!!



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Item # 60767 - MARBLE'S AUTUMN JIGGED BONE IDEAL-W/SHEATH -NIB-GLADSTONE MICH.USA MADE -AN AMERICAN ICON !!!
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Folk's, the Ideal Hunting knife was Webster Marble's 1st attempt at knife making, and as it turned out, his most successful. Introduced to the world in 1899, W L Marble had this to say about his design : This knife is the Ideal cross between a sticking and skinning knife.... hand made, hand tested. There is about as much difference between our Ideal Hunting knives and any other knife... as there is between a porcupine & a grizzly bear !!!

This is Marble's 1st knife pattern. Prototyped in 1899 in the 1st versions, and by 1901, this Marble's Ideal pattern took America by storm !!! It was in the cockpit on the 1st trans-atlantic flight, now on display in the Smithsonian Institution !!! it was carried by explorers worldwide on expeditions to every corner of the world, including Peary & Byrds north & south pole expeditions, Teddy Roosevelt was a big Marble's customer... By the end of its 3rd decade of production, (1930) from Pole To Pole, around the globe, the Marble's Ideal was the hunting knife that by which all others were measured !!!

Folk's, look around the web and knife shows you attend, there is just not that many new Ideal's for sale...alot of old vintage ones, but very few of the newer 1998-2003 rebirth era at the company, with Mike Stewart there from 1997 till 2002, then after Craig Lauerman sold out the company in 2003-4,,,these 7-8 years was some of the best produced knives in their 111 yr history,, bar none !!! The reason I heard for the Ideal shortage was that it was to expensive to machine the big fuller in the knife blade, costing 20 bucks a knife on the larger Ideal blades like the 7 & 8 inch models,,  and that the cutting tool having to be replaced often, was very costly... they were just not made in large run quantaties at all folk's,, "sales pitch be darned", just fact !!! I am very pleased that I can offer an Ideal such as this for sale !!!

Knife was made in 2002 at the old Gladstone Michigan factory,,, as shown in spacer pattern 

Knife is 8 3/4" OAL

Blade is 4 1/4"

This is a Brass Half Guard / Hilt Ideal

Blade is Stamped: Marble's with their Banner stamp...this knife was made in 2002...make no mistake about it folk's, this is a nice heavy feeling knife while in your hand,, from blade thickness to bone handle

Blade is brushed finish high carbon vanadium steel... Ideals are 1st recognized by the Huge Fuller on each side. Heavy brass guard and the famous Marble's spacers.

It is handled in just gorgeous Autumn Jigged Bone,,shines like crazy, give the off side pic a close-up look,, jigging gives a secure grip,  and its topped of with a aircraft aluminum pommel,,,.... it is built to use a life time, then will it to your grandkids !!! 

Also has the Original Marble's deep oil tanned leather sheath with internal cut guard, nice feature so you do not slice your sheath taking it in and out...**sheath has one small oil stain on front that you can see in pics**

Knife is New in box condition, never carried, used, or displayed, as is the sheath

 

Please supersize the pics on the next page for a close-up look at one of the most famous pattern fixed blade hunters ever made in American Cut. History !!!



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Item # 60766 - MARBLES COCOBOLO GAMEGETTER TRAILCRAFT W/SHEATH-NIB-NEW in 2000-POWERHOUSE DESIGN-MADE ONLY 3 YRS !
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Folk's, do I have a little brute 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 thr Lauerman / Mike Stewarts peroid at Marble's... I have not seen any Trailcrafts past the year 2002, 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 a GameGetter !!! 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, and the ergonomic design of this Gamegetter line is a super, well thought out line of knife handle designs !!! It sure is to become one of your favorite knives for all your field chores !!!

This is the Marble's CoCobolo GameGetter Trailcraft

Knife is 8" OAL with a 3 1/2" blade

Knife is stamped: Marble's with their Banner stamp (2002)

Handle is nice Cocobolo wood, 2nd hardest wood in the world, nice grains and a ergonomic handle shape that takes fatigue out of the picture during long usage affairs !!!

Has a Brass guard / hilt

Comes with Marble's Original stamped oil tanned leather "Flap Over" sheath...this style sheath was used during the 2000-2001 era, only a few left-overs were issued in 2002,  they are extremely thick leather, internal cut guard inside, and enough room to put a thin stone, and fire starter inside, a whole survival package all in one pouch folk's if you so desire !!!

Knife is new in the Original box, never carried or used, as is the sheath

Please supersize pics on the next page for a close-up look at one of the slickest little pattern knives that ever rolled out of the old Gladstone factory,,,and I feel, a real value in price,, quality,, and a real unique piece of culery !!!



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Item # 60630 - MARBLES OIL TANNED LEATHER SHEATH-FITS=IDEAL-PLAINSMAN-TRAILCRAFT-FIELDCRAFT-SPORT-FITS 2002-2008
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Folk's, for those of ya all needing an Original Marble's issue sheath spanning the years from 2002 thru 2008...here ya is one !!! This is the last one of this style sheath that I have for now anyway...they fit most of their regular production knives with a 5" blade or less....They are thick well made deep oil tanned sheaths that will last a lifetime with proper care,,,and they have the internal cut guard to prevent sliceing thru it while taking the knife in & out

Knives that this sheath will fit:

Standard 4 1/2" Ideal

Plainsman

Sport

Fieldcraft

Trailcraft

Sheath is 7  3/4" OAL with a 5" blade pocket

Sheath is stamped: Marble's

This sheath is "Brand New" never used or carried

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Item # 60628 - MARBLES OIL TANNED LEATHER SHEATH-FITS=IDEAL-PLAINSMAN-TRAILCRAFT-FIELDCRAFT-SPORT-STEWART ERA 98-01
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Folk's, for those of ya all needing an Original Marble's issue sheath during the Lauerman / Stewart era at Marble's from 1998 to 2001...here ya is one !!! I have 2 of these sheaths I found at  the bottom of one of my knife boxes...they fit most of their regular production knives with a 5" blade or less....They are thick well made sheaths that will last a lifetime with proper care

Knives that this sheath will fit:

Standard 4 1/2" Ideal

Plainsman

Sport

Fieldcraft

Trailcraft

Sheath is 8 3/4" OAL with a 5" blade pocket

Sheath and keeper strap snap are both stamped: Marble's

This sheath is "Brand New" never used or carried

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Item # 60556 - MARBLES 5" EXPERT with TUBE SHEATH
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5 1/16" blade length, 8 13/16" OAL--c.  most likely pre WW II  -- guard, handle, spacers and pommel are all tight and solid--the aluminum pommel with a 3/8" diameter nut has been dressed flush by a previous owner--the tube sheath stiches all along its length are broken--there is an aluminum sheath protecter at the end-- nice old classic knife        



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Item # 60554 - MARBLES WATERPROOF MATCH BOX - 6th MODEL 1933 -1970 PAT'D 1900-GLADSTONE MICH. U.S.A. VERY NICE !!
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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

 Marble's Waterproof Match Box History : Webster Marble found out about 1898 that a 12 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 - 6th model, produced from 1933-1970

This particular box has the "Bail" for several carrying options

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 Excellent + condition, looks like it was used very little, and this box was found in a cabin in Northern Minnesota,,,I just love getting all the info I can out of folk's on these old Marble's Outing pieces & where they came from, very interesting to me !!!

Please supersize pics on the next page for a close-up look at one of the Marble's Corp most important inventions in their history !!!  



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Item # 60531 - MARBLE'S STAG on STAG AG LIL' HANDY HUNTER -W/SHEATH-BOBCAT BOX-52/100 STEEL-SUPER NICE SCARCE KNIFE
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Folk's, I have one dandy Marble's knife for ya here in the shape of a LiL' Handy !!! This is a Marble's knife with the handle material & blade pattern that you just do not see very often ... This is another of the unique idea's that was hatched up in the 1990's when Mike Stewart headed Marble's knife division & Craig Lauerman was the Owner , this knife was made for the AG Russell Co in Arkansas......Combine the unique blade pattern with 52/100 blade steel that took several top places in the ABS sponsored World Cutting Championships... and Stag on Stag handle... you have one very collectible Marble's knife !!! Mike Stewart actually had a design hatched up when owner of Black Jack knives called the handy, he then made these while bossman of knives during his tenure at Marble's....you got to understand folk's, these were made in very limited quanity's...and the Full Stag patterns such as this one, even less...search em up on the net and see how many like this you find !!!

This is the Marble's Stag on Stag AG LiL' Handy Hunter

Knife is 7 3/4" OAL

Blade is 3 3/4"

Blade is stamped: Marble's Gladstone Mi. USA with the full Marble's address

Off side is stamped: 52100 Carbon Steel

Pommel is thick knarly Genuine Stag

Handle is really pretty and heavy, thick Genuine Stag...it is thick, smooth, yet has a good character on each side and they are well matched also.... it feels real good in the hand, a very fast using knife pattern that wields around quick and it would handle a ton of field chores for you

 Comes with its Original Marble's Tube / Pouch type leather sheath that is also stamped Marble's

Condition: *** Note*** it does have some light marks on the front side of blade*** it comes from the same estate of a 92 yr old fella that has passed...he never used or carried any of his knives, but, he did sharpen each one before being stored away...this knife has been sharpened once, and has some marks on the front side of the blade, so, its still new in box but sharpened one time with a few boogers on the blade but never used or carried

Whole package comes to ya New in the old Marble's Bobcat box

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Item # 60527 - MARBLE'S KNIVES & AXES (1978) BY KONRAD F. SCHREIER JR. - HISTORY AND PRODUCT LINE OF PRODUCTS
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Folk's, if ya want to learn up on the history of the Marble's Corp. and all their products, this is one of only two (2) publications that have been written ever that will do the job for ya...this one was wrote in 1978 & the other one of Marble's sporting collectibles wrote by Arni in 2004...this book by Konrad is very indept folk's, a super informative selection of print into the early & latter years of the Marble's Corp.

Information on Marble's knives and axes is a very limited...this book here follows the history of Webster Marble and his company from app. 1900 thru 1970...it covers all the knife patterns Marble's made, all their axes, and all of the other Outing Equipment such as compass, match box, fish gaff, gamegetter gun, etc. that the company made from its start to about 1970

Marble's products played a major role in the exploration of our planet and were in all of the mail order catalogs such as Sears & Montgomery Wards from the late 1800's till after WW2...so if your looking for answers from long ago about Marble's line of Outing Equipment, this is a good place to start !!! 

Book is 70 pages with many pics and articles about their products

Book is in excellent shape with no missing pages or problems

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Item # 60525 - MARBLE'S GLADSTONE MICH USA # 9 BELT AXE- 1998-STEWART ERA REMAKE- 1085 FORGED STEEL-SUPER NICE !!!
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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

Comes with a Marble's belt axe head cover...Head cover has a few scuffs on it, but nothing to effect the way it was suppose to be used...***Important*** Never store your axe or knives for that matter in the leather sheaths...Oxidation happens very fast...I do not even ship any Axes or Knives in leather holders because of this fact !!!

Condition, Near Mint... appears to be handled a bit, but it does not look to me like its ever been sharpened, axe looks doggone near New

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Item # 60523 - MARBLES OIL TANNED LEATHER SHEATH-FITS=IDEAL-PLAINSMAN-TRAILCRAFT-FIELDCRAFT-SPORT-FLAP OVER TYPE !!
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Here is a nice Unused Marble's deep oil tanned leather sheath with Internal cut guard...it will fit the standard 4 1/2' to 5" blade Ideal, most of Marble's standard patterns: The Fieldcraft,,Sport,,Plainsman,,Trailcraft,,Woodcraft....with this flap over design,, it keeps your whole knife protected from the weather and will not fall out while in sitting position taking a rest or on stand

it has the "internal cut guard" to prevent cutting your sheath while taking the knives in & out...depending on your pattern, there would also be enough room to slip in a thin sharpening stone and maybe a fire starter rod...very handy when out in the field....this sheath was used at Marble's with knives during the Lauerman-Stewart era from 1998-2002

This is a Marble's flap over deep oil tanned leather sheath with internal cut guard

Sheath is 9 3/4' OAL

Will fit up to a 5" blade

Stamped Marble's in the leather

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Item # 60291 - MARBLE'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SPORTING COLLECTIBLES GUIDE BOOK-OUT OF PRINT-2005-NEW IN SHRINK WRAP !!!
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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...the only other source of info ever published was Konrad Sherier 1978 book on Marble's 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...it is far and away the Best book availible for Marble's collectors !!!

This is the Marble's Encylopedia of Sporting Collectibles

Book is "Brand New" in "Original Shrink Wrap from Publisher" complete with dust cover...hard to find book folk's in this condition, and for now, the last one I have unless I can come up with a trade with a fella I know that still has a half dozen of these, very iffie, lol

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 there for over 500.00 bucks !!! No lie, check it out !!! This was a very short run of books, thus the scarecity of them

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, smart fella

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Item # 60271 - MARBLES GLADSTONE MICH NATURAL BONE COWBOY KNIFE-W/SHEATH-4 PIN CONSTRUCTION-VERY USER FRIENDLY !!!
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Folk's, I have a really unique knife that Marbles made app. 11-13 years ago for ya....

This is the Marbles Cowboy knife. This knife was created by Marbles as an historical replica of some of the old west pattern knives of the 1800's. It is used in Cowboy shooting circles where they dress the peroid & compete in Cowboy action shooting compititions. Also used in alot of old west re-enactments. Very, very, unique design, coffin handle, like the old western bowies and kinda on the scarce side.

I have this knife in Stag handles,,,it was a Marble Plus knife club issue...I just had to get it in the field... Deer season was coming up so up north it went with me...Wow !!! what a surprise !!! Makes no matter if you are opening up a a deer, elk, etc. with the double hilt you would not believe how responsive this knife is !!! Guttin inside or opening up the cavity, or skinning the hide off, this knife is extremly well balanced and extremly user friendly !!! In my opinion, this knife for practical field use is the most underated Marble's knife they ever made, sales pitch be darned, just fact, a real sleeper here folk's !!!

This is the Marbles Cowboy knife

Knife is 9" OAL

Blade is 4 1/4" in length

Blade is stamped : Marbles, with their Banner stamp,high carbon vanadium steel, brushed finish

Blade is patterned like the Plainsman, it is straight spinned and in-line with the handle...the cutting edge itself is a slow continuous curve from the hilt to the point, making surgical type cuts possible with this design !!!!

Handles are huge Natural Smooth Bone,,, The Bone slabs are just really neat, you do not see such huge chunks of flawless Bone like these very often,  just wonderfull color streaked thru them,, handle is shaped in the Old West Coffin shape, a very popular design back in the day... Labor intensive & flawless. Held on with the old Marbles 4 pin construction

Knife was made in Gladstone, Mich. USA at the old Marbles factory

Big Double Brass Hilt / Guard seperating handle and blade....very nice

Comes with deep oil tanned Original Marbles Cowboy sheath

Knife is New in Box condition***Please note*** there is a fine small surface seasoning line in the back handle, no big deal just letting you know of it

Knife & Sheath come in Original issue Marble's box with proper sticker on the end

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Item # 60197 - MARBLES MODEL # 58 OUTDOORS SET - 2 KNIFE SET -VINTAGE 3 LINE ROLLER COASTER STAMPED BLADES - RARE !
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I have a really historical 2 knife set for ya here folk's... its the Marble's Model #58 Outdoors 2 knife set....these knives were made from Vintage blades found at the old Gladstone factory when the Lauermans bought Marble's and hired Mike Stewart to run their knife division back in 1997....when these 2 guys were running Marble's, I still marvel today with some of the knives that they produced up in Gladstone !!! These knives have the 3 line Roller Coaster stamp on em....these particticular knives are steeped in Marble history...they came out in 1929 with the intent to provide sportsman with a cheaper knife to purchase during the Great Depression !!! They were produced from 1929 to 1941...so you are looking at over 80 year old blades !!! They are made with walnut handles...The Outdoor knives were the very 1st knives that Marble's made that were not traditional forged blades and the "Only" ones that were approved by W.L. Marble !!!  These 2 knives played a pivitol role in staving off bankruptcy during the depression for the Marble's Corp.

This is the Model # 58 Outdoors 2 knife set

Knives are 8 1/2" OAL

Blades are 4 1/2"

Handles are American Walnut

1 knife has a rounded pommel end & the other handle comes to a point

Blades are 80 plus year old Vintage Marble's blades

Blades are stamped Marble's Gladstone Mich. U.S.A. with the old 3 line roller coaster stamp

Knife blades are re-finished and mint with a few tiny spots that did not clean up in the re-grind

This 2 knife Vintage blade set comes to you in the Original Bobcat box with the proper markings (sticker) on the end of the box

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Item # 60186 - MARBLE'S 1999 STACKED LEATHER 7" TRAILMAKER WITH SHEATH-UNUSED-SUPER SCARCE BIG BLADE KNIFE-SWEET !!
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Folk's, what a knife I have for ya all here...its the seldom seen 1999 7 inch Marble's Trailmaker with a stacked leather handle !!! These are incredible made knives folk's, Mike Stewart & Craig Lauerman spared NO expense in the construction of this knife...my opinion, I would put this knife up against any other knife of equal size and more expensive cost, 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 any other knife on the market,,bar none !!!

This is the Marble's 7" stacked Leather Trailmaker

Knife was made in 1999 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 Stacked Leather

Pommel is aircraft aluminum

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

 Knife is New condition, never carried, used, just stored in sheath per 1st owner

Sheath has a small rub mark where knife enters the throat, and a tiny oil stain on the back, nothing terrible, but just letting you know all stats

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Item # 60109 - RARE MARBLES OUTER'S SMOOTH BONE-STAMPED M.S.A. GLADSTONE MICH. USA- W/ SHEATH 1 OF 300 NIB NICE!
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Last One !!! I was lucky enough to get my hands on a few of these knives folk's,, this is the last of the 1 0f 300 Outers pattern that I have for sale !!!

Folks, I have a really special Marbles knife for ya here. It is reproduction taken to new heights. This is the Marbles Outers knife. This was produced at the Marbles Custom Shoppe in Gladstone Mich. USA back in 2003. This is the first time this knife has been produced since the start of World War 2 and with Marbles going out of busniess, likely the last !!! This Outers knife because of its size and blade shape would make a great affordable hunting knife with the 1095 carbon steel blade !!!

This is such a special knife for the Marbles Corp. because from 1932 to the start of the 2nd world war, this knife virtually was made and sold for $1.00, and staved of the demise of the Marbles Corp. all during the Great Depression !!! Some historians confer Marble's would have went bankrupt if not for the sales of the Outers knives !!!

This is the Marbles Outers pattern knife

Knife is 7 1/2" OAL

Blade is 4" in length

Blade has etch on it: 1 of 300 - Off side is etched: Custom 2003

Blade is 1095 Carbon Steel, which is very easy to hold a great edge

Knife has a "double" integral hilt

Blade is stamped with the rare turn of the century stamp: M.S.A. Co. Gladstone Mich. USA

Knife is full tang construction

Scales are really pretty Smooth Natural White Bone, a classic choice for scales on pocket & fixed blade knives back in the 1930's era

Also comes with a deep oil tanned "Double Stamped" leather sheath. Stamped: Marble Trade Mark on the front and Marbles on the back, also a unique feature

The whole package comes to ya New in Original Marbles Box, and the box has some oil stains on the bottom from when these knives were oiled and packed at the Marbles Custom Shoppe

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Item # 60007 - MARBLE'S GLADSTONE MICH. USA GOLDEN OAK WOODCRAFT -WITH SHEATH-2002-GORGEOUS WOOD HANDLE !!!
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Folk's, I got just a gorgeous Golden Oak Woody for ya here...the handle gives off different hues of color in different light conditions...as you will see in the pics.....I do not know if this knife was used or carried, if it was used, it was very little of it...looks pert near new to my old eyes...it would be a great user with hunting season upon us in 2016 !!!

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 8 3/4" OAL with a 4 3/8" blade & aluminum pommel

Blade is stamped: Marble's with the Banner Marble's stamp & is high carbon vanadium steel 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

Knife & Sheath...Sorry...No box 

Knife & sheath appear to be in unused, near mint condition

Handles are Gorgeous Golden Oak, just nice wood and grains on both sides, great color to em 

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Item # 60006 - VINTAGE MARBLE'S GLADSTONE MICH. U.S.A. WRIST COMPASS- # 187 - PIGSKIN BAND - VERY NICE !!!
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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 Peary & Byrd,, too deep in the Amazon & Africa by Theodore Roosevelt...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 # 187  Brass Wrist Compass with Pigskin Band

I believe this is a 1950's made compass

This compass was found in a fella's Uncle's hunting cabin in northern Wisconson...I always have tried to get any info I could attain on any old Marble's Outing Equipment pieces I have bought or traded for over the yrs

Compass is stamped on the rim of case : Marbles, Gladstone, Mich. U.S.A.

It is jewled with the White Garnet bearing

Compass is in Very Good condtion & works well, she seeks north faithfully...the pigskin leather band is in good shape as well...compass face is decently clear and visible

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