MARBLE'S IDEAL W/ STACKED LEATHER HANDLE- W/SHEATH- NIB-GLADSTONE MICH. AN AMERICAN ICON -NICE !!!
Folk's, the Ideal Hunting knife was Webster Marble's 1st attempt at knife making, and as it turned out, his most successful.
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, carried by explorers worldwide on expeditions to every corner of the world !!! 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 !!!
Knife is 8 3/4" OAL
Blade is 4 1/4"
This is a half Guard / Hilt Ideal
Blade is Stamped: Marble's with their Banner stamp over USA
Blade is brushed finish high carbon. Ideals are 1st recognized by the Huge Fuller on each side. Heavy brass guard and the famous Marble's spacers.
It is handled in Stacked Leather...which was the prefered handle of its inventor, Webster L. Marble...Marble's was the very 1st Knife Co. to bring the stacked leather handle into widespread use in the U.S.A....built to use a life time, then will it to your grandkids !!!
Comes to ya New, in original Marbles box, never used or carried
Also has the Original Marble's deep oil tanned leather 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 # 953