DATING 1997-2002 MARBLE'S KNIVES-SEWART/LAUERMAN ERA

Webster Marble formed Gladstone Mfg. Co. in 1892. That company created the first folding Axe in 1893 which lead to the incorporation of Marble's Safety Axe Co. in 1898. The company became Marble Arms & Mfg. Co. in 1911 & enjoyed years of success until succumbing to a shut down of production in 1974. The brand was brought back to life in 1994 & enjoyed a grand rejuvenation that later gave way to another shutdown in 2009. Many great knives & tools were crafted over the company's storied history.
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DATING 1997-2002 MARBLE'S KNIVES-SEWART/LAUERMAN ERA

Postby stagman » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:16 pm

Howdy all AAPK members and folk's browsing this great site....Jerry and I were
conversing back & forth on the Marble's Woodcraft thread, and he said it would be
nice for everyone to know the dates on this era Marble's knives, I agreed with him 100%
especially since 90% plus of knives I collect, and sell in my AAPK store are Marble's
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So here is the Code for the spacer system during the 1997-2002
Mike Stewart / Craig Lauerman era at Marble's

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Re: DATING 1997-2002 MARBLE'S KNIVES-SEWART/LAUERMAN ERA

Postby jerryd6818 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:39 pm

Thank you Will. That's very helpful.
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Re: DATING 1997-2002 MARBLE'S KNIVES-SEWART/LAUERMAN ERA

Postby CheckSix » Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:41 am

Thank you very much Will and Jerry!

Here below is a '98 and a '99 for color band examples.
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Re: DATING 1997-2002 MARBLE'S KNIVES-SEWART/LAUERMAN ERA

Postby kootenay joe » Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:02 pm

Hi Dave, i have a Marbles USA 8" DP HUnter with "R.W.Loveless Approved/W.L.Marble" etched in an oval on blade just below proximal spine. It has the same spacers as your lower picture which you say is 1999. But the '99 has 2 red spacers whereas yours & mine have 1 red spacer. All the rest are correct for '99.
Maybe Will can comment on this ? Maybe some were made with only 1 red spacer ? or from a year other than '97-02 ?
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Edit to add: Will i went to your store. What a treat & lots of helpful information.
My Marbles is the same as the "Sport 99" but with a cocobolo handle, and spacers are not the same.
The spacers in my knife are the same as your "STAG AG LIL' HANDY HUNTER" but you don't give a date for this SFO for AGR.
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Postby schmoozer » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:01 pm

This has been in my box for some years. I seem to remember being told (forgot to write it down) it was a model with limited production, Management was out of town when it started and got shut down when they got back, not liking the brass pommel?
Looked again, this matches the picture shown for a 99 with a single red but the text says 2 bands?

Any info greatly appreciated.
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Postby kootenay joe » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:12 pm

Schmoozer, we need stagman to come back. He's the guy who knows his Marbles.
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Re: DATING 1997-2002 MARBLE'S KNIVES-SEWART/LAUERMAN ERA

Postby schmoozer » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:17 pm

kootenay joe wrote:Schmoozer, we need stagman to come back. He's the guy who knows his Marbles.
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I was looking at his store for examples. I think it might have been Mike S who made the ID back then on Bladeforums.

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Re: DATING 1997-2002 MARBLE'S KNIVES-SEWART/LAUERMAN ERA

Postby stagman » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:20 pm

Howdy guys...had the store shut down for 2 weeks and just re-opened last nite
Have not been on the puter and to complicate matters and my time,
my wife has Lupus and is in a flair right now

Could be 2 skinny spacers that look like 1
could be a transition model with the red spacers in question
or , being hand made, 1 at a time back then, could have been a goof up
as the red is the only spacer in question
KJ, they only made the LoveLess models from 1999, 2000, 2001...
thats it , not before and not past them 3 yrs
anyways, gotta run, wife has doc app.

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Postby kootenay joe » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:56 pm

Thank you Will. And my best wishes to your wife, may the Lupus go back to sleep.
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Postby schmoozer » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:08 am

Thanks for taking time to respond....My thoughts and prayers to you and your wife.

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Re: DATING 1997-2002 MARBLE'S KNIVES-SEWART/LAUERMAN ERA

Postby Sut Tatersaul » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:42 pm

I can't seem to find a way to date my old MARBLES Knife. It doesn't seem to fit into any category that I have found. My computing skills at age 86, have just about gone down the drain. I will post a picture, and maybe someone will be able to date it. Thanks.
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Very Unusual?

Postby Sut Tatersaul » Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:07 pm

Hi, All:
This Marbel's knife must be extra unusual, I posted a picture of it here, June 12, 2017, with no response. Am I am asking for information in the wrong way or place. I've had this knife since I was a boy, and I'm now 86. I swapped another boy out of it. It was used when I got it, and and when I was young, and ignorant, I cleaned it up a very little bit, liked it, and carried it when hunting etc. It has been unused for many years. I would just like to get an idea of when it was made, but haven't been able to find much about it. Can anyone help this old computer illiterate "poop" find information on it? Thanks.
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Re: DATING 1997-2002 MARBLE'S KNIVES-SEWART/LAUERMAN ERA

Postby stagman » Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:47 am

Need a close-up of the stamp for starters...its a full hilt Marble's Ideal
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Re: DATING 1997-2002 MARBLE'S KNIVES-SEWART/LAUERMAN ERA

Postby Sut Tatersaul » Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:11 pm

Stag:
I have been trying to get a better picture of the stamp on my Marble's knife that you Identified as a Full Hilt Ideal. You stated that you would need a better stamp picture to help Identify this knife. Here is what I came up with. Hope it helps. Thanks.
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Re: DATING 1997-2002 MARBLE'S KNIVES-SEWART/LAUERMAN ERA

Postby stagman » Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:58 pm

That looks like the small Marble's mark..Pre WW 2.....
if you can tell up close if the A has a mark that is worn off but
looks at one time too loop to the left, then its 1915-35 likely
take a loop and give it a close look

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