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Marbles

Postby ken98k » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:08 pm

New to me Damascus skinner. Thank you Kaleb.
I'm not sure where this one was made, US or Asia?
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Re: Marbles

Postby doglegg » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:35 pm

You got a good looking one there Ken. Beautiful stock and spacers. I like the shape of the blade. ::tu::

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Re: Marbles

Postby knife7knut » Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:52 pm

Looks like a USA made one in the late 1980's or early 1990's. Nice knife!
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Re: Marbles

Postby Eye Brand Man » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:19 pm

That one is 100% made in Pakistan. To my knowledge Marbles never made any USA made damascus knives. Any Marbles knife you see with a damascus blade is pakistan.
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Re: Marbles

Postby 1967redrider » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:28 pm

If it isn't stamped MARBLES, Gladstone, MICH U.S.A. it is made overseas. However, that's a great looking knife and would probably do an excellent job.
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Re: Marbles

Postby ken98k » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:48 pm

I wonder who owns Marbles now?
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Re: Marbles

Postby Quick Steel » Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:08 pm

Ditto what 1967redrider said. Without the Michigan tang stamp you have a Pacific Rim Marbles.

"Damascus blades normally come from Pakistan, Most traditional pattern folders are made in China. Modern pattern folders are made in Pakistan and China.Axes are imported from China and Pakistan. Machetes are made in El Salvador."
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Re: Marbles

Postby stagman » Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:13 am

Marble's stamped their knives just "Marble's" with their Banner stamp from 2002-2005-6
and them were USA made.
2005-6 to 2009 when they closed they added USA to it. Easy to tell the 2002-2005 stamp tho.
1998-2001 they were stamped Marble's Gladstone Mi. USA
Like eye brand man says, yours is pakistan damascus
and last I heard SMKW owns the Marble's trademark now,on all knives made..... except for the gun sight products,,,
ex owner Craig Lauerman still owns and produces Marble's gun sights in the USA

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Re: Marbles

Postby 1967redrider » Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:06 pm

I knew stagman would have the definitive answer, look for the U.S.A. ::tu:: ::tu::


Quick Steel wrote:Ditto what 1967redrider said. Without the Michigan tang stamp you have a Pacific Rim Marbles.

"Damascus blades normally come from Pakistan, Most traditional pattern folders are made in China. Modern pattern folders are made in Pakistan and China.Axes are imported from China and Pakistan. Machetes are made in El Salvador."


Without highjacking the thread, I have a few Condor Tool & Knife machetes, do you happen to know if they are made in the same facility? Condor's products seem to be well made.
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Re: Marbles

Postby Quick Steel » Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:11 pm

No idea. :(
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Re: Marbles

Postby ken98k » Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:03 pm

I posted this in the General category also, interesting info.
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Re: Marbles

Postby tongueriver » Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:41 pm

Quick Steel wrote:Ditto what 1967redrider said. Without the Michigan tang stamp you have a Pacific Rim Marbles.

"Damascus blades normally come from Pakistan, Most traditional pattern folders are made in China. Modern pattern folders are made in Pakistan and China.Axes are imported from China and Pakistan. Machetes are made in El Salvador."

Most of that Asian stuff (not including Japan) gives me political aesthetic and emotional dyspepsia. I am seeing some fixed blades coming out of Russia that look really promising. Finland and Scandinavia? ::tu::
Here is a skinner from Boris Krylov of North Carolina. He imports Finnish blades, mostly forged. The sheath dangler has a detachable springloaded very strong carabiner (not the chincy aluminum ones). The sheath is wood lined and the knife 'snaps' in very securely. There is a regular belt loop as well as the dangler.
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Re: Marbles

Postby geocash » Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:32 pm

tongueriver,

I've never seen such. That's really neat!


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