Another Smokey Marbles Gladstone

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Another Smokey Marbles Gladstone

Post by orvet » Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:33 am

I found another Marbles knifes were in great shape so I didn't have to change them, but I had to do quite a bit of work on the blade. Didn't get all the scratches out of it but it's hard to remove all that history. I decided I wanted to spice it up a little bit. The ring in the middle of the handle is Sambar stag that came off of an old carving set, German if I remember correctly.
I made the sheath also.
There are some things I like about this knife better than the first Marbles but I'm kind of fond of both of them.


I look forward to hearing your feedback on this knife.
I hope you enjoy the pictures.
Marbles Gladstone with stag a.jpg
Marbles Gladstone with stag b.jpg
Marbles Gladstone with stag c.jpg
Marbles Gladstone with stag d.jpg
Marbles Gladstone with stag e.jpg
Marbles Gladstone with stag f.jpg
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Re: Another Smokey Marbles Gladstone

Post by edge213 » Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:15 pm

Very nice Dale. The stag really sets it off.
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Re: Another Smokey Marbles Gladstone

Post by dlr110 » Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:11 pm

Absolutely great knife, any chance we'll see it on your AAPK store?
We have a Leathersmith in the family and he would be proud of the
work you did with the sheath.
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Re: Another Smokey Marbles Gladstone

Post by Byrd » Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:03 pm

Nicely done Dale! I like the stag in the middle of the handle. It loos good and probable adds the "grippy" feeling as well.
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Re: Another Smokey Marbles Gladstone

Post by Froe » Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:18 pm

The handle profile is perfect. Like it.
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Re: Another Smokey Marbles Gladstone

Post by Gone2Three » Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:09 pm

That's a looker Dale, great work on that old Marbles knife!
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Re: Another Smokey Marbles Gladstone

Post by glennbad » Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:23 pm

Another beauty Dale!

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Re: Another Smokey Marbles Gladstone

Post by Meridian_Mike » Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:22 pm

Nice looking knife Dale!
That is another beautiful sheath you made too!
(I have GOT to try leather work!)

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Re: Another Smokey Marbles Gladstone

Post by orvet » Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:04 pm

Thanks guys I appreciate your kind words. I have been having fun working on fixed blades and the sheaths. I am enjoying learning about leather working and learning a new skill set.
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Re: Another Smokey Marbles Gladstone

Post by Rossr » Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:57 am

Dale,

That's a sharp looking knife. Sheath looks good too. Ever worry about the blade hitting the rivets? This dulling it. I like the stag and leather look too.

How are you sewing your sheaths? I'm leaning towards machine but was curious. Nothing wrong in my book with machine or hand stitching mind you. I'm just curious.

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Re: Another Smokey Marbles Gladstone

Post by orvet » Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:20 am

The design of the sheath is really based on one of the designs Western used. I'm not familiar enough yet with Marbles sheaths that I can make a pattern of them. The reason for the rivet in the middle is to protect the stitching because that is where the stitching usually gets cut on that type of a sheath. That's why Western started putting rivets along that edge; at least that's my theory.

I hand stitch my sheaths.
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Re: Another Smokey Marbles Gladstone

Post by Quick Steel » Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:13 pm

An exceptionally handsome fixed blade, Dale. ::tu::
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Re: Another Smokey Marbles Gladstone

Post by orvet » Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:19 pm

Quick Steel wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:13 pm
An exceptionally handsome fixed blade, Dale. ::tu::
Thank you. ::handshake::
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Re: Another Smokey Marbles Gladstone

Post by Mumbleypeg » Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:53 pm

Nicely done all around Dale. I’m impressed that you’re picking up the leather working skill too!

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Re: Another Smokey Marbles Gladstone

Post by TPK » Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:16 pm

Looks great Dale! Very fine work on knife & sheath! ::handshake:: ::tu:: :D

I especially like that blade etch in it! That's Cool! ::tu:: ::nod::
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