Marbles Gladstone 2 line time period

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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Marbles Gladstone 2 line time period

Post by Gone2Three » Tue Oct 26, 2021 7:39 pm

I've been trying to do some research on the Marbles Ideal knife. Is there a record of how long the MARBLES over GLADSTONE.MICH.USA (2 line) stamping was used?
Any information would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Marbles Gladstone 2 line time period

Post by Gone2Three » Tue Oct 26, 2021 7:47 pm

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Re: Marbles Gladstone 2 line time period

Post by Eye Brand Man » Tue Oct 26, 2021 8:39 pm

I know that stamp is what collectors refer to as the "axe stamp". My memory's a little foggy on exact dates used but I think 1918-1940. And I believe it was only used on 7" blade and longer Ideals.
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Re: Marbles Gladstone 2 line time period

Post by 1967redrider » Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:34 pm

Eye Brand Man wrote:
Tue Oct 26, 2021 8:39 pm
I know that stamp is what collectors refer to as the "axe stamp". My memory's a little foggy on exact dates used but I think 1918-1940. And I believe it was only used on 7" blade and longer Ideals.

Dunathan agrees with you on that (he says 1918 to WWII). ::tu:: If it 'twern't for reference books I'd be lost in the forest. ::mdm::

Very sweet stag on stag, thanks for posting. ::nod::
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Post by 1967redrider » Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:42 pm

I'm got a 10" Trailmaker and a 7" Ideal with the 2 line stamp to add to this thread. Hard to believe they're pushing 100.
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Re: Marbles Gladstone 2 line time period

Post by Gone2Three » Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:49 pm

Thanks to you both! ::handshake::
This helps out tremendously, I'd read somewhere that the stag pommel use was stopped earlier on before or during the war, but maybe got my wires crossed....doesn't take much nowadays ::dang::

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Re: Marbles Gladstone 2 line time period

Post by Gone2Three » Tue Oct 26, 2021 11:22 pm

1967redrider wrote:
Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:42 pm
I'm got a 10" Trailmaker and a 7" Ideal with the 2 line stamp to add to this thread. Hard to believe they're pushing 100.
Boy that Trailmaker sure is a big boy :shock:
Thanks for sharing your 2 line knives ::tu::

By the way, is there anywhere posted or in the books available that show all the different variations of the stamping and the dates associated??

I noticed that your letter A in marbles looks a little different than the one on mine... ::hmm::

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Post by Eye Brand Man » Wed Oct 27, 2021 12:08 am

This is the best book imho on Marbles. Problem is there hard to find now and pricey. They pop up on the bay occasionally.
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Post by 1967redrider » Wed Oct 27, 2021 12:29 am

What he said. ⬆️
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Re: Marbles Gladstone 2 line time period

Post by Gone2Three » Wed Oct 27, 2021 12:45 am

1967redrider wrote:
Wed Oct 27, 2021 12:29 am
What he said. ⬆️
Eye Brand Man wrote:
Wed Oct 27, 2021 12:08 am
This is the best book imho on Marbles. Problem is there hard to find now and pricey. They pop up on the bay occasionally.
Thanks again! ::tu::

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Re: Marbles Gladstone 2 line time period

Post by Gone2Three » Wed Oct 27, 2021 1:07 am

Eye Brand Man wrote:
Wed Oct 27, 2021 12:08 am
This is the best book imho on Marbles. Problem is there hard to find now and pricey. They pop up on the bay occasionally.
You ain't kidding about the hard to find and pricey part :shock:

Too bad there's not a downloadable version to purchase

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