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I found these two knives along with the ideal this past weekend. I walked past them at first. And then the tank stamp, caught my eye, went back and purchased These two. Also any help would be appreciated as to when they were made. How many were made also, wondering if they re-created the marble stamping or if these are actually old blades I didn’t get a box so I have no idea what these are. Thank you.
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Not an expert, but my first reaction is: they are real Marbles that have been rehandled.
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They are not rehandled knives. They are two versions of Marbles economy knives called OUTDOOR. Marbles made the two different wood handle knives. A shame they have been so heavily cleaned and polished. They were made in the 1930s and nobody knows how many of any model Marbles made back in the day. People weren't collecting modern knives in the 30s and most companies either didn't keep production numbers or they were all disposed of with time. Nobody knows how many Case, KA-BAR, or any other company made back in the day.
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I was curious I found a set online just like these I believe they were called model 58? But could find no history on them
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Marbles had model names and numbers for their knives. Yours may be the model number you found, I don't have model number info. The model name was Outdoor. Most folks use the model names to describe Marbles knives rather than model number.
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Great info Gene!
Here's an image of an old ad and some specs from the book "Marbles Knives & Axes" ;


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The OP's knives appear to be from the re-introduction of the pattern during the late 1990's early 2000's era. The tang stamp was different from the originals and the handles were not walnut as the originals were but rather a redish grainy wood that looks almost like camelthorn.
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What Eric said. ⬆️


Nice duo. ::nod::👍
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