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#177544 - 01/18/19 08:13 PM Re: Marbles Knives [Re: GHD]
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I used to collect some Marble's knives, both vintage and the newer ones when Mike Stewart was there. Just like Randall, I loved the rich history behind the company, and the knives and outdoor tools that they made. Here is a vintage Marble's Woodcraft that I recently picked up. I just loved the deep cut pinned stag on it. It has the Pat'd. 1916 stamp, and the larger 1/2 inch pommel nut which I believe dates it to the 20's or 30's.




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#177552 - 01/18/19 10:28 PM Re: Marbles Knives [Re: willhunt]
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Vintage Marbles to me is one the best there ever was. That one is outstanding, and I love the semi-skinner design. Great post.

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#177554 - 01/19/19 07:35 AM Re: Marbles Knives [Re: pappy19]
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I started out with Marbles knives back in the day. I never did get a big collection but it sure was fun finding some of those vintage knives. They had so many variations of handle/butt combinations that I bought a book to research them all. Here's just a few I had at the time. The safety axe and the safety folder were pretty unique with the swing guards. The folding fish knife was a neat knife as well


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#177608 - 01/22/19 07:35 PM Re: Marbles Knives [Re: W Polidori]
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Very nice collection there Warren. I really like that swing guard folder with the gorgeous stag. One of the Marble's knives that I regret selling was a Woodcraft with pinned stag handle and pommel. It had the Pat. Pend. stamp, and the cross-hatched match striker which dated it at 1915, the first year of production.


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#177612 - 01/22/19 08:06 PM Re: Marbles Knives [Re: willhunt]
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Thank you Will. That early Pat Pend Woodcraft knife is a rare bird. Yeah a good one for sure.
As folders go I had a 4 1/2", and a 5"; the larger had a leather pocket sheath. The leather sheathes are harder to find than the knives. Biggest problem with vintage Marbles knives is the condition of leather sheathes. Many have rotted keepers or stitching issues.
The hatchet has the fox and hound scales used on the early pieces.


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