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.
I have always wanted a Marbles knife with a tube sheath and always figured that I would get an Ideal at some time. I was lucky to find this Canoe in really nice condition. Crack in the lignum vitae pummel and some damage to the sheath but overall, very nice. Some use but not much at all.