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.
Very nice and very hard to find MSA EXPERT hunting knife. This is the first model of this knife with the cocobolo wood handle and lignum vitae wood pommel. Looks to be the original sheath also. I think it is interesting that the Expert knives were made in far less quantity than either the Ideal or Woodcraft pattern fixed blades and in spite of their scarcity they do not bring the same money as those two models. Your knife being such an early model would still command a significant price. Thanks for showing!
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Thank you ! Not being a true knife collector, much less a Marbles or M S A nich person, my concern now is to get it in the hands of someone who can appreciate it. Any recomendation other than (or including Ebay) to achieve that? I have absolutely no idea of value, but my main concern it to get it into save and appreciative hands. Again thank you!