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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Cool knife!! How about a picture of the sheath too please? It is worth some buckos. It is a "plain handle" model, there are others with a lynx and quail and a hare and hound one which may be more desirable. The longer blade models command higher prices too. Considering the blade wear which is considerable you ought to get $800 give or take, maybe more to the right guy.
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I agree with Gunsil. Nice looking old knife and above average condition. The original sheath is a big bonus. Great find!
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I just snagged this Moore Maker (Gladestone,Mich.) Safety Knife ! 1 of 100
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Is this knife stamped Gladstone, MI? I don't see it in the pictures.
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