Old Marbles safety knife

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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Old Marbles safety knife

Postby rocko1 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:21 pm

I picked this old Marbles M.S.A. Gladstone Mich, U.S.A. knife and sheath at an estate sale a couple years ago. It is pretty cool with the safety cover on it that folds into the handle , It is in pretty good condition except for some staining on the blade. The blade still has a good snap to it. Any information would be appreciated and some help with value since I am not a collector but just pick up neat things when I see them. The blade measures 4.25 inches long including the fold out guard to the bolster edge. Has pat. allowed stamped om the fold out safty guard. 8 and 7/16ths long overall with the safety guard folded in . I may have to sell it if it's worth a few bucks Rocko.Thanks,
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Re: Old Marbles safety knife

Postby Gunsil » Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:47 pm

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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Re: Old Marbles safety knife

Postby btrwtr » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:33 pm

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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Re: Old Marbles safety knife

Postby Onearmbladejunkie » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:53 pm

I just snagged this Moore Maker (Gladestone,Mich.) Safety Knife ! 1 of 100
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Re: Old Marbles safety knife

Postby 1967redrider » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:08 pm

Is this knife stamped Gladstone, MI? I don't see it in the pictures.
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