Marbles woodcraft model 50

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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Marbles woodcraft model 50

Postby Eye Brand Man » Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:06 pm

What can some of you marbles guys tell me about this? I have a fair amount of other older marbles knives and this one is different. Main difference is the spacers and lack of gimping on the back spine. Over all the knife is very well made. 4 pin split stag. It came in the box pictured. Thanks
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Re: Marbles woodcraft model 50

Postby stagman » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:45 am

Looks like one of the German made Marble's when Jim Parker some how
used the Marble's trademark and stamp for a year or 2...back app. 1992 or so.
Benchmade also made a trailmaker for him back then
I have seen knives bout identical to yours but on the off side of the
blade it had Hubertus etched on it where it was made in Solingen, Germany
A Parker era Marble's knife is for sure my guess

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Re: Marbles woodcraft model 50

Postby Eye Brand Man » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:04 am

Thanks for the info Stagman. Appreciate it :D
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Re: Marbles woodcraft model 50

Postby stagman » Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:38 pm

Quite welcome, and like you said, they seem well put together
I still hear a comment here and there about how did Parker get
away with that. I do know there was some court cases about it
before Jim & Craig Lauerman bought the outfit in 1994

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