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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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Post by LeftyKnifeGuy » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:32 pm

I have a few Marbles knives: MR104, MR105 and MR109 that are new in box AND pouch. Manufactured in 2000. All are brown bone or stag(?). Where can one find the value of these knives? They are still in the plastic too and not been touched by human hands (other than when manufacture packaged).

EDIT:Found something on Ebay, a new MR104 sold for $26.99 plus $3.75 shipping. A current listing "Buy It Now" for a new MR109 $12.50 plus $6.00 shipping. No date of manufacture on either. Handles are apparently "brown stag jigged bone".

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Post by Mumbleypeg » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:14 pm

Searching eBay for “sold listings” of the item is usually the best source of values. It’s the worlds largest auction site, gets lots of lookers and buyers. Be sure to limit your search to sold listings. There are occasional exceptions but it’s usually a good representation of the item’s current value.

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Post by jerryd6818 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:32 pm

If they're stamped Made In China then the low to mid $2x is about right.
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Post by kennedy knives » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:33 pm

Are they USA Marbles and if you can post some photo's
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Post by LeftyKnifeGuy » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:43 pm

The MR104 and the MR109 are marked China. The MR105 has nothing to indicate where it was manufactured.

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Post by stagman » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:59 pm

They were not made in 2000,made after 2009-10 and any and all with that mr and numbers
and pouch were made in china or some where off shore

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Post by LeftyKnifeGuy » Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:43 pm

stagman wrote:They were not made in 2000,made after 2009-10 and any and all with that mr and numbers
and pouch were made in china or some where off shore
Inside the box top is stamped with the box size (in millimeters), model # of knife and then 2000 (which I assumed is the date of manufacture).
IE: 170*65*35 MR105 2000

All three boxes have the 2000. If not date made, wonder what it is? So where does one find the date of manufacture? I wasn't able to find any dating identification for Marbles knives.

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