I Do This For The Glory
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
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Re: O/T Unusual knife
Asked my dad about it, he knows a lot about the history of knives, guns, and damn near anything else outdoors (or automotive and boating) related. He has at least one old Marbles kinfe, and looks for them in antique stores. When growing up, he was able to show me a Remington folding knive to get, when I cleaned it up he told me the history of it, and I was amazed to find it had silver end caps (not chrome or stainless). He said he knew it all along, cost me fifty cents I think, I was about 10 at the time. Anyway, here is his response:
<font color="blue"> Hi,
I can't get onto the board now, my passwords seem to be no good. It's been a long time since I've posted.
The knife is not that unusual. It is a Marbles folding hunter model made about the turn of the last century. They had a fold out guard like that for their camp ax line, also. The one Taz has seems to be in good shape. Most any knife collector can tell him its history. Many knife Companies made folding hunting knives with locks.
I do have a record of it somewhere around here, where that somewhere is right now is unclear.
LOVE, Dad </font color>