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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-02-2002, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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O/T Unusual knife

I've shown this to several knife collectors but nobody has ever seen one like it.

Anybody ever seen one? Any idea how old it is? I've had it almost 30 years.





Handle extension folds in for blade lock.



Name, says:

MARBLE SAFETY AXE CO.
GLADSTONE MICH, U.S.A.


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Marble's Outdoors [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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I've been to their website, didn't find anything about it. I guess I could email off the image and see if they can tell me anything. This was my grandfather's along with that original Remington 41 caliber derringer, a 9mm Baretta, and a Walther PPK.

I adjusted the brightness and contrast until the trademark on the sheath kinda showed.


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Did you try the appraisals section of their webpage? Ask that guy... he must be able to tell you something about it. The previous post has the link to their appraisals page I think
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That is the repair/appraisal page. Just an email address, that's what I meant about emailing off the image.
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Sorry didn't catch that part [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

If you ask me, that would be your best bet, but what do I know? [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Taz, that's a beautiful piece! I'll bet that cost several days pay when it was made. I've certainly never seen anything like it.

Is the hole in the handle extension to hold a lanyard?
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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>
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