MARBLES 1900-1922 Ideal knife, early half-hilt handle, 5″ blade No. 41 hunter, original pre-WW1 tubular leather sheath. Great condition; rare this nice, considering the age.
Vintage and hard-to-find circa 1900-1922 MARBLE’S Ideal model hunting knife in the original light-brown tubular leather sheath in slightly used condition. Proudly hand-finished in Gladstone, Michigan USA. Marble’s was one of the best US makers of hunting knives, axes and other outdoors gear since 1898; this knife is from the Marble’s early 20th century “golden era” – a great find!
The knife is about 9″ / 22.8 cm overall; the blade is about 5″ / 12.7 cm long; vintage 3-line Marble’s / Gladstone / MICH. U.S.A. “small” logo on ricasso. The blade has been re-sharpened and it is RAZOR-sharp; the tip is intact. Stacked leather washers with colored fiber and brass spacers handle; “large nut” aluminum pommel and an early bronze half-guard. All handle parts are tight with no play. Original Marble’s pre-1922 tubular leather sheath(see Marble’s sheaths illustrations from The Encyclopedia of Marble’s book) in great overall condition, considering the age. It has the original tip protector inside; one small cut at the tip is noted for accuracy; the leather is soft and supple still; all original stitching is intact.
This vintage MARBLES 1900-1922 Ideal knife and its original tubular leather sheath are in excellent over condition, considering the age. Don’t miss your chance to add this rare early Marble’s Ideal to your collection!
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