The earliest knives were marked Buster Brown HEALTH Shoes. Comes with the original leather sheath marked Buster Brown Shoes, with a Marble's snap. Awesome, vintage Marbles, Made in Gladstone, USA, is a very high quality, fixed blade knife. Leather handles are in good condition.Aluminum pommel and a small pommel nut. Blade is in great condition, mild wear from use.
Shows some spots of discoloration. Some sharpening wear can be seen. Small 3/8 pommel nut 3 line Marble's roller coaster stamp on the rear ricasso. Browns Shoe Co St Louis USA on the front ricasso.
Knife measures 7-15/16" long with a 4-1/16" blade (measured from the tip to the guard). A little history on Marbles. Marbles was founded by Webster Marble in the early 1900's. Webster was a true innovator of his time, helping to shape the outdoorsman industry with his inventions. He oversaw quality control, and had very rigid standards, which made all of his products superior than any others on the market at the time.A couple of his most famous inventions are the Safety Axe, (which allowed an outdoorsman to carry a hatchet/axe on his belt without injuring his body), and the waterproof match safe (which prevented matches from getting wet, and potentially saving the life of a cold and wet outdoorsman). He also patented the now famous handle pattern made with stacked leather discs. Another invention was the IDEAL knife, created to suit the needs of Webster himself.
This knife was strong, lightweight, and durable. Many have copied the design of this knife, but the quality of their copies had a lot to be desired. I have a huge assortment of knives that are perfect for collectors. Just search through my other listings by clicking here. There is something for everyone!
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All stag handles are derived from deer or elk stag unless otherwise noted. Horn handles are derived from ram or buffalo unless otherwise noted. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Vintage Fixed Blade Knives\Factory Manufactured".
The seller is "blessbil" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.