Blade is in great condition, appears to be unused. Shows small flecks of discoloration. Beautiful handle made of buffalo horn, accented with a stag pommel and brass half guard. 2 line Marbles stamp on the ricasso.Knife measures 9-1/8" long with a 4-7/8" 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. The Woodcraft knife was added to their production line in 1914.
Webster applied for the patent in 1915, and until 1916 the knives were stamped with PAT PEND. The patent was granted in 1916, and the rear ricasso was stamped Pat'd 1916 from 1916 until around 1925. I have a huge assortment of knives that are perfect for collectors.
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If you're looking for even more collectible knives. All bone handles are derived from bovine bone unless otherwise noted. All stag handles are derived from deer or elk stag unless otherwise noted.Horn handles are derived from ram or buffalo unless otherwise noted. The item "Marbles Woodcraft Knife Buffalo Handle Stag Pommel Vintage + Sheath Box 5183-LLT" is in sale since Friday, February 26, 2021. 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 Canton, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.