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Old 03-25-2020, 06:07 PM
jbmi jbmi is offline
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Nice estate sale find

Friend of mine found this old Marbles Ideal at an estate sale, figured he got it for around $30.
From the handle ring colors looks to be pre-war.
The other two Ideals shown with it, are still Michigan Made knives but made within the past 20 years.
It looks like the newer ones shortened the blade but increased the handle size.
Nice old Marbles to add to my collection.
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Old 03-25-2020, 07:17 PM
Amos Iron Wolf Amos Iron Wolf is offline
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Nice find!
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Old 03-25-2020, 09:18 PM
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The old ones are the best! Nice find. Are estate sales "essential" in your state?

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Old 03-25-2020, 09:26 PM
cwo4uscgret cwo4uscgret is offline
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Check the Bark River Knives Face Book Page; join and ask Mike Stewart about the Marbles Knives. Mike was the Chief Knife Maker for Marbles before they went cheap to China. Mike is now the owner of Bark River Knife and Tool; they made nice using knives for reasonable dollars...
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Old 03-26-2020, 11:08 AM
Huevos Huevos is offline
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I get auction reminders almost daily from several auction sites and one of the latest estate auctions had dozens of various Marble knives. All were well over $100 each. I think your friend got a great deal.
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Old 03-26-2020, 11:59 AM
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very nice!
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Old 04-04-2020, 10:37 AM
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Great find indeed!
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Old 05-16-2020, 07:53 PM
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Great find, I picked up my Marble's as a prize at the 'Police and Services' Nationals pistol shooting competition before I left Australia. Great knife.

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Old 05-20-2020, 06:27 AM
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That is a really nice find.
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