Classic Marbles Plainsman knife model 80505 with leather/stag handles and leather sheath made in USA - $195
The Plainsman is widely considered to be one of the best all purpose field knives in the Marble's line. The straight spine blade is composed of high carbon steel for strength, sharpness and edge retention. This knife will provide years of dependable, superior service to the serious outdoorsman. Includes sheath. Blade length: 4-1/2". Overall length: 8-3/4".
- High Carbon Steel
- Stacked Leather Handle
- Nickel Plated Brass Bolster
- Leather Sheath
- Blade = 4-1/2" long
- Overall Length = 8-3/4"
One September 23, 2009 Marbles Knife Company declared bankruptcy ending a period of over 100 years as one of America’s premier knife, and axe manufacturers. Known originally as MSA (Marble Safety Axe) their unique axes and designs helped to quickly build their name and reputation. The fixed blade knives were manufactured in Gladstone, Michigan, in the later years, folding knives and axes were built overseas to exacting standards. If you have always wanted to own a Marbles knife, axe, brass compass, or matchsafe - now is the time.
I went on-line that evening and ordered from the distributor as many of the Made in USA classic knives as I could find, especially those with handles of leather, stag or unusual wood. This is part of that inventory.
The blades may have a few spots on them, I stored them in their box in the cardboard sleeve, but in the Pacific NW humidity is a way a life. I left them as they were, the spots might be buffed out but I wanted to provide a true picture.
Elmer Fitzwillie notes; I have always loved Made in USA knives like Marbles. They are tough and durable, easy to sharpen and have a beauty all their own. Marbles was an innovator with their designs and built these knives for the outdoors, especially camping and hunting. They represent a true piece of Americana.