Classic USA Made Marbles Ideal #80103, 1095 Steel, Safe Grip handle, Import sheath - $48
8 7/8" overall. 4 1/4" 1095 carbon steel blade with matte finish. Blades are from Marbles original stock. Textured black Kraton handle. Lanyard hole. Embroidered black Cordura belt sheath. Knife Made in USA. Sheath imported.
Abner Fitzwillie notes, "While these may have inexpensive imported Cordura Nylon sheaths, the blades are excellent and the Safe Grip (Rubber?) handle very comfortable. Featuring 1095 steel that is textured to prevent rust, I can easily bring the edge razor sharp. If you hate the sheath, try making your own leather or Kydex sheath. I have one of the plainsman model strapped to my big 8" knife as a general purpose knife, it is good Marbles steel. Marbles went bankrupt in 2009 and was bought out and now solely produced overseas. These original Marbles made in USA knives are a good find. There is a couple of slight rust spots on the top of this blade but will not effect performance. Only 2 left.