It was when Mike Stewart was running Marbles and still making knives in the Gladstone factory. Some were also made by Dave Shirley at Northwoods Knives during this period. Keep an eye on my Store as there are some pretty rare knives in the group.
This is one of those knives from the collection. This is a MSA Gladstone Mich USA marked Folding Safety Hunting Knife. It was made in the Marbles Factory Custom Shop in Gladstone Mich in 2002. While it's marked 1 of 500, I'm told they didn't actually make anywhere near that many.I think it was too expensive to manufacture.. Measures 9.5 long in the locked open position. Blade is 5 and heavy with deep fullers like an Ideal. Etched 1 of 500 on the blade. Black molded plastic handles with the Hunting Scene on one side and MARBLES SAFETY AXE CO. Original leather belt sheath and box. The item "2002 MSA Marbles Custom Shop FOLDING SAFETY HUNTING KNIFE 2002 Mint in Box" is in sale since Friday, March 12, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Folding Knives\Modern Folding Knives\Factory Manufactured". The seller is "gardyne-vermont" and is located in Derby, Vermont. This item can be shipped to United States.