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    Marbles sunfish stag bone knife, any thoughts on this one?

    I was having a look around for a 'classic' looking edc knife and came across this one by marbles.

    http://www.heinnie.com/product.asp?P...History=basket

    At first it looks a bit silly and fat..(chode!) but it's actually quite large and hefty, I did a youtube search and found one video but not in english.. however the knife is big and meaty! and looks very cool, you could hear the blade snap into place so clearly it has a firm slip joint mech and the company has a solid rep ofr cheap good quality knives from waht i can see.

    So does anyone have one? or any experience with one?

    I'm quite tempted but any input will be appreciated!

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    here's the youtube video .. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYMH2ZLNSRg

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    Re: Marbles sunfish stag bone knife, any thoughts on this one?

    If you search on elephants toe - another name for similar models - there are few good threads on BB. Also known as ann English rope knife, I think. And yes, a hefty and capable thing it is As to this particular brand I don't know. There were some excellent pieces using the Marbles imprimatur a while back, which you can still get. They were from Michigan, made there too I thinik, and a lot more expensive. I missed a trapper y them. These are, I think made in China and not so costly. You have to keep an eye on who is actually making things at a specific time.
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    Re: Marbles sunfish stag bone knife, any thoughts on this one?

    The old Marbles company is gone, I believe.

    I understand that the latest fixed blades were made on contract somewhere in the USA.....but all the slipjoints since about 2003 have been made in China. I did have one of their whittlers....it was quite well made and the bone in the scales was very nice indeed, but I did not like the blade steel. I gave it away to a wood working friend of mine and he is still using it for marking out, opening packaging etc.

    There was an old Marbles plainsman skinner for sale here on BB not long ago. I had to really fight hard to resist buying it. They are getting quite scarce now.
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    Re: Marbles sunfish stag bone knife, any thoughts on this one?

    tbh, like others have said, the Marbles name is just that now - a name. if you're after a classic looking edc for silly cheap money, search the Rough Rider section at Heinnies. good quality build, decent enough edge with a little work, and alot of their range, including the elephants toe and the sunfish are priced below marbles with a comparable quality. i have a few and would recommend them as a cheap and perfectly functional edc. not everything has to cost the earth!
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    Re: Marbles sunfish stag bone knife, any thoughts on this one?

    i had the RR Elephant's toenail,which was nice.Now that RR stoneworx sunfish looks really tempting!
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    Re: Marbles sunfish stag bone knife, any thoughts on this one?

    pretty sure the people that make rough rider also make marbles

    read it on bladeforums IIRC
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