This Marbles folding Bowie knife gradually became popular due to its folding ability and build quality. People started using this marble Bowie Folding Knife despite the fairly large knife, even after closing. The pockets of that 19th century era aspire to fit these type of large folding knives.

Marbles bowie knife

Before we start the Review about Marbles Folding Bowie Knife, diving down to History of marbles knives the brand is of outmost importance.

Marbles Arms Manufacturing Company

Currently, Marble Arms Manufacturing Company which is and was basically arms & rifles company, got its fame and later they moved to knives and they becomes so successful that Marbles 100 year anniversary knife became its benchmark, but other outdoor goods like safety gears, compasses, hunting knives are still popular with outdoor lovers and knife collectors.

Marbles Knives

n 1915, Marbles knives designed and patented their all-time famous Marbles Woodcraft Knife and started producing this knife in limited editions as an exclusivity. By 1916, it came best seller product of Marbles Knives and its popularity not only limited to the company, yet Gladstone, Michigan began to known for Marbles Knives at that point in time.

Success as Knives instead of Arms or Rifles

Although, Marbles Knives was established long ago in 1892, yet after their Woodcraft Knife’s being best seller, the company started to grow and it branches and outlets begin to be seen in different locations as well.

The Success of Woodcraft knife lead Marbles Arms or Marbles Knives to start production of different types of hunting knives, survival tools and gears. One of the most iconic design given by Marbles Knives was their Pocket knife also named as Marbles Folding Bowie Knife.”

Key Specifications of Marbles Folding Bowie Knife

Specification of Marbles Folding Bowie Knife

There are 3 main variants of this knife. Specification of Marbles Folding Bowie knife are very important for reviewing it as you should know, what we are talking about and what should you expect from Marbles folding Bowie Knife and if you want to purchase it as a collector then what shall be your objectives and as a user then what you should be looking at.

All their technical Specifications are mentioned as well. The price varies from store to store, but if you click on Buy now button, you will find the lowest prices online.

Marbles Safety Pocket Knife

Marbles Safety Folder MR204

Model MR204
6 1/4″ closed.
Folding guard.
Stainless bowie style clip blade.
Stag bone handles with Marbles shield. Grooved nickel silver bolsters.
The blade on this knife is longer than the handle.
The extended tang covers exposed blade end when knife is folded.
Black leatherette zip up storage pouch.

Made in China.
MSRP: $35.95

Sale Price: $17.54

Marbles Folding Bowie Knife

Marbles Folding Bowie, MR312

Model MR312
8 1/2″ closed.
7 1/4″ stainless bowie blade.
Blade is etched The 100th Anniversary of the Marbles Game Getter.
White smooth bone handles with Marbles Game Getter shield.
Black nylon belt sheath.

Made in China.
MSRP: $53.95

Sale Price: $35.09

Marbles Folding Bowie

Marbles Folding Bowie, MR101

Model MR101
8 1/2″ closed.
7 1/4″ stainless bowie blade.
Jigged stag bone handles with nickel silver bolster and inlay shield.
Folding guard.
Black leather belt sheath.

Made in China.
MSRP: $53.95

Sale Price: $43.28

Marbles Folding Bowie Knife Review

Marbles Bowie knife

Marbles Folding Bowie Knife gained its popularity in USA because of its folding capability and definitely the build quality.  All, Bowie lovers which are in majority in USA loved this knife, with half close still operational while with fully opened it reaches 12 inches plus in length. The Marbles Bowie we are reviewing in post is Model MR 101.

The point, I like to mention here was that it’s been referred as Pocket Knife, you may find it on some websites saying “ohh Pockets were longer at those times so they fit large folding knife”

The answer is, no, this marbles folding Bowie knife is a Bowie knife with a folding feature in it. It always came with a sheath, previously it was leather sheath, now at times you get Nylon or some other sheath with it. It kept on changing from time to time.

Blade Marbles Folding Bowie Knife

Marbles folding Bowie knife has clip point blade with flat grind which is normally done with stainless steel. The swedge or upper part is not sharp but it can be done without any problem. As mostly the bowie knives are seen in clip point blade types because Bowie main purpose is to pierce into the meat and again they have quit a thick bevel which is great for cutting & slicing anything. These are ideal hunting and survival knives.

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Blade material is stainless steel, it was superior material at that point when it was launched and since then, it is still seen in stainless steel which is coercions resistant, easy to sharpen and with good heat treatment it’s hard as well. Although, a great choice for Bowie knife.

Handle Ergonomics of Marbles Folding Bowie Knife

Marbles folding bowie knife

It’s a big bowie knife, even when it’s closed, you will see half of the blade protruding out. But the handle size as per my rough estimation is about 5 inches which is great and the reason behind even if you go on hunt in cold environments, it works perfectly with gloved one and given its made from Staged Jigged Bone so, its rugged and stylish as well.

Overall, perfect fit for all hand types and shapes the handle is pretty strong with Marbles Nickel silver blasters & logo engraved in it

Locking Mechanism

The unique element about this knife is its dialed clip to hold the blade as the knife’s blade is much longer then the handle itself. It has Clutch mechanism which leads to opening and closing of the knife.

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Conclusion – Should You Buy Marbles Folding Bowie Knife?

It was state of the art knife in the times it’s been launched. As you can imagine such a long bowie knife with clutch mechanism is same as SpeedSafe Mechanism we have today in Kershaw Knives.

But it’s a good collection edition I must say, as those knives which were actually USA made are much more valuable as vintage marbles knives and they cost from 100 dollars to 500 USD dollars per piece and collectors love them having them in your collection.


Pros & Cons of Marbles folding Bowie


  • Durable blades made from high-quality stainless steel

  • Comfortable and secure handles made from a variety of materials

  • Secure locking mechanisms for safe use

  • Tip-up carry for both left- and right-handed users

  • Versatile design for a variety of tasks


  • Can be relatively expensive compared to some other folding knives

  • Some users may prefer the look of traditional fixed-blade Bowie knives

  • May be too large for some users

Frequently Asked Questions

The marble folding bowie handle material is a Jigged Stag Bone with a silver bolster and an inlay shield.

The Blade Material of the marble folding bowie is stainless steel of 4 inches.

The folding bowie knife has a clip point blade style.