This post is about Marbles Wildlife Scrimshaw Series which is loved by knife collectors. The Pocket knives in Marbles Wildlife Scrimshaw Series are mostly limited editions and right now will be reviewing Marbles Granddaddy Barlow Scrimshaw Knife MR255 in this article. As its collector’s edition therefore, we won’t be discussing the most stuff like hand ergonomics and blade features etc. which I do in normal reviews.  You will also find which ones are available in online with lowest prices.

As far as the knife blade material is considered its 440A stainless steel as per our information.  It’s made in China and is a folding pocket knife with slip joint locking mechanism along with thumbnail nick opening system mostly we see in slip join locking knives.

Marbles Wildlife Scrimshaw Series

There are so many Marbles Wildlife Scrimshaw Series Knives which are being collected by knife collectors. Currently, the ones mentioned below are the ones which are available to buy from a legit source.  If you know any more, please feel free to inform us, we will add those as well.

Marbles Fixed Blade Scrimshaw (3.25″)

Marbles Fixed Blade Scrimshaw (3.25″) MR440

Model MR440

7.25″ overall.
3.25″ satin finish stainless blade.
Brass guard. Full tang.
Lanyard hole.
White smooth and stag bone handle with scrimshawed Moose artwork.
Black nylon belt sheath.
MSRP : $23.95

Sale Price : $13.79

Marbles Fixed Blade Scrimshaw (3.25″)

Marbles Fixed Blade Scrimshaw (3.25″) MR441

Model MR441
7.25″ overall.
3.25″ satin finish stainless blade. White smooth bone handle.
Brass guard.
Full tang.
Lanyard hole.
Scrimshawed Moose artwork on handle. Black nylon belt sheath.
MSRP : $23.95

Sale Price : $13.79

History of Granddaddy Barlow Scrimshaw Knife

The Granddaddy Barlow (MR255) is one more fine addition to the Marbles Scrimshaw Series, which pays tribute to the one-of-a-kind art type of scrimshaw as applied by 19th century whalers. This art form is generally done on the bones or teeth of whales and functions elaborate scrollwork as well as sailing scenes.

The Marbles Scrimshaw Series includes similar scrimshaw style but depicting wild animals native to The United States and Canada and embedded in stag bone with antler accents.

This Marbles pocket knife is a Barlow style, has long oval shaped handle. This specific Barlow features one blade, a clipped point blade with a cutting edge of almost 3 inches. The blade is made from stainless steel as mentioned earlier and also has a finger nail groove along the spine to for assisted opening because of slip joint mechanism.

marbles wildlife scrimshaw series Grand Daddy Barlow Raccoons

Marbles Knives Granddaddy Barlow knife Review

Closed, this scrimshaw pocket knife procedures 5 inches long– a comfy size that fits in your hand well without being too large in your pocket. Generally, this knife weighs concerning 8 ounces, thanks to the intrinsic lightness of the stag bone as well as antler handle scales. Brass pins contrast nicely with nickel silver strengthen and accent the coloring of the scrimshaw style.

Given its a collector knife, yet Marbles Knives is famous for collection now, and these are still in good quality just like Marbles Folding Bowie Knife MR101

marbles wildlife scrimshaw series Grand Daddy Barlow in hand

Conclusion – Granddaddy Barlow knife Review

It’s a great collector edition, knife blade is razor sharp and can be used as well, but mostly, they are for exhibits not for usage. Because they are made in China now, so, given its written stag bone for handle material on box and its neither directly produced by Marbles Knives or Marbles Arms Company any longer, as other companies have the rights of its production now, so please check the Handle if its real bone or not. But there are still USA made knives by Marbles Knives like 100th Anniversary WoodCraft Knife MR423

Pros & Cons of Granddaddy Barlow knife


  • Classic design

  • High-quality materials

  • Comfortable and ergonomic handle

  • Versatility


  • Carbon steel blade

  • Delrin handle

  • Not suitable for heavy-duty tasks


It was first produced in 2009 as part of a limited-edition series.

Yes, it pays homage to the classic American Barlow knife pattern from the early 1800s. While not an exact replica, it captures the essence with its clip-point blade and sturdy construction.

It has a bone handle beautifully decorated with traditional scrimshaw artwork, typically depicting nature scenes. Designs may vary.