Old 02-27-2004, 20:00   #1
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Al Mar Knives

Anyone else in here a fan of old Al Mar Knives?

If so, I have a couple I will post pics of.

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Old 02-27-2004, 22:13   #2
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I have always wanted to buy one, but have been told that there quality has dramatically decreased in recent years.

To answer your question: YES, I am a fan of the older Al Mar knives.
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Old 02-27-2004, 22:23   #3
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Al Mar Pathfinder

A large Kukri configuration, great steel, very sharp, an excellent chopper. This one is mine, what more can I say?

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Old 02-27-2004, 22:34   #4
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Hold on while I wipe the drool off of my monitor.

Damn nice knife.

How long have you had it?

What is your expericence with Al Mar's quality?

Thanks for the pic TR
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Old 02-27-2004, 22:51   #5
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Thank you.

14 years or so.

Used to be among the best.

I have met the new owners at the SHOT Show, but have have not tried one.

One of the knife experts on here may have more info.

Another teaser for you.

Fixed blade SERE, great balance, cuts very well, love the grip shape.

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Old 02-28-2004, 09:48   #6
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Now I see what you meant in an earlier post when you said that stain resistance wasn't an issue.
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Old 02-28-2004, 10:26   #7
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Now I see what you meant in an earlier post when you said that stain resistance wasn't an issue.
Cuts just as well like that as it did clean.

Already had professional instruction on how to remove that if I choose to.

I have no comments on what the stains are or where they came from.

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Old 02-28-2004, 11:22   #8
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I think it adds Character myself.
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Old 03-01-2004, 14:18   #9
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How do you like the smooth grip scales?
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Old 03-01-2004, 14:58   #10
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How do you like the smooth grip scales?
Can get slippery when very wet or dirty, but the holes help with the grip.

Since Al passed on, there don't get out much anymore.

I am sure that Mr. Harsey could do better, if it were a redesign job.

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Old 12-15-2005, 20:57   #11
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I have an original SERE from back in the day.

Nice.
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Old 12-15-2005, 21:11   #12
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A large Kukri configuration, great steel, very sharp, an excellent chopper. This one is mine, what more can I say?

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That's the knife my last team gave me when I retired. Except they engraved "Mother Hen" on the blade.



Guess I acted too concerned about them during Just Cause.

It's hanging on the wall right next to me as I type.
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Old 12-15-2005, 21:32   #13
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That's the knife my last team gave me when I retired. Except they engraved "Mother Hen" on the blade.

Guess I acted too concerned about them during Just Cause.

It's hanging on the wall right next to me as I type.
The ones who were having fun with frags?

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Yep, they concerned me, especially the 'O'. And the ones that went on patrol in the hinter lands and didn't make commo on time.

Guess I was a little anal about that.
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Old 12-16-2005, 01:46   #15
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Anyone else in here a fan of old Al Mar Knives?

If so, I have a couple I will post pics of.

TR
Yes, TR I am a fan of Al's knifes. I thought I posted a pictures of some of my collection, of his (3) knives that I have. Al Marr, was a friend and teammate of mine when we both served in the 17th & 12 SFG(A)s. He always brought homemade rice cakes to supplement our rations when we were in the field. They were really good compared to most C-Rats!

I'd order a knife from him, such as the Sere knife and he would put stuff like my Master Wings, SCUBA Badge and the Regimental crest on them. So, I have a matching set of SEREs like yours, and the SERE folder with the badges on them. I also have his "Eagle" folder with my initals and the Regimental Crest on the bolsters. Shown below.:
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