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Al Mar Quest III is mint with the great original sheath. The blade is 10" and it is 15-1/4" overall. It hasn't been carried, used or sharpened. Serial number #194/200 and Model 4011C. The handle is black neoprene and the double edge blade is 6A stainless steel and 3/16" thick. It has two sharpened edges as it came from the factory.

This is a big Al Mar --- 15-1/4" OAL!

It comes with the original fine nylon sheath made by Eagle Industries of Fenton Missouri or by Pinnacle, Inc. of Vancouver, Washington. The sheath is black nylon, has a pocket on the front and several different hold downs on the back. It can be used vertically or horizontally. It has lanyards to tie to your leg or to be strapped down on just about any rig. The sheath can be attached to almost anything and anyway you like to carry the big knife. It is well thought out.

About serial numbered Al Mar's: From the day that Al started producing knives (1979) he ordered 200 from the factory on the first run. When those 200 came in they were sent out to the dealers. If the dealers response was good then Al ordered some more. If the dealers respond was bad then that was the end of the knife in production. Either way good or bad that means that there are only 200 serial numbered Al Mar's of every knife that he produced. This of course makes each one of these pre-production knives very desirable. The only thing better is a proto type Al Mar knife, and I have only had two of those since 1991.

Al Mar was working for an industrial design firm in Los Angeles in 1967. Gerber's first designer retired about this time and Al Mar joined Gerber Legendary Blades in 1967 or 68 (American Blade magazine Dec. 1976) after Pete Gerber gave Al the task of coming up with an aluminum handle for a kitchen knife. Pete Gerber thought the project was very successful and offered Al the position of design chief. Did you know that Al is credited with designing the Gerber Mark I.

He left Gerber in 1979 to start Al Mar Knives and he died in October of 1992. Al was 54 years old. The new owners have now discontinued most of the original models and moved to other makers on the remaining models. This leaves the knives made while Al was in control of the company very desirable and collectible! Mar is Chinese for horse.

Al Mar Logo

Chinese and English translation from old Al Mar knife box.

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Al Mar Quest III is mint with the great original sheath. The blade is 10" and it is 15-1/4" overall. It hasn't been carried, used or sharpened. Serial number #194/200 and Model 4011C. The handle is black neoprene and the double edge blade is 6A stainless steel and 3/16" thick. X-00049 Sold

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