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Al Mar Fisher, Ivory Micarta and marked U.S.A. SEKI-JAPAN. It is 8" overall and does not have a sheath. It has been lightly sharpened and used. It has a tapered full tang and is a very early Al Mar. It is a great fish knife. The Ivory Micarta has aged beautifully and is very sound. Get it before it is gone!

About Al Mar's marked U.S.A. SEKI-JAPAN: The first 5000 of the utility series are marked U.S.A. SEKI-JAPAN then after the first 5000 the tang mark was changed to SEKI-JAPAN. *The first 3000 Fang I's had full tapered tangs, while subsequent Fang I's were not tapered according to the Official Price Guide to Collector Knives.

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.

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Al Mar Fisher, Ivory Micarta and marked U.S.A. SEKI-JAPAN. It is 8" overall and does not have a sheath. It has been lightly sharpened and used. It has a tapered full tang and is a very early Al Mar. It is a great fish knife. The Ivory Micarta has aged beautifully and is very sound. T000006 Sold

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