Al Mar SERE Attack I ivory Micarta front-lock. It is
near mint with the original sheath. It has light carry wear but the
blade has not been sharpened. The blade is 3" and it is 3-3/4" closed. Model 3001A.
On the back of the blade is DGR 21/50. I have been told this is for Dick's
Gun Room at 3010 State Road Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223. I think it is an
early Al Mar.
It has ivory Micarta handles and large stainless
bolsters with a shaped guard as part of the bolster. It comes with the
original nylon sheath. This is the small SERE and we may have the other two
larger sizes also. Get it before it is gone, these are not in production!
Initiated by Colonel Nick Rowe, creator
of the Special Operations Command's SERE (Survive, Escape, Resistance,
Evasion) School at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the SERE became the first
truly full-sized folder capable of meeting the
stringent demands required in combat/survival situations.
This is the small SERE and we have the other
two larger sizes also.
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 SERE Attack I
Micarta front-lock. It is
with the original sheath. The
blade is 3" and it is 3-3/4" closed. Model 3001A.