The blade is a liner lock with a quick open stud. No box or sheath.
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.