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Al Mar SF-10, saw back blade, hollow handle. It is mint in box with the great original sheath. The blade is 10" and it is 15-5/8" overall. Model 4010. It comes with the original fine leather sheath made by Tex Shoemaker & Son of San Dimas, California. The sheath is brown leather and holds a sharpening stone. The 1991 catalog lists this knife with a Cordura sheath, therefore I think this one is early because of the leather 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.

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Close up of crest on sheath above.

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Al Mar SF-10, saw back blade, hollow handle. It is mint in box with the great original sheath. The blade is 10" and it is 15-5/8" overall. Model 4010. S-00022 Sold
Thanks to H Z in Florida

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