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SHOT Show – Al Mar Knives

I wanted to take you on a little trip back in time and show you the knife that made Al Mar Knives as a tactical knife brand back in the 80s. Founder Al Mar was a Special Forces Veteran from Viet Nam and created the SERE Folder as a folding variant of the SERE Operator which was designed with input from the famed COL Nick Rowe who suffered 5 years of captivity by the Viet Cong and was assassinated by the New People’s Army in 1989 in the Philippines.


The current SERE Folder features a 3.6″ VG-10 steel blade that has been heat treated and incorporates a liner that has also been heat treated and would make a better blade than many other knife blades.

The knife incorporates a reversible deep carry pocket clip. It also features a flow through design to keep debris from fouling the mechanism. It’s offered in 3 handle covers; UCP, OD and Black with satin or black blades. Also available in a Mini SERE 2000 model with a 3″ blade.

I’d say that this is the knife that started the whole tactical folder craze. If you haven’t checked out Al Mar Knives lately, I suggest you take a look.

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2 Responses to “SHOT Show – Al Mar Knives”

  1. Chris says:

    always liked their stuff. Nick Rowe was a stud. Wrote a great book, too bad he died when/how he did.

  2. James P. Hawke says:

    Thank you for the nice words about Al and his knives. I served with him in MACVSOG and enjoyed his company after we returned to civilian life.