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Al Mar Knives

Al Mar KnivesAn Al-Mar pocket folder could turn your thoughts immediately to Persian blades and Middle Eastern design. Al-Mar knives often have the look of a knife made to display as well as to use, and the names of the classic models — Hawk, Falcon, Eagle and Osprey — contribute to that desert warrior impression. You might think the company name came from some mysterious ancient warrior tradition, but the company has a truly American modern origin. Al-Mar Knives was founded by a guy named Al.

History of the Company

Al Mar worked for Gerber Knives in Los Angeles as a knife designer before leaving to start his own business in 1979 in Lake Oswego, Oregon. After Al Mar died in 1992, his family continued the business until its sale to a friend, Gary Fadden, in 1996. A former Green Beret, Gary Fadden owns and runs the business today, still producing some of Al Mar’s original designs but also adding new ones with a more tactical modern flair. Al-Mar works with AUS-8 or SG-10 steel for most of their knives, but makes some finer kitchen cutlery using modern laminated Damascus-type stainless steel.

The Knives

Al-Mar classic knives like the Osprey and Hawk feature a wide selection of natural handle materials including mother-of-pearl and jigged bone, but also come with durable synthetic grips of functional micarta. These classic folders use the long barlow-style bolster, but with a sweep that adds the unique character of the original Al-Mar design. Sporting folders and fixed blades show the tactical influence of Gary Fadden. Al-Mar’s tactical knives would serve just as efficiently for the fisherman or hunter. The company also manufactures a high-quality line of kitchen cutlery with classically styled blades and either classic handles or a sculpted high-tech grip. Every knife is hand-finished and flat ground for extra edge strength.

Where to Buy


Al Mar Falcon Folding Lockback Knife w/ Pocket Clip

Ultralight High Carbon Stainless Steel

Al Mar Falcon Folding Lockback Knife w/ Pocket Clip | Ultralight High Carbon Stainless Steel

Al Mar's Falcon Ultralight Folding Knife does not have the stripped-down look of minimal back country knives. This pocket clip folder works like heavier counterparts with extra features you'd not expect in a knife that weighs only 1.25 ounces.

The Falcon's overall length of just over 7 inches includes ...





Al Mar Hawk Black Pearl Knife

Engraved Stainless Steel Pocketknife

Al Mar Hawk Black Pearl Knife | Engraved Stainless Steel Pocketknife

The spear point blade and curved handle of the Al Mar Hawk do bring to mind the bird of prey -- the knife looks Persian even though it's designed in America and made in Japan. The engraved stainless steel bolster extends nearly half the length of the handle -- a ...





Al Mar Engraved Hawk Folding Knife

Cocobolo Wood Handle Pocketknife

Al Mar Engraved Hawk Folding Knife | Cocobolo Wood Handle Pocketknife

The Al Mar Engraved Hawk with Cocobolo wood handles presents a new version of the very old Barlow design. Folding knives with tear drop handles and wide bolsters originated in Sheffield, England, in the 1600's. Popular in America since the revolution, the usual company trademark is blade style. Al ...





Al Mar Osprey Folding Pocket Knife

Abalone Scale Handle, Plain

Al Mar Osprey Folding Pocket Knife | Abalone Scale Handle, Plain

This tiny knife is an Al Mar classic, and shouldn't be underestimated. It is the smallest front-lock knife available on the market today, and the highest-quality as well.

Weighing less than an ounce, this knife has a closed length of 2-1/4 inches; open, it measures 3-7/8 inches.

The blade is 1-5/8 inches, AUS ...





Al Mar Havana Clipper Pocket Knife

Black Micarta Cigar Cutting Tool

Al Mar Havana Clipper Pocket Knife | Black Micarta Cigar Cutting Tool

This unusual knife is not only a high-quality all-purpose pocket knife, it is also a money clip and a cigar clipper.

The Havana Clipper is made by Al Mar, a company known for making knives that are close to custom quality. All Al Mar knives are hand-finished and hand-sharpened.

This little knife has ...





Al Mar Eagle Knife, Cocobolo Handle, Talon Blade, Plain

Al Mar Eagle Knife, Cocobolo Handle, Talon Blade, Plain

This finely crafted knife was designed by Al Mar Company. This useful little blade features a four-inch locking blade made of AUS 8 material, and bears the trustworthy Talon brand.

The handle is made of Cocobolo, an exotic hardwood. Together with the length of the blade, results in a knife approximately nine ...





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