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#166753 - 12/02/17 11:46 AM Al Mar SERE
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I have been watching for one of these for a while. It is a HOSS of a folder. It's pictured with a Model #15 for scale. This one was still in the plastic sleeves.

Mint, but for the wear on the snap.








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#166761 - 12/02/17 03:54 PM Re: Al Mar SERE [Re: tunefink]
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Sweet folder Tune. Like the chute blade alot.
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#166767 - 12/02/17 06:18 PM Re: Al Mar SERE [Re: W Polidori]
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Tune, They are really sweet lock-backs. They Lock-up with that patented Al Mar crisp snap. They made 3 different sizes of these SERE lock-backs, yours being the largest. I noticed the one I have has a gray stone and a different marking on the flap of the camo belt sheath. Very Cool find!


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#166774 - 12/02/17 08:47 PM Re: Al Mar SERE [Re: Eric]
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They are built like tanks Eric! Now I want the two smaller ones!!
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#166775 - 12/02/17 09:02 PM Re: Al Mar SERE [Re: tunefink]
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Tune, Here are a couple pics of the next size down from yours.


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------Al Mar SERE Attack I Micarta front-lock (2).JPG

------Al Mar SERE Attack I Micarta front-lock (3).JPG

------Al Mar SERE Attack I Micarta front-lock (6).JPG




Edited by Eric (12/02/17 09:04 PM)
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#166782 - 12/02/17 10:09 PM Re: Al Mar SERE [Re: Eric]
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Is there one in between Eric? I thought there were three.....
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#166787 - 12/03/17 07:24 AM Re: Al Mar SERE [Re: tunefink]
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Tune, The 3rd one is smallest. I no longer have that one.
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#166789 - 12/03/17 07:30 AM Re: Al Mar SERE [Re: Eric]
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Tune, Here is the metal handle micro-sere. These were a later model.


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------Al Mar MICRO-SERE Pocket Knife NIB  (11).JPG

------Al Mar MICRO-SERE Pocket Knife NIB  (3).JPG

------Al Mar MICRO-SERE Pocket Knife NIB  (12).JPG




Edited by Eric (12/03/17 07:50 AM)
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#166790 - 12/03/17 08:44 AM Re: Al Mar SERE [Re: Eric]
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10-4. Thanks Eric. I'll be watching.
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#166792 - 12/03/17 09:52 AM Re: Al Mar SERE [Re: tunefink]
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Here is a copy of the original spec's.

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#166794 - 12/03/17 10:25 AM Re: Al Mar SERE [Re: tunefink]
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I don't own a Sere yet but that day is coming soon. Lately, I have been picking up a few Eagles and Falcons. Really like the designs, etc. on those knives. Lately, I have been carrying the Kershaw with the Al Mar design. Nice little knife and inexpensive so I don't worry so much about losing it.
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#166796 - 12/03/17 11:37 AM Re: Al Mar SERE [Re: JE6245]
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Tune, They are exceptional folders, They made fixed blade SERE examples too. They used the Camo Sheaths on some of their Fixed Blade Special Forces Knives as well.


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------Al Mar Fang 1 GB (11).JPG


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#166808 - 12/03/17 09:19 PM Re: Al Mar SERE [Re: Eric]
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"The Al Mar SERE knife was the first knife accepted for use by Special Forces Colonel Nick Rowe for the SERE Instructor School at Camp McCall, North Carolina.[6] The SERE was the first factory-made production knife to sell for more than US$100 in the United States."

Here's mine.


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#167965 - 01/22/18 09:51 AM Re: Al Mar SERE [Re: TonyLaPetri]
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Tune, You are right it was the SERE 3002 missing from my pic. Turns out I still had it. Here are all 3 pictured next to a Texas Knuckleduster on an M7, 6 3/4" bladed Bayo.


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Edited by Eric (01/24/18 08:33 AM)
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#167979 - 01/23/18 08:11 AM Re: Al Mar SERE [Re: Eric]
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Although these folders sold for $155 in the 1980's...They now sell for $500+ on eBay. Not a bad return for a Factory produced folder.


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#167981 - 01/23/18 01:50 PM Re: Al Mar SERE [Re: Eric]
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I remember when these came out. I believe that Soldier of Fortune magazine had an interview with Col. Nick Rowe on the merits of this knife. Couldn't believe that somebody would spend that kind of money on a folding knife, when you could get a buck 110 for about 30 to 35 dollars. Ah, the ignorance of youth . I would like to hear some more about the Texas made Knuckleduster on the M7 bayonet. For some unexplained reason it calls to me.


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#168144 - 01/26/18 05:17 PM Re: Al Mar SERE [Re: Brent]
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Tune, Here is another SERE Folder (bottom), still a 3001 model but with a spearpoint blade rather than the Chute shape. Yellow micarta adds a lot of eye appeal to these folders.


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#168146 - 01/26/18 07:59 PM Re: Al Mar SERE [Re: Eric]
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Eric,

I can send you my shipping address....... get those out of your way!
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#187836 - 05/24/20 06:20 AM Re: Al Mar SERE [Re: tunefink]
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To revive an old thread, does anyone know about the numbering on the early SERE 3003's?

I have #410.

#502 is for sale on ebay right now. I've found references to #587 and found a photo online of #154 - but that's all!

The guy who is selling #502 says he thinks there were 600 early SERE's with serial numbers - but does anyone know?

Thanks
James



Edited by 928er (05/24/20 06:25 AM)

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#187843 - 05/24/20 01:42 PM Re: Al Mar SERE [Re: 928er]
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I have always wanted a Al Mar but waited to long as I don't want to pay 500+
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#187853 - 05/25/20 04:16 PM Re: Al Mar SERE [Re: Sidney_Redford]
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Hate to be a name dropper...but I just got off the phone with Gary Fadden, retired/former Owner/CEO (now self-designated booth-babe for Blade/Shot shows) of AMK's...and he says " Yes, there was most likely 600 ct done of this model, but the #'s may not be exact as the records are no longer intact"
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#189238 - 07/29/20 11:37 AM Re: Al Mar SERE [Re: Sidney_Redford]
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Great knives…

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#189244 - 07/29/20 01:43 PM Re: Al Mar SERE [Re: mic214]
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I like ALL of the Al Mar knives!


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#189562 - 08/15/20 07:52 PM Re: Al Mar SERE [Re: tunefink]
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Sold my original run SERE two years ago. I regret it every time I see one.
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