Al Mar had one of the most storied careers in the knife industry. He was an officer in the American Special Forces during the Vietnam War, a master of martial arts, and, after returning from the war to become head of design at Gerber, went on to pioneer the modern tactical folder at the helm of his own company, Al Mar Knives.
His production knives pushed the limits of quality, performance, and price at the time. Since he passed away in 1992, Al Mar Knives has continued to dutifully produce his most enduring designs, but their premium prices have kept the knives out of most pockets.
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