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Al Mar

Postby Quick Steel » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:44 pm

Haven't shown this one in a while.

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Re: Al Mar

Postby steve99f » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:50 pm

That's a great looking grind QS!
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Re: Al Mar

Postby Quick Steel » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:53 pm

Thanks Steve. Typical Al Mar workmanship. God only knows what's going to happen with their move to China.
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Re: Al Mar

Postby Sharpnshinyknives » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:13 pm

Quick Steel wrote:Thanks Steve. Typical Al Mar workmanship. God only knows what's going to happen with their move to China.



QS, Have you posted that one in the Moki, Mcusta and Al Mar thread? If not, it belongs there too. That thread has some pretty incredible knives. The quality of Al Mar is top notch. It concerns me as well what will happen to the quality going forward.
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Re: Al Mar

Postby Quick Steel » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:22 pm

Thanks for the reminder Mark. I'll have to check; I don't recall if I posted there before.
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Re: Al Mar

Postby knife7knut » Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:53 am

Is that a fixed blade version of the S.E.R.E.? I have a folder that looks a lot like that.
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Re: Al Mar

Postby Quick Steel » Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:13 pm

No, at least it is not formally connected to the SERE.
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Re: Al Mar

Postby edge213 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:48 pm

Quick Steel wrote:Thanks Steve. Typical Al Mar workmanship. God only knows what's going to happen with their move to China.

Is Al Mar moving all a it's production to China?
I hadn't heard that.
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Re: Al Mar

Postby Quick Steel » Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:54 pm

David, I don't know the details. I'm hoping someone will return from the Blade Show with some accurate information. By the way, Meatloaf was a favorite of mine.
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Re: Al Mar

Postby WillyCamaro » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:57 pm

Well, all you can do is hope that they will get them made in the same factory as those high quality knives that are coming out of China. A.G. Russell for example. Like any other country they have good and bad. Guitars are another example of high quality workmanship. Cheap and very high quality fit n' finish. Epiphone are very nice guitars for the price also. Many beautiful acoustic guitars are made also. Mine is a Oscar Schmidt and as nice as any Gibson, Taylor, Martin for a huge fraction of the price. You just have to dig because of the shear amount of products that come out of em'.
I guess Al Mar want to make better profit margins then right now. Nothing wrong with it as long as they keep quality up. Costs of layour are extremely cheap, so they can produce nice knives for a lot less if they want too. But with everything that's going on right now it might not make any sense too. Who knows why? ::shrug::
I guess not just economics at play right now.
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Re: Al Mar

Postby WillyCamaro » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:59 pm

Hey QS.
What was Meatloaf? TV or movie show?
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Re: Al Mar

Postby LittleAugieMo » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:38 am

WillyCamaro wrote:Hey QS.
What was Meatloaf? TV or movie show?

Rock&Roll singer "Bat out of He@*" album

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Re: Al Mar

Postby LittleAugieMo » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:40 am

Quick Steel wrote:Haven't shown this one in a while.

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Love the Al Mar knives. Haven't cornered a fixed blade just yet. Workin on an early SERE folder rite now

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Re: Al Mar

Postby edge213 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:41 am

WillyCamaro wrote:Well, all you can do is hope that they will get them made in the same factory as those high quality knives that are coming out of China. A.G. Russell for example. Like any other country they have good and bad. Guitars are another example of high quality workmanship. Cheap and very high quality fit n' finish. Epiphone are very nice guitars for the price also. Many beautiful acoustic guitars are made also. Mine is a Oscar Schmidt and as nice as any Gibson, Taylor, Martin for a huge fraction of the price. You just have to dig because of the shear amount of products that come out of em'.
I guess Al Mar want to make better profit margins then right now. Nothing wrong with it as long as they keep quality up. Costs of layour are extremely cheap, so they can produce nice knives for a lot less if they want too. But with everything that's going on right now it might not make any sense too. Who knows why? ::shrug::
I guess not just economics at play right now.

I don't care.
I would hate to see another great American knife maker have their knives made in China.
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Re: Al Mar

Postby Quick Steel » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:55 am

Willy, I think you are too young to have encountered Meatloaf. I would encourage you to go to YouTube and type in Meatloaf. Listen to a few of his songs and see what you think. He sold millions of albums, but of course each generation tends to favor its own music. I do think he had enormous talent and I am sure he used AlMar knives. ::uc::
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