After leaving his position as “Head of Knife Design,” Al Mar decided to launch his own knife making company in 1979. His goal was to combine mass production with custom quality. Initially, Al Mar knives were designed for the police and military because of Al’s history serving with the Green Berets.
He was inspired to create a knife based on the SERE (Survive-Escape-Resist-Evade) principle, and this knife is still one of the most popular today. As the company has continued to grow, Al Mar’s designs have evolved to include fishing and hunting, kitchen knives.
Each Al Mar knife exhibits a precision ground blade, a.k.a, warrior’s edge, for maximum performance and quality. At SMKW, we carry the Al Mar SERE and Eagle Automatic knives, along with many other fixed and folding pocket knives, to suit all your knife-wielding needs.