Item #: KE-2330
From the Manufacturer:
Timeless AL MAR™ KNIVES designs meet Kershaw's precision manufacturing and meticulous fit and finish to bring you updated versions of some of the most iconic AL MAR™ KNIVES.
The AM-4 features SpeedSafe assisted opening for quick and simple one-handed opening. Just pull back on the flipper or push on the thumbstud. The blade is quality 8Cr13MoV stainless steel with a handsome satin finish and a top swedge. The front handle scale is G-10—crowned and polished for a smooth feel and classy look. The back is pure steel with a sturdy frame lock to keep the blade in position until you release it. The AM-4 also features a deep-carry pocketclip with AL MAR™ KNIVEs' red logo emblem and—for an extra measure of visual interest—we used red standoffs.
In addition to a dedication to the original designs, Kershaw kept two things in mind when creating these exciting AL MAR™ KNIVES: quality and value. We are using top-notch materials including top-of-the-line blade steel and real G-10 scales. Plus, we're paying special attention to details. Yet we're keeping the prices down on these classic knives—which means these brilliant AL MAR™ KNIVES are now readily available to a new generation of knife enthusiasts.
The 3-1/2" spear point blade has hardness of 58-60 Rc. The closed length is 4-1/4". Weighs 3.1 oz. Made in China. Suggested Retail $49.99.
Kershaw Knives was founded in 1974 in Portland, Oregon when knife salesman Pete Kershaw started a cutlery company that would make knives from his designs. Japanese based KAI Cutlery manufactured those designs. In 1978, KAI Cutlery purchased Kershaw Knives and the company, renamed KAI USA Ltd., continues today with three product lines; including the original Kershaw Knives, Zero Tolerance Knives, and Shun Cutlery which primarily markets kitchen cutlery.
Over the years, Kershaw Knives has worked with several custom knifemakers. Cutlery Hall of Famer Ken Onion, a custom knife maker and inventor of the “SpeedSafe” assisted opening mechanism, is the premier knife designer for Kershaw Knives. Kershaw has also collaborated with custom knifemakers Grant and Gavin Hawk, Frank Centofante, and Ernest Emerson. Kershaw has released models that were developed in collaboration with National Geographic, Jeep, Orange County Choppers, the American Professional Rodeo Association, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
Kershaw manufactures excellent knives and has built a very strong customer fan base due to their innovative designs and their quality control.