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Al Mar 1005CT Eagle Classic Folding Knife 4" Talon Blade, Cocobolo Handles

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Part Number: AM1005CT
Manufacturer: Al Mar Knives
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Description
AM1005CT: Eagle Talon Cocobolo Wood
Al Mar Knives
 
A classic Al Mar design, taken further with a liner-less handle, two-sided thumb stud, and the renowned quality and attention to detail that has made Al Mar Knives the choice of collectors worldwide. This version has a False Upper-edge "Talon" Spearpoint Blade.
Specifications
  • Steel: AUS 8, RC 57-59
  • Blade Length: 4"
  • Overall Length: 9"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.10"
  • Weight: 4 oz.
  • Action: Al Mar Front Lock
  • Scales: Cocobolo Wood
  • Clip: No
  • Leather Sheath Included
  • Made in Japan

UPC Code: 000277

Lockback
Lockback
The original locking mechanism. It can be found mid spine or at the bottom of the handle, and it provides tight lockup that will wear well.
AUS-8 Stainless Steel
AUS-8 Stainless Steel
A very widely used EDC steel, AUS-8 can take a very nice edge while also maintaining moderate edge holding and corrosion resistance properties.
Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
Made in Japan
Made in Japan
The exotic steel Capital of the World, Japan produces and innovates some of the best products, from pocket to kitchen knives and everything in between.
Wood Handles
Wood Handles
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
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5 out of 5
John
TX
Nov 07, 2009
Pros: Handle Feel, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
This is a beautiful knife in every way
5 out of 5
Arthur Rosenfeld
FL, USA
Sep 08, 2008
Pros: Handle Material, Overall Quality, Weight, Sheath, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type
Cons: None
A Timeless Classic
I got my first Al Mar back at the San Diego Swap Meet in 1982. It was a SERE and I paid a lot for it back then but I've still got it and I still use it and it's still as tight on lockup as ever and as looks as finely finished, green linen Micarta scales and all, as the day I bought it. I've got a couple of other old ones too, and people are always trying to buy them from me but I've held onto them not so much from nostalgia (I'm notorious/famous for giving away knives I like to students and family and friends) but because they have that certain ineffable quality that just says "heirloom". More modern, tactical knives are usually of more interest to me, and those with an Asian flavor all the more so on account of my martial arts career, but there is something about these older Al Mar designs that strikes a chord with me. If you like vintage watches and admire old Porsches and the simple lines of an Alden Schooner, you're going to love these knives. Quality, pure and simple, from the burnish lines on the stainless bolster to the fit and grain of the wood, these knives were, and remain, all about pride in the execution. This particular model, the big Eagle Talon, is my favorite. I can't say why, as it is not as full and secure in the hand as the SERE, nor is the long thin blade quite as robust. It's too long for easy pocket carry (although it's fairly thin) and if you do carry it in a pocket it may slide out, as mine has done, because it is smooth and there is no clip. I've decided, finally, to let it sit on my desk in the place of a fixed-blade piece I used to have there. Right under my computer screen it is always in view and the cocobolo scales match the wood on a couple of my other desk items and it's always handy for opening letters and boxes and to meet the demand of the odd chore. What a lovely piece.
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