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Al Mar SV-BM Shiva Fixed 5.25" VG10 Blade, Black Micarta Handles

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Part Number: AMSVBM
Manufacturer: Al Mar Knives
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Description
AMSVBM: Shiva
Al Mar Knives
 
The Shiva is an original Al Mar design and it is the first Tactical fixed blade we've ever made with a laminated VG-10 stainless steel blade. Laminating the VG-10 between two layers of 400 series stainless steel increases the lateral strength of the blade by upwards of 30% and does so without increasing the weight or bulk. The Shiva has a beautiful tapered tang, contoured and polished black Micarta scales, satin stainless guard and a full grain traditional leather sheath in black. It is one of the finest quality tactical fixed blade Al Mar has ever made.
Specifications
  • Blade Steel: Laminated VG-10 Cobalt Stainless Steel
  • Overall: 10.0"
  • Blade Length: 5.25"
  • Blade Thickness: .160"
  • Weight: 5 oz.
  • Scales: Black Linen Micarta
  • Includes Black Leather Sheath
  • Made in Japan

UPC Code: 000000075251

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.
VG10 Stainless Steel
VG10 Stainless Steel
This Japanese super-steel is known for it's ease of sharpening, ability to take a super fine edge, and outstanding corrosion resistance making it one of the best bang-for-buck steels on the market.
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.
Micarta Handles
Micarta Handles
Similar to G10, Micarta is a a compressed layered composite which instead of using fiberglass, uses fiber compounds of any type of create a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
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5 out of 5
Hunter And Tracker
Norway/East Africa
Mar 01, 2013
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Use the knife for hunting, camp chores, everyday carry in the bush. Also use it as light knife for patrol/service. This is without comparison one of the finest, smoothest and top quality knives I know of. The sheath is of excellent leather, light and smooth and can be worn both inside or on outside of belt and much nicer than the ugly noisy kydex sheaths. The steel is outstanding and it is razor sharp directly from box, but more importantly is also quite easily re-sharpened for a VG10 steel. Same quality as Fallkniven S1 but smoother and more elegant and very comfortable to use also for skinning - and easier to re-sharpen with a slightly thinner blade. I would rank it above the fallkniven or similar, more elegant, but slightly more slippery handle. Very light and precise craftmanship. Highly recommended !
2 out of 5
Acidburn
NorCal
Apr 14, 2012
Pros: Materials, Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Handle Material, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Weight, None
Way over rated, disapointing at best.
As a combat or searious tactical knife, get real, maybe if you have dainty hands or are actually a girl with girlie hands. Way over priced except as a nicely finished desk or table knife, showy, super fine finish grade, yes yes, compete with a Chris Reeve Pacitic or GB, no way no how, this is a very tame and small knife, not close to a work horse or real deal comabt knife at all. Sorry folks, i have the brown micarta one, wayyy over priced for what it is.
5 out of 5
Tanino Liberatore
Paris, France
May 21, 2011
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
An 'instant classic', updated !
One of, if not THE nicest industrial knife on market, i totally agree with the previous comment : fit and finish, tapered tang, contoured handle , attention to details desserve a very and more complex design that it semmes : the extended spear point blade, thin and quick, born from a ricasso whose allow severals hand position. Al Mar, i'm not afraid to tell, enhance the classics Loveless fighter design, the balance and weight obtained by the use of this san maï steel give a quick , impressive prolongation of you hand. A masterpiece. The hilt is tutone poilshed and incredibly subtile. The sheath, from Galco, could be , may be, better but not so bad anyway. I think this beautiful knife don't match with a kydex, but a future custom leather one. Higher polish of the blade than 95% of what you'll find on market.
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