Al Mar S.E.R.E. 2020 Night G Assisted Folding Knife
Al Mar S.E.R.E. 2020 Night G Assisted Folding Knife
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Designed in the 1980s by the late Al Mar and Nick Rowe for the S.E.R.E (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape) school of the US army, this folder packs a serious pedigree. Known as one of the strongest designs ever made, the S.E.R.E 2020 Night G is now even stronger, thanks to tighter tolerances and updated materials Read More

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balakay43
45
Oct 1, 2020
Better then a stupid strider.
DWNG
12
Oct 1, 2020
Save your money. I have an older model from Seki, Japan. These newer models are nowhere near quality
reswright
2931
Oct 1, 2020
Hearing this often but no one's giving specifics and it's hard to know where folks are coming from on the issue, whether they know of specific flaws that they can point to, or they're just concluding that a Yangjiang knife won't ever be as good as a Seki City knife and that Al Mar's widow or whoever is just making one more buck off his work, or they have a Japanese Al Mar they're planning to sell, or what. Folks are speaking with certainty and authority but there's no way to know whether their opinion comes from comprehensive knowledge of the old Al Mars as well as the new ones, or whether it's not. If you have one, any chance you can post a side by side pic with a new model and we can start getting down to brass tacks? On the one hand I know the Seki Al Mars are semilegendary among some communities and I own many fine knives that were made in Seki City, so it doesn't sound outlandish that a new manufacturer in China might not match their excellence (especially out of the gates). On the other hand, no one's actually saying what makes the new ones bad, and there are Chinese manufacturers that do better work than any Seki City knife I've ever bought, so my natural skepticism starts getting involved. Is it material -- the D2 just isn't as good as the old school thick ass VG10? Is it fit -- is it a matter of machined tolerances and blade and lockface centering? Is it finish -- is it a matter of polish and texture and radiused edges? Is it design execution -- little things are wrong or inconsistent? Are people just saying these things out of cultural allegiance, the way we do? As someone with literally zero $ invested in the answer, I think someone who knows both the old and the new really ought to post them side by side and be objective about this.
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NateMPLS
17
Jul 30, 2020
You can get it cheaper elsewhere.
margoba
3
May 26, 2020
I got an email from Drop asking me to write a review, but the knife has not arrived yet. Should I be worried?
brian.allan
64
Apr 1, 2020
I thought there were a couple of days left on this?
Melliferous
53
Apr 1, 2020
Is this on bearings or washers?
jayonnaise
109
Jul 30, 2020
If assume washers. An assisted knife on bearings is pointless.
von_h
26
Apr 1, 2020
I really can't speak for the apparently China-made SERE 2020 with D2, but I've had a SERE 2000 in VG10 for years and it is the best pocket knife I've ever owned.
JonasHeineman
5971
Jul 30, 2020
Al Mar is renowned for their mastery of the heat treatment on that VG-10, which can be brittle on high-angle Japanese chef knives but is an absolute BEAST with thick blade stock and a fatter grind like on your OG version.
reapergato
8
Mar 31, 2020
So is this thing a fully auto spring..... press the button and whoosh its out? or what kind of spring does this have?
jayonnaise
109
Jul 30, 2020
You start the deployment process with the flipper tab, then the spring takes over. Not technically considered "automatic".
DPoto
33
Aug 3, 2020
Like a Kershaw assisted opener. which is a spring, er uh, deal breaker for me...I have two of the OG SERES and one custom dual action butch vallotton automatic....these new chinese ones dont hold a candle to the OG versions.
Melliferous
53
Mar 30, 2020
Is this on bearings or washers?
mur3433
4
Mar 30, 2020
Why is there a notch for a non-existent thumb stud?
PHDG
110
Mar 30, 2020
Seriously, I believe that is intended to facilitate access to the liner lock.
mur3433
4
Mar 30, 2020
Aha! Not very evident from the photos
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