Al Mar SLB Folding Knives
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- 2 3/4 inch length
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I have never had a more useful everyday blade. The edge retention is unparralelled, and you'd be amazed at all the tasks this little guy is perfect for. Even more surprising is how comfortable it is to hold and use. I lost my first S.L.B. in a motorcycle accident, and though I've had many knives of a similar size, and for decidedly less money, I didn't hesitate for an instant to replace this one. I have yet to find its equal.
As for sharpness, this knife is flat ground and very sharp! The liner lock clicks into place with a reassuringly loud snap, letting you know the safety of your fingers is well guarded. the blade is almost as wide as it is long so the shearing potential of the knife is very good. The blade is shaped with a rise toward the back where your thumb can be placed for increased pressure on the cutting material and it has even been designed in such a way that the knife can be gripped in a "choked up" hold safely. The thick Micarta scales over stainless liners make for a frame that will last a lifetime. The pocket clip can double as a money clip.
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As a tool, I am able to carry this all the time without even noticing it. Once needed though,
it is always handy, strong, and sharp.
About 4 3/4" long with a 1 7/8" blade just under 1/8" thick. The blade is made from AUS-8 steel which is good mid range quality. Mine came perfectly centered and quite sharp. It has the best jimping ive ever seen. Its very fine but sharp without being uncomfortable.very grippy both in the finger choil and thumbramp.excellent! The single side thumbstud works well and is removeable for sharpening. The blade detent is excellent as well.
The handle is made from smooth G-10 and a single stainless steel liner/lock. It is pinned together so it cant be disassembled but the blade pivot is very smooth without play in any direction and has been for years. No adjustment necessary.The liner locks up securely without play at about 65%.
The handle is quite comfortable but its very small,offering a three and a half finger grip for my large hand. Although the grip is secure and comfortable when choked up on the choil and thumbramp,deploying the blade without dropping is a challenge. With practice it gets easier tho and i am able to flick the blade open quickly. I just have to be deliberate.Those with smaller hands will probably find it more agreeable.
The pocket clip is right hand tip down only and works well tho i removed mine and just carry loose in pocket. Its just too small for a clip IMO.
My detent ball seems to catch on the liner while closing. Its not a major problem but it is a bit of aggravation. I have to be sure the blade is clear of the detent before releasing the liner and fully closing the blade. Im not sure if this is common to all of them or just a defect with mine.
Overall its a great little knife.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is the perfect knife for my purposes. The blade is short but very strong and stays sharp for longer than other knives I've used. Read morePublished on July 22, 2013 by Drew C. Zwart
...Actually got this blade because of the maker Al Mar...RIP...
...It came as SLB1...discovered that means made in Japan...
...The reguler SLB is made in Taiwan... Read more
Great construction. Replaces my Flash 1 for my daily carry. Stout blade does the job. Overall happy with the blade and would consider other Al Mar knives.Published on March 20, 2013 by Fltactical