A customized Al Mar...pics!


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RogersPrecision
June 28, 2008, 05:17 PM
Here are a few pics of the stock configuration.

http://www.knifecenter.com/knifecenter/almar/images/as2.jpg

http://www.bladehq.com/images/knives/Benchmade/almarautosereblackclip.jpg

Here are the 'after' pics.

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z228/pistolwrench19/8-8.jpg

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z228/pistolwrench19/7-3.jpg

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z228/pistolwrench19/6-7.jpg

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z228/pistolwrench19/5-8.jpg

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z228/pistolwrench19/3-13.jpg

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z228/pistolwrench19/2-10.jpg

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z228/pistolwrench19/1-14.jpg

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Valkman
June 28, 2008, 05:34 PM
Very nice machining and finishing! Way better than original! :)

CZ.22
June 28, 2008, 06:36 PM
What model is that?

hso
June 29, 2008, 07:32 AM
That goes waaaaay past "customization" and into a complete rebuild reusing the blade.

What model is that?

Looks like a SERE 2000 Auto.

JShirley
June 29, 2008, 12:08 PM
Very nice.

John

Sun195
July 5, 2008, 03:31 PM
Nice - did you do that work?

RogersPrecision
July 5, 2008, 05:11 PM
Yeppers, I did the modifications.
The Al Mar in stock configuration just was not quite what I wanted...but it was close. The pocket clip carried the knife very low in the pocket, flush with the top of the pocket seam. Made for good concealment, but a difficult grab.
Also the shape of the butt offered little purchase to the fingers on a draw.
I removed the stock clip and salvaged one from my worn out Benchmade 2500and relocated it lower on the knife. I then recontoured the butt, added serrations front and rear, milled grooves into the top and bottom of the scales, reworked the sliding/ratcheting lock to more positive detents both on and off and coated the knife with Titanium Blue Ceracoat.
As you can see from the finish wear, the knife is carried constantly. Even while crawling around under my old Chebbie 4x4.
The pics below illustrate another Al Mar that I finished very, very early this morning and a Benchmade that I coated for a client.
Believe me when I say that reassembling that Benchmade was no tea with the freakin' queen! :o That thing had to be put back together like some Chinese jigsaw puzzle.

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z228/pistolwrench19/8-13.jpg

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z228/pistolwrench19/7-9.jpg

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z228/pistolwrench19/1-19.jpg

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z228/pistolwrench19/4-16.jpg

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z228/pistolwrench19/3-19.jpg

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z228/pistolwrench19/2-16.jpg


I've got a few more of those Al Mars that I plan on reworking to match a few 'spec' guns that I have in the works. I'll prolly send those off to 'The Tourist' for one of his incredible sharpening jobs!

hso
July 5, 2008, 10:22 PM
You think that's a nightmare, try rebuilding one of Butch Vallotton's SERE 2K scale release conversions. That's make the BM seem like tea.

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