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Hidden In Plain Sight, Part One
#16
Wow --ML thanks for that lesson in stash spot etiquette, I thoroughly enjoyed it!! You should really add "stone cold, tuxedo wearing, Al Mar carrying, passport stashing, slightly paranoid, secret agent guy" to your list of endearing traits on the signature....right after cross country ski jerk <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />



a man after my own heart <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/kiss.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':kiss:' />





AOC
"When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."--Thomas Jefferson

"Buy land- they are not making it anymore"- Mark Twain

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile €”hoping it will eat him last." -Winston Churchill

"Wilderness is in our hearts first and always. All of us can't have a cabin in the mountains. It's the wilderness within we must strive for first."- R. Sullivan
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#17
Wonderful post! Well written and insightful as always! Thanks -ML! Also, that is a lovely collection off Al Mar steel. I have the OSS escape knife inspired folder. I'll pull it out of the safe and shoot a couple of pictures.

Technical point: if you use silicon sealer, make sure you let it finish out gassing the vehicle before you close anything in with it. That vinegar smell is acetic acid.



Musdyboots

Shared pain is lessened, shared joy is increased!

Thus do we refute entropy. -S. Robinson



Communication is a Survival Skill! So is critical thinking!





When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, "This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know," the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives. Mighty little force is needed to control a man whose mind has been hoodwinked; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind is free. No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything—you can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.



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#18
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[size="5"]F[/size]OR THE YOUNGSTERS OUT THERE: Al Mar was a former US Army Special Forces member who went on to start a knife company in 1979.



Understand that at this time there were virtually no “tactical” folding knives on the market; we all carried a Buck 110 Folding Hunter or a clone.



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For me it was a Puma Plainsman.



I had some correspondence & at least one phone call with Al Mar - long while back now.



I wish I had bought a few more of his knives - but I still have an Eagle (green Micarta) & a few of the lightweight models.



Lots of nostalgia ML...... <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thanks.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thanks:' />
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#19
Can't get to the safe today, but I DID find it in a shot on my laptop!




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This version has the defensive blade.



Muddyboots









Shared pain is lessened, shared joy is increased!

Thus do we refute entropy. -S. Robinson



Communication is a Survival Skill! So is critical thinking!





When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, "This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know," the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives. Mighty little force is needed to control a man whose mind has been hoodwinked; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind is free. No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything—you can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.



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#20
Quote:[size="5"]A[/size] FAIR QUESTION. I’m lucky enough to own a few. And not to be a smartass, but I don’t know if your definition of “favorite” is the same as mine, or anyone else’s. But here are some observations which might be helpful.



I only own one I bought a while ago, so I can't say I have a favorite because i don't own a collection of Al Mar!! It came dirtied up. IT along with some other blades reminds me I need to learn how to clean em up! My buddy bought an eagle for 20 bucks because someone had snapped the tip off it, he re ground it and it's a classy edc knife!



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#21
Quote:The old SERE Passport is Seki-marked on the blade, so some collector would probably pay me plenty for it. I’d be happy to let it go and turn that cash into something useful.





I have one like that... Not a Passport, but one that I'd be happy to sell for the right price. <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />



SERE IV -- Apparently a very rare bird.

5 3/4" blade

Kraton Grips

New




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I was told that they don't exist, but there it is... And a pre-production model at that. Whether they ever went into production or not, I have no idea.





I also have a SERE 2000, which I carried a lot when I first got to my homestead. Never had a use for it, so it now lives in the safe with all the other gems.



I really need to get motivated and move a bunch of them.

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#22
Classy!!!! <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />
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#23
In another life, many moons ago, i gave the girl i loved an Al Mar mini Sere ( I think that was the model) as a carry knife. When her cheatin' ass dumped me one sunday, i got the rings back...but not the blade.



Another Mar I have is , i think, a small- 4 1/2" or so, Grunt.



For years i has a crush on the small coffin handled bowie.







Back OT: This i a great idea. Though less sophisticated, i have used a similar concept. In a stone wall, a fairly large one, its possible to create a hollow that you can then put a wooden box in, then refit the stones. I then place an ammo can into the box, and recover with stone from the wall. Its importatnt to find a unique area in the wall, or place a particular rock a certain distance from it so you can find it year round- a cache placed in summer will look far differnt in the winter.

This way, when chased naked from your burning bhouse, you can make a break with your gapping burst to the woods, go 500 or so yards, and get your spare boots, wool socks, and clothes out of one can, then follow the wall for the other goodies 100 yards or so distance.



The risk with this is again, roads and acsess. shitheads often will steal rocks from stone walls...to use in building other stone walls for well to do folks. do this a ways from a road or 4 wheeer trail.







Keep em coming, this is my kinda stuff!
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