View Full Version : Anyone got Al Mar Sere 2000 with Spydie pics?
Does anyone here has some comparison pics of the Al Mar Sere 2K with similair Spydies, like a Starmate, Manix or Military?
I'm thinking of giving the Sere a try, but am having a hard time imagining the dimensions. The blade looks really narrow?
Ted, I don't have any pics right now, but I could post some later tonight when I get home from work. I bought a SERE 2000 about two weeks ago at a gun show, after wanting one for so long. The wait was worth it....
First impression....when you hold the S2K, you get a feeling of strength and comfort. Basically, I think that the SERE can handle just about everything that I throw at it by just feeling the heft of it in my hand. The linerlock snaps into position with ALOT of authority and there is absolutely no blade play whatsoever. The VG10 blade is laser sharp and I don't have any doubts about tip strength with the spear point.
I really do like this knife.....HOWEVER, it is not a Spydie. :( Trying to get used to a thumbstud, after carrying my Military for so long, is something that I've found difficult, even frustrating, at times.
The blade is more narrow than say the Military, but it is still very useful for EDC/SD, IMO. The SERE's blade took some getting used to when I used it for some food prep due to the lack of belly that the Millie has.
I really like my SERE, but I think that once my Manix comes in both the Millie and SERE are going to take a long vacation. :D
I'm going to be coming in pretty late tonight, but once I do, I'll take some pics for comparison. ;)
Hi KBR. Thanks for your impression. I look forward to the pictures. :)
I currently have a Manix (and had a Military for some time). I do like the straight shape of the Sere however. I don't mind a thumbstud, as long as it's a good one. ;)
I've got a couple of small questions if you don't mind.
On my Al Mar Nomad, the thumb-studs are a little wider then the scales - is this also on the Sere?
And, the back of the blade that hit's the stop-pin when in the locked position has a small half-moon shaped recess, like a Chris Reeve Sebenza (see here (http://www.chrisreeve.com/sebenzadetails.htm) ). Does the Sere have this also?
Hope that worked. If it did more to follow.
Man I hate that I don't know/remember how to post from my PhotoShop program from one week to the next.
Jeez US, that is BIG...what the H E double hockey sticks happened there?????
Ted your the man, what is going on????
Sorry it is blurry but I did not think it would come out THAT big. Will try to get is smaller and more manageble. Will answer your Q's after I dig the SERE out again.
OK, getting the hang of this. Would you believe everytime I try to post I have to go about it a different way. This time has worked the best. Not sure if I can do it again though :o Here is a group shot to add.
As per the belly of the SERE...not much different than the Starmate. The handle is wider than the Millie and Starmate. On my SERE the thumbstuds are just slightly under the scales. The studs on the SERE I find are a bit sharp, but you get used to them. There is a recess on the tang where the stop pin hits but not sure if it is like the Reeve style...I looked at the link but could not tell from the pic. I can take another pic if you want in the closed postion so you can see the exposed tang area??????
Hope these pics help, now that I figured them out. I really recommend the SERE 2K. It is one of only a few non Spydies I have kept over the years. It is one stout folder and very smooth to open. Fit and Finish are superb. I love the deep pocket clip for outdoor carry. Just pulling it out of the collection case had made me realize how much I love this knife. Take Care!!!!!
Hi Ted. Sorry, but I can't seem to post the couple of pics that I took. Craig did a good job with his though.
Even though I'm not that crazy about the thumbstud, I don't plan on getting rid of this knife. IMO, it is as close to a custom that a production knife can get. (Notice the THICK liner!)
Like CKE, it is one of my favorite non-Spydies now. :D
Thanks guys! The comparison pic with those Spydies was exactly what I was looking for. You couldn't have picked them (Starmate & Military)better :) :) :)
CKE - I don't mind the big pics! :D
KBR - what didn't work? where they to big in size maybe? I think there's still a 100KB limit? Shoot me an e-mail or PM if you still have problems...
I've always found the Military too big, and the Starmate is my favorite Spydie, allthough it's also pretty big. The Sere is just a tad smaller, so probably nearly identical to a Sebenza. Humm...can't wait... :D
Now I need to point my browser to NGK :D
Ted, when you get it post some of your amazing pics:)
It is heavier than the Millie and wider too. I have only carried mine on fishing/camping trips so I have baggy pants and did not notice. Maybe in a pair of jeans you would notice a difference. Enjoy that SERE when it arrives :D Take Care!!!
I really love the SERE, but having to get used to the thumbstud and the tip up carry is what I've had the most problems with.
One thing is for sure though, this folder was built for survival and possible combat/weapon use....when I hold the SERE in my hand, I have no doubts whatsoever that it will do exactly as what it was designed for.
One more question, what's the height of the blade - from spine to edge, measured near the thumbstud?
Ted...I get 1 inch on my ruler. Sorry the Calipers are in the garage:)
01-28-2005, 10:24 PM
I never really cared for the SERE.It is one of those knives that the blade looks much to small for the scales.The big hump at the top and at the coil turn me off faster than any other design factor.
I also think this same feature is why I don't like many BMs.
Notice how the blades from the Military and Starmate seem to be part of the scale.The SERE looks like someone has taken the blade from one knife and placed in in the scales of a completely differant knive.
Jeff, I know what you mean. That's my only concern with the Sere, and why I asked CKE to measure the height. It's 1/10 of an inch 'shorter' then a Sebenza, so not that bad, but it still looks a bit odd in all the pictures...
I might just wait till the IWA show in Germany where Al Mar also has a booth so I can see it for real.
It is very hand filling. Since you brought this thread up I have been carrying my SERE with a Yojimbo. Great combo. The SERE is very stout, there is a lot more handle than blade but it is great for a hard use knife. Thick liners and lots to hold on to. No chance of your hand slipping up on to the blade. When it is folded though the tip of the blade goes right to the butt of the handle. Deceiveng but lots of blade to handle ratio...maybe not the Police but decent. Take Care!!!!
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.10 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.