Sharpening Schedule

All Sharpening dropped-off at Country Knives by 5 PM, Saturday, July 21 will be ready for pickup after 9 AM on Tuesday, July 24.  Sharpening received on Monday, July 23 through Saturday, August  4 will be ready for pickup on Tuesday, August 7.

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Al Mar Knives are widely considered the father of specialty custom quality production cutlery and led the way for these trends in the cutlery industry by bringing production knife quality to a new level. As the company evolved, the knife designs merged and grew from gentlemen’s pocket, hunting, fishing and tactical to include martial, military, and eventually kitchen cutlery. Al Mar was born in the United States, a son of Chinese immigrants. He joined the US Army after completing college and became a First Group Special Forces officer serving in Vietnam prior to 1960. After serving in the Army, Mar earned a Master’s Degree in Industrial Design from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He went on to become a packaging designer for Gerber Legendary Blades in 1968 and eventually the head of knife design in the 1970s. In 1979, he left Gerber to form his own company…

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