Al Mar started his knife career in the late 1960's working for Gerber knives. In 1979 Mar left Gerber to form his own company: Al Mar Knives. Al Mar died in 1992 from an aneurysm and the company is headed by Gary Fadden. Al Mar knives continue to be one of the most popular folding and fixed blade knives on the market today. Their older knives have become very collectible and are sought after by many collectors. The current Al Mar tang stamp FM Co is Fadden Mar Co. which Dan Fadden, Al's wife and daughter carried on the company, Please click on the links below.