Al Mar Backup Model 1 Tanto Fixed Blade Knife (4" Satin) BU1-2

MSRP: $245.00
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Item #BHQ-23571


  • Overall Length:8.375"
  • Blade Length:4.00"
  • Cutting Edge:3.375"
  • Blade Thickness:0.14"
  • Blade Material:AUS-8
  • Blade Style:Tanto
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.375"
  • Handle Thickness:0.38"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:4.23 oz.
  • Sheath:Leather
  • Knife Type:Fixed Blade
  • Brand:Al Mar
  • Model:Backup
  • Model Number:BU1-2
  • Designer:Kirk Rexroat
  • Country of Origin:Japan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


Al Mar Knives have teamed up with ABS Mastersmith Kirk Rexroat to create the Backup Model 1 Tanto & Model 2 Hawkbill fixed blades. These are smaller lighter knife that are designed for everyday carry. The Backup knife is supplied with a premium leather sheath. The Model 1 has a 4" AUS-8 steel Tanto blade with a high satin finish. Handles are chamfered black G-10 with minimal thickness.


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Slim and well balanced...
Jeff T.
If vou are fond of the tanto point on your knife this has the best ergos I have found. This is very slim, but there is plenty of real estate on the grip for my large paws. The butt makes a fine impact tool for a less lethal option. The sheath is very well made, but I would prefer a slimmer kydex sheath. It is AUS-8, and that may disappoint some of you. However, it is tempered quite hard, and Al Mar (Moki) knows a thing or two about steel. I wouldn't sweat it. These are sadly out of production.