The SERE 2000 S2KDC features a satin finished VG-10 stainless steel blade and textured Digital Camo G-10 scales.
Al Mar's SERE 2000 is one of the strongest tactical folders around and delivers the kind of performance you need in the real world. Originally designed by Al Mar and Colonel Nick Rowe in the early 1980s for the U.S. Armys SERE school, todays updated models are stronger, lighter and the most precision versions Al Mar has ever made. The SERE 2000 features pillar construction, flow through design, liner lock, dual thumb studs and a reversible deep pocket clip for discrete carry.
Over the past three years I may have purchased more than 200 knives. About a month ago I decided that I had too many and that such a "collection" made no sense. So, I decided to part with the majority of my blades and keep only ten or so to make space for a couple of new ZTs. I went to great lengths trying to separate what to go from what to keep. Finally I got my ten to stay. And on the table, side by side, I arranged the Al Mar Sere 200 and the Spyderco Para 2. This is to tell how much I praise the Al Mar. All is perfect in this folder -- design, materials , construction and handling. Once in a while I sleep with a knife by side, on the nightstand -- and the Sere has taken that place most of those times.
For reference, I have EDC'd a Spyderco Para military 2 for 9 years. During that time, I have "tried" 8-10 $120 and up knifes to cycle into my EDC but always ended up back solely to the Para Military 2. This knife however, might be sharing that title. Very well built. VERY sharp. ergo's are good. I consider a 4/5 stars a VERY good knife, just not a perfect knife. In fact I have only ever carried one 5/5 knife, the spyderco para military. So if you like the spyderco, I truly don't think you will be disappointed with this knife. The camo also delivers that special feeling you want if camo is your thing. the 1 missing star has to do with size/weight. Although it fits the pocket well, it is not a para military 2. Short story, if you are a knife guy, you are comfortable spending $200 plus on knives, you have wanted an Al Mar, and this color combo caught your eye, pull the trigger. You'll be happy.
I had one about a year ago, and I wondered where the 240$ that I paid for went. The materials are par with a 60$ Spyderco knife, and the fit and finish was worse. Opening and closing was gritty and the knife was extremely handle heavy.