Kershaw Al Mar AM-3 Assisted Opening Knife Black G-10 (3" Satin)

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Kershaw Al Mar AM-3 Assisted Opening Knife Black G-10 (3" Satin)
MSRP: $44.95
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  • Overall Length:6.875"
  • Blade Length:3.00"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:8Cr13MoV
  • Blade Style:Spear Point
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.875"
  • Handle Thickness:0.43"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:2.51 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Spring Assisted
  • Opener:Flipper, Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Frame Lock
  • Brand:Kershaw
  • Model:AM-3
  • Model Number:2335
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


Kershaw's AM-3 is a pocket-friendly flipper that draws inspiration from classic AL MAR knives, and incorporates SpeedSafe assisted opening for quick and simple one-handed deployment using the flipper or thumb studs. Its blade is made from 8Cr13MoV stainless steel with a satin finish and a short section of jimping on the spine for increased blade control. The black finished steel frame lock handle comes fitted with a black G-10 front scale, red standoffs, and a deep carry pocket clip with the AL MAR logo.

  • Updated AL MAR design at an affordable price point.
  • SpeedSafe assisted opening mechanism for quick blade access.
  • Deep carry pocket clip allows comfortable and discreet carry.

Customer Reviews

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Not as good as the al mar 4
Ethan C.
This is a classy looking, slim and great in pocket knife especially with slacks. However, I have dislikes about it that keeps it out of rotation, slipper g10 grip, thumbstud is almost impossible to use, detent is way too stiff or the flipper has 0 leverage, deep carry pocket screws stick up too much and backspacers came scratched up. It was a little bit of a disappointing knife, it's worst than lutefisk, it's like 2 week old lutefisk.
Sweet EDC
Brian H.
Very light so it's easy to clip on the pants and forget. Fun to take out and play with. Has a very satisfying flip-open. Thumb-stud is a bit tiny, but the right angle opens it fast. Beautiful, slender blade.

The red details on it are nice too.
looks good feels okay
Sarah L.
for the price its a good knife!
Great EDC
Anthony S.
This is my first Kershaw so First off I want to talk about how sharp this knife looks. (Pun intended). The red back spacers pair off with the Al-Mar logo on the pocket clip give the knife a sexy contrast with the black frame.

The size for me is a perfect EDC. Itís super lightweight, and small enough to where I donít feel it in my pocket.

The spear point blade looks unique and has a very sharp point for piercing.

My only complaint? What in the heck are thumb studs doing on this knife? They really arenít functional. You have to put a Lot of pressure on them to get the blade to swing open. Maybe on the AM-4they are easier to use? I donít know but the flipper works perfect albeit itís a little stiff until you break it in but in my opinion if they got rid of the studs on this knife it would almost be perfect for the price.

Bottom line: You really canít afford to not have this knife in your collection. Itís sweet if you ignore the thumb studs.
Al Mar aesthetic for a steal
Sean C.
Nice thin, slicy blade. Great ergonomics in the handle. Fit and finish was fine for the price.
A great knife
Sean E.
It dose it's job of being a tool and cutting it also has style and a sleek feel the g-10 handle scale with red back spacers gives it contrast to the almost mat black stainless steel. Ohh and it sharpens very easily.
Looks good, but meh
Michael J.
Beautiful knife for the price, but meh. Movement felt sandy, and flipper tab felt too small. Blade shape seems useless other than as an envelope opener. Just did not see the point of carrying this one.
Current EDC
Nikolaus M.
I'm a relative newcomer to knives and was looking for a knife to complement my Spyderco Ambitious. At first I was a bit hesitant due to the AM-3's longer, thinner blade, but it was complementary to the Spyderco's stouter blade so I gave it a shot. Pretty quickly, the Kershaw Al Mar AM-3 became my favorite EDC knife for a few reasons. It's relatively inexpensive, so I'm not too worried about losing it. It gets out of the way in my pocket due to the thin, lightweight design and deep carry clip. It covers my daily needs well, slicing through cardboard, plastic, tape, and food with ease.

What would I change? I'd love to see a skeletonized liner lock and slightly textured G10 scales on both sides for decreased weight and increased grip. The clip could be a little deeper carry, so it would completely disappear in my pocket. I'd also lose the thumb studs which aren't really functional for me, which would clean up the design. Icing on the cake would be an upgrade choice with higher quality steel.

Overall, a very recommended knife. After using it, I'm highly considering purchasing it's big brother, the Kershaw Al Mar AM-4.
Very good
matt c.
This knife is very good for the price, I have only had it for 1 day so keep that in mind. One side of the handle is g-10, the other is stainless, I wish both were G-10, that way they could save more weight, but it still comes in very light, good buy.