|Posted on November 18, 2011 at 10:30 AM|
Based off of the z-sere the new Sere instructor bolo was the official knife given to all graduates of the Sere Specialist school at Fairchild Air Force base, Washington. It no longer is becasue I couldn't keep up with demands and still make knives for regular customers so I had to quit making them officially for the Airforce.
The Sere Specialist school graduates average no more than about 60 new instructors per year so this isn't a production knife, I made each one by hand one at a time in my shop.
This was a huge honor for me to be asked to make the official knife for these guys. I believe they are some of the best woodsmen in the world and woodsman knives is what I specialize in. Needless to say I'm proud of being associated with these highly trained professionals.
The first seven knives were serial numbered but do not bear the Sere mark.
Please note that the civilian models won't have the sere insignia and will not be serial numbered. That is reserved only for the official Specialist's knife.
What is a Sere Specialist? I'm glad you asked, here's a couple links to information on just what it is they do and why they are such a valuable asset in maintaining our freedom as Americans.
The official USAF Sere Specialist site
A nice video that explains their training and mission. Just click on "s.e.r.e" on the left side fo the page.
Thanks for reading and all the support you all have shown me in this endeavor.