Actually it was mentioned in the book called The Spyderco Story ,by Kenneth DeLavigne .
Its inception happened while Al was still alive.
But it has never come to fruition.
Why i wonder. SAl any answers?
As a knife designer Al Mar was important in the early days of Spyderco. Much of the knife business in Japan depends on introductions and it is my understanding that Al Mar provided some of the early Japan contacts for Sal. After his passing the company remained in family control until it was sold to a friend of Al Mar who continues the company to this day. There are a number of models currently in production and they appear to be of very high quality. Be aware that there are knives coming out of Japan with the Al Mar name that do not appear to be authorized by the Al Mar company. The knives coming from the authorized vendors in the U.S. should be fine but be careful about eBay and direct from Japan sales as you might find yourself with a non-warranty paperweight. I hope this helps.