The Al Mar "QuickSilver" QuickClip IV followed shortly behind the 4x4 Tool Mate
, introduced a year or two earlier. Thinner and lighter than the 4x4, it gets its name from the quick
-opening one hand knife blade and the sturdy pocket clip
attached to the back side. Produced in Japan by Seki, quality of construction is evident throughout.
Jaws on the QuickClip are fairly short, with medium serrations running out to the tip. A wire cutter section is included, but no hard wire notch.
The QuickClip is a solid handle design with a fixed plier head. (Head does not fold up into a more compact shape.) A brown leather wrap is glued into place on the plier handle, cushioning the grip. When not in use, the handle is held in the closed position by a sturdy bail.
Frame construction is a stack of polished stainless steel plates, riveted together. In this regard, the QuickClip could be considered a single-layer knife tool.
The QuickClip has a single, locking knife blade. This drop point blade is half serrated/half plain edge, with a thumb stud to facilitate one-hand opening. The Al Mar Chop logo is artfully engraved and paint-filled on one side.
Liner lock on knife blade.
A pocket clip is bolted onto the face opposite the thumb stud.
- Folded length = 6" (153mm)
- Unfolded length = 6" (153mm)
- Thickness = 3/8" (9.5mm)
- Weight = 6.9 oz (193g)
Model #2004, introduced approximately 1990. (Not shown in the 1989 AMK catalog.) Still available in some retail outlets in the late 1990's. More precise manufacturing dates unknown.
Construction of the QuickClip is very similar to the Al Mar 4x4 Tool Mate
and Valade 4x4