Chris Reeve Green Beret
Knife Collectors Org. Review:
The Chris Reeve Green Beret is the first military collaboration between Chris Reeve knives and the US military. Following the likes of other knife makers, Chris Reeve managed to get a military contract to produce knives for the US Special Forces, also known as the ‘Green Berets’, hence the name of the knife.
This knife bears a resemblance to two other Chris Reeve fixed blades – the Pacific and Neil Roberts Warrior.
Editor’s Rating: 7/10
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Blade Length: 5.5″ or 7″, x .15″
Overall length: 10.875″ or 12.375″
Blade Steel: CPM S30V Stainless Steel
Blade hardness: Rc. 55-57
Blade Finish: KG Gun-Kote
Weight: 11.8 oz or 12.8 oz
Carry System: Modified Foliage Green Combat Master SpecOps Sheath
Handle Material: Black Canvas Micarta
Knife Type: Fixed Blade
Country of origin: USA
Part #: -NA-
Production Status: In Production
Last Known MSRP: Premium Member Content (see FAQs)
Current Estimated Price: Premium Member Content
Production dates: Premium Member Content
Production numbers: -unknown-
Limited run?: No
Other things of interest: The serialised version of the knife is only obtainable through completion of the SF course.
Rarity Index: 4.5/10 (10 being the most rare)
Rarity index scale (1 to 10, 10 being the most rare):
1 – Very common; easily available on ebay, google product search and almost every knife selling website. Spammed with at least 10+ listings on ebay.
3 – Has been around for at least 2 years and are selling reasonably well, with retailers favouring other newer models over this knife.
5 – Knives that are on the borderline of being discontinued or have been discontinued for less than 6 months
6 – Products from 6 onwards are either discontinued or limited edition.
7 – Discontinued knives that pop up once every few months on the “For Sale” part of forums or on ebay. Still can be found at a few online shops though.
8 – Knives that need lots of researching to find. Not available anymore in online knife shops and pop up (if you’re lucky) >4 months for one at a time.
9 – Knives holding this rarity are the shadowy kind. You can’t find any information on them at all (not even from online knife shops that have not taken down that knife’s product page). If you see one for sale grab at all cost.
10 – The rarest of all knives. If you hadn’t been here you wouldn’t even have known that it existed. Should you have one of these you better lock it up in a triple-combination safe and treat it like a family heirloom…
Efficient – Tough – Exceptional – Words that describe the men of the U.S. Army Special Forces, words that describe the knife designed specifically for these men.
This knife is known to the U.S. Army Special Forces as “The Yarborough” and to everyone else as “The Green Beret Knife”. It is a no-nonsense, hardworking tool, designed by renowned knife maker and designer Bill Harsey, with function and manufacturing input from Chris Reeve.
Made in Boise, Idaho by Chris Reeve Knives, the Green Beret Knife is a using knife that, just like the men for whom it was designed, is efficient, tough and uncompromising. 7 inch 5.5 inch optional aftermarket sheath black leather CPM S35VN stainless steel 55-57 RC KG Gun-kote 5.50″ (139 mm) full tang 0.220″ (5.6 mm) 10.875″ (276 mm) 11.8 oz. (335 g) black leather Use of Special Forces insignia does not indicate endorsement by U. S. Army Special Operations Command.
As from August 23, 2002, a serialized version of the “Yarborough” knife will be presented to each graduate of the Special Forces Qualification Course.
Words that describe the knife designed specifically for these men
Without the name “Yarborough” and non-serialized, the otherwise identical knife – The Green Beret Knife – is available from Chris Reeve Knives.