Chris Reeve Knives: Green Beret - 5.5"
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.
Without the name "Yarborough" and non-serialized, the otherwise identical knife - The Green Beret Knife - is available from Chris Reeve Knives.
|Blade Material:||Crucible S35VN|
|Blade Hardness:||55-57 RC|
|Blade Finish:||KG Gun-Kote|
|Blade Thickness:||0.220" (5.588mm)|
|Handle Material:||Black Canvas Micarta|
|Overall Length:||10.875" (276mm)|
This knife is the ideal size for fighting or dressing animals from feral hogs to squirrels. It cuts through flesh with surgical accuracy and the partially serrated blade does fast work on joints and tough thick hog sternum.
The CPM S35VN steel in this heavy blade has REMARKABLE cross grain impact resistance. You can literally drive it through wood or bone with a mallet without cracking or bending this heavy duty knife. I prefer uncoated knives, but the K-G Gunkote is remarkably tough and resilient.
BLOOD and even GREASE wash out of the Foliage Green Canvas Micarta handle with Simple Green and water (10:1 dilution) much to my delightful surprise.
I prefer the old Foliage Green sheath that is no longer available from Spec-Ops, but the Coyote Tan sheath from my 7" CR GB is woven into the left Molle straps of my Coyote Tan Blackhawk hydration pack and will accommodate either knife well.
I carry the 5.5" model just about every day in a custom Kydex non-marring sheath that is made by C4 Industries. Along with the CR Ti-Lock in my back pocket, you just can't beat it.
Chris Reeve Knives service department is simply the best (as good as KSF) and VERY accommodating. My 7" knife was re-coated and sharpened FREE after I tested it chopping wood, BONE, and kindling.
I HIGHLY recommend CR knives and this one in particular. If I can take only one knife with me when I bug out, it would be this knife.