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Chris Reeve Green Beret Combat Knife Fixed 5.5" S35VN Gray Combo Blade, Micarta Handles, Coyote Brown Nylon Sheath

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Part Number: CRKGB5.5
Manufacturer: Chris Reeve Knives
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CRKGB5.5: Gray KG Gun-Kote Green Beret, 5.5"
Chris Reeve Knives
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. Made in Boise, Idaho the Green Beret Knife is a utility 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. The Green Beret Knife is offered with either a 7" or a 5.5" blade; the rest of the knife is identical.
The handle is made of extremely durable, textured and sandblasted black canvas Micarta. When the handle is wet, the canvas fibers bloom which increases grip. If the handle becomes dirty, it can be cleaned with a brush and a household cleaner like Soft Scrub, and a touch of WD-40 to bring back the original color.
  • Combat Master Nylon Sheath by Spec-Ops
  • Designed and Engineered by William W. Harsey and Chris Reeve
  • Blade Length: 5.50"
  • Cutting Edge: 4.75"
  • Handle Length: 5.375"
  • Overall Length: 10.875"
  • Blade Material: CPM-S35VN Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.22"
  • Blade Hardness: 55-57HRC
  • Blade Style: Spear Point
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Blade Finish: Gray KG Gun-Kote
  • Handle Material: Black Canvas Micarta
  • Handle Thickness: 0.97"
  • Sheath Material: Spec-Ops Nylon Sheath
  • Weight: 11.8 oz.
  • Designers: William W. Harsey and Chris Reeve
  • Made in the USA

UPC Code: 004399

Semi-Custom or Mid-Tech knives are knives produced by a process in which the designer has more direct--but not complete--involvement; parts of these knives may still have been made by others.
Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, Nylon also is very strong
A tougher steel than S30V, it retains the excellent corrosive properties and ability to take an edge, but improves on the ability to hold that edge.
Micarta Handles
Micarta Handles
Micarta is a compressed layered composite sealed within a thermosetting plastic which creates a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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5 out of 5
Mark W. P.
Houston, TX
Jul 20, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Finish
CR GB 5.5" is a REMARKABLE Knife
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 strap 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 and VERY accommodating. My 7" knife was re-coated and sharpened FREE after I tested it chopping wood for kindling and BONE. They were supposed to charge me by the letter of their warranty, but did not, at their discretion. 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.
5 out of 5
Jt Sharp
Jul 26, 2009
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: Blade Sharpness, None
Great Knife
I bought this knife to carry in the war. I had a swamp rat that was just way too big, so I got this to use. It is the perfect size, and very light. It is one tough knife! I have split wood blocks with it, pried open doors, cleaned fish, cut off turtle heads, and even used it in the kitchen. Mine didn't come extremely sharp, but I made it so with a little work. Its been three years since I came back from the war and this knife still sees use all the time with outdoor adventures. It works very well as a general purpose outdoor knife, but in my opinion, it is possibly the best military knife ever made. The sheath is the best I have ever used. It is so versatile and incredibly tough. I used it strapped on my safari land 6004 for a while, then on my left shoulder commando carry and it worked great either place.
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