Green Beret Collector's Edition


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Green Beret/Yarborough







Every U.S. Army Special Forces soldier is issued with a knife known as the "Yarborough" upon graduation from SF Qualification Course. The knife is named in honor of General William P. Yarborough, frequently referred to as the "father of the Green Berets". Each Yarborough is engraved with the name Yarborough and a serial number.

Designed by Bill Harsey and manufactured by Chris Reeve Knives to be both a tool and a weapon, the Yarborough was the winning design from a field of nearly 100 different contenders.

Its full-tang construction is made from CPM S30V steel, an alloy that has greater strength than 154CM, as well as superior edge-holding ability. All surfaces are coated with KG GunKoteTM , a baked-on non-reflective corrosion-resistant finish. The handles are canvas Micarta, chosen for its toughness, chemical resistance, and wet-grip capabilities.


Collector's Editions

For many years, William W. Harsey has been one of the top designers of elite military and law enforcement blades. He is known as designer of the Harsey Tactical Folder, co-designer of the Silver Trident, designer of the Gerber Airframe and Air Ranger folders, maker of the Applegate-Fairbairn dagger and Combat Smachet of the late Colonel Rex Applegate, and a design collaborator on the Gerber Applegate-Fairbairn folders.

Chris Reeve is a designer and manufacturer of top-quality fixed and folding knives. He is especially well-known for his titanium-handled integral-lock folders and one-piece steel survival knives. For further information please visit

This limited-edition knife is available with the blade personally signed by Bill Harsey, or signed by both Bill Harsey and Chris Reeve. Both special edition knives come with a signed photo of Bill at work in his shop, and a signed reprint of the March 2003 Tactical Knives magazine review of the Green Beret Yarborough Combat Knife.


Blade Length: 7.00 in, 17.78 cm
Blade Thickness: 0.22 in, 0.56 cm
Overall Length: 12.38 in, 31.43 cm
Overall Weight: 12.80 oz, 363 g
Blade Material: CPM-S30V stainless steel
Handle Material: Black Canvas Micarta
Sheath: Green Airborne Deluxe model by Blackhawk Industries, Inc.
Warranty: Lifetime for materials and craftsmanship


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