The Chris Reeve Knives (CRK) Green Beret knife, based on the Army Special Forces Yarborough knife, is designed by renowned knifemaker and designer Bill Harsey with manufacturing input from Chris Reeve.

Author Reuben Bolieu explains, “The original Green Beret knife as awarded to Special Forces Qualification Course graduates had a 7-inch-long blade, an overall length of 12.375 inches, a blade thickness of 0.22 inches, a KG Gun Kote finish, sandblasted black Micarta, CPM S30VN steel, and a foliage green Spec-Ops Brand sheath (Combat Master series). CRK’s new Green Beret knife is a smaller version of the original with a blade length of 5.5 inches, an overall length of 10.875 inches and CPM S35VN stainless steel.” And Bolieu didn’t hold back when he tested the Green Beret: “I was teaching two different survival classes and used the knife hard with survival applications in mind. I also got a chance to see others use the knife in ways that would definitely void a warranty. I think some of the best knife abuse comes from giving knives to people who don’t know how to use them. Needless to say, no job was too big or small for the Green Beret knife.”

Find out just what kind of use and abuse the Green Beret went through in the January 2014 issue of Tactical Knives, available on newsstands and digitally on September 17, 2013. To subscribe, go to http://www.personaldefenseworld.com/subscribe/tactical-knives/.

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