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ErwinD
01-16-2014, 23:49
Looks like someone pawned their Yarborough, serial# 9008. Anyone we know?

Barbarian
01-17-2014, 12:47
Erwin, I'm sure the heads up is appreciated. There are folks here who like to keep up with cases like these and address them when possible. There is a previous thread, though, dealing with these incidents. You may want to put these posts there in the future so as not to draw fire from the powers that be. It helps keep things organized. Just FYI.

Team Sergeant
01-17-2014, 14:40
We are looking into it.

ghp95134
01-19-2014, 18:21
I see it is listed as "sold." Was someone able to get it removed; or, did it actually sell for $899.99?

--ghp

rubberneck
01-19-2014, 19:51
I'm not sentimental in the least when it comes to objects, but even then I can't understand why a QP would sell his Yarborough.

Team Sergeant
01-19-2014, 23:03
I'm not sentimental in the least when it comes to objects, but even then I can't understand why a QP would sell his Yarborough.

Some SF'er (less than 1%) don't make it past six months or they do something that gets them thrown out of the army. When that happens their Special Forces Tab is revoked and they are no longer in the regiment. In retaliation they sell their knife. Since this site has been online I think we've seen three maybe four knives for sale. We purchased one or two and sold them to a real SF soldier.

JJ2K1
02-27-2014, 09:27
Just got an e-mail from a friend this morning who found one on ebay. Blade number 0346.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CHRIS-REEVE-HARSEY-YARBOROUGH-0346-FIXED-BLADE-7-KNIFE-/111288808161?pt=US_Knives_Tools&hash=item19e95472e1&nma=true&si=QjxC0hagCss8mjJHB6hdXyykxpE%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

Snaquebite
02-27-2014, 09:56
looks like the sale was ended. From the other items listed looks like possibly someone's ex-wife.

VVVV
02-27-2014, 11:01
Just got an e-mail from a friend this morning who found one on ebay. Blade number 0346.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CHRIS-REEVE-HARSEY-YARBOROUGH-0346-FIXED-BLADE-7-KNIFE-/111288808161?pt=US_Knives_Tools&hash=item19e95472e1&nma=true&si=QjxC0hagCss8mjJHB6hdXyykxpE%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557


I believe that that would be one of the early knives that were sold to QP's through the museum gift shop.

Team Sergeant
02-27-2014, 12:09
I believe that that would be one of the early knives that were sold to QP's through the museum gift shop.

I believe you are right..... 01-1000 were sold to former or retired SF soldiers.

ErwinD
04-23-2014, 23:36
And another Yarborough just popped up, Serial #0720

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chris-Reeve-Bill-Harsey-authentic-Special-Forces-serial-0720-Yarborough-Knife-/131174283181?pt=Collectible_Knives&hash=item1e8a98b7ad#ht_70wt_1153

Bill Harsey
04-24-2014, 08:26
ErwinD, nice catch. Also noted is the price being asked.

Brush Okie
04-24-2014, 08:39
That is a lot of money for someone to come up with. Have you folks thought of setting up a slush fund to make a purchase such as this in case someone cant come up with the cash then you can resell it or give it to someone/someplace? A $5.00 donation from several folks here would go a long way to outbidding a collector.

CSB
04-24-2014, 10:31
Can the Ft Bragg store confirm the date, maybe the owner?

This is a Chris Reeve Bill Harsey authentic serial numbered Yarborough knife. This particular knife is #0720 and from research believed to be from 2003-2004. This is not the civilian model "Green Beret knife". A authentic serial numbered Yarborough knife is only given to Special Forces Graduates of the Qualification course. The Yarborough is only issued once in a lifetime and is irreplaceable unless there are unusual circumstances and then appropriate paperwork must be filed and approved. This knife does not come up on the used market very often. This knife is used and does not appear to be sharpened. It does have one very tiny nick on the blade toward the tip. Please see picture. There is no other damage to the knife.

Oldrotorhead
04-04-2015, 19:38
I rarely look at e bay but I was this today. I know some of you like to follow up on these. I a donation of $100 helps bring this back into your house let me know and I'll send a check.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/YARBOROUGH-SP-FORCES-GRN-BERET-KNIFE-DESIGN-HARSEY-MFG-CHRIS-REEVE-W-SN-/151637286837?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item234e495fb5



YARBOROUGH/GREEN BERET SPEC. FORCES KNIFE NEVER USED OR SHARPENED IN ORIGINAL BOX WITH ALL PAPERWORK - PAPERS,BOX AND KNIFE HAVE MATCHING SERIAL NUMBERS

DESIGNED BY WM. W. HARSEY AND MFG. BY CHRIS REEVE

2003 KNIFE COLLABORATION OF THE YR. AWARD

DATE OF MANUFACTURE APRIL 29TH 2010

GIVEN TO GRADUATES OF SPEC. FORCES "Q" COURSE

RARE OPPORTUNITY FOR THESE TO BE AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE PURCHASE

ALL PAPERWORK AND ISSUED BOX

YARBOROUGH KNIFE, SPEC. OPS. SHEATH, ORIG. BOX AND PAPERWORK

THE COMPLETE PKG. AVAILABLE NOW (1 ONLY)

x SF med
04-05-2015, 01:47
$1500? I hope the 'owner' fries in a deep fat hell.

Serial #8130

JJ_BPK
04-05-2015, 06:15
In Poughkeepsie New York... :mad:

As they are stopping the issuance of these knives, are they still Issue Property on the School books???

koz
04-05-2015, 08:57
I rarely look at e bay but I was this today. I know some of you like to follow up on these. I a donation of $100 helps bring this back into your house let me know and I'll send a check.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/YARBOROUGH-SP-FORCES-GRN-BERET-KNIFE-DESIGN-HARSEY-MFG-CHRIS-REEVE-W-SN-/151637286837?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item234e495fb5



YARBOROUGH/GREEN BERET SPEC. FORCES KNIFE NEVER USED OR SHARPENED IN ORIGINAL BOX WITH ALL PAPERWORK - PAPERS,BOX AND KNIFE HAVE MATCHING SERIAL NUMBERS

DESIGNED BY WM. W. HARSEY AND MFG. BY CHRIS REEVE

2003 KNIFE COLLABORATION OF THE YR. AWARD

DATE OF MANUFACTURE APRIL 29TH 2010

GIVEN TO GRADUATES OF SPEC. FORCES "Q" COURSE

RARE OPPORTUNITY FOR THESE TO BE AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE PURCHASE

ALL PAPERWORK AND ISSUED BOX

YARBOROUGH KNIFE, SPEC. OPS. SHEATH, ORIG. BOX AND PAPERWORK

THE COMPLETE PKG. AVAILABLE NOW (1 ONLY)


Serial Number is 8130.

Team Sergeant
04-05-2015, 13:02
Every time we see one of these we should post the individuals name on this website.

The Reaper
04-05-2015, 14:11
Every time we see one of these we should post the individuals name on this website.

I concur.

TR

Jgood
04-05-2015, 18:11
Yup,

in the Hall of Shame

sinjefe
04-05-2015, 18:51
Second that.

The Reaper
04-05-2015, 20:51
I wonder how many of these are stolen, being sold by ex- and soon to be ex-es, people who inherited them, etc.?

Once you are out of the Army, other than your honor and integrity, what would keep you from selling it?

TR

sinjefe
04-06-2015, 10:29
You can respond (send e-mail) to the seller on ebay. I did, telling the fucktard what he was doing.

His response? "Hey asshole, I'm the pawn shop owner. Tell the guy who sold it to me"

My response? "Are you going to do the right thing, now that you know, and take it down?"

No answer.

That's like saying "Hey, I'm just the pawn shop owner. Not my fault it was stolen."

I'd recommend folks send that asshat an e-mail, also.

sinjefe
04-06-2015, 12:37
From the pawn store owner:

"I'm in business to make money not make you happy. The person who sold me this actually was just in my store. he said he has two because they issue you one and your allowed to purchase one other so he sold me one. I showed him your message and he said that's bullshit that he can sell it."

My response:

'You can certainly do what you like and have no obligation to make me, or anyone else, happy. But, just as with anything else in life, there is cause and effect. The SF community is large and extensive. Just as you can do as you please, I can also. I am passing this info along to those in my community to let them know just what you think of this whole thing.

Just curious. When you find out something is stolen do you still sell it also, since you are "in this to make money"?

As for the idiot, who sold it to you? He is wrong and he knows it and he will end up finding this out himself.

The free market is a great thing, isn't it?"

Now more than ever, do I think this stuff, names and business that enable, ought to go in the hall of shame.

Jgood
04-08-2015, 14:22
Hell yeah, they should be the tool who sold it specially the Fucktards who get booted and then sell it and the sellers once they have been notified.

Ret10Echo
04-08-2015, 14:35
Now more than ever, do I think this stuff, names and business that enable, ought to go in the hall of shame.

Food for thought.... I would support that with established ROE on contact and notification.

FWIW

R10

Roguish Lawyer
04-08-2015, 16:29
Isn't there a record of who gets each knife?

The Reaper
04-08-2015, 20:13
Isn't there a record of who gets each knife?

Yes, there is.

TR

Team Sergeant
04-09-2015, 13:02
Isn't there a record of who gets each knife?

Yes and the very reason you will not find one at a murder scene.....;)

Oldrotorhead
04-15-2015, 17:28
#5862 if I'm seeing it correctly. I keep hoeing that this leads to the recovery of a stolen knife sometime.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/YARBOROUGH-SP-FORCES-BERET-KNIFE-DESIGN-HARSEY-MFG-CHRIS-REEVE-serial/151633111315?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%2 6asc%3D29268%26meid%3De513083990cd4a2aa8771d6c1de2 38e5%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D1314 83402612&rt=nc

head
04-15-2015, 18:08
Yes and the very reason you will not find one at a murder scene.....;)

Ah, I can imagine a very vindictive female placing one there. *shudder* Safeguard that weapon, gents!

pyreaux
12-19-2015, 19:19
Looks like another one is up, serial 21?? Seller has hidden the serial. Not sure if it's authentic.

pyreaux
06-30-2016, 17:51
Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/142038794293

Another one up

sauerluck
08-31-2016, 17:23
Looks like yet another knife is for sale on ebay. This time it's 2684.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chris-Reeves-Bill-Harsey-Special-Forces-Knife-Original-Issue-YARBOROUGH-/112112498050?hash=item1a1a6cf582:g:-YEAAOSw6n5XugqB

Is there still a concerted effort track this stuff?

Joker
08-31-2016, 22:20
Looks like yet another knife is for sale on ebay. This time it's 2684.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chris-Reeves-Bill-Harsey-Special-Forces-Knife-Original-Issue-YARBOROUGH-/112112498050?hash=item1a1a6cf582:g:-YEAAOSw6n5XugqB

Is there still a concerted effort track this stuff?

Item location:
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States

glebo
09-01-2016, 07:48
most likely a 7th GPer...or...ex wife of former...

Bettendorf
09-01-2016, 21:06
Wow. Frankly, I'm surprised the bidding is as high as it is for such a suspect item. I know if I was a knife collector, I'd want to buy one from the soldier themselves with some added provenience like a sign letter and redacted DD-214.

But people are silly and sometimes Ebay prices reflect that fact.

kawika
09-18-2016, 01:26
All of the sellers other items are stuff from the GIP - Ops core straps, eagle pouches, etc.

pyreaux
04-30-2017, 09:45
Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/282444803013


Another one

CSB
04-30-2017, 19:30
The first digit is a 2.

The seller has carefully covered up the rest of the number.

Poser
05-19-2017, 14:33
Here's another for sale on the open market:

http://www.bladeforums.com/threads/fs-yarborough-knife.1493713/

tom kelly
05-25-2017, 12:33
Supprised Ruddi has not tried to sell this knife ??? tom kelly

eramnes
07-27-2017, 09:26
It appears that there is another Yarborough on eBay right now, ending on Monday, July 31st. Serial #4802. Just thought you guys would like a heads-up.

Link to auction (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chris-Reeve-6-5-Yarborough-Special-Forces-Fixed-Blade-Knife-With-Sheath/322611846584)

JJ_BPK
07-27-2017, 09:43
Spring Lake, North Carolina, United States

Someone might want to try to contact this individual.. :mad: