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ErwinD
01-16-2014, 22:49
Looks like someone pawned their Yarborough, serial# 9008. Anyone we know?

Barbarian
01-17-2014, 11:47
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, 13:40
We are looking into it.

ghp95134
01-19-2014, 17:21
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, 18:51
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, 22:03
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, 08:27
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, 08:56
looks like the sale was ended. From the other items listed looks like possibly someone's ex-wife.

VVVV
02-27-2014, 10:01
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, 11:09
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, 22:36
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, 07:26
ErwinD, nice catch. Also noted is the price being asked.

CSB
04-24-2014, 09:31
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, 18:38
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, 00:47
$1500? I hope the 'owner' fries in a deep fat hell.

Serial #8130

JJ_BPK
04-05-2015, 05:15
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, 07:57
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, 12:02
Every time we see one of these we should post the individuals name on this website.

The Reaper
04-05-2015, 13:11
Every time we see one of these we should post the individuals name on this website.

I concur.

TR

Jgood
04-05-2015, 17:11
Yup,

in the Hall of Shame

sinjefe
04-05-2015, 17:51
Second that.

The Reaper
04-05-2015, 19:51
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, 09:29
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, 11:37
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, 13:22
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, 13:35
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, 15:29
Isn't there a record of who gets each knife?

The Reaper
04-08-2015, 19:13
Isn't there a record of who gets each knife?

Yes, there is.

TR

Team Sergeant
04-09-2015, 12:02
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, 16:28
#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, 17:08
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, 18:19
Looks like another one is up, serial 21?? Seller has hidden the serial. Not sure if it's authentic.

pyreaux
06-30-2016, 16:51
Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/142038794293

Another one up

sauerluck
08-31-2016, 16:23
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, 21:20
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, 06:48
most likely a 7th GPer...or...ex wife of former...

Bettendorf
09-01-2016, 20:06
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, 00:26
All of the sellers other items are stuff from the GIP - Ops core straps, eagle pouches, etc.

pyreaux
04-30-2017, 08:45
Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/282444803013


Another one

CSB
04-30-2017, 18:30
The first digit is a 2.

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

Poser
05-19-2017, 13:33
Here's another for sale on the open market:

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

tom kelly
05-25-2017, 11:33
Supprised Ruddi has not tried to sell this knife ??? tom kelly

eramnes
07-27-2017, 08:26
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, 08:43
Spring Lake, North Carolina, United States

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

pyreaux
06-12-2018, 09:55
And another

https://m.ebay.com/itm/Chris-Reeve-Yarborough-Special-Forces-Green-Beret-Knife-7-Serialized-3611/142831125068?_mwBanner=1&_rdt=1#vi__app-cvip-panel

pyreaux
06-12-2018, 10:26
And another

https://m.ebay.com/itm/Chris-Reeve-Yarborough-Special-Forces-Green-Beret-Knife-7-Serialized-3611/142831125068?_mwBanner=1&_rdt=1#vi__app-cvip-panel

The Reaper
06-12-2018, 10:45
Looks like a pawn shop had it, and sold it for $300.

If they are serious about protecting the status of the knife, they need to lock up some of the people selling them for theft of government property and dealing in stolen goods.

Still, when they are purchased by an authorized individual, they are personal property and can be disposed of however the owner sees fit.

TR

BuckiBill
06-12-2018, 12:37
Checking to see if it was stolen.
The eBay sellers has a 100% rating with over 500 items sold.
He won't want to be selling stolen stuff.

If stolen, I'd think he'd want to help.

7624U
06-12-2018, 18:09
Good Fake
I am 99.9% sure that knives never got that high in the numbers in the first run.
they changed it to S#### in 08-09 time frame then to Standard SF#### after that in around 2013 to current.

I graduated the Q in Oct 2002 the start of the memo's to get one 0010-0999 issued until end of 2006. Then where did we produce 3000 more GB's and they all got a knife ? I don't think so...
something is real fishy with all the high numbered knifes. (see example) must be getting close to 10,000 knifes out around the world I want to see 9,999 lol

I stand corrected some knifes do have high numbers I am going to walk next door to the museum and ask about record keeping.

Bill Harsey
06-13-2018, 07:04
Good Fake
I am 99.9% sure that knives never got that high in the numbers in the first run.
they changed it to S#### in 08-09 time frame then to Standard SF#### after that in around 2013 to current.

I graduated the Q in Oct 2002 the start of the memo's to get one 0010-0999 issued until end of 2006. Then where did we produce 3000 more GB's and they all got a knife ? I don't think so...
something is real fishy with all the high numbered knifes. (see example) must be getting close to 10,000 knifes out around the world I want to see 9,999 lol

I stand corrected some knifes do have high numbers I am going to walk next door to the museum and ask about record keeping.

From day one we worked from two sets of serial numbers for the Yarborough Knife as directed by USASOC.
One set of numbers was for graduates of the Q Course, the other was for existing and legacy Special Forces Soldiers who choose to purchase their own.

BuckiBill
06-13-2018, 08:47
I am 99.9% sure that knives never got that high in the numbers in the first run.
they changed it to S#### in 08-09 time frame then to Standard SF#### after that in around 2013 to current

Roxanne is reaching out to the owner. It's not been reported stolen. She said this is a fairly low number.

It's the 2611 awarded to a Q-course grad. The first 1000 were sold to FOG's. Then once they started awarding them to Q-course grads, they add the S or SF

pyreaux
09-14-2018, 10:37
Again

https://m.ebay.com/itm/Chris-Reeve-Yarborough-Serial-Numbered-Special-Forces-Green-Beret-Reeves-Knife/192657170827?_mwBanner=1&_rdt=1


ETA serial: 3611

JJ_BPK
09-14-2018, 10:47
Again


But different..

Worth watching :munchin

10% of the sale of this item will benefit Wounded Warrior Project
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pyreaux
09-21-2018, 05:41
And #3522 as well

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Chris-Reeve-Yarborough-Serial-Numbered-Special-Forces-Green-Beret-Reeves-Knife/332812414820?_mwBanner=1&ul_ref=https%3A%2F%2Frover.ebay.com%2Frover%2F0%2F 0%2F0%3Fmpre%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.ebay.com%25 2Fulk%252Fitm%252F332812414820%26rvr_id%3D0%26rvr_ ts%3Dfbf130351650ad4a7ca34daafff7312d&ul_noapp=true

BuckiBill
09-21-2018, 10:50
The system is currently down but Roxanne has both #3611 and #3522 to look into.

They said they'd try and get back by Monday on whether they are stolen or not.

tom kelly
09-21-2018, 13:21
Who would spend that amount of $$$$$ on a Yarborough Knife??? If you were never a graduate of the Q-course and given the knife what meaning would the knife have for someone to spend that amount of money for it???? Having a Yarborough Knife would not prove you were ever SF qualified???? Tom Kelly

JJ_BPK
09-21-2018, 14:39
Who would spend that amount of $$$$$ on a Yarborough Knife??? Tom Kelly

Collectors,,

I belong to a couple knife blogs and it continuously amazes me what people will pay for knives and the extent of their collections.

example:

A fellow on the Randall blog, started a thread about his new Stag handle Randall. Shortly another post a picture of 12 various models of Stag handled Randalls. With costs running 800-1200 USD that was a 10K USD picture, But it was only his Stag Randalls

On another blog, it's 90% folders. I can't fathom owning a Grimsmo Norseman
940, 1100 USD,, for my EDC???

Granted, handmade knives intail artistic craftsmanship. They are things of beauty, but some people go to extremes.

I suspect now that the outside world is aware that the serialized Yarborough is not being given to the grads, there is a sense of urgency to buy what may be a very limited item.

BuckiBill
09-21-2018, 14:43
Who would spend that amount of $$$$$ on a Yarborough Knife???

Heck, V-42's with provenance goes for over $10K.
Here we have one that sold for $10,350. Had I had an extra $11,000, I'd have bid on this V-42

https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/52/3755/rare-documented-1st-special-service-force-case-v42-combat-knife

pyreaux
09-22-2018, 07:13
6554 as well

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F35 2467102319

JJ_BPK
09-22-2018, 07:34
6554 as well

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F35 2467102319

Looks like someone is trying to get in on the cash flow generated by the other serialized Y's??


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pyreaux
09-22-2018, 08:15
I had the same thought, for the guys that bought them as collectors for ~$1000 they can sell it for one hell of a vacation now. Still a shame these are ending up resold.

tom kelly
09-22-2018, 12:28
The value of almost anything is determined by the demand for it. In neoclassical economics the value of an object or service is often seen as nothing but price it would bring on the open market which is a competitive market. Neoclassical Economic Theory equate the Value of a commodity with its price, whether the market is competitive or not. Therefore, everything is seen as a commodity and if there is no market to set a price then there is no economic value. There are many economic theories that discuss this subject,value vs. worth. The Classical Theory of Economics,The labor value of theory, Karl Marx (Erscheinungsform), value is separate from exchange value, it is meaningless without a market. Value in itr most basic sense can be referred to as "Real Value" or "Actual Value" This is the measure of worth that is based purely on the utility derived from the consumption of a product or service. Utility Derived Value allows products ( Yarborough Knives )tobe measured on outcome instead of supply and demand. No single unit has a fixed value unless it is unique such as Yarborough 1, The knife presented to Lt.General William P. Yarborough. Tom Kelly

JJ_BPK
09-24-2018, 05:03
Update:

The 1st auction ended last night, SOLD for 6,000 USD

The 2nd is still open until 2:14 PM today, currently at 6,800 USD

The 3rd has one bid at 5,500 USD, with 4.5 days remaining


If you look at the bid list, 95+% are first-time bidders.


:munchin


Additional info:

If anyone is interested, There is a dude ( Veteran owned Crestview Woodworks ) selling hand-carved SF Crests built to mount the Y or V-42 knives.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/stkramer10/m.html?item=113174927570&hash=item1a59c058d2%3Ag%3A5IwAAOSwT0NbX69n&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562

SF_BHT
09-24-2018, 06:00
Go to their store web page. The eBay pages are always higher.

http://www.crestviewwoodworks.com/military-plaques-1.html

The owner of the company is a retired SF guy named Scott Kramer.

BuckiBill
09-24-2018, 11:16
From the Museum:

I have checked the database. One of them 3611 belongs to someone here living in Raeford, but who is out of the Army. I am trying to contact him, so he can contact you. With the other - 3522, we are encountering a glitch in the main database and this number does not appear. We are trying to work this out.


I didn't ask about the third one as he's a GB that thinks it's funny people give a shit about this stuff.

JJ_BPK
09-25-2018, 06:42
The 1st one sold has been relisted??

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Chris-Reeve-Yarborough-Serial-Numbered-Special-Forces-Green-Beret-Reeves-Knife/332818804110?hash=item4d7d8bed8e:g:fBoAAOSwwKxbopB c

Ret10Echo
09-25-2018, 15:50
The 1st one sold has been relisted??

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Chris-Reeve-Yarborough-Serial-Numbered-Special-Forces-Green-Beret-Reeves-Knife/332818804110?hash=item4d7d8bed8e:g:fBoAAOSwwKxbopB c

Knife flipping??

CW3SF
09-25-2018, 17:11
Knife flipping??

Or the seller is winning the bid himself, trying to artificially drive up the value. All he needs is one sucker to jump in with an actual bid.

pyreaux
09-25-2018, 17:59
I read elsewhere that someone ran up the price and bailed on paying.

JJ_BPK
09-26-2018, 05:16
I read elsewhere that someone ran up the price and bailed on paying.

There are Shills and AH's

Shills or Ghosts bidders are accounts set up to make false bids to drive up the price. It was mentioned earlier that many of the bidders were 1st time'ers. Shilling is illegal.

A$$H0's are people that list auctions or that bid up auctions for FUN, with ZERO intention of paying. Most are joke auctions.

Examples of stupid auctions

https://listverse.com/2012/10/22/10-bizarre-ebay-auctions/

http://www.cracked.com/article_15836_the-12-most-awesomely-ridiculous-ebay-auctions.html

https://www.thethings.com/15-of-the-most-ridiculous-things-that-have-been-sold-on-ebay/


I was almost tempted to bid on Sarah Palin's X-box, but the signature was a little blurry :]

Bill Harsey
10-12-2018, 08:45
...I didn't ask about the third one as he's a GB that thinks it's funny people give a shit about this stuff.

As the designers and manufacturer of the Yarborough Knife we agreed with USASOC (in writing) to give a shit about this project.