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Old 01-16-2014, 23:49   #1
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Yarborough on the Bay

Looks like someone pawned their Yarborough, serial# 9008. Anyone we know?
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Old 01-17-2014, 12:47   #2
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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.
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Old 01-17-2014, 14:40   #3
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We are looking into it.
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Old 01-19-2014, 18:21   #4
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I see it is listed as "sold." Was someone able to get it removed; or, did it actually sell for $899.99?

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Old 01-19-2014, 19:51   #5
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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.
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Old 01-19-2014, 23:03   #6
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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.
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:27   #7
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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-...p2047675.l2557
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:56   #8
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looks like the sale was ended. From the other items listed looks like possibly someone's ex-wife.
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:01   #9
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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-...p2047675.l2557

I believe that that would be one of the early knives that were sold to QP's through the museum gift shop.
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:09   #10
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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.
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Old 04-23-2014, 22:36   #11
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Yarborough #0720

And another Yarborough just popped up, Serial #0720

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chris-Reeve-...d#ht_70wt_1153
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:26   #12
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ErwinD, nice catch. Also noted is the price being asked.
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Old 04-24-2014, 09:31   #13
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They say it is from 2003-2004

Can the Ft Bragg store confirm the date, maybe the owner?

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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.
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Old 04-04-2015, 18:38   #14
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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-S...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)
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Old 04-05-2015, 00:47   #15
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$1500? I hope the 'owner' fries in a deep fat hell.

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