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Rambo knives
« on: July 21, 2011, 03:01:02 PM »
Rambo knives. The one from the first movie. I wouldn't spend my own money on one, but my buddy is interested in one more as a collectors item then a work knife. I'm trying to talk him out of it.

My questions are: Has any one actually owned or used of of these. And if so whats the quality? Namely what type of steel is used and how is the hollow handle attached to the blade?

http://www.smkw.com/webapp/eCommerce/products/rambo+knives/Rambo%C2%AE+I+First+Blood+Knife/DBMCRB1.html
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2011, 03:30:00 PM »
Will be interesting to hear if anyone has. Seems to be quite large for a hollow handle. Can't be a full tang.Mall ninja movie stuff.
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Re: Rambo knives
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2011, 03:36:46 PM »
Will be interesting to hear if anyone has. Seems to be quite large for a hollow handle. Can't be a full tang.Mall ninja movie stuff.

It's a lot of money for a toy. If it was something rare that had a collecters value IE the actual knife Stallone carried in the movie then maybe I could see the reason.   
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Re: Rambo knives
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2011, 03:54:43 PM »
I've never been able to bring myself to trust knives built like that.  No tang?  Nah, no thanks.
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Re: Rambo knives
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2011, 03:59:26 PM »
I've never been able to bring myself to trust knives built like that.  No tang?  Nah, no thanks.

Same here. I have $5.00 Ronco that bought years ago That the blade rattles around in the handle. I have an Explora knife where most of the gear is built into the sheath and not the knife. Cheap but fun.
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Re: Rambo knives
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2011, 05:50:49 PM »
I ggogled Rambo knives. I shouldn't be surprised that there are forums for this thing. But still.
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Re: Rambo knives
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2011, 08:10:50 PM »
The first knives to be used by Stallone in First Blood, First Blood II were made by Jimmy Lile. which you can get a second generation of the first one for 3500.00

http://www.jimmylile.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10&Itemid=10

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Re: Rambo knives
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2011, 08:20:20 PM »
The first knives to be used by Stallone in First Blood, First Blood II were made by Jimmy Lile. which you can get a second generation of the first one for 3500.00

http://www.jimmylile.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10&Itemid=10

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Re: Rambo knives
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2011, 09:17:16 PM »
Now if you want to see some funny stuff, just hit eBay, search for "Rambo knife".    The crap that brings up is hilarious.
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Re: Rambo knives
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2011, 02:37:22 AM »
The first knives to be used by Stallone in First Blood, First Blood II were made by Jimmy Lile. which you can get a second generation of the first one for 3500.00

http://www.jimmylile.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10&Itemid=10

Yep, the "officially endorsed" production models that I've seen (it is possible they were all fakes I suppose) are for looks. It looks just like the ones Lile made for the movie but made much more cheaply. The originals and second run that Lile did were al steel and welded together like the Randall model 18s were/are. The production run is made of lower grade steels with aluminum handles, poor heat treats, and the tangs are threaded. I'd be surprised if they handled chopping one good hardwood limb without sustaining damage. I was looking at some originals at Blade and they are MUCH better made but I'd not be the type to spend that much money on that particular knife.
 
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Re: Rambo knives
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2011, 12:50:21 PM »
This is Betty.

Betty was my first survival knife many moons ago. Not a high end knife, but Betty and I had fun.



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« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2011, 02:07:05 PM »
Looks like a good knife. What is the purpose of the hole in the blade?
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Re: Rambo knives
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2011, 02:14:10 PM »
Looks like a good knife. What is the purpose of the hole in the blade?

I'm not sure. I think it was a wrench but it's weirdly shaped.
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« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2011, 02:32:13 PM »
Probably right I've seen multi wrenches that look kinda like that. You just slide it until it catches the flats. We have an oval in a spanner wrench that we use to cut off gas meters.
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Re: Rambo knives
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2012, 03:10:56 AM »
if its not a full tang its not worth having, hollow handles are crap no matter who makes them,  Rambo knives :rofl:  I would be to embarrassed to own one.

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« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2012, 06:01:49 AM »
I feel the same way newz but there is one exception. Cris reeves made some hollow handle knives that are machined from a solid block of steal. No joints, no welds. I would own one of his.
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Re: Rambo knives
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2012, 08:22:43 AM »
Rambo knives. The one from the first movie. I wouldn't spend my own money on one, but my buddy is interested in one more as a collectors item then a work knife. I'm trying to talk him out of it.

My questions are: Has any one actually owned or used of of these. And if so whats the quality? Namely what type of steel is used and how is the hollow handle attached to the blade?

http://www.smkw.com/webapp/eCommerce/products/rambo+knives/Rambo%C2%AE+I+First+Blood+Knife/DBMCRB1.html

The knife in that link is nowhere near the quality of the original Lile made knives. I have seen them fail amazingly fast.

But the originals are VERY expensive.

http://www.jimmylile.com/knives/next-generation-first-blood.html

http://www.jimmylile.com/knives/vietnam-commemorative.html


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Re: Rambo knives
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2012, 10:31:55 AM »
Good show. I gave him my Ontario knives pilot knife which I never used.
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Re: Rambo knives
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2012, 10:35:35 AM »
I feel the same way newz but there is one exception. Cris reeves made some hollow handle knives that are machined from a solid block of steal. No joints, no welds. I would own one of his.

I looked at the Chris Reeves Shadow one time. I forget now why I passed over it.
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Re: Rambo knives
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2012, 10:45:32 AM »
Chris Reeves knives sound intersting, machined from a solid piece of steel should be pretty good.