The Rambo knife – the most masculine of the world

in 1982, Caroleo Pictures filmed a movie based on the novel “First Blood”, written in 1972 by David Morell.  He dubbed film “Rambo – first blood” that featured Sylvester Stallone in the lead role as Rambo and the movie became an absolute mega hit.

RAMBO – AND THE REST IS JUST HISTORY

Since then, John Rambo has become an absolute cult symbol of American patriotism, militarism and American freedom. In the film, sly carries a very big survival knife.  Today, we want to take that knife that Rambo used and take a closer look at it.

RAMBO’S KNIFE

This Rambo knife very quickly gained a popularity and enthusiastic collectors and fans all over the world wanted to purchase it.  He uses a different knife for every movie that I’ll go into below.

RAMBO FIRST BLOOD KNIFE

The knife in Rambo first blood is the grandfather of all survival knives. A sturdy blade coupled with useful features like saw teeth and a secret compartment. This knife started a trend where knife with hollow handles gained popularity. Even if it is a nice feature for the hardcore survivalist, the Rambo knife isn’t great since the knife doesn’t have full tang.  Countless knives have been modeled after this classic by master bladesmith Jimmy Lile.

RAMBO FIRST BLOOD KNIFE 2

In Rambo 2 Stallone uses a revised version of the first Rambo knife. The Rambo II knife is bigger and now has a blackened blade with polished edges for optical reasons.  The blade does not reflect the sunlight or Moonlight and the user of the knife remains undetected to his enemies.

RAMBO 3 KNIFE

Rambo 3: After no cooperation with Lile came about, Stallone got Gill Hibben from Kentucky to make a knife for him. The knife is a Bowie blade style.  This “Monster” of a Rambo 3 knife is significantly larger than its predecessor and is due to its Beefy and aggressive look quickly became popular.

RAMBO 4 KNIFE

In the last part of the Quad trilogy Rambo 4, Rambo loses his classic knife. So that he can fulfill his mission yet, he forges himself a new knife from an old propeller. This Rambo 4 combat knife resembles a stylized machete and exists as the original licensed and on 10,000 knives limited edition.

 

THE RAMBO 3 KNIFE IN MORE DETAIL

There are three options when purchasing the Rambo 3 knife:

SPECS OF THE RAMBO 3 KNIFE BY GIL HIBBEN:

  • Manufacturer: Gil Hibben / Hibben knives
  • Model #: RIII
  • Overall length: 43, 8cm
  • Blade length: 29, 2 cm
  • Blade width: 5 cm
  • Blade thickness: 0, 78 cm
  • Steel: 440C stainless steel
  • Hardness: 56-57 HRC
  • Material handle: ebony
  • Weight without scabbard: 1050 g
  • Scabbard weight: 1440 g
  • EIA: $1750

 

SPECS OF THE RAMBO 3 KNIFE FROM UNITED CUTLERY:

  • Manufacturer: United cutlery
  • Model #: UC-201
  • Overall length: 40cm
  • Blade length: 27 cm
  • Blade width: 4, 7 cm
  • Blade thickness: 0, 6 cm
  • Steel: 420J2 stainless
  • Hardness: 53HC
  • Material handle: hardwood
  • Weight without scabbard: 650 g
  • Scabbard weight: 950 g

 

SPECS OF THE RAMBO 3 KNIFE BY MASTER CUTLERY:

  • Model #: MC-RB3S
  • Total length: 45cm
  • Blade length: 31 cm
  • Blade width: 5, 5 cm
  • Blade thickness: 0, 5 cm
  • Steel: Stainless 420
  • Hardness: 53 HRC
  • Material handle: wooden
  • Weight without scabbard: 850 g
  • Scabbard weight: 1160 g

CONCLUSION

The best by far is the one made by Gil Hibben, if you can get your hands on it you should buy it because it’s a collectors item and it looks incredible.