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    Apr 1, 2008, 5:36 PM - Rambo First Blood Pt II - Which knife to go for? #1

    Hey All,

    Ok so after watching the new Rambo (which i thought was pretty kick ass!!) i'm on a bit of a Rambo kick now.

    So i've decided on buying a Replica knife from Rambo First Blood Pt II (Pt I will be next)
    However there are a few versions out there, so i'm looking for advice on which one to go for.
    I've searched the threads, and cannot find any which draws comparisions or reviews the quality of any of the Rambo knife replicas (apologies if there are existing threads, i'm possibly just not looking hard enough)

    So can any fellow RPF'ers offer any advice on the quality of these replicas at all.

    Primarily i'm looking between the United Cutley First Blood Pt II and the New Signiture edition as shown on the Hollywood collectables group website. Both are similarily priced at around 85 - 90.

    Any thoughts on what i should lean towards?
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    Apr 2, 2008, 2:36 AM - Re: Rambo First Blood Pt II - Which knife to go for? #2

    I think the originals Rambo Prt 1 and 2 were Jimmy Lile knifes (Part 3 is a Hibben knife) and you can TRY to find some original Lyle's for about $1800-2000...

    The first affordable Rambo knifes replicas were made by United Cutlery....the first one to be made and nice, and yes, nowadays HCG is releasing the three Rambo knifes as "anniversary" or "signature" models. I really have no idea if the HCG are better than the UC but personally, I would prefer to buy a UC first one made.
    FRED
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    Apr 2, 2008, 3:46 AM - Re: Rambo First Blood Pt II - Which knife to go for? #3

    how about an original ?

    they are really cheap to come by these days





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    Apr 2, 2008, 7:05 AM - Re: Rambo First Blood Pt II - Which knife to go for? #4

    Whaouhhhh....I was a little bit far when I said "$1800-2000" !!!! Since Jimmy's death, his babies cost an eye...or two.

    FRED
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    Apr 2, 2008, 8:50 PM - Re: Rambo First Blood Pt II - Which knife to go for? #5

    Try ebay for some of the UC models.They are of pretty good quality
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    Apr 3, 2008, 4:44 AM - Re: Rambo First Blood Pt II - Which knife to go for? #6

    tain669 said: View Post
    Try ebay for some of the UC models.They are of pretty good quality
    Are you planning to use or display. Any'll do if your displaying. I wouldn't recommend using a UC or HCG though.

    Mass produced crap metal.
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    Apr 3, 2008, 4:58 AM - Re: Rambo First Blood Pt II - Which knife to go for? #7

    I have a real Lile "Mission" made for me by the man himself back in teh late 80s while stationed at Ft Bragg


    Uncle Jake said: View Post
    Are you planning to use or display. Any'll do if your displaying. I wouldn't recommend using a UC or HCG though.

    Mass produced crap metal.
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    Apr 3, 2008, 6:56 AM - Re: Rambo First Blood Pt II - Which knife to go for? #8

    Ft Bragg...home of the Green Berets !!! Yeah, cool...
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    Apr 3, 2008, 5:06 PM - Re: Rambo First Blood Pt II - Which knife to go for? #9

    Thanks for the responses guys and gals.

    As much as i would to get my hands on a Jimmy Lile, its a little beyond my budget right now. I can only dream!!

    I purley want one for display, i'm just undecided in which is the better quality knife to go for.
    I like the fact the UC is more screen accurate though, as as much as the sig edition is nice, i think the sig kinda draws your attention away from the knife, and somehow it looks like a mass produced knife.

    I think i will go for the UC version, i found a website offering the PtI knifes without sheaths for around 85 - I'm not too bothered about the sheath, would be nice, but i cant find any other websites here in the UK offering the PtI UC knife at all.
    Then again i do really want that PtII knife, geez, decisions decisions!!!
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    Apr 3, 2008, 5:59 PM - Re: Rambo First Blood Pt II - Which knife to go for? #10

    Uncle Jake said: View Post
    Are you planning to use or display. Any'll do if your displaying. I wouldn't recommend using a UC or HCG though.

    Mass produced crap metal.
    I think they are pretty good.Not something I'd carry but a heck of alot better then some of the current stuff out there. But thats just my2 cents

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