Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Rocky Mountain Bushcraft lands first-ever review of Jimmy Lile "First Blood" Rambo Knife

RMB is honored and excited to have been granted the first ever field review of the world's most famous survival knife-- the Jimmy Lile "First Blood" Rambo Knife. Jimmy Lile was the famed Arkansas custom knifemaker asked by Sylvester Stallone to create the knife for the 1982 film "First Blood."

Rambo "First Blood" Trailer:

Although cheaper copies of the First Blood Knife have been on the market for decades, none of the handmade Lile First Blood Knives have ever been officially reviewed or field tested. This is due in part to the fact that any First Blood Knife with a "Lile" stamp on it goes for at least $2,000 for an un-numbered version, and up to $75,000 for one of the numbered knives used in the film.

There has been a lot of speculation about how an actual Lile Rambo knife would perform in real life. Compared to the cheaper copies that have been on the market for decades, the original Lile knife is a meticulously hand-crafted custom knife made with premium knife steel (440C, premium for its time, still a very respectable knife steel with the proper heat treat). Jimmy Lile was quoted as saying that despite its over-the-top appearance, the First Blood Knife was actually designed for real world survival.

The Jimmy Lile Knife Company (now owned by oil magnate John Hill), has granted RMB an exclusive, first-time-ever review of their First Blood Knife.

Hill has authorized famed knifemaker Vaughn Neeley (Timberline Knives, Emerson-Neeley SPECWAR Knife, etc), current knifesmith for the Jimmy Lile Company, to begin hand-crafting a movie-spec First Blood Knife for our review. We expect to receive the knife sometime in February. After roughly 30-60 days of field testing in the Colorado Rockies, we should be posting our review this coming Spring.

Want to see how the authentic Rambo knife performs in real life? Stay tuned! Make sure to "Like" the Rocky Mountain Bushcraft Facebook page or sign our email list on the right side of the page and we'll let you know when the review goes live.

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