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CSB 04-30-2017 18:30

The first digit is a 2.

The seller has carefully covered up the rest of the number.

Poser 05-19-2017 13:33

Yarborough
 
Here's another for sale on the open market:

http://www.bladeforums.com/threads/f...knife.1493713/

tom kelly 05-25-2017 11:33

Yarborough #1????
 
Supprised Ruddi has not tried to sell this knife ??? tom kelly

eramnes 07-27-2017 08:26

It appears that there is another Yarborough on eBay right now, ending on Monday, July 31st. Serial #4802. Just thought you guys would like a heads-up.

Link to auction

JJ_BPK 07-27-2017 08:43

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Spring Lake, North Carolina, United States
Someone might want to try to contact this individual.. :mad:

pyreaux 06-12-2018 09:55

And another

https://m.ebay.com/itm/Chris-Reeve-Y...app-cvip-panel

pyreaux 06-12-2018 10:26

And another

https://m.ebay.com/itm/Chris-Reeve-Y...app-cvip-panel

The Reaper 06-12-2018 10:45

Looks like a pawn shop had it, and sold it for $300.

If they are serious about protecting the status of the knife, they need to lock up some of the people selling them for theft of government property and dealing in stolen goods.

Still, when they are purchased by an authorized individual, they are personal property and can be disposed of however the owner sees fit.

TR

BuckiBill 06-12-2018 12:37

Checking to see if it was stolen.
The eBay sellers has a 100% rating with over 500 items sold.
He won't want to be selling stolen stuff.

If stolen, I'd think he'd want to help.

7624U 06-12-2018 18:09

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Good Fake
I am 99.9% sure that knives never got that high in the numbers in the first run.
they changed it to S#### in 08-09 time frame then to Standard SF#### after that in around 2013 to current.

I graduated the Q in Oct 2002 the start of the memo's to get one 0010-0999 issued until end of 2006. Then where did we produce 3000 more GB's and they all got a knife ? I don't think so...
something is real fishy with all the high numbered knifes. (see example) must be getting close to 10,000 knifes out around the world I want to see 9,999 lol

I stand corrected some knifes do have high numbers I am going to walk next door to the museum and ask about record keeping.

Bill Harsey 06-13-2018 07:04

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Originally Posted by 7624U (Post 643884)
Good Fake
I am 99.9% sure that knives never got that high in the numbers in the first run.
they changed it to S#### in 08-09 time frame then to Standard SF#### after that in around 2013 to current.

I graduated the Q in Oct 2002 the start of the memo's to get one 0010-0999 issued until end of 2006. Then where did we produce 3000 more GB's and they all got a knife ? I don't think so...
something is real fishy with all the high numbered knifes. (see example) must be getting close to 10,000 knifes out around the world I want to see 9,999 lol

I stand corrected some knifes do have high numbers I am going to walk next door to the museum and ask about record keeping.

From day one we worked from two sets of serial numbers for the Yarborough Knife as directed by USASOC.
One set of numbers was for graduates of the Q Course, the other was for existing and legacy Special Forces Soldiers who choose to purchase their own.

BuckiBill 06-13-2018 08:47

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I am 99.9% sure that knives never got that high in the numbers in the first run.
they changed it to S#### in 08-09 time frame then to Standard SF#### after that in around 2013 to current
Roxanne is reaching out to the owner. It's not been reported stolen. She said this is a fairly low number.

It's the 2611 awarded to a Q-course grad. The first 1000 were sold to FOG's. Then once they started awarding them to Q-course grads, they add the S or SF

pyreaux 09-14-2018 10:37

Again

https://m.ebay.com/itm/Chris-Reeve-Y...anner=1&_rdt=1


ETA serial: 3611

JJ_BPK 09-14-2018 10:47

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Again

But different..

Worth watching :munchin

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10% of the sale of this item will benefit Wounded Warrior Project
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors by raising awareness, helping injured service members aid and assist each other and providing programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members. **Please note eBay sellers who list items for sale are not directly associated with WWP; they have chosen to donate a percentage of their sales to this organization. These funds directly support WWP's mission. For more information, visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

pyreaux 09-21-2018 05:41

And #3522 as well

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Chris-Reeve...&ul_noapp=true

BuckiBill 09-21-2018 10:50

The system is currently down but Roxanne has both #3611 and #3522 to look into.

They said they'd try and get back by Monday on whether they are stolen or not.

tom kelly 09-21-2018 13:21

The cost of a yarborough Knife?
 
Who would spend that amount of $$$$$ on a Yarborough Knife??? If you were never a graduate of the Q-course and given the knife what meaning would the knife have for someone to spend that amount of money for it???? Having a Yarborough Knife would not prove you were ever SF qualified???? Tom Kelly

JJ_BPK 09-21-2018 14:39

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Who would spend that amount of $$$$$ on a Yarborough Knife??? Tom Kelly

Collectors,,

I belong to a couple knife blogs and it continuously amazes me what people will pay for knives and the extent of their collections.

example:

A fellow on the Randall blog, started a thread about his new Stag handle Randall. Shortly another post a picture of 12 various models of Stag handled Randalls. With costs running 800-1200 USD that was a 10K USD picture, But it was only his Stag Randalls

On another blog, it's 90% folders. I can't fathom owning a Grimsmo Norseman
940, 1100 USD,, for my EDC???

Granted, handmade knives intail artistic craftsmanship. They are things of beauty, but some people go to extremes.

I suspect now that the outside world is aware that the serialized Yarborough is not being given to the grads, there is a sense of urgency to buy what may be a very limited item.

BuckiBill 09-21-2018 14:43

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Who would spend that amount of $$$$$ on a Yarborough Knife???
Heck, V-42's with provenance goes for over $10K.
Here we have one that sold for $10,350. Had I had an extra $11,000, I'd have bid on this V-42

https://www.rockislandauction.com/de...2-combat-knife

pyreaux 09-22-2018 07:13

6554 as well

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F352467102319

JJ_BPK 09-22-2018 07:34

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Originally Posted by pyreaux (Post 646188)

Looks like someone is trying to get in on the cash flow generated by the other serialized Y's??

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User ID ryfro_49
Based in United States, ryfro_49 has been an eBay member since Sep 21, 2018 0 Followers|0 Reviews|3 Views|Member since: Sep 21, 2018|United States

pyreaux 09-22-2018 08:15

I had the same thought, for the guys that bought them as collectors for ~$1000 they can sell it for one hell of a vacation now. Still a shame these are ending up resold.

tom kelly 09-22-2018 12:28

Yarborough Knife: Value vs.Worth
 
The value of almost anything is determined by the demand for it. In neoclassical economics the value of an object or service is often seen as nothing but price it would bring on the open market which is a competitive market. Neoclassical Economic Theory equate the Value of a commodity with its price, whether the market is competitive or not. Therefore, everything is seen as a commodity and if there is no market to set a price then there is no economic value. There are many economic theories that discuss this subject,value vs. worth. The Classical Theory of Economics,The labor value of theory, Karl Marx (Erscheinungsform), value is separate from exchange value, it is meaningless without a market. Value in itr most basic sense can be referred to as "Real Value" or "Actual Value" This is the measure of worth that is based purely on the utility derived from the consumption of a product or service. Utility Derived Value allows products ( Yarborough Knives )tobe measured on outcome instead of supply and demand. No single unit has a fixed value unless it is unique such as Yarborough 1, The knife presented to Lt.General William P. Yarborough. Tom Kelly

JJ_BPK 09-24-2018 05:03

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The 1st auction ended last night, SOLD for 6,000 USD

The 2nd is still open until 2:14 PM today, currently at 6,800 USD

The 3rd has one bid at 5,500 USD, with 4.5 days remaining


If you look at the bid list, 95+% are first-time bidders.


:munchin


Additional info:

If anyone is interested, There is a dude ( Veteran owned Crestview Woodworks ) selling hand-carved SF Crests built to mount the Y or V-42 knives.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/stkramer10/...p2047675.l2562

SF_BHT 09-24-2018 06:00

Go to their store web page. The eBay pages are always higher.

http://www.crestviewwoodworks.com/mi...plaques-1.html

The owner of the company is a retired SF guy named Scott Kramer.

BuckiBill 09-24-2018 11:16

From the Museum:

I have checked the database. One of them 3611 belongs to someone here living in Raeford, but who is out of the Army. I am trying to contact him, so he can contact you. With the other - 3522, we are encountering a glitch in the main database and this number does not appear. We are trying to work this out.


I didn't ask about the third one as he's a GB that thinks it's funny people give a shit about this stuff.

JJ_BPK 09-25-2018 06:42

The 1st one sold has been relisted??

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Chris-Reeve...oAAOSwwKxbopBc

Ret10Echo 09-25-2018 15:50

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Originally Posted by JJ_BPK (Post 646272)
The 1st one sold has been relisted??

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Chris-Reeve...oAAOSwwKxbopBc

Knife flipping??

CW3SF 09-25-2018 17:11

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Originally Posted by Ret10Echo (Post 646285)
Knife flipping??

Or the seller is winning the bid himself, trying to artificially drive up the value. All he needs is one sucker to jump in with an actual bid.

pyreaux 09-25-2018 17:59

I read elsewhere that someone ran up the price and bailed on paying.

JJ_BPK 09-26-2018 05:16

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Originally Posted by pyreaux (Post 646289)
I read elsewhere that someone ran up the price and bailed on paying.

There are Shills and AH's

Shills or Ghosts bidders are accounts set up to make false bids to drive up the price. It was mentioned earlier that many of the bidders were 1st time'ers. Shilling is illegal.

A$$H0's are people that list auctions or that bid up auctions for FUN, with ZERO intention of paying. Most are joke auctions.

Examples of stupid auctions

https://listverse.com/2012/10/22/10-...ebay-auctions/

http://www.cracked.com/article_15836...-auctions.html

https://www.thethings.com/15-of-the-...-sold-on-ebay/


I was almost tempted to bid on Sarah Palin's X-box, but the signature was a little blurry :]

Bill Harsey 10-12-2018 08:45

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Originally Posted by BuckiBill (Post 646254)

...I didn't ask about the third one as he's a GB that thinks it's funny people give a shit about this stuff.

As the designers and manufacturer of the Yarborough Knife we agreed with USASOC (in writing) to give a shit about this project.

pyreaux 12-27-2018 08:04

#6554 on the bay https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F382695333677

pyreaux 03-30-2019 20:42

#3089 is on the bay now.

tom kelly 04-01-2019 14:10

Value and Worth ?
 
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Originally Posted by pyreaux (Post 650683)
#3089 is on the bay now.

The value of the Yarborough Knife #3089 is reduced to a Monetary amount because of the owner's sense of the worth of an item that at the time the knife was presented it could not have been purchased with dollars. The YARBOROUGH Knife had to be earned. My opinion!

JJ_BPK 04-01-2019 15:01

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It's listed by a pawn shop in Fayetteville.
Someone might want to try to find it?
Looks like 20 pawn shops in the area??

Joker 06-25-2019 16:55

3089 is still on eBay for $3,000.
Did anyone figure out who owned it?

pyreaux 09-14-2019 20:32

0985 on the bay.

JJ_BPK 09-15-2019 05:02

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Originally Posted by pyreaux (Post 653114)
0985 on the bay.

Additionally, 3089


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