How to purchase a Yarborough knife


Since 2002, select soldiers graduating from the US Special Forces Qualification Course have been presented the Yarborough knife, a combat field knife designed by renowned knife maker William Harsey and manufactured by Chris Reeve Knives. 

Yarborough PlaquePurchase Qualification

Current and former soldiers who can prove their membership in the US Special Forces may purchase a serialized Yarborough knife through the JFK Special Warfare Museum. Qualified members include active duty, reserve, National Guard, honorably separated or retirees. Requests by family members or estates of deceased, qualified Special Forces Regiment members who can prove their Soldier’s qualification will be reviewed on a case by case basis. 

To request authorization to purchase the knife, please contact the Museum Gift Shop at the JFK Special Warfare Museum: 

Manager Betty Amaker
TEL: 910-436-2366/1724
FAX: 910-436-5114

The general public may order a non-serialized version of the Yarborough knife directly from Chris Reeve Knives.


Hi Morris,

The general public may purchase a non-serialized version of the Yarborough knife called the “Green Beret” knife. You can order it directly through our website or from any of our authorized dealers. We offer a few different configurations of the Green Beret knife, so if you’d like yours configured just like the Yarborough, make sure to order it with a 7" serrated blade with black coating.

If you have any more questions, feel free to reach out to

Chris Reeve Knives October 10, 2018

Do you make an aftermarket Yarborough knife that you sell?

MORRIS WOOD October 10, 2018

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