Rambo First Blood Knife question

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Petar, May 20, 2014.

  1. Petar


    May 20, 2014
    Hello everyone,

    Im planning to buy Rambo First Blood knife and i would like to know more of it.
    First,can any of you tell me what's the difference between United Cutlery and Master Cutlery?
    I heard that UC is better quality,but i can't find it on eBay(i found few but they don't ship internationally).
    I know that Rambo knives aren't superb quality,but is it durable enough to take it to a jungle/woods,or it will damage it?

    Every comment is welcome :)
  2. marcinek


    Jan 9, 2007
    Welcome. No real difference between the two. Both are low quality.

    As far as taking any Rambo knife into the woods....unless you are playing Rambo, I wouldn't. The low cost ones are silly movie collectibles in my opinion, and not knives for outdoor recreation.

    Honestly, IMO, you'd be about a million times better off spending the money on a Victorinox Farmer. And you'd probably have some money for beer left over.
  3. stabman

    stabman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    If you want a big knife, for a good price, that won't break, look at what Condor Knives has to offer.
    Axes, machetes, and some big honking knives for pretty damn cheap. :thumbup:

    Well, inexpensive...they are NOT cheap crap.
    Take them out into the woods with confidence. :)
  4. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    I consider both importers to be about equal. Both are Chinese made in 440A which is not the greatest steel. But the Rambo First Blood knife is sort of cool and fun to have. Not sure about using it hard or really depending on it. But it is what it is. It's a movie replica and probably of so so quality.

    The Rambo movies have been airing here lately. I still get the itch to get a First Blood knife, but I resist like I have for 20 years or more.

    You're probably better off getting a "survival knife" made for Schrade (at least the name) and they are fairly inexpensive. Unless you have a thing for the Rambo knives, I would look elsewhere to satisfy my survival knife urge. Just my opinion. By the way, welcome.
  5. Petar


    May 20, 2014
    Thanks for reply.
    Yeah,i heard they aren't good quality.
    I saw this video:


    So i was hoping it will take cutting small branches for example.
  6. Petar


    May 20, 2014
    Thanks,i'll check them :)

    Yeah,looks like you have same feeling like me.
    I know that Rambo knives aren't good for almost anything but display,but i DO have thing for Rambo knives :D
    I probably won't buy it for woods then.
  7. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    You know, as long as you KNOW these aren't the greatest of knives, if you have the itch for one of them, scratch it by all means. Goodness knows I have bought a lot of useless junk over the years just because of some advertisement or whatever. Nobody will condemn you for scratching your itch.

    I feel sure it would work for cutting small branches and so forth in the woods or around a campsite. For me, it is more a question about how long it will stay sharp even with use. I don't mind sharpening knives, but I really don't want to have to sharpen it when I am half way though a task. This is probably an exaggeration, but you probably get me drift. Enjoy.

    Added: The Condor stuff is pretty cost effective. I just bought one of their current Woodslore models (~$32) to try out and compare to the original offering that I always felt was overbuilt. Condor makes some very good short machetes and I personally really like the Pack Golok and Village Parang. You can chop small branches or trees to your heart's content with one of these.

    Consider something like a Kabar Becker BK-7 or BK-9. Both of these are very cost effective and are pretty good knives. Everyone raves about the BK-9. It's a big knife and very useable.
    Last edited: May 20, 2014
  8. marcinek


    Jan 9, 2007
    If you gotta have one, you gotta have one, you know? Ultimately get what makes you feel good. They are not going to explode, and if it breaks you are not gonna die or anything like that.

    They are not really practical outdoors tools. But if their awesomeness outweighs their lack of functionality/utility for you...then go get one. :thumbup:
  9. Petar


    May 20, 2014
    Thanks to all of you guys.
    I get great answers in only few minutes.
    This could be one of my favorite forums :D
  10. Sam Wilson

    Sam Wilson

    Sep 3, 2012
    Agreed. Few people hate those goofy interpretations of the real thing more than me, but by all means, if you want one, buy one. I have bought much more ridiculous crap than that, for more money. Sometimes you gotta scratch the itch. Have fun, and post some pics of it in use.

    Sam :thumbup:
  11. JD Mandrell

    JD Mandrell

    Apr 20, 2001
  12. sloth357

    sloth357 Platinum m0f0 Platinum Member

    Jan 5, 2011
    Or drop some real cash on a Martin Aparro. Or MCEII :) Those are "real" hollow handle knives and you can "rambo" with them all you want..

    Those two companies, make gifts. Not knives :)
  13. Sam Wilson

    Sam Wilson

    Sep 3, 2012
    Oh man, your video link led me to this creepy gem, filmed in a bathroom, lol. Don't know why the lid is off the toilet, maybe that's the Rambo-stash.

  14. tltt


    May 1, 2008
    If it must be a Rambo model, wait for an older United one to show up. The polish and general machining work is a decent bit better, and the sheath is a bit heavier also.

    For the money, the Boker Apparo is a better choice though. Or an Aitor Jungle King, if you can find a real one.
  15. R.c.s

    R.c.s Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2013
    If you really want one then have a look at this. boker [​IMG]
  16. giant1


    May 9, 2007
    I think he is wearing his pyjamas :eek::eek::barf::barf:
  17. Bob6794


    Apr 21, 2013
    For some reason I was expecting the blade to snap in half while trying to cut that water bottle. Just the way I read that last sentence made me expect that.

    But in all honesty if you want it get the knife just don't expect it to be quality made and to be able to be put to good use outdoors or anything hard. It would fall under one of those stupid novelty items you just have to have that puts a smile on your face, were all guilty of buying something like that whether it's a knife or something else.
  18. cricketdave

    cricketdave Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2008
    If you want a bit better hollow handle knife look at the schrade or the Boker Apparo as someone else mentioned both are good tough knives with better steel than the movie replica's. If you just want one to fondle and enjoy by all means the replica's will scratch that itch.

    A bit more expensive version I have one of these on order


    A couple of mine without sawbucks

  19. manowar669


    Oct 1, 2002
    I agree. I'm thinking a Mora and a good SAK, and you've got what you need.
  20. 99cuts


    Apr 18, 2013
    Just get it! I would rewatch the movie (Rambo First Blood) while holding one in hand.

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