John James Rambo is a fictional American hero who is known in popular culture as hardened Vietnam War veteran. Actor Sylvester Stallone has brought this fictional character to life in four feature films which feature different experiences in John Rambo’s life. Stallone portrays Rambo as a man who is searching for a peaceful existence. However he constantly has to enter into conflict he is forced take action. One way that Rambo deals with his issues is with the use of Rambo knife. In all four films the character Rambo has not only been defined by his superb fighting skills and military knowledge; he is also defined by the legendary knives he uses to dispatch enemy forces.
So What Type of Knife Did Rambo Use
The knives that Rambo used in the films are known as “Rambo” knives and they are unique weapons and tools that were designed and created by Jimmie Lile and Gil Hibbens for all four films. Jimmie Lile designed the original knives for Rambo, Rambo II and Rambo III. He was assisted by Gil Hibbens for making the knives for all three films. Lile Hibbens died in 1991 and Gil Hibbens knife designs were used in Rambo which was the fourth movie installment of the series.
The first three Rambo knives were designed to be ultimate survival knives. The knife was created with a 14 split saw teeth design along the spine. This design allows Rambo (or any other user) to be able to saw through wood or other objects when needed. The blade doesn’t have a tang (the bottom end of a blade) that fit into the handle. The blade stops where the handle begins. The handle on a Rambo knife is hollow and survival items such as fishing hooks, line and matches are stored within this compartment. The handle is also waterproof and it has a compass attached to the end. The Rambo knife also has two holes in the guard that allows a person to lash objects and it a fixed blade design that should be kept in a sheath.
The Rambo knife used in the fourth Rambo film wasn’t designed as a ultimate survival knife. In the fourth installment, Rambo lost his knife and is forging a new blade. However, the blade he was creating was not the same type of knife that he was used to fighting and surviving with in the previous films. The newer model Rambo knife still had the same name but it was a complete makeover from the survival knives that audiences and fans typically associated with Rambo.
The latest Rambo knife was constructed from raw and rare resources by Rambo. It had a crude blade that resembled a curved machete. The blade is heavy and thick and has a raw unfinished look. There were not any saw teeth in this particular model and the tip of the blade was cut off leaving a flat and wide knife with a sharp edge. There isn’t a hallow handle grip on this particular Rambo model and it didn’t have the style and charisma as the initial Rambo knife.
Over the years the Rambo knife has come in a variety of designs. There is a replica of the Rambo III knife known as the miniature Rambo III knife and there is also a Rambo III dagger. The miniature Rambo III version doesn’t have a compartment like the original Rambo knives but uses a simple wooden handle. This version of the Rambo knife also has a tang. The Rambo III dagger is an unfinished lightweight piece of steel that is designed for throwing at targets. The Rambo Bowie knife is another model that is available for sale.
Hunters, fishermen and individuals who work outdoors in a rugged terrain can use the original versions of the Rambo knives to perform many tasks. They can be used to clear brush, fell small trees, to hunt animals, for fishing and to build a shelter. The knives could also be used to start fires even though stainless still blades are not commonly used for that purpose. In some of the films, Rambo converted his knife into a spear and owners can do the same thing as well. Rambo knives are either replicas of the original knives or signature editions. All of the knives are manufactured and sold worldwide either directly from United Cutlery or from Gil Hibben.