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Neil Roberts Warrior Knife

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by WillB, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. WillB

    WillB Gold Member Gold Member

    177
    Feb 3, 2007
    So after I posted on the knives used by SEALs thread, I get this Neil Roberts Warrior Knife in the mail with a note that says "enjoy!" I look at the return address and it's from my buddy Paul. Paul was a LRRP in Viatnam and collects all manner of stuff, from things that go bang, knives watches etc.

    I call him up to ask "Paul, why is there a Neil Roberts Warrior Knife at my house?

    "I saw your post on FB* about the knives at the museum and thought if anyone should have that, you should, so I sent it" he says.

    "Where did you get i?" I ask

    "I don't remember, it's been sitting in a box for at least a decade so and until saw that pic, forgot I had it"

    And so it went. I now have a never used in box Neil Roberts Warrior Knife! I plan to bring it to the museum to show the crew. It's a beauty to be sure. My problem is, a knife that pretty usually sits in the safe as I don't want to scratch it. I just sold a Crusader Forge here due to the same reason, it sat in my safe year after year and was never used.

    It's good to have friends like Paul. As contrast, with my HH The MFK-02 GEN II. Talk about beauty and the beast. One looks like a greyhound, the other like a bulldog, so ugly it's pretty. I tend to like knives that are more like a pry bar with a point as it reduces my fears (justified or not) of snapping off a tip and such and I care not that they may be sub par at giving me thin slices from a tomato.... The The MFK-02 GEN II I have been using and briefly reviewed in another thread.

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    * + posted same on my FB page.
     
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  2. NCHunter78

    NCHunter78 Basic Member Basic Member

    375
    Feb 14, 2016
    That is a good friend!
     
  3. NCHunter78

    NCHunter78 Basic Member Basic Member

    375
    Feb 14, 2016
    and congrats on a great knife!
     
  4. WillB

    WillB Gold Member Gold Member

    177
    Feb 3, 2007
    I love that guy! I tried to give him some $ for it, but he wouldn't budge. Not a lot of those floating around.
     
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  5. Kaizen1

    Kaizen1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    Wow, that's a helluva gift
     
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  6. peterbright

    peterbright Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 29, 2016
    We need his contact information!
     
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  7. RyanRaben

    RyanRaben Gold Member Gold Member

    286
    Oct 10, 2014
    The Neil Roberts is a really cool knife, and Paul sounds like an amazing friend. Congrats on having both. :D
     
  8. WillB

    WillB Gold Member Gold Member

    177
    Feb 3, 2007
    It is a pretty knife to be sure. Similar to the Pacific but the lines more organic in my opinion and just as functional. Not sure what the total produced was, but I don't think there's many floating around.
     
  9. WillB

    WillB Gold Member Gold Member

    177
    Feb 3, 2007
    At Museum with #1 oh 184 in display, and mine. For those who may not recall the story, it was a bad day all around, but Roberts did what such men do under the worst of circumstances, attack:

    "A SEAL rescue force finally reached Roberts’s body after a battle that left three SEALs seriously wounded. Real-time video and evidence the rescue force discovered revealed Roberts had died fighting. Although shot several times, Roberts had nevertheless assaulted a machine-gun nest using grenades and his nine-millimeter SIG Sauer pistol. Roberts did not lose the SIG during his fall because SEALS wear the weapon holstered and strapped to their legs. Rather than attempting to hide or surrender, Roberts had attacked the machine-gun crew because of the threat they posed for any rescue helo. In all, the SEALs estimated Roberts engaged a force of some 50 terrorists and killed or wounded several until he ran out of ammunition and was himself killed."

    https://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2002/apr/04/did-navy-seal-die-afghanistan/#

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  10. PiterM

    PiterM

    Mar 27, 2000
    What a cool story! And needless to say.. cool knife too.
     
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