Available on newsstands everywhere as of Dec. 26, 2017, BLADE is proud to present its Rambo-themed issue.
This hot issue is jammed with Rambo features, from stories behind the scenes of the movies to collecting and more.
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A close-up of BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall-Of-Fame© member Jimmy Lile’s tang mark on a special edition of the knife that started the Rambo phenomenon, the First Blood, is our cover.
A 1-of-1 Raven First Blood model Lile originally made for Sylvester Stallone, the knife is in the collection of Randy Rousseau. It is one of four 1-of-1 Ravens of the Rambo movie knives—two by Lile for First Blood and Rambo: First Blood II, and two by Cutlery Hall-Of-Famer Gil Hibben for Rambo III and Rambo IV—that are in Rousseau’s collection.
The Raven First Blood has the same specs as one of the original 100 First Blood models—the only difference is that the flip side of the tang is marked “1 OF 1” over “LILE” over “RAVEN.” The 9-inch blade is 440C stainless steel with a non-glare matte finish and polished edges. The stainless-steel hollow handle is pinned to the tang and wrapped with 36 feet of duck-decoy nylon line.