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Re: Movie Switchblades

Post by ILikeStilettos » Sat Sep 10, 2016 3:35 pm

Could be a square button and he was locking it open ...

You could design one with the safety above the button if you tried hard, but it would be elaborate, or have a really long ricasso.
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Re: Movie Switchblades

Post by Viking45 » Sat Sep 10, 2016 6:44 pm

JimBrown257 wrote:the artist was clearly using an actual knife for the drawing...how could he have gotten something that upper safety like wrong?

The only thing I could guess is that he wanted to have the detail of the safety on the knife but because the thumb would cover it up, he just moved it above the button.
Good point, it is so accurate that the artist had to change something because of copyright issues. I mean he could have just left the safety out but he has such an eye for detail he just misplaced it to save any hassles.

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Re: Movie Switchblades

Post by JimBrown257 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:07 am

Viking45 wrote:
JimBrown257 wrote:the artist was clearly using an actual knife for the drawing...how could he have gotten something that upper safety like wrong?

The only thing I could guess is that he wanted to have the detail of the safety on the knife but because the thumb would cover it up, he just moved it above the button.
Good point, it is so accurate that the artist had to change something because of copyright issues. I mean he could have just left the safety out but he has such an eye for detail he just misplaced it to save any hassles.
I see what it is now. the artist must have used something like a double-Schrade for the model, which would have a blade at each end and button/safety on each side. He must have had one blade open, but laid it on the table with the backside facing him. So from that perspective, it would have the button at the bottom and safety at the top. Of course, the button/safety he would have been looking at was actually the button for the other blade.

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Re: Movie Switchblades

Post by JimBrown257 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:09 am

John Wick Chapter two had some sort of Microtech. I believe it was an Ultratech but I wasn't sure. There was also a case full of various knives but you didn't get too good a look at them.
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Re: Movie Switchblades

Post by JimBrown257 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:53 am

Season 1 episode 6 of Westworld had some kind of coil-spring tactical (maybe a Benchmade).
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Re: Movie Switchblades

Post by Viking45 » Sat May 27, 2017 4:09 pm

Came across a very cool old clip from Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
The knife scene is at 3:38. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2o3QWwwQLI
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Re: Movie Switchblades

Post by Tom19176 » Sat May 27, 2017 5:52 pm

Great scene!!!!!

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Re: Movie Switchblades

Post by Jackalope » Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:37 am

Watched the latest episode of "Fargo" tonight. The main bad boy character was opening Christmas presents with an approx. 9" stiletto. Looked like a Frank B. if I had to guess.

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Re: Movie Switchblades

Post by Viking45 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:56 pm

Not sure what movie this is from but the knife scene is at 2:47 8)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkJjWOYvyTY#t=167.601
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Re: Movie Switchblades

Post by JimBrown257 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:28 am

I'm watching a documentary about Sonny Black (the Michael Madson character in Donnie Brasco). The opening segment features a 10.5" step-bolster Rizzuto.
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Re: Movie Switchblades

Post by shursnap » Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:02 am

Hi, I just picked up an interesting movie prop switchblade that leaves a trail of blood as it moves! It's hand made by a movie prop department and measures 11" long. It looks like a 90's Italian bolster release stiletto and does not fold. I don't know what movie it might have been from, but I'd sure love to! It has a small rubber bulb in the handle that you fill with liquid and then squeeze as you run the knife across something. The liquid travels into the blade and drops through a channel in cutting edge to leave a trail. Looks like most of the images are gone from this thread and the odds seem against me, but I'm hoping that someone might remember seeing a "blood spurting" stiletto used in a movie... likely sometime after 1980 since it's a flat blade. Any help would be Greatly appreciated!
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Re: Movie Switchblades

Post by JimBrown257 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:28 am

A pink sentient switchblade!
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Re: Movie Switchblades

Post by monstro » Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:48 pm

Vagabund wrote:I've seen fist time a bargeon stiletto in a movie: The Marseille Contract (1974)
In Twelve Monkeys (1995) someone pulls a knife on Bruce Wills and Madeline Stowe, and i'm almost certain it's a Bargeon. Back lock type with the slightly asymmetrical blade, swedge black checked handles.

And not Bargeons... but i'm almost certain that "give me all your clothes" scene at the Griffith Observatory in the Terminator has at least one Begon in it. The backlock type, black checked handles, circa 3.5 inch blade. Cant get a good look, but that's what i think it is.

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Re: Movie Switchblades

Post by JulesVane » Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:09 am

From the 2017 version of Stephen King's "IT":
Some sort of OTF:
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Kid places it against the victim and deploys (we all know what would REALLY happen, but, this IS Hollywood):
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Re: Movie Switchblades

Post by sammy the blade » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:40 am

Looks like a lightning

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