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mr drinky
12-08-2011, 11:50 AM
Last night I watched the movie The Hunted with Tommy Lee Jones and Benicio Del Toro. At one point Benicio is on the run, finds some scrap metal, builds a primitive forge, and hammers out a knife with a serrated spine without tools in about three hours while the FBI is tracking him. Brilliant. Meanwhile, Tommy Lee Jones flint knapps his own knife during the same time, setting the scene up for a battle of homemade knives in the wilderness.

Even my non-knife wife couldn't believe this one.

There must be better (and worse) knife moments in movies.

k.

El Pescador
12-08-2011, 12:10 PM
I love all the guys who cut swords in half with other swords. Classic martial arts move.

add
12-08-2011, 01:22 PM
Movies, knives, and body parts:

Chinatown for the nose

Reservoir Dogs for the ear

Blue Velvet for the, well... :running:

Eamon Burke
12-08-2011, 02:08 PM
No, that scene is very often parodied in field knife circles as the worst hollywood knife moment ever. Makes First Blood look like a documentary.

add
12-08-2011, 02:26 PM
There must be better (and worse) knife moments in movies.

k.


No, that scene is very often parodied in field knife circles as the worst hollywood knife moment ever. Makes First Blood look like a documentary.

...take your pick.

From the mind that brought forth Eraserhead. :D

jmforge
12-09-2011, 02:01 AM
One movie that portrays knives in a rather interesting way is the 1991 Aerican=Brazilian film "Exposure" (English title. the alternate title was High Art, which was the direct translation from Portugese) starring Peter Coyote and Tcheky Karyo. Not Oscar material but intersting.

cnochef
12-09-2011, 02:43 PM
In an excellent independant film called Dinner Rush, the chef fires a line cook because his knives are dull and his chives are like "snowflakes."

In Kill Bill 1, when The Bride goes to the sushi bar of Hattori Hanzo. After he makes her sushi, he throws his knife to the magnetic holder on the wall and it sticks perfectly.

Johnny.B.Good
12-09-2011, 03:08 PM
In Kill Bill 1, when The Bride goes to the sushi bar of Hattori Hanzo. After he makes her sushi, he throws his knife to the magnetic holder on the wall and it sticks perfectly.

I wonder if Hattori sales increased for Koki after these movies came out...I would imagine so.

Vils
12-20-2011, 07:06 AM
If straight-razors count as knives I have to mention the gruesome eyeball scene in The Andalusian dog. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Un_Chien_Andalou)

oivind_dahle
12-20-2011, 08:26 AM
I rest my case:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suA2Hy-0mxI

ecchef
12-20-2011, 09:08 AM
Gerber Mark II...a classic.

ajhuff
12-20-2011, 09:40 AM
I rest my case:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suA2Hy-0mxI

LOL! used to do that in middle school with pens (cause we didn't have knives), moved up to knives in HS, but never with speed!

-AJ

Michael Rader
12-20-2011, 01:10 PM
The newest Rambo film had Sly forging a knife and quenching in water and then forging some more without re-heating it.

Well, I had a 22 yr old kid come in and wanted to learn some knife forging, etc... So I start him working with some 5160 and after a few times going back and forth from the forge to the anvil, his hand gets hot. So what does he do? He quenches the whole knife in water and before I could stop him, he starts hitting it again with the hammer. The knife broke into 3-4 pieces. Of course I say, "you just watched Rambo didn't you?" I never saw a more embarrassed look in my life.

DOH!!!

-M

jmforge
12-20-2011, 02:08 PM
I forgot one. The the Bowie knife saloon duel between David Carradine and James Remar in "The Long Riders" was fun. Lots of big swinging without anyone even getting nicked and old Kwai Chang ends up sticking Remar in the thigh and leaving the knife there at the end, but fun nonetheless.

mateo
12-22-2011, 03:19 AM
The opening scene from Eat Drink Man Woman I've always loved... some nice cleaver action there!

jmforge
12-22-2011, 04:49 AM
How could we forget about Dune, particularly the SciFy miniseries version of the early 2000's?