Not quite a knife
Prince nuada spear with some mild modding would be hot
Actually Berenger had the Terminator, the double edged one. The Urban Skinner was the single edge version. I bought an Urban Skinner in 1990 from Atlanta Cutlery back when they still carried Cold Steel and other major makers. It was a few years later when the Defenders came out, then the Safekeepers a few years after that.....
Opinel, probably #8: Cleanskin with Sean Bean & Charlotte Rampling. London terror attacks get evened up via old skool trade craft.
Seeing those Cold Steel knives in "Plattoon" is a major and annoying distraction (Berengers push-dagger, Dafoes tanto). I don't know if the person choosing the knives for the movie was a total idiot or if they had some sort of product placement deal with Cold Steel.
For a movie that was supposed to be an acurate depiction of the Vietnam war they really blew it on the knives. I think about all the really cool knives they could have used that would have been historically accurate- the common Kabar, Randall, Gereber Mark2, Ek knives, the original and genuine SOG knife, even the black-handled Buck fixed-blades, etc, etc.
This is not a knock against Cold Steel, but seeing those CS knives in "Platoon" would be like seeing guys wearing digital Casio watches and carrying M16's in a movie about the Normandy invasion.
Big fail for Oliver Stone in my book .
I know what you mean but i think in a lot of cases the director or costume designer has an idea of a certain 'look' and someone just goes out and buys the closest thing available retail. Knives very similar to the cold steel were available during the vietnam war. They could have made a custom knife to be a bit more authentic but it saves a lot of money to buy it in a store instead. And when you get right down to it, how many people are really going to recognize the knife as a cold steel? i'm pretty into knives but i never would have picked that out. just my $.02
Does anyone have any idea about the knife/knives used in Taken 2? The scene when one caught my eye went so fast I was unsure, but it may have had a finger ring on the end of the handle. It will probably take pausing the DVD when it is released to be sure.
John T. "Jack" Jeffery
A man without a knife is a man without a life!
I caught this from the point of no return starring Bridget Fonda. This scene is during the part when The Cleaner(Harvey Keitel) is trying to kill our heroine.
Not a movie but the short serie "Generation kill" have a Cold steel kukri and some other nice knifes in it, dont remember wher tho
Jack Black, you're welcome. As far as I recall it was Urban Skinner & Terminator, then Defender I & II, then the safekeeper II & III, and of course there was the Safekeeper I with the 4 or 5" blade (I don't recall which it was on that one).
The original Urban Skinner was flat on one side, then I think it was mid 80's (before Platoon) that the Urban Skinner was double sided, v grind whatever the proper term is....
Dr. Heelhook, I noticed that on their video page, but if you look here:
The double edge one was The Terminator, and the single edge one was the Urban Skinner. I guess Cold Steel doesn't know the names of their own knives.......
However, it was in the early 90's, probably 92, 93, they were re-named the Defenders. The Terminator became the Defender I and the Urban Skinner became the Defender II. See here:
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