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Inglorious Basterds bowie?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Robert.B, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. Robert.B


    Apr 17, 2003


    Alright I havnt noticed a thread about this, but I was wondering if anyone knows the maker of the bowie on inglorious basterds that belongs to Lt. Aldo Raine, havnt been able to find many pictures of it.


    ^^^ close up of blade profile.

    Any info appreciated, love a good movie knife :)
  2. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    Looks like a Smith & Wesson bowie with the logo polished off and a prop department-added guard and stag handle. :)

  3. GWashington1732

    GWashington1732 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 20, 2009
    Maybe, but the tip doesn't look quite right, it looks like there's a more extreme curve towards the tip.
  4. A.L.

    A.L. Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 27, 2007
    The guard doesn't look right
  5. Robert.B


    Apr 17, 2003
    maybe they changed out the guard as well? does look alot like it with the profile...
  6. GWashington1732

    GWashington1732 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 20, 2009
    If it is they've done some reprofiling. The tip doesn't look quite right, and the one from the movie has a long flat piece on the edge where the S&W is curved through the whole thing, the choil looks longer in the movie one too. It could just be the pictures making it look that way though. I'd say they probably just had one made.
  7. Bierkameel


    Apr 2, 2009
    Looks like this one.
  8. Robert.B


    Apr 17, 2003
    profile is out on the blade but that is a real nice piece...when it comes to a bowie i wont own one that doesnt rust (i love the look of black metal with a traditional blade).

    I'm half tempted to go custom made for something like this.
  9. JB in SC

    JB in SC Basic Member Basic Member

    May 19, 2001
    Brian Lyttle from Alberta made several knives for Brad Pitt including the one he used in Legends of the Fall. He also made prop knives for other films: The Edge, Lonesome Dove, The Assassination of Jesse James. Could be one of his, or not....
  10. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    Bear in mind that everything looks a little off since the photo is taken at a slight angle. The guard being different makes sense. If they modified the piece they probably made not only a new handle for it, but also a guard to go with it and make it look more "period." It's not at all uncommon for prop departments to save themselves some time by modifying an off-the-shelf product.

    Not saying it's actually what they used, but it looks remarkably similar to me. :)

    Some more pictures I was able to find online (not mine)
  11. bomber258


    Mar 31, 2009
    I say its a cheap POS from china and its purely junk.But the movie was cool and ended in a surprise for me.As a jew I really liked it cause there was PAYBACK - and imnsho thats always good.
  12. esevato


    Mar 6, 2009
    Cool Movie
  13. jack lowe

    jack lowe

    Oct 29, 2002
    i think it's coming out on dvd middle of dec. i'm looking forward to getting it! :)
  14. Robert.B


    Apr 17, 2003
    looks pretty close either way for the profile...and i agree with what you've said, i consider it case closed because even the spine has that little bow to it like the movie prop.
  15. GIRLYmann


    Nov 7, 2005
    and here i was thinkin' that it was some kinda modified Western bowie, duh!
    but what a movie, huh?!
    it actually was more entertainin' than what i had come to expect from the likes of monsieur director, quentin tarantino.
  16. Robert.B


    Apr 17, 2003
    i'm a QT fan big time :) he over did some scenes but overall i liked it...the ending was a kicker.
  17. amen74


    Mar 10, 2008
    According to the movie, it makes for a great skinning knife. :eek::D
  18. Robert.B


    Apr 17, 2003
    more so a carving implement :D
  19. A_Blade_Afficionado


    Jan 20, 2009
    The tip can work wonders...
    Just watch your head...
  20. Glenn Teaches

    Glenn Teaches

    Dec 27, 2009
    I think the Bark River Knife Hunting Bowie model #
    1855 CR Sambar Crown is the closest shape
    here's another picture for comparison
    it's certainly possible they made a custum one for the movie hard to tell size from the shots I've seen so far.

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