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Hannibal Lecter uses Spyderco Knives

Discussion in 'Spyderco Forum Archive' started by Sesoku, Dec 30, 1999.

  1. Sesoku

    Sesoku

    480
    Oct 19, 1998
    Hey,
    I just finished reading the novel "Hannibal", which is the sequel to The Silence of the Lambs. In it Spyderco knives are mentioned and used several times, at least once to kill/maim someone. The models were the Harpy and the civilian. I thought it was neat that they were included in the book, but it may be bad publicity. However I really enjoyed the book and recommend it to anyone who liked the movie.
     
  2. the4th

    the4th

    Mar 20, 1999
    I just started the book! Take a gander at Hearts in Atlantis by Steven King. No knife content, but a good book.
     
  3. misque

    misque

    Jul 9, 1999
    I wonder if press like this is Sal's waking nightmare.

    announcer speaking into microphone:
    Spyderco knives! Used by Hannibal the Cannibal and other discerning serial killers the world over. Get one TODAY! [​IMG]

    Sal: GAAACCCKKKK!!!!

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    So, what IS the speed of dark?
     
  4. Sal Glesser

    Sal Glesser Moderator Moderator

    Dec 27, 1998
    It is a problem. One that Spyderco is working on and AKTI will be working on.

     
  5. Disco Stu

    Disco Stu

    Nov 9, 1999
    I wonder if Harris got the idea to use Spyderco from experience.
     
  6. AlaChoctaw

    AlaChoctaw

    795
    Jul 17, 1999
    Just proves that Hannibal Lecter is only crazy, not stupid!Even he knows the best when he sees it! [​IMG] [​IMG]

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    "The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws."-TACITUS (55?-130?)

     
  7. tepstein

    tepstein

    63
    Oct 5, 1998
  8. memnoch

    memnoch

    Oct 7, 1998
    if it is good enough for hanibal its good enough for me!!

    i need a civilian!!!


     
  9. James Mattis

    James Mattis

    Oct 3, 1998
    Does the book say what brand of pots and pans Hannibal uses?

    Poo! Poo! Poo! [​IMG]


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  10. Knave

    Knave

    795
    Dec 29, 1999
    If it's any consolation, the book does make it clear that Dr. Lecter demands the best in everything he buys. [​IMG]
     
  11. Alberta Ed

    Alberta Ed

    Jun 29, 1999
    As a matter of fact, Harris does go into some detail on the pots and pans Dr. Lecter prefers, along with a great picnic hamper complete with a brain saw (might have to look into that for the next moose or elk hunting trip), wine glasses, plates and wines. Incidentally, there is growing evidence from archaeological finds that cannibalism was common across North America, before Europeans introduced their 'civilized' culture, along with smallpox and measles. The Haida, for instance, practiced ritual cannibalism. The Caribes of Robinson Crusoe fame (or infamy) were real. A 16th century Flemish (we think) pirate, John Esquemeling, left a fascinating manuscript which relates several incidences of cannibalism. It was doubtless common in South America, too, and there's no question about cannibalism in Africa. Of course, people back then would probably be considered organically raised today (sorry, that just slipped out). Burp!

    [This message has been edited by Alberta Ed (edited 01-03-2000).]
     
  12. TomMarker

    TomMarker

    828
    Feb 22, 1999
    True...

    if you put a positive spin on it, Dr. Lecter is a man of exquisite tastes. I don't have the book on me, but he is a picky picky man, and just wouldn't be the kind of guy to stab someone with a second rate knife [​IMG]

    I guess it's a dubious honor [​IMG]
     
  13. Angela

    Angela

    38
    Nov 22, 1999
    Although our knives were represented in a non-Spyderco style manner, one thing is apparent. Hannibal knew quality products when he saw them, from his food, his cooking utensils to his (shudder) choice of tool.

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