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Help ID"ing a knife in Crocodile Dundee III

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Wehrwolf, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. Wehrwolf

    Wehrwolf

    8
    Aug 17, 2015
    hi
    I was wondering if anyone could help me ID a knife please?

    I realise it may be a custom made knife for the movie, like the original Crocodile Dundee knife, but thought I would give it a shot,
    any help is appreciated, thank you

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  2. Ducksandcuse

    Ducksandcuse

    119
    Oct 24, 2016
    The Dundee knife was created by an Australian gunsmith named John Bowring. He was approached by the studio that produced Crocodile Dundee film and asked to make an original knife for the Dundee character. Bowring agreed and produced the famous Dundee knife. The blade on his knife is between 6 and 10 in inches long and it is at least 2 inches wideThe Crocodile Dundee knife has some minor changes to it which gives it a different look from a Bowie knife. The Dundee knife has a half of a brass guard which is facing downward instead of pointing up. The blade of the Dundee knife has a deep groove in it and the handle isn’t wooden. The materials for the handle are made out of twine or leather strands.
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    Heres a close one
    https://www.amazon.com/Down-Under-Knives-The-Outback/dp/B003VAAY02?tag=usk-20
     
  3. Wehrwolf

    Wehrwolf

    8
    Aug 17, 2015
    ah yep,
    thats the original, this knife Mick calls his "pocket knife" in Dundee III

    its a huge folding knife, from the pics, it looks like the blade might be 8-10 inches?
     
  4. Ducksandcuse

    Ducksandcuse

    119
    Oct 24, 2016
    Oh oh gotchya ill find it
     
  5. Wehrwolf

    Wehrwolf

    8
    Aug 17, 2015
    did the pictures work?

    thank you :)
     
  6. tltt

    tltt

    May 1, 2008
    If possible contact the props department/prop master of that film. I'm 99.9% that it will be a custom prop. I've never seen a maker referenced for it, and it's got too many custom features (double fullered blade, slanted, and stepped bolsters, etc....) to be a factory knife.

    Edit - It's an interesting knife, you can see influences from the old Remington #1253, Buck 110, Old Empire and Northfield lockbacks, and some of the knives of Spain in it.
     
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  7. Ducksandcuse

    Ducksandcuse

    119
    Oct 24, 2016
  8. gadunz

    gadunz

    Dec 4, 2012
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    Last edited: Nov 3, 2016
  9. Ducksandcuse

    Ducksandcuse

    119
    Oct 24, 2016
    Broken pics cant see em
     
  10. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
  11. Ducksandcuse

    Ducksandcuse

    119
    Oct 24, 2016
    9 inches closed 8 inch blade 17 inches overall
     
  12. Ducksandcuse

    Ducksandcuse

    119
    Oct 24, 2016
    About the most ridiculous knife made
     
  13. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    That knife would today be considered to be of a Bowie knife type.

    That it looks vastly different from the simple butcher knife from the Sandbar fight doesnt matter.

    What is considered Bowie knives is a nebulous area - several very different knives are considered Bowie knives. Some without clip, some with. Some without guard, some with.

    BTW A company called Down Under Knives makes knives similar in looks to the fixed Crocodile Dundee knife. Its a company based in Asia where the knives are made and the knives are considered POS by many here on the forum.
     
  14. Ducksandcuse

    Ducksandcuse

    119
    Oct 24, 2016
    Quality is next to none
     
  15. Wehrwolf

    Wehrwolf

    8
    Aug 17, 2015
    can you elaborate on this?

    I have been thinking of buying an outback knife and I have looked at a lot of online review, no one has said this

    Do you own one yourself?

    Would just like to know further what you are saying?

    thanks
     
  16. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    x
    A forum search will reveal all.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/search.php?searchid=13115671

    You are better served spending your money on a quality knife instead.
     
  17. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    Wehrwolf, I notice you are in Australia - just so you know, DUK are not made in Australia (see post #14).

    Further more DUK has been banned from this forum due to questionable business practices and spamming.
     
  18. 115Italian

    115Italian

    Nov 13, 2015
    Buck 110 xl ?
     
  19. cav

    cav

    3
    May 13, 2018
    jaguar jumbo filding knife / case 7 3/4 blade , item#wx2-24337 mfg- number- c- 8081xl upc- 805319003472
    i think from australia ,
     

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