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Mission Impossible knife?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by tumak, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. tumak


    Oct 29, 2005
    Anyone know the make/model of the knife Jean Reno used in Mission Impossible?
  2. underaged!


    Sep 11, 2004
    Are you reffering to the one that slipped and fell in that room?

    That knife does not exist, completely CGI, it is known in history where it was the first time it was cheaper to have the effect done by computer than to have it done in real life.
  3. Nimick


    Jul 26, 2005
    the knife that fell was cgi, but he had th knife in his hand when tom cruise had to stop him from killing the guard, and the part with the rat.

    What the hell was that knife?
  4. Krull


    Aug 18, 2005
    I'd like to know this myself,two things i do know one it was an auto;two it had a saw-like back (the blade spine looked like one of those cheap Rambo knives:p ) you'know...maybe they did CGI on the drop 'cos it's an expensive knife!
  5. Zwaplat


    Nov 11, 2004
    Now, this is freaking me out!
    Today, I have been thinking exactly the same thing: "What was the knife that guy used in M:I?"
    Holy crap.
  6. Planterz

    Planterz Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 26, 2004
    It's a modified Microtech Halo, IIRC.
  7. stevekt


    Dec 10, 2003
    I have the movie on VHS. (Remember VHS?) I'll have to check out the scene again. I am pretty sure there were some non cgi scenes where an actual knife was being handled.
  8. marauder220

    marauder220 Banned by Moderators

    Nov 19, 2003
    The scene with the knife falling was definatly CGI. There was a thread on another forum (not sure which) about this a few years back and the knife used when Tom Cruise grabbed Reno's had and said something about "zero body count" was reportedly some form of modified Boker. I'll see if I can dig up that thread, but the majority opinion was a Boker, although I can't think of which model it would be.
  9. pcnorton


    Jun 11, 2001
    Figure this one out? Or post pictures?

  10. Ilovetoolsteel


    Jul 28, 2003
    The knife used in the movie was a prop made by a guy named John Browning, He works as an armorer making props for movies,(he made the knife for crocodille Dundee) He used to do repairs for Puma so the handle was very similar to a Puma lock back. (note the cut out for the lock bar but no lock bar) Some say the handle looks more like a Boker lockback.
  11. Eagle Shaman

    Eagle Shaman Banned by Moderators

    Jun 27, 2006
    By the way I read the book that went to the movie. In the story the knife is supposed to be made entirely of polymers.
  12. yinyang


    Jun 16, 2004
    I didn't know anyone read those movie companion books. Much props to your loyalty to MI.

    Polymers? As in plastic?
  13. Eagle Shaman

    Eagle Shaman Banned by Moderators

    Jun 27, 2006
    Yes polymers as in plastic. There is a bit on that knife in that book. And it isn't too badly written.
  14. pcnorton


    Jun 11, 2001
    Thanks for the additional info.

    It was a very wicked looking knife.

  15. ohmyheckinslc

    ohmyheckinslc Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 4, 2005
    Reminds me of the swat arc... oy.
  16. t3kh34d


    Aug 26, 2006
    Just an update to this thread I found the actual movie script from the movie and it states that the knife should be " a black teflon knife with a serrated edge" I have looked all over the internet for some way to purchase this knife. I truly beleive it is a custom work. If you look closely at the knifes blade you will notice that is identical to a typical scuba or dive knife. It has the saw serration on the spine of the blade as well as the rope notch. It is also a drop point or clip point blade so that pretty much rules out the Boker which has a tanto style blade. ( If you look at this picture you will notice the similarities in the blade style, the only difference being the handle. (http://www.promateusa.com/productimgbig/KF503.jpg) I really think that this knife was a prop created from a Puma lockback handle with a cheap scuba dive knife blade spray painted black with epoxy.
  17. conekt


    Sep 14, 2006
    I know this isn't the knife that was used in the movie but, I've always been very fond of that look too and this knife is pretty close in shape and size.

  18. ReadyFreddy23


    Jul 29, 2006
    IIRC, I heard it was a modified SOG Seal Pup folder.
  19. recon1s14


    Nov 15, 2010
    @_@ creepy Ive been trying to find that knife forever!
  20. 1234

    1234 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 13, 2005
    Zombie thread !


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