How about the (many) sword scenes in "The Duelists" with John Carradine and Harvey Keitel? Also, the scene from "Blackboard Jungle" whre Glenn Ford takes away a punk's switchblade, as they were then called, jabs it into a desk, and breaks it with a side blow of his hand. From experience, those cheap stilleto switchblades were notoriously weak. Also, as an historical aside, this was the movie that got them banned at the Federal level.
I agree about the old "Jim Bowie" show.
As for stupid, how about when the Irish guy throws the fat knife in "Braveheart" to save William Wallace? It goes into teh guy's back straight up and down, ignoring the ribs that it would have had to go through.
Walk in the Light,
[This message has been edited by FullerH (edited 28 July 1999).]