Name the knife used in "A Perfect Getaway"?
August 7, 2009 9:48 AM   Subscribe

Name the knife used in "A Perfect Getaway" - seen in the previews, strapped to the leg of one of the male characters. It appears to have a handle that looks like brass knuckles, and generally looks very cool. I'm interested in knowing the model and manufacturer of this knife. Thanks!
posted by Merlin144 to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Without having seen the preview, I'm guessing it may be a trench knife. (Even more mall ninja is the apache.)
posted by Zed at 9:52 AM on August 7, 2009 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Picture.
posted by MrMoonPie at 9:58 AM on August 7, 2009

That would be a trench knife.
posted by kldickson at 10:00 AM on August 7, 2009

Best answer: Here it is.

And here it is on Amazon.

At least to my eye.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 10:06 AM on August 7, 2009

Yeah, generally called a trench knife - if the hilt is metal with individual finger holes, it is likely patterned after the iconic WWI-era Mark 1. Since it's a movie prop the actual knife in the movie is not necessarily an actual commercially available functional knife.

Be aware that these sorts of knives can be legally equivalent to brass knuckles and as such may run afoul of weapons laws where you are.
posted by nanojath at 10:08 AM on August 7, 2009

Reviewing the trailer (freeze frame around .53 for a good look), yeah it's definitely a modern version and Admiral Haddock's link does look to be the match.
posted by nanojath at 10:15 AM on August 7, 2009

Response by poster: Wow, you guys are incredibly fast. Thank you!!
posted by Merlin144 at 10:26 AM on August 7, 2009

And, just a thought, but the reason why the edge is silver in the movie version of the knife may be because the armorer has taken the edge off so it's not sharp--I didn't see a version of the knife for sale with the two-tone blade.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 10:30 AM on August 7, 2009

Response by poster: That's a good thought, considering they have it in an exposed holster that looks quite easy to cut one's self on...
posted by Merlin144 at 11:34 AM on August 12, 2009

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