What kind of knife does the Joker use in Dark Knight?


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defjon
July 24, 2008, 06:45 PM
Throughout the film, which is great btw- definitely see it, the joker uses the same automatic knife. It looks double sided, maybe some kind of NATO switchblade? That was my guess. Anyone else wondering what kind of a knife that was? Or anybody know?

On the gun side of it, I noticed a glock 18 with hard chromed slide and 33 round mag ;)

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hignhappy00
July 24, 2008, 11:33 PM
I don't notice .that..

hso
July 24, 2008, 11:38 PM
Primarily a Dalton Cupid, but a purple Microtech Trodon and a Microtech Tanto Makora are used as well. Neither of which are the NATO OTF trash we see at flea markets and gun shows.

Here's the Cupid with it's very distinctive slotted blade and button catch depression.

http://www.moviesonline.ca/AdvHTML_Upload/joker-knife.jpg

The Tourist
July 24, 2008, 11:39 PM
Yikes, those things are illegal, aren't they?

hso
July 24, 2008, 11:41 PM
Yikes, those things are illegal, aren't they?

:neener:

Depends. If you lived in a free state they wouldn't be.:p

The Tourist
July 24, 2008, 11:48 PM
Sorry, hso, just a little inside joke.

It's becoming remarkably common to hear that question asked on almost every occasion I take out a knife to cut something.

I have even heard my Razel be referred to as a "cleaver."

EricShelton
July 25, 2008, 12:19 AM
I just remember a number 2 pencil.

Wanna see my magic trick? lol.

defjon
July 25, 2008, 03:07 AM
Hahha Eric. Yeah that was an interesting magic trick.

Thanks guys. I looked up both of the knives you mentioned, and they are definitely the ones Heath Ledger uses in the film. However, they're way out of my price range. I would sooner buy a variety of different things then drop three bills on a knife. Things have a tendency to walk out of my pockets anyway.

But I want a knife like this is a big way, so I am looking for a cheaper way to scratch the itch, but still end up with a durable, cool looking new knife. I started a new thread with some possibles...again, thanks!

KiltedClaymore
July 25, 2008, 03:21 AM
man those knives are cool. and is it just me, or does the joker in The Dark Knight kinda look like Lewis Black?

defjon
July 25, 2008, 03:25 AM
HA!

Off topic, but have you seen it yet??

Really lived up to the hype...great crime drama, like...untouchables great. And IMO...Ledger out Jokers Nicholson. :O I like to support good movies...they sure don't come out with many these days...

seeker_two
July 25, 2008, 11:43 PM
Yikes, those things are illegal, aren't they?


Yep....only a criminal would carry a knife like that......

....the good guys carry sharpened throwing stars shaped like rodents.... :p

KiltedClaymore
July 26, 2008, 12:36 AM
....the good guys carry sharpened throwing stars shaped like rodents

...so never bring a knife to a rodent fight? :neener:

The Tourist
July 26, 2008, 01:52 AM
I was worried about taking my wife to see The Dark Knight. She's not much on movie violence, but more of a comedy or musical sort of patron.

After the flick, we went out for Chinese food. I patiently sought out her opinion of the movie, wondering if she enjoyed it.

She snickered, "Yeah, I had a good time...but..."

I braced for her rebuttal.

"...but, let's face it," she smirked, "it's a morality play involving a motorcycle, a few dozen knives and a truly insane take on humor. Yeah, a good movie, but I built a marriage on that..."

I love that woman.

KiltedClaymore
July 26, 2008, 01:55 AM
...one more thing kinda unrelated, the joker rocks. and should have won.

SomeDude
July 26, 2008, 03:35 AM
Don't you recall the scene in the police station when they pull about a hundred knives out of the Joker's coat?

MaterDei
July 26, 2008, 04:06 AM
I was disappointed in the movie. It was not bad, just not great either. It has become the Heath Ledger love fest.

I don't think it was better than Batman Begins.

Joe Demko
July 26, 2008, 10:36 PM
the good guys carry sharpened throwing stars shaped like rodents

Bats aren't rodents. They are from the order Chiroptera.

hso
July 26, 2008, 11:34 PM
Ok, guys, let's stay on the cutlery in the movie and not wander off topic into movie review land.

Batman's "knives"? Bat throwing "stars". Perhaps the vambrace "hooks".

Joker's? Too many to count without a screen capture.

JShirley
July 27, 2008, 01:55 AM
I'm going to make one more purely movie-related comment, but only because it involves strategy, which is an appropriate topic for THR.

the joker rocks. and should have won "Winning" does not necessarily mean owning the contested field. Instead, it means accomplishing your objectives. In this, the Joker was successful.

This means he won.

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