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

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by defjon, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. defjon

    defjon Well-Known Member

    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 ;)
  2. hignhappy00

    hignhappy00 member

    I don't notice .that..
  3. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    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.

    Last edited: Jul 26, 2008
  4. The Tourist

    The Tourist member

    Yikes, those things are illegal, aren't they?
  5. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member


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

    The Tourist member

    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."
  7. EricShelton

    EricShelton Member

    I just remember a number 2 pencil.

    Wanna see my magic trick? lol.
  8. defjon

    defjon Well-Known Member

    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!
  9. KiltedClaymore

    KiltedClaymore Well-Known Member

    man those knives are cool. and is it just me, or does the joker in The Dark Knight kinda look like Lewis Black?
  10. defjon

    defjon Well-Known Member


    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...
  11. seeker_two

    seeker_two Well-Known Member

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

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

    KiltedClaymore Well-Known Member

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

    The Tourist member

    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.
  14. KiltedClaymore

    KiltedClaymore Well-Known Member

    ...one more thing kinda unrelated, the joker rocks. and should have won.
  15. SomeDude

    SomeDude Well-Known Member

    Don't you recall the scene in the police station when they pull about a hundred knives out of the Joker's coat?
  16. MaterDei

    MaterDei Well-Known Member

    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.
  17. Joe Demko

    Joe Demko Well-Known Member

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

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    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.
  19. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

    I'm going to make one more purely movie-related comment, but only because it involves strategy, which is an appropriate topic for THR.

    "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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