WOW! Awesome research. I've always thought Dexter's kill tools looked incredible on screen, but never thought anyone would be able to track down so much information on all of the individual pieces.
Can't wait to see some of you guys piece together your own tools...just remember if you really want them to be SA, they have to see a little use. I mean...ummmm...nevermind.
is that the right bag guys?
Looks like the right bag to me. I don't know how much you were going to pay for it. I'm trying to not hijack or turn this into an interest thread- rest assured that once I've gathered all the data I will either make an interest thread or provide links as to where you can order your own at the lowest prices.
Let's keep this thread focused on the identification of the tools.
Thanks a lot man, don't worry about it though. The bag is $40 to buy new + shipping. If you can get them for cheaper we can handle it here if you want.
I am 100% positive on that being the correct bag. Out of the 12 pockets 10 are used. The meat cleaver covers one pocket, and one on the right side is skipped. The same bag was used in all 5 seasons.
If anyone can get screencaps of Season 5 Episode 12, 27:30 (I think). When Dexter leaves the crashed car you can see the Yellow Messermeister logo and the blue line.
I keep hittting refresh on this thread in the hopes that someone has identified the main kill knife. MAN I hope that's a found item.
I'm starting to believe Dexter's kill knife was custom made I been searching forever jeeeeez no luck here.It's gonna suck if we can't get this knife for our collection after you come this far.
While it's totally possible that it's custom made, and that happens too, I would just be surprised.
DOesn't JackBauer know someone who works on the show? Any chance that question can be floated to one of the prop masters? It would certainly save a lot of heartache one way or another.
Here's the bag which is the same listed i just re ordered it .
Here are some shots of the kill knife
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I'M WARNING YOU......
Last edited by Pitbull; Feb 9, 2011 at 7:01 PM.
Great screen caps! Too bad there's no brand name etched into that blade!!!
Looking at it again, I will be really surprised if it's not an off the shelf item.
If we could just recruit asavage into the search for this, he would find it. that guy is RUTHLESS with google and ebay. The stuff he finds is just amazing.
Might want to put a spoiler tag around that one!!!
Tick tick tick!
Last edited by MattMunson; Feb 9, 2011 at 7:04 PM.
Man, I've been hunting around for that kill knife now for a few hours, and I've got nothing.
Let's at least put together a list of qualities we know it has (or assume it has) so that we can all search more effectively:
-It looks to have a full tang
-Definitely a chisel-tip
-Blade length appears to be between 6 and 8 inches (My guess is 7 inches)
-It appears to be made of stamped or forged stainless steel (Milled or machined steel is possible if it's custom-made)
-Aluminum or stainless steel handle...I say aluminum.
In style it is close to a long boning knife, but has a tip and thickness similar to a hunting knife.
All that said, I actually wouldn't be surprised if this knife was the lone custom-job in the bunch. Remember, they have "stunt" versions of this knife that are collapsible to prevent injury to those unfortunate enough to play Dexter's victims.
The accident involving Jimmy Smits nearly stabbing a stuntman for real shows that they have a collapsible version, which is always easier to build from scratch than modify from a real knife. So if they want continuity between stunt and real knives a custom one would fit the bill nicely. It's not like it would be too hard to machine for someone with the right tools.
...Just a thought.
Last edited by TheNickFox; Feb 9, 2011 at 8:01 PM.
Found this pic also
I wouldn't be surprise if the handle is from a real knife with a custom blade. Like I said, about the video posted on page 2, there is a case with all different versions.
I have torn Google apart looking for knife #2 and the Kill Knife. I have come up with nothing. I couldn't even find any info on the actual knives themselves either. Someone is very tight lipped at Dexter I think.
BTW great pics Pitbull. Wish I came to you for some screens. I had to Freeze frame my On Demand and record it with a handled and stabilize the video on my Mac. Even then I came up with "Messe". I thought it was Messheimer, messesheister, all sort of stuff... Google auto-fill helped me find Messermeister.
Let's not give up someone knows something I'm surprised certain people haven't chimes in already
I'm no knife expert but the curve in that handle reminds me of a folding knife. Maybe the knife started as a folding knife? Folding knives are more likely to have that aluminum handle.
Now that I see, there is no "hole" for the folding blade on the top.
Fox is right, full tang with grip plates. From looking at it and listening to the sound it made in that video when the prop master set it down, I would have to say aluminum.
No stamps or markings at all. The blade is a bit abnormal. It's a combination of straight and trailing point design.
Yea I'm going to go with custom, I hope I'm wrong.
If anyone can get more screens, try checking Episode 10 (I think). When Dexter is cleaning the Kill Knife and Lumen comes out in her own "Kill Outfit".
Dexter hands her the Kill Knife and she practices stabbing. Maybe there is something there.
(Sorry for triple post)
After seeing that pic from Pitbull, it's a clip point blade.
Last edited by Wes; Feb 9, 2011 at 8:31 PM. Reason: wrong info
Is it just me, or does it look like there is some sort of "pick" between numbers 9 and 10
And slightly off topic, but not really... has anyone identified the fork tipped tomato knife used in the intro? It looks similar to a Wusthof, but not quite right.