Crocodile Dundee Knife (Mods done. Post #20)

Matt R

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I had the DownUnder Outback Mk 2 as my first foray into trying to find a screen accurate replica after a lot of searching & research online. As is now clear there isn’t one.
While the DUK Outback very loosely approximates the screen used knife there are a lot of clear differences in shape and geometry and for me this wasn’t enough.
I’m in the UK & fortunately I found a local knifesmith (Korben at www.kwbknives.co.uk) who agreed to work with me on getting as close to screen accurate custom build as we could - he is a fan of the films so I don’t this it was a hard sell!!
I must have reviewed literally hundreds of screengrabs to work out the dimensions. The pictures below are where I am at the moment. I still need to add the extra braided handle wrap & then source a custom croc skin sheath which will be another adventure I’ve no doubt!
Anyway I thought I’d post this in case it may be of interest.
 

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Jamesfett

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That is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You and He did a great job. I can't wait to see it finished with the additional handle wrap and sheath.

Yeah screen grabs were tough as there really are not that many good shots of it.

Awesome! (y) :eek: :lol: :cool: :love:
 

Matt R

New Member
That is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You and He did a great job. I can't wait to see it finished with the additional handle wrap and sheath.

Yeah screen grabs were tough as there really are not that many good shots of it.

Awesome! (y) :eek: :lol: :cool: :love:
Thanks, appreciate it!
I literally went through the blue-ray version of the movie frame by frame when the knife can be seen to get as many images as I could.
There are a few promo pictures online taken at the time of the movie release which also helped.
I managed to find a 3mm leather braid that really closely matched the original kangaroo grip, I will need to learn how to braid/knit leather to make the other handle wrap as nobody I could find makes anything similar. Korben & I went through an evolving CAD design process until I felt it was as close as it could be.
There are a few custom leather workers in the US who use gator/croc hide and that’s my next thing to start.
 

Jamesfett

Sr Member
Thanks, appreciate it!
I literally went through the blue-ray version of the movie frame by frame when the knife can be seen to get as many images as I could.
There are a few promo pictures online taken at the time of the movie release which also helped.
I managed to find a 3mm leather braid that really closely matched the original kangaroo grip, I will need to learn how to braid/knit leather to make the other handle wrap as nobody I could find makes anything similar. Korben & I went through an evolving CAD design process until I felt it was as close as it could be.
There are a few custom leather workers in the US who use gator/croc hide and that’s my next thing to start.


Please be sure to show it off when the wrap and sheath is done.

Again, well done! Just awesome (y) :) :lol:
 

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