Knives from The Hunger Games

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kiddo

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Hey guys, this morning I went to the midnight showing of the hunger games, and LOVED it. I've always been a big fan of the books, and I noticed some weapons I wanted to ID while watching the film. A few weapons I recognized were a Gil Hibben throwing axe, and a japenese-style pole axe thing. A knife that sparked my interest however, was the knife that Katniss used for the majority of the film. At first glance, I thought that it was a cold steel GI tanto, but after further glimpses I saw that it was a sawback and not a tanto, although it had the bulkiness that the Gi tanto retains. Does anybody recognize a knife along these lines, or noticed it while watching the movie themselves? Oh, and Clove also had many knives (most of which were neck knives). Did any other knife-buffs identify any of those while watching the film? I am trying to ID as many of these as possible. Thanks!
 

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kiddo

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Im going to see the movie again today, cause just once isnt good enough :) Hopefully ill be able to id some more weapons this time..
 

Apollo

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To many and shown to fast! :lol

All I could indentify was the Hibbenss which I have.

The main knife kat uses looked familiar but I can't id it yet
 

tain669

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If you look at the Hunger Games Tribune Handbook they have a couple of pics of them. To me they look liked your average generic throwers that you can get in a couple dozen website and countless mail order catalogs.But I may be wrong
 

kiddo

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Thanks! i saw the movie again, and you seem to be right, at least about clove's knives. But as for katniss's knife, it almost seems to be a bulkier version of the typical- first blood-style survival knife.
 

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Apollo

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I thoght I saw some old and I mean OLD school Hibben throwers as well
 

kiddo

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Yes! I remember that one, it is the spear that peeta carried while he was with the careers. That is the one i thought was a japanese-style -pole-axe thing i posted in the first post! thank you!
 

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LizardJedi

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So does anyone have any ideas for the sawback? I've been looking but all I can remember is the basic shape... a screen shot would be nice, lol.

Hopefully its a $20 BudK special, but with my luck, its not :p
 

Omaha13

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^I was also wondering about the sawback. Looked like a good knife seeing that it was supposedly used to saw through a small tree limb.
 

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bnogare

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The main knife looks very similar to a Tom Brown Tracker. Its not a cheap knife at all. Great quality blade, I love mine. Tom Brown Jr. is the country's number one wilderness survival and tracker specialist. He was the basis for Tommy Lee Jones' character in the movie "The Hunted".
 

kiddo

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The main knife looks very similar to a Tom Brown Tracker. Its not a cheap knife at all. Great quality blade, I love mine. Tom Brown Jr. is the country's number one wilderness survival and tracker specialist. He was the basis for Tommy Lee Jones' character in the movie "The Hunted".
I looked at some pictures of the tom brown tracker, and in my opinion, it does not look like the main knife at all. I saw the movie twice, and payed very close attention to the details of the sawback knife, and the contours do not fit at all either. I also thought that it had a crossguard as well.
 

kiddo

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nah, the other day i even looked for like 1 and a half hours. budk, knivesplus, etc....nothin on the sawback
 

juno

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Kiddo, have you seen this shot? Maybe it will help with ID. It's the handle as it was shoved into her backpack:
 

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