Knives from The Hunger Games

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by kiddo, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. kiddo

    kiddo Active Member

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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!
     
  2. 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..
     
  3. 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
     
  4. 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
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. kiddo

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  7. Apollo

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

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    Really? How old?
     
  9. LizardJedi

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  10. 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!
     
  11. Apollo

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    His first ones early 90's


     
  12. kiddo

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  13. Apollo

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  14. 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
     
  15. 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.
     
  16. 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".
     
  17. kiddo

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    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.
     
  18. Omaha13

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    I agree that the tom brown doesnt look like the one from hunger games. Kiddo have you had any luck?
     
  19. 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
     
  20. 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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  21. DarthLakey

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    a google search found me this:

    the serration on the knife looks like a Tops knife - Tom Brown's serration
    TOPS Knives.com
    or could be
    TOPS Knives.com
    I'm just now sure about the exact model

    that's just my guess - there's no official announcement regarding who supplied the knife

    But Tom Brown Tracker was in "The Hunted"
     
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  23. Gideon Vanguard

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    When I first saw the serrations on the saw back I was thinking Tops knives considering how massive the serrations are on my Steel Eagle but after seeing the handle in Juno's picture none of the Tops knives match.

    As far as the UC Nighthawk it doesn't seem to have the right handle or serrations and the Ka-Bar's handle looks close but only has a short length of serrations on the front bottom of the blade. The movie blade had a rather generous length of serrations and pretty sure they were on the back of the blade.
     
  24. kiddo

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    Some of those look pretty close, but the blade wasnt a tanto. and Juno, i had seen the picture already, but thanks for posting it! when i saw it the first time, i didnt think it was an actual shot from the movie because the handle almost didnt look propertional. Possibly its some form of a kabar knock off?

    Edit: I found one that actually looks close. maybe its a smith and wesson: http://www.amazon.com/Smith-Wesson-CKSUR1-Bullseye-Search/dp/B000UUR6OI/ref=pd_sim_sg_27
     
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  25. Omaha13

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  26. cavx

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    That looks custom for the film. Production knives from Cold Steel, Gerber and Buck make it on the big screen several times, but this is very different from anything they released.

    The Buckmaster [BUCK 184] has been used in several films including Band Of The Hand and Screamers. The Gerber BMF has also made a few appearances over the years.

    It doesn't look like Jack Crain knife either.
     
  27. Apollo

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    I would say it is custom or a lesser knowm model that was not out for long

    Man that thing has a huge guard! :lol
     
  28. GoodbyeMidnight

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    I have no idea about Katniss's knife, I've looked and can't find it, but I have IDed all of Clove's knives to the best of my knowledge. I've posted all the information here: Tumblr post

    Training Knives: UC1255 Lightning Bolt Throwing Knives
    Top of vest: Trademark Throwing Knives, possibly Linder Throwing Knives, very hard to tell just by the handles cause it’s pretty generic
    Middle of vest: UC0926 Lightning Bolt Throwing Knives
    Bottom of vest: GH947C Gil Hibben Cord Grip Throwing Knives
    Knife held against Katniss’s neck/knife kept in leg sheath: Boker Mini BO-KRI
     
  29. jayeverdeen

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    I saw the Hibben pro thrower axe and the spears were made by Cold Steel
     
  33. Semuta25

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    post from knifeforum.com about katniss's knife.

    Trish designed the knife herself and it was made as a prop by a Prop House in L.A.
     
  34. JedHead

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    Does anyone know where I can get a replica Peeta spear or "heavy metal ball-thingy" that he tosses during training?
     
  35. LizardJedi

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  37. knifemelee1000

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    I saw the movie recently and the sawback knife looked to me like a Benchmade Adamas 375 fixed blade
     

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