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    Feb 13, 2010, 8:13 AM - NEW Clockwork Orange Alex' Britva Cane - done 2018 #1

    8 years ago I've started this thread... After two attempts with no great results..I was finally able to built one the way I was imagine it:





    Previously I had used another knife, but It turned out too small, too short. I was overall not satisfied with it. So out with the old, in with the new knife. Have to remove the "stainless steel" etching on it with a smooth sandpaper. I also have to darken the nail who holds the knife in place. The cane is not perfect and screen accurate, but I've used a real wooden one which my passed away Granddad was working on it. I've now reworked it to my goods and I am totally happy with the results. It was a lot of work, but also a lot of fun in working out problems and looking for solutions.

    Old post 2010:
    Alex DeLarge's Britva Cane:

    Alex DeLarge's notorious Britva Cane as used by Malcom McDowell in the awesome 1971 flick 'A Clockwork Orange'. It features an black varnished aluminium cane, a plastic stopper at the end, and an authentic hardwood marble at the top of the cane. Entirely 3 ft. long, just like the screen used version. The marble was coated by a beautiful colored glaze, called Oregon pinewood. Finally clear coated to seal the wooden top. Unfortunately, there is still no blade attached on the inside of the hidden grip mechanism. Made entirely by myself.
    This one is based upon a cane that Malcolm McDowell carried during a photo session wearing the classic villain gear from Alex DeLarge again:
    http://9.media.tumblr.com/JHNSjgA33l...ySvxo1_400.jpg

    http://www.yourprops.com/Alex_DeLarg...rop_35135.html

    I could post a tutorial too if somebody would like to see it.
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    Feb 13, 2010, 11:13 PM - Re: Clockwork Orange Alex' Britva Cane #2

    I'd love some more info on this. It's the third of the holy trinity of canes.

    Hammond's cane
    Wolfman cane
    Alex's cane.

    So yeah any info would be great so I could make one of these bad boys for the display.
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    Feb 14, 2010, 11:19 AM - Re: Clockwork Orange Alex' Britva Cane #3

    Yeah do tell.
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    Feb 14, 2010, 1:49 PM - Re: Clockwork Orange Alex' Britva Cane #4

    Need to make it a quadrilogy with Barnabas Collins cane as well.
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    Feb 14, 2010, 2:01 PM - Re: Clockwork Orange Alex' Britva Cane #5

    Very cool! Love the film.
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    Feb 14, 2010, 2:42 PM - Re: Clockwork Orange Alex' Britva Cane #6

    ok guys, I'll work out a tutorial.
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    Feb 14, 2010, 6:39 PM - Re: Clockwork Orange Alex' Britva Cane #7

    I'm very interested as well.....One of my all time favorite movies!
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    Feb 15, 2010, 2:02 PM - Re: Clockwork Orange Alex' Britva Cane #8

    I'm a bit confused, is this a replica of the one used for the Macdowell photoshoot or a replica of the one used in the film

    It looks like the one used for the photoshoot, but it doesn't bear much resembalance to the screen used one.
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    Feb 15, 2010, 9:13 PM - Re: Clockwork Orange Alex' Britva Cane #9

    Welly, welly, welly, welly, welly, welly, well. To what do I owe the extreme pleasure of this surprising visit?

    More information, please!
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    Feb 16, 2010, 3:05 AM - Re: Clockwork Orange Alex' Britva Cane #10

    NoTsOsErIoUs said: View Post
    I'm a bit confused, is this a replica of the one used for the Macdowell photoshoot or a replica of the one used in the film

    It looks like the one used for the photoshoot, but it doesn't bear much resembalance to the screen used one.
    I'll answer from the OP

    Andymac84 said: View Post
    Alex DeLarge's Britva Cane:

    This one is based upon a cane that Malcolm McDowell carried during a photo session wearing the classic villain gear from Alex DeLarge.
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    Feb 16, 2010, 5:45 AM - Re: Clockwork Orange Alex' Britva Cane #11

    Thanks for clearing it out for me. This one is based upon the one used during the photo shot. A guy over at yourprops contacting me with the following information:

    "This is very cool! I was actually at that photo session, wasn't it for Entertainment Weekly? Do you know which issue? "

    Unfortunately, no... But maybe somebody in here have some further informations.
    I would like to do a more screen used version with a blade in the inside. But that's the major problem here in finding the correct shaped blade/knife...
    the non-centrical genital gripping section should be not a problem.
    The cane itself looks like a taped cane, which surface is not exactly cylindrical.
    Just like Emperor Palpatines cane (Exaggerated pictured in mind).

    There are not very much pictures out there, any help would be much appreciated.

    http://malcolmtributepics.hostrator....stumeknife.jpg

    http://malcolmtributepics.hostrator....stumeboots.jpg

    I'm able to post a template for the weekend.
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    Feb 16, 2010, 11:18 AM - Re: Clockwork Orange Alex' Britva Cane #12

    Ah, now I understand.
    Here's a clearer grab I took myself. Let me know if you want anymore.


    The screen used one would have been an Irish Blackthorn or a studio made prop of an Irish Blackthorn.

    Here's one I recently aquired. Obviously no real way to attatch the Britva.
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    Feb 16, 2010, 1:00 PM - Re: Clockwork Orange Alex' Britva Cane #13

    What about the hidden blade?

    Andy
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    Feb 17, 2010, 5:51 AM - Re: Clockwork Orange Alex' Britva Cane #14

    NoTsOsErIoUs said: View Post

    The screen used one would have been an Irish Blackthorn or a studio made prop of an Irish Blackthorn.

    Here's one I recently aquired. Obviously no real way to attatch the Britva.
    Wow, where have u found this one??
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    Feb 17, 2010, 12:18 PM - Re: Clockwork Orange Alex' Britva Cane #15

    Nice work! Will definitely be using this! Now where did I put my codpiece........
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    Feb 17, 2010, 2:21 PM - Re: Clockwork Orange Alex' Britva Cane #16

    mandalore697 said: View Post
    Nice work! Will definitely be using this! Now where did I put my codpiece........
    Codpiece? I'm working on that...
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    Feb 17, 2010, 3:34 PM - Re: Clockwork Orange Alex' Britva Cane #17

    Andymac84, real Irish Blackthorn is fairly expensive and hard to come by. But there are a few on ebay that are imitation but look amazing. They go in the $50 range. It's on my LONG list of things to buy..

    just search Irish Blackthorn on eBay. And to be honest, the imitation one is probably more screen accurate as they likely would have made stunt copies to use during filming..
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    Feb 18, 2010, 4:35 AM - Re: Clockwork Orange Alex' Britva Cane #18

    androidandy said: View Post
    What about the hidden blade?

    Andy
    would be possible if we can find the correct blade
    But I wouldn't cut down a real blackthorn cane. I guess this was only a replica from the one they're used during filming. and only used for this close up scene as posted above.
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 10, 2018, 6:18 PM - Re: Clockwork Orange Alex' Britva Cane #19

    I can finally show my new Alex DeLarge's notorious Britva Cane as used by Malcom McDowell in the awesome 1971 flick 'A Clockwork Orange'.
    Working time on this was about 12/2017 to this day in 2018.



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    1 Week Ago  Jan 10, 2018, 7:26 PM - Re: Clockwork Orange Alex' Britva Cane #20

    Nicely done!
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 13, 2018, 1:17 AM - Re: Clockwork Orange Alex' Britva Cane #21

    Thank you Tiberius
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    6 Days Ago  Jan 13, 2018, 9:23 AM - Re: Clockwork Orange Alex' Britva Cane #22

    Alex would carry that proudly!
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    6 Days Ago  Jan 13, 2018, 2:09 PM - Re: Clockwork Orange Alex' Britva Cane #23

    Love it, don't see many pieces getting done from this classic film.

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