Posted by Dale Dassel from iax-minden-ppp0013.iamerica.net on March 13, 1998 at 22:27:13:
In Reply to: Re: Indy Knife posted by Stephen on March 13, 1998 at 20:57:58:
: : Is anyone familiar with the Indy Bowie Knife? I got a catalog in the mail the other day with it, and also found it on the web at the following URL:
: : http://www.knifecenter.com/knifecenter/fantasy/jones.html
: : I'm not affiliated with that company, but it's the only image I've found on the web.
: : I'm considering a purchase- wondering if anyone else has one and what they think of it.
: : Thanks
I think I can help a little. I purchased my authentic Indiana Jones
Khyber Bowie Knife back in 1994. It comes in a beautiful collector's
box with a neat painting of the Ark of the Covenant, an excerpt from
Indy's journal, and a picture of Indy (similar to the boxed Trilogy
cover art, anad knife statistics all on the box.
Regarding the knife itself, it is a sturdy, well-built, heavy knife
with brass fittings and a shiny hardwood handle. The blade is forged of
American steel, with Indy's signature emblazoned across it's surface.
This knife is NOT a prop. It is a real knife, VERY sharp, and I can
assure you, it can cut you. It is functional as a machete', as I have
proven, but it is really a collector's item.
Although you can't see it directly, the knife will, in time,
accumulate fine layers of corrosion, which does not hurt it, as long
as it is cleaned about once a month or so. I, myself, use Brasso on it,
along with a soft, white t-shirt for buffing it off. The shirt will
become black, where the corrosion comes off, but if you clean it and
buff it thoroughly, it will shine like the sun. It is very stylish,
and nice to look at. I got mine through The Edge, for only $95 on sale.
These knives were created following the release of Last Crusade in 1989
and are no longer made. I would grab one, as they are a hard item to find.
All said and done, it is an excellent addition to anyone's Indiana Jones
collection, and I would highly recommend it to anybody who wishes to
own one of the few pieces of officially-licensed Indiana Jones cutlery.
P.S.-It also comes with a cool certificate of authenticity, and a
brief history of that style of blade.
: : BMan
: I've seen the knife at a local Remington store (yes, of shaver fame)
: and it looked like a very nice piece of work. I had even considered
: purchasing the knife, but my wallet disuaded me :-( If you're a
: collector of anything Indy, it would be a great addition to your
: collection. Hope my comments help in your decision.
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