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New Crocodile Dundee Movie is a Fake

A trailer for a reboot of Crocodile Dundee caught our attention here at BLADE, especially because the teaser (the trailer for the trailer – sheesh!) featured the “that’s not a knife, this is a knife” line.

However, it now appears that admirers of movie knives fell for a brilliant piece of viral marketing to encourage tourism in Australia.

From the Brisbane Times:

Industry sources have indicated the teaser – featuring US actor Danny McBride – is part of an advertising campaign for Tourism Australia, set to air during next month’s NFL Super Bowl.

If BLADE is going to fall for a hoax, especially a well-meaning one, this isn’t so bad.

Collector Waits 36 Years for Custom Knife

Knives annual bookAs published in The Jamestown Sun, Bernie Kuntz placed an order for a custom knife with legendary knifemaker Buster Warenski 36 years ago. After delays and setbacks, he eventually received something similar. A photo in one of the Knives annual books published by BLADE sealed the deal.

From The Jamestown Sun:

[Warenski] mailed a signed sketch that he had done on onion paper of the knife he suggested, and said the price would be $550. Gulp! In those days you could buy just about anyone’s work for $100 to $200. An exception might be Bob Loveless, the famous knife designer who was charging $300 to $350 for a hunter in those days.

You can’t help but smile at those 1980s prices.

Read the full article here.

Bill for Knives in Places of Worship Advances in Virginia

Virginia knife lawsIntroduced by Sen. Ben Chafin, SB 372 would end prohibitions on several types of knives in places of worship. From Knife Rights:

This bill is a reaction to the Texas church shooting last year and will allow citizens to carry effective weapons for self-defense.

Listen to Oral Arguments in NYC Gravity Knife Appeal

Earlier this month, Knife Rights presented oral arguments in its second appeal in its lawsuit against New York City. At issue is the lawfulness of NYC’s ban on “gravity knives,” which it defines as any knife that can open with a flick of the wrist.

Here is the 26-minute audio recording of the arguments. It’s interesting to listen to the way these cases play out, because the issue stretches beyond the borders of the Big Apple.

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