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CHRONOLOGICAL LIST of switchblades in movies

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Since nobody else has leaped forward to organize the list in chronological order, I finally knuckled down and did it..... I think that everything made the transition from the Alphabetical List -- but there is always the chance that one or two slipped past me. As always, corrections and additions will be appreciated. (NOTE: Since no movies appear with a date subsequent to 2011, it is reasonable to conclude that the original List was created during that year, or soon after.)


Greed (1924) American-made Schrade Leverlock
Pandora’s Box (1929) Unknown leverlock

Fritz Lang’s "M" (1931) Henckels leverlock

Freaks (1932) American? swinguard

After the Thin Man (1936)

THE Lady Vanishes (1938) shellpuller

THE Cat and the Canary (1939) prop? side-opener

This Gun For Hire (1942) American Schrade?

For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943) American? side-opener (CASE XX leverlock model 5171L?)
THE Seventh Victim (1943) leverlock side-opener
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1943) unidentified side-opener

My Favorite Brunette (1947) American Side-opener

Never A Dull Moment (1950) American Schrade? swinguard

From Here To Eternity (1953) American autos
Stalag 17 (1953) Italian-style stiletto
THE Big Heat (1953)

Godzilla (Gojira) (1954) Indian? leverlock [ plastic scales w/ (dragon?) motif; bowie style blade ]
Paris Playboys (1954) Italian style stiletto

Bad Day At Black Rock (1955) Italian stiletto
Blackboard Jungle (1955) Italian-style stiletto
Dimentia (Daughter of Horror) (1955) Italian style stiletto
Kiss Me Deadly (1955) Italian style stiletto
THE Ladykillers (1955) kriss-blade stiletto
THE Night of the Hunter (1955) Italian-style stiletto
Oklahoma (1955) prop kaleidescope side-opener
Rebel Without a Cause (1955) Italian-style stilettos

Around The World In 80 Days (1956) Italian-style stiletto
Boy With a Knife (1956) Schrade? swinguard
While The City Sleeps 1956 unknown swinguard

12 Angry Men (1957) 2 identical Italian-style stilettos
THE Delicate Delinquent (1957) Italian-style stilettos
Gunfight at the OK Corral (1957) a bunch of Italian-style stilettos
THE Joker Is Wild (1957) American side-opener
THE Wild Town (1957)

THE Bravados (1958) fishtail stiletto
Houseboat (1958) American auto
King Creole (1958) Italian-style stiletto
Peter Gunn (The Frog) (1958) Italian-style stiletto

Black Orpheus (1959) Italian-style stiletto
Never So Few (1959) Italian-style stilettos
North By Northwest (1959) Italian-style stiletto
Peter Gunn "The Young Assassins" (1959) Italian-style stilettos
As the Sea Rages (1959)
Where the Hot Wind Blows (1959)

THE Magnificent Seven (1960) Italian-style stiletto
Rocco and his Brothers (1960) Othello trapdoor otf

THE Alfred Hitchcock Hour "Memo From Purgatory" (1964) gravity knife button o/c stiletto american side-opener
Lady in a Cage (1964)
THE Train (1964) Italian-style stiletto

Family Jewels (1965) Italian-style stilettos unknown side-openers

THE Gruesome Twosome (1967) lockback Rizzuto gravity knife
Hell’s Angels on Wheels (1967) unknown stiletto
Wait Until Dark (1967) statue gravity knife

THE Boston (1968)
THE Champions "The Invisible Man" (1968) leverlock
Coogan’s Bluff (1968) Italian-style stiletto
THE Glory Stompers (1968) Italian-style stiletto


On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) otf
Satan’s Sadists (1969) flat grind Rizzuto
Take the Money and Run (1969) Italian-style stilettos unknown side-openers

THE Cross and the Switchblade (1970) trapdoor dual action otf Italian style stilettos
THE Kremlin Letter (1970) dual action otf side-opener
Whirlpool (1970) Unknown OTF

Big Jake (1971) leverlock
Billy Jack (1971) italian-style stiletto
A Clockwork Orange (1971) Italian-style stiletto
Dirty Harry (1971) Italian-style stiletto
Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971) Italian-style stiletto
THE French Connection (1971) Italian-style stilettos
Lizard in a Woman’s Skin (1971) Italian trapdoor otf Colorado Sprint? otf
Short Night of the Glass Dolls (La Corte Notte Dell Bambole Di Vetro) (1971) Italian-style stiletto
Straw Dogs (1971) italian-style stiletto unknown otf
Tomb of the Blind Dead (1971) Italian-style stiletto
Una Farfalla Con Le Ali Insanguinate (The Bloodstained Butterfly) 1971 Italian dual-action otf
Wild Pack (1971)
THE Zodiac Killer (1971) Italian-style stiletto

Fritz the Cat (1972) cartoon switchblade
THE Last House on the Left (1972) Italian-style stiletto
THE Man From Deep River (1972) Rizzuto
Master Touch (1972)
Perche Quelle Strane Gocce Di Sangue Sul Corpo Di Jennifer (What Are Those Strange Drops of Blood Doing On Jennifer’s Body?) (The Case of the Bloody Iris) (1972) Italian-style stiletto
THE Possession of Joel Delaney (1972) Italian-style stiletto
THE Valachi Papers (1972) Italian-style otfs
Who Saw Her Die (Chi l’ha vista morire)(The Child) (1972) Italian ring-pull shellpuller

Aphrodisiac!: The Sexual Secret of Marijuana (1973) Rizzuto
Cleopatra Jones (1973) Italian-style stiletto
Enter The Dragon (1973) unidentified otf
Kojak "Girl In The River" (1973) Italian-style stiletto swinguard
Live and Let Die (1973) prop otf
Papillon (1973) Spanish dual action otf
Serpico (1973) Italian-style stiletto
THE Vault of Horror (1973) italian style stiletto
Walking Tall (1973) Italian-style stiletto

Chinatown (1974) Rizzuto clone
Dark Star (1974) Rizzuto
Death Wish (1974) leverlock Italian-style stilettos / unknown otfs
THE Godfather Part 2 (1974) unknown side-openers
Kidnapped (A Man and a Boy)(Rabid Dogs) (1974) Italian-style stiletto

Brannigan (1975) Italian style stiletto
THE Eiger Sanction (1975) Italian-style stiletto / Rizzuto clone / Nato otf
THE Night Train Murders (New House on the Left) (1975) unknown dual action otf
Profundo Russo (Deep Red) (1975) 2 Italian-style stilettos
Puzzle (Man Without A Memory)(L’uomo senza memoria) (1975) Italian-style stiletto
THE Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) Italian style stiletto
Strip Nude For Your Killer (1975) Italian-style stiletto
THE Switchblade Sisters (1975) Rizzutos

Bloodlust (1976) Unknown OTF
Marathon Man (1976) wrist-blade auto
Massacre at Central High (1976) Rizzuto
Naked Massacre (1976) 15” stiletto
THE Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976) unknown side-opener
THE Rockford Files "The Oracle Wore a Cashmere Suit" (1976) lockback Rizzuto
Saturday Night Live "Consumer Probe" sketch (1976) switchblade doll prop

Emmanuelle and the Last Cannibals (1977) italian-style stiletto
Fight for your life (Hostage / Staying Alive) (1977) Italian style stiletto

Animal House (1978) unknown otf
Force 10 From Navarone (1978) Italian-style stiletto
THE Inglorious Bastards (1978) Super Automatic style otf
I Spit On Your Grave (Day of the Woman) (1978) Rizzuto
La Settima Donna (Last House on the Beach) (1978) Italian-style stiletto
Magic (1978) unknown dual action otf
Prey (aka Alien Prey) (1978) 13” stiletto
THE Redeemer (1978) Unknown side opener

Beneath The Valley Of The Ultra Vixens (1979) kriss-blade Italian stiletto
Boulevard Nights (1979) Schrade push-button
Driller Killer (1979) Rizzuto
A Force of One (1979) nato otf
Hardcore (1979) unknown otf
THE Hollywood Strangler Meets the Skid Row Slasher (1979) Rizzuto
THE Jerk (1979) switchblade comb
Just You and Me Kid (1979) side-opener
Moon Raker (1979 Italian-style stiletto
THE Wanderers (1979 unknown swinguard
THE Warriors (1979 nato otf Italian-style stilettos

Cannibal Holocaust (1980) Rizzuto
Christmas Evil (1980) Italian-style stiletto
Doomed to Die (Eaten Alive: Mangiati Vivi) (1980) large italian-style stiletto
THE Exterminator (1980) French? stiletto
He Knows You’re Alone (1980) Italian-style stiletto
THE House on the Edge of the Park (La Casa Sperduta Nel Parco) (1980) Italian-style stiletto
Maniac (1980) Italian style stiletto
Midnight Madness (1980) Rizzuto
New Year’s Evil (1980) Italian-style stiletto
THE Octagon (1980) otf
THE Sea Wolves (1980) Concord-style otf Italian-style stiletto
Terror Train (1980) Italian-style stiletto

Bustin’ Loose (1981) nato dual action otf
Cannibal Ferox (1981) Super Automatic otf
AN Eye for an Eye (1981) Rizzuto
Eye of the Needle (1981) prop? otf spike
Eyes of a Stranger (1981) Italian-style stiletto
Escape From New York (1981) unidentified otf
For Your Eyes Only (1981) otf
Graduation Day (1981) Guardless Rizzuto (along with a shot of a guarded Rizzy and switchblade combs in a drawer)
Sharky’s Machine (1981) balisong
Stripes (1981) unidentified dual action otf
Zoot Suit (1981) Rizzuto Italian-style stiletto

48 Hrs. (1982) unknown side-opener
Class of 1984 (1982) Italian-style stilettos
Death Wish 2 (1982) balisong batwing Rizzuto
Knight Rider "A Good Day at White Rock" (1982) bayo blade batwing Rizzuto
Knightrider "A Plush Ride" (1982) Nato style dual action otf
Liquid Sky (1982) Rizzuto
THE New York Ripper (1982) Italian-style stiletto
Night Shift (1982) step-bolster Rizzuto
Smithereens (1982) Italian-style stiletto
They Call Me Bruce (1982) Rizzuto clone
Things Are Tough All Over (1982) fulcrum release side-opener
Vice Squad (1982) 13” stiletto
Visiting Hours (1982) Italian-style stiletto

Beat It (Michael Jackson) (1983) Rizzuto nato-style otf
Christine (1983) step-bolster Rizzuto
Cross Country (1983) Italian-style stiletto
Def Leppard "Photograph" (1983) unidentified Spanish swing guard
Disconnected (1983) Red Super Automatic OTF
Dogs of Hell (1983) Unknown OTF
Krull (1983) "Glaive" otf ninja star
Lone Wolf McQuade (1983) nato-style otf
Losin It (1983) Rizzuto
Never Say Never Again (1983) Italian style stiletto
THE Outsiders (1983) Rizzuto Rizzuto clone shellpuller leverlock pacific cutlery balisong
Scarface (1983) nato-style otf
Sudden Impact (1983) nato otf

Angel (1984) Rizzuto
Golden Earring "Clear Night Moonlight" (1984) super auto otf
Cloak & Dagger (1984) Rizzuto/cheap Italian-style stiletto
Johnny Dangerously (1984) Rizzuto clone
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) nato otf
Night of the Comet (1984) Rizzuto clone
Once Upon a Time in America (1984) Italian-style stilettos
Perfect Strangers (1984) Unknown side opener
Romancing the Stone (1984) step-bolster Rizzuto ONYX? otf
Savage Streets (1984) nato-style otf large prop? otf
Shadows of the Night (Pat Benetar) (1984) ONYX? dual action otf
Silent Night Deadly Night (1984) Italian-style stiletto
Streets of Fire (1984) balisong Italian-style stiletto
Supergirl (1984) unidentified side-opener
Terminator (1984) cheap French? stilettos
THE Toxic Avenger (1984) Rizzuto Italian-style stiletto

American Ninja (1985) philippines balisong
Better Off Dead (1985) switchblade comb
THE Breakfast Club (1985) Rizzuto or Rizzuto clone
Breaking All The Rules (1985) Italian-style stiletto
Death Wish 3 (1985) unknown clip-point blade stiletto
Demoni (Demons) (1985) Italian-style stiletto
Fletch (1985) Rizzuto clone
THE Goonies (1985) Nato otf balisong
Guinea Pig 2: Flower of Flesh and Blood (1985) Italian-style stiletto
Igor and the Lunatics (1985) 16” AGA Sicilian (I think)
Into the Night (1985) 2 Super Automatics
Miami Vice "Bought and Paid For" (1985) Italian-style stiletto step-bolster Rizzuto
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985) Rizzuto clone
Return of the Living Dead (1985) Le Superoto French otf
Volunteers (1985) step-bolster Rizzuto
Witness (1985) step-bolster Rizzuto

3:15 THE Moment of Truth (1986) Rizzutos and NATO-style OTF
April Fools Day (1986) Rizzuto clone
Armed and Dangerous (1986) prop otf
Armed Response (1986) Nato-style dual action otf
Blue Velvet (1986) nato-style otf
Crocodile Dundee (1986) Italian-style stiletto
THE Hitcher (1986) Nato otf
THE Hitchhiker "Man of Her Dreams" (1986) Italian-style stiletto
Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986) Italian dual action otf American pushbutton Extendable baton
Raw Deal (1986) Italian-style stiletto super auto otf
Sid and Nancy (1986) Rizzuto
Spine (1986) Italian-style stiletto
Stand By Me (1986) Rizzuto clone

21 Jump Street "Season 1 Pilot Episode 2" (1987) dual action otf
21 jump street season 2 ep 5 (1987) OTF
Adventures in Babysitting (1987) Nato-style otf
Beverly Hills Cop 2 (1987) Rizzuto clone
Ernest Goes To Camp (1987) leverlock
Girls Girls Girls (Motley Crue) (1987) Rizzuto clone
Hellraiser (1987) Spanish swinguard
House 2: The Second Story ((1987)) Rizzuto clone
Magnum P.I. "Laura" (1987) Rizzuto clone
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 (1987) nato otfs
Opera (1987) Italian-style stiletto
Planes Trains and Automobiles (1987) Rizzuto clone
THE Principal (1987) Rizzuto clone super auto style otf
Real Men (1987) Nato otf
Robocop (1987) prop otf knuckle-duster
Striker (1987) Italian-style stiletto prop otf knuckleduster
Three O’clock High (1987) Rizzuto clone
Who’s That Girl? (1987) Rizzuto
THE Untouchables (1987) Italian-style stiletto

Bloodstone (1988) NATO-style OTF
Coming To America (1988) italian-style stiletto
Deadbeat at Dawn (1988) NATO-style OTF
Frantic (1988) Italian-style stiletto
Hellraiser 2 (1988) Spanish swinguard
THE Naked Gun (1988) otf shoe
Scarecrows (1988) Super Automatic OTF
Short Circuit 2 (1988) Italian-style stiletto
Troma’s War (1988) auto spike otf
Twice Dead (1988) nato dual action otf
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) cartoon Italian-style and swinguard stilettos

THE Abyss (1989) Italian-style stiletto
Blind Fury (1989) Rizzuto
Friday the 13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) Balisong
Harlem Nights (1989) unknown side-opener
Heathers (1989) Rizzuto
THE Hitcher in the Dark (Paura nel buio or Fear in the Dark) (1989) Spanish swinguard
K-9 (1989) Nato-style dual action otf
Last Exit To Brooklyn (1989) Italian-style stiletto
Lean On Me (1989) Italian-style stiletto
Miami Vice "THE Cell Within" (1989) nato-style otf
Sleepaway Camp 3 (1989) super automatic otf

THE Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990) leverlock
Bullet in the Head (1990) leverlock
Class of 1999 (1990) Rizzuto clones Rizzuto clone/Nato otf
Crybaby (1990) Italian-style stilettos
Hired to kill (1990) Nato military OTF
Internal Affairs (1990) Rizzuto clone
It (1990) Italian-style stiletto
THE Krays (1990) Italian-style stilettos
La Femme Nikita (1990) Italian-style stiletto
Lord of the Flies (1990) unknown side-opener
Mystery Science Theatre 3000 "Hellcats" (1990) Rizzuto? side-opener unknown side-opener
No Retreat No Surrender 3 (1990) balisong otf shoe
Revenge (1990) Rizzuto Rizzuto clone
Wild at Heart (1990) Italian-style stiletto

THE Fisher King (1991) side-opener (Rizzuto?)
Highlander 2 The Quickening (1991) Rizzuto clone
Hudson Hawk (1991) prop wrist-blades
THE Last Boy Scout (1991) leverlock
New Jack City (1991) balisong unidentified side-opener
Out For Justice (1991) nato otf
Paula Abdul "Rush Rush" (1991) Italian-style stiletto
THE Rocketeer (1991) prop side-opener
Showdown In Little Tokyo (1991) balisong
Sometimes They Come Back (1991) Nato style dual action otf
Terminator 2 (1991) leverlock

City of Joy (1992) unidentified side-opener
House 4 (1992) Kriss blade stiletto
Madonna "Erotica" (1992) italian-style stiletto
Mo’ Money (1992) Super Auto otf
Raising Cain (1992) pull-ball switch
THE Simpsons "Lisa’s First Word" (1992) cartoon otf
Tales from the Crypt "Maniac at Large" (1992) Italian-style stiletto
Trespass (1992) Italian-style stiletto

Carlitos Way (1993) Italian-style stiletto
Cliffhanger (1993) nato-style otf
Dennis the Menace (1993) Rizzuto clone
Hard Target (1993) Buck auto
Killing Zoe (1993) nato-style otf balisong
Last Action Hero (1993) Italian-style stiletto

Class of 1999 II (1994) Rizzuto clone
Death Wish 5 (1994) super automatic dual action otf
Highlander 3 The Sorcerer (1994) French Bargeon otf
THE Mask (1994) Italian-style stiletto
Night of the Demons 2 (1994) Rizzuto clone
On Deadly Ground (1994) tactical side-opener

THE Professional (Leon) (1994) Italian-style stiletto
Pumpkinhead 2: Blood Wings (1994) Rizzuto clone unknown otf
Richie Rich (1994) Rizzuto clone
THE Specialist (1994) nato-style otf
THE Stand (1994) prop wristblade

12 Monkeys (1995) cheap unknown stiletto
Casino (1995) Italian-style stiletto
THE City of Lost Children (1995) Italian-style stiletto Nato otf
Die Hard With a Vengeance (1995) ONYX? otf
Fist of the North Star (1995) auto baton Rizzuto clone
Se7en (1995) stag handled Italian-style stiletto
Showgirls (1995) Italian-style stiletto
Sidste Time (Final Hour) (1995) Italian-style stiletto
THE Simpsons "Sideshow Bob’s Last Gleaming" (1995) cartoon side-opener
THE Simpsons "THE Springfield Connection" (1995) cartoon otf
THE Simpsons "Who Shot Mr. Burns Part 1" (1995) cartoon stiletto

Beavis and Butthead Do America (1996) cartoon side-opener
Eraser (1996) Microtech Halo
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) Rizzuto clone
High School High (1996) Microtech Halo
Kingpin (1996) Rizzuto clone
THE Phantom (1996) Rizzuto clone
Ransom (1996) Italian style stiletto
Small Faces (1996) Italian-style stiletto

9 Millimeter (1997) Italian-style stiletto
AN American Werewolf in Paris (1997) leverlock
Austin Powers International Man of Mystery (1997) nato-style otf
Batman & Robin (1997) prop otf
Con Air (1997) Rizzuto clone
Dangerous Ground (1997) Italian-style stiletto
Double Team (1997) Italian-style stiletto
Face/Off (1997) balisong
L.A. Confidential (1997) picklock stiletto
THE Man Who Knew Too Little (1997) Italian-style stiletto prop wristblades
Men In Black (1997) microtech halo with prop cover
Mimic (1997) unidentified side-opener
One Eight Seven (1997) Rizzuto
Orgazmo (1997) Italian-style stiletto
Twelve Angy Men (1997) custom nato otf

Blade (1998) tactical side-opener
Enemy of the State (1998) tactical side-opener
Gia (1998) Italian-style stiletto
Jane Austen’s Mafia! (1998) Italian style stiletto Rizzuto clone
Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) Italian-style stiletto
THE Long Kiss Goodnight (1998) Microtech Halo
Phantasm IV Oblivion (1998) Spanish stiletto
Torrente (1998) Italian-style stiletto balisong

THE General’s Daughter (1999) converted Buck auto style side-opener
La Fille Sur Le Pont (Girl on the Bridge) (1999) Italian-style stiletto
Mystery Men (1999) Italian style stiletto
Resurrection (1999) Italian-style stiletto
THE Simpsons "Take My Wife Sleaze" (1999) cartoon switchblade and switchfork
THE Thomas Crown Affair (1999) Knuckle duster otf
Three Kings (1999) tactical side-opener

All The Pretty Horses (2000) Italian style stiletto
Bless The Child (2000) Dual action otf
Brother (2000) Rizzuto clone-styled otf prop knife?
Epicenter (2000) possible "Super Automatic" OTF
Dude Where’s My Car (2000) Italian-style stiletto
Faust: Love of the Damned (2000) Italian style stiletto
Gone In Sixty Seconds (2000) tactical side-opener
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) kriss blade Italian-style stiletto
Reindeer Games (2000) Microtech Halo
Saving Grace (2000) Le Superoto otf
Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday The 13th (2000) balisongs Italian-style stilettos super auto otfs

Donnie Darko (2001) nato otf
THE Forsaken (2001) Rizzuto clone
Family Guy "The Thin White Line" (2001) cartoon otf
Heist (2001) Benchmade 9100
Sleepless (Non ho Sonno) (2001) Italian style stiletto
Tomb Raider (2001) made-for-movie dual action otf

24 "Day 1 10:00 am-11:00 am" (2002) Microtech Halo Rizzuto clone
Analyze That (2002) Italian-style stiletto
Aqua Teen Hunger Force "Dumber Dolls" (2002) cartoon otf
Cowboy Bebop The Movie (2002) cartoon tactical side-opener
Deuces Wild (2002) prop? side-opener
Die Another Day (2002) unknown side-opener prop otf
D-Tox (2002) tactical side-opener balisong
Irreversible (2002) French Bargeon G. David Arbalete? dual action otf
Red Dragon (2002) Italian-style stiletto/swinguard
Spiderman (2002) unknown side-opener
THE Transporter (2002) Benchmade? utility side-opener

Absolon (2003) MOD Mark I CDQ Dieter side-opener
Belly of the Beast (2003) Italian-style stiletto balisong
Dummy (2003) dual function lighter/knife otf
Gunslinger Girl Season 1 Episode 8 (2003) cartoon Gerber side-opener
House of 1000 Corpses (2003) super automatic otf
Identity (2003) Italian-style stiletto
In Hell (2003) Italian-style stiletto
Malibu’s Most Wanted (2003) Italian-style stiletto
Mystic River (2003) Buck auto
Secondhand Lions (2003) 3 italian-style stilettos
Wrong Turn (2003) Kershaw Black Boa spring assist

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) Rizzuto clone
Collateral (2004) unknown dual action side-opener
THE Punisher (2004) Benchmade? balisong prop balisong Nato-style otf Rizzuto clone
Saw (2004) prop wristblade
THE Simpsons "The Way We Weren’t" (2004) cartoon stiletto
South Park "Pre-School" (2004) cartoon stiletto
Spartan (2004) Severtch "Spartan"
THE Whole Ten Yards (2004) Protech Godfather

American Dad "Stan Knows Best" (2005) cartoon broom side-opener
24 "Day 4: 12:00pm-1:00pm" (2005) Microtech Halo
Aqua Teen Hunger Force "Boost Mobil" (2005) cartoon otfs
Broken Flowers (2005) Italian-style stiletto
Edmond (2005) Rizzuto clone
Family Guy "North By North Quahog" (2005) priest-collar dual ended otfs
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia Season 2 Episode 6 (2005) super auto otf
Lord of War (2005) Italian-style stiletto
Sin City (2005) Rizzuto clone
Three/Survival Island (2005) China-made side-opener

THE Black Dahlia (2006) italian-style stiletto
Casino Royale (2006) Mikov
24 "Day 5 12:00 PM-1:00 PM" (2006) Microtech Halo
24 "Day 5 7:00 AM-8:00 AM" (2006) Microtech Halo
THE Departed (2006) Italian-style stiletto
Desperation (2006) Italian-style stiletto
Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia "Hundred Dollar Baby" (2006) unknown side-opener
Nar Morkret Faller (When Darkness Falls) (2006) unknown dual action otf
Running Scared (2006) Italian-style stiletto
THE Simpsons " THE Monkey Suit" (2006) cartoon stiletto
THE Simpsons " THE Mook The Chef The Wife and Her Homer" (2006) cartoon stiletto
Torchwood Season 1 Episode 6 (2006) super auto otf
Undisputed 2 Last Man Standing (2006)

August Rush (2007) custon Jeff Harkins triton
Ghostrider (2007) Italian-style stiletto Leverletto
Hannibal Rising (2007) Italian-style stiletto philippines balisong
Hairspray (2007) Rizzuto clone
THE Hitcher (re-make) (2007) custom Jeff Harkins Triton
Hot Fuzz (2007) Italian-style stiletto
I Am Legend (2007) Benchmade? tactical side-opener
THE Life and Death of Bobby Z (2007) tactical auto
NCIS "Sharif Returns" (2007) tactical side-opener
Saw 4 (2007) Rizzuto clone
Shoot Em Up (2007) French Bargeon? stiletto

Anaconda 3: Offspring (2008) Microtech halo
Black Lightning (2008) unidentified side-opener
THE Dark Knight (2008) Microtech Troodon Cupid clone otf
Eden Lake (2008) nato-style otf
Don’t Mess With The Zohan (2008) unidentified swing guard
Gutterballs (2008) Italian style stiletto
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) Italian-style stiletto
THE Informers (2008) Italian-style stiletto Largo Winch (2008) custom Mikov side-opener
Let The Right One In (2008) super automtic dual action otf
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) computer generated stiletto
Morias Por Ella (Sexykiller) (2008) balisong stiletto
Pig Hunt (2008) tactical side-opener
Prom Night (2008) unknown side-opener
Quantum of Solace (2008) Jeff Harkins Triton otf
Semi-Pro (2008) Nato-style otf
THE Simpsons "Mypods and Broomsticks" (2008) cartoon Italian-style otf
Sons of Anarchy "Intro" (2008) Italian-style stiletto balisong
Stiletto (2008) Italian-style stiletto with custom prop scales
Vacancy 2 The First Cut (2008) tactical side-opener

Cornered (2009) Rizzuto clone
THE Devil’s Tomb (2009) spring assisted Kershaw Leek
Family Guy "Brian’s Got a Brand New Bag" (2009) cartoon otf
Family Guy "Three Kings" (2009) cartoon stiletto
THE Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) stop-motion animation stiletto
THE Hangover (2009) utility side-opener
In The Electric Mist (2009) Italian-style stiletto
Nowhere Boy (2009) Italian-style stiletto
A Perfect Getaway (2009) Italian-style stiletto

American Dad "The People vs. Martin Sugar" (2010) cartoon otfs
American Dad "There Will Be Bad Blood" (2010) cartoon stiletto
Criminal Minds "Public Enemy" (2010) unidentified side-opener
Eastbound and Down "Chapter 7" (2010) keychain dual action otf
THE Expendables (2010) Italian-style stiletto Darrel Ralph custom side-opener
THE Deadliest Warrior "Jesse James vs. Al Capone" (2010) Italian-style stiletto
Deftones "Rocket Skates" (2010) Italian style stiletto
THE Final (2010) German paratrooper gravity knife
Kick-Ass (2010) custom Benchmade 42 balisongs Italian-style stiletto
London Boulevard (2010) Italian dual-action otf
MacGruber (2010) Italian-style stiletto
NCIS "Enemies Domestic" (2010) Kershaw Zero Tolerance 302
THE Other Guys (2010) Italian-style stiletto
Red (2010) Microtech halo
THE Runaways (2010) italian-style stiletto
Salt (2010) otf shoe
South Park "Mysterion Rises" (2010) cartoon side-opener
Star Wars Clone Wars "Sphere of Influence" (2010) CG side-opener
Vampires Suck (2010) Italian style stiletto
Wrong Side of Town (2010) super auto otf

Beastie Boys "Fight For Your Right Revisited" (2011) Italian-style stiletto
Charlie Sheen’s Winning Recipes (2011) modern side-opener
Harry’s Law Season 1 Episode 5 (2011) Kershaw Leek
Hobo with a Shotgun ((2011)) Italian-style stiletto
Unknown (2011) identification pending
Your Highness (2011) wrist blade

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Family Guy Season 9 Episode 12 cartoon side-opener (no date)
South Park “Game of Thrones/Black Friday” trilogy cartoon Rizzuto (no date)
Quantum Leap Rizzuto type (no specific episodes identified)

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That is very cool! I just jumped back here after many years absence.
Since I’m practically a newbie again, forgive me if this has already been addressed.
I’ve become quite the watcher of old western tv shows since retirement and if anyone
Decides to make a list of tv shows, I suggest you watch oil’ Lucas on the old “Rifleman” series and keep an eye open.
I’ve seen more sweet picklocks make an appearance there than any show I remember.
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snap ~ Thanks and welcome back! I've watched quite a few 'Rifleman' episodes and somehow never caught a show that included any automatic cutlery.....
I doubt if the producers bothered with historical accuracy -- they probably used whatever was at hand -- but this has set me to wondering just how different a switchblade from the 1880s would look from something made in the 1930s? (It seems highly unlikely that much of anything from overseas would have made it to the Wild West, so we would almost certainly be talking about just knives made here, don't you think?)

If anybody here actually owns a switchblade made in the USA during the late 19th century, I would LOVE to see it !! Photos, anyone.....???
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Great job with the list Button man! One more to add
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Interesting swinguard! Thanks for the info.... it has been added to the List!
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Didn't see West Side Story in your list. Movie has a classic switchblade knife fight! Think it was released in 1960. Broadway show 1957?
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rnchesnut wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:28 pm Didn't see West Side Story in your list. Movie has a classic switchblade knife fight! Think it was released in 1960. Broadway show 1957?
there doing a remake

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"West Side Story" was on the Alphabetized List but somehow did not make the transition.... it has now been added.... thanks for keeping me on my toes!
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Shootfighter:Fight to the death 1993
Rizzuto clone and balisong


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These new threads really messed up the movie switchblade collection. It wasn't very organized but all the listed movies were in a single location. Now they are all going to be scattered around three different threads. Much of the stuff that was listed in the original Movie Switchblade thread will end up getting reposted in these threads which will make it a real pain to find the new stuff within the new threads. Then over time one or two of the threads will be forgotten about and all the movies that were listed in only those threads will be essentially lost.
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Blackboard Jungle still reigns supreme. But that's a nice knife in Bad Day at Black Rock, too.
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"Shootfighter" has been added to the Lists. "Blackboard Jungle" and "Bad Day at Black Rock" were already on the Lists.

My Lists were never intended to be an Ultimate Reference.... just an improvement on a group of completely random movies that I saw on another site. (That list stopped partway through 2011, so there are ten years of subsequent movies from 2011 to 2021 that don't appear at all. If somebody else wants to tackle that decade of movies, they are certainly welcome to do it; and I will be grateful to view their list when it appears.)

At the time that I created my Alphabetical List and Chronological List, I was unaware of the list contained in the thread 'Movie Switchblades' (May 8, 2010). The most lengthy version (that I have found so far) reached 468 movies on April 16, 2011. When I have the time --which may not be until next winter-- I will check each one of those movies against my two Lists and add anything that is missing.

My intent is to re-post each of my Lists, with all of the added updates, at the beginning of each year, for as long as I am on this site. When I post the updated Chronological List in early January 2022, it will be in a new thread, so that THIS thread can then fade into the background. (Ditto for the Alphabetical List.) This way, people won't have to slog through ever-growing threads that continually become more difficult and time-consuming.

At some point, when I no longer have the time or energy to continue this, perhaps some newer member of the site can carry on in my place. In the meantime, anybody who does not care for my Lists is free to ignore them. Those who find them useful are welcome to them.... I consider my work on the Lists to be a small token of gratitude for all of the great information that I have gained from this site. As always, corrections and additions to the Lists are very much appreciated.
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(1979) “Over the Edge” A very young Matt Dillon as Richie White has a white Rizzuto in his back pocket. And at the end.. That little kid Johnny has a stiletto switchblade towards the end of the movie he can be seen riding around on a skateboard at the school cutting up papers and flyers on the wall.
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The switchblades in (1984) The Terminator are 1960’s R. Zafrilla black swedge switchblades made in Spain
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