Film Blades

Made for or modified for film props

 

FILM

FROM THE PATRIOT 
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  Rubber blade molded onto a metal socket with a double groove in the socket, from the film the Patriot with Mel Gibson
 
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From the Film the Patriot a British Brown Bess all metal version with only single slot fixtures
 
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A very crude socket used in the film Pirates of the Caribbean
 
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From the Film the Patriot a British Brown Bess
 
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I believe this is another Stembridge prop house marked bayonet, although it appears to have a double stamped S and may be from some other similar company. Bayonet is an untouched German WWI Ersatz
 
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Used in the filming of a film/documentary about the German airborne invasion of Crete, this is a Turk 35 in a reproduction 84/98 frog 
 
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US Krag modified by removing ring and modifying the quillion, this conversion can be seen in episodes of Hogan's Hero's as Sgt Schultz carried a Krag for the series. Early 1894 dated blade
 
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US Krag scabbard modified by adding a German style frog stud, could this be the original scabbard for the above blade. Both were bought separately but pair up nicely
 
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Rubber prop bayonet made for the film Dances with Wolves
 
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From the film the Exorcist, a rubber No4, maybe they didn't want sharp objects on set? This must have cost more than the price of a real one when the film was made.
 
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RKO pictures prop house Krag 1900 date
From the film Beau Geste in 1939 with Gary Cooper this is a French 1886/16 that has bee retro fitted with a quillion to look like the original 1886. the film was B&W so the brass quillion would have gone un-noticed. The crossguard is marked on both sides with a large letter S which is the mark of Hollywood, Stembridge Gun Rental Company
 
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Another Stembridge modified bayonet, this time a UK 1907 with the muzzle ring split and opened similar to the German WWI ersatz not sure what it is to fit, or any film it was used in

German 1871 from the film the Last Samurai, the second major battle scenes shows the Imperial Japanese army mounting these on their rifles

Arisaka reputedly from the film the "Wind Talkers" complete with Certificate of Authenticity

84/98 from the film the longest day

Aluminum cast 84/98 from the film Stalingrad

Warner Brothers marked socket bayonet from unknown films. Made from Aluminum and based on very early French socket

Two Brown Bess "plastic" bayonets used as film props in the film "Revolution" interestingly both use the same blade mould but have different  socket sizes

Interesting rubber 1907 for film use. bayonet is styled on the early quillioned 1907

 

but hilt and cross guard modifications means it probably fits the P13/P17 rifle and not the  original SMLE, the quillioned blades were never made for these pattern rifles.

 

 

Hilt has been machined down

 

Original blade copied is RAF marked and has the pommel oil hole, neither of which would be found on a quillioned 1907

A French 1866 with modified hilt and cross guard for use on film in 90's

 

 

Whole hilt was been milled down for unknown weapon

 

 

Muzzle ring has been enlarged, could these have been used to represent UK artillery blades?

1903 rubber prop from the film Shanghai Knights, blade is copy of the UK P1903, the Scabbard is nothing like any UK scabbard and frog combination

 

 

 

Hilt is copy of 1903 hilt and colored to match

Rubber Arisaka used in film WIND TALKERS

 

Copy includes the makers mark on the ricasso

Another film prop, this time an 1853 with the socket shortened, without a locking ring this wouldn't lock onto a rifle

 

original inspection stamp on an otherwise mint example of the bayonet

UK P1853 modified by splitting the ring and adding a butterfly nut to a new ring to allow it to fit a variety of rifles. The  original manufacturers mark " DEAKIN" can still be seen on the blade. The scabbard is that from a Belgian Albini socket (seen on most of these)

1853 style socket cast metal with a brass set screw to hold on rifle, these were sold with replica rifles so not actually a Film prop

Brown Bess made for the Sharpes TV series

 

manufactured rather than a forged socket

 

brazing is very obvious

 

 

nicely made leather scabbard with brass mounts

UK 1853 from the film Four Feathers. All steel with leather scabbard with brass fittings

UK 1853 from the film Around The world in 80 Days, bayonet came with certificate of authenticity. Blade is molded into the scabbard

A UK 1888 from Around The world in 80 Days, it is still possible to see the original unit markings on the pommel of this copy. Coloring etc is very good and a distance looks right.

Sold as used for the film "The Longest Day" this is a very crude 98/05 look alike made from lightweight alloy, and in this instance with a thin steel blade. others have a thicker alloy blade

 

Bayonet is from the film "All Quiet on the Western Front" further correction identifies it as from the film Lawrence of Arabia, the screen grab from this film clearly shows these bayonets.

 

 

External spring on the catch is very crude

 

Spring on scabbard holds blade into the scabbard by locking into this hole on the cross guard

 

 

hilt is two pieces joined together, in this case not aligning correctly

Thanks John for getting me this one

Prop bayonet made for the film the Alamo (2004 version)

 

Steel socket based on Brown Bess

 

 

Rubber blade

Alamo (2004) film prop, socket blade is based on French socket of period,

 

complete with scabbard

 

 

Held in place by grub screw in locking ring

 

belt includes tools for cleaning rifle as on original equipment

 

Four Feathers rubber 1866

 

 

Very crude copy compared with my other film replicas

 

 

Some signs of the original markings are visible

 

Frog is nothing like the original French pattern as it should have a vertical strap not the horizontal

US M1 Garand replica from the film Saving Private Ryan

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Rubber 84/98 replica used in the series Band of Brothers

 

 

 

Detail on replica includes original BYM 41 markings on Scabbard, and red Bakelite grips

 Standard US M6 used as prop in Full Metal Jacket  
Once were Soldiers, prop blade uses real M7
Zulu Dawn, another 1853 replica
Rambo, used a rubber replica of the Chinese Norinco blade
 
1907 in rubber, rough copy but probably more than needed for cinema use.
 

 

Modified US 1873
      
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Has a section of pipe added to cut down socket, pipe is threaded on inside and held on with a pop rivet.

 

  1866
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French 1866 modified to blank off the muzzle, marked as property of WM Fox
  1888
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1888 marked as property of Warner Brothers
  1907
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Interesting UK 1907 film prop made from thin sheet steel painted to look like the bayonet
  1874
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Warner brothers French 1874 modified by addition of new crossguard with stepped forward muzzle ring