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Aldo Raine and Donny Donowitz trunk shot

Aldo with his knife, after he scarred Butz.

“How about my knife?”
Aldo Raine

Aldo Raine's knife is a variation of Smith & Wesson Bowie knife used by Aldo Raine during his time in WWII France.

OverviewEdit

The knife appears to be a Smith & Wesson Bowie variant, with the logo polished off and a different guard and stag handle.

In Inglourious BasterdsEdit

Aldo uses his knife to carve swastikas on captured German soldier's forehead, like Butz. He carries his knife when he, Bridget, Donny and Omar go undercover to blow up the cinema. When he's captured, the knife is confiscated by Hans Landa's men. On the way to the Allied lines, Landa is seen admiring the knife. At the end of the film, Aldo gets his knife back from Landa and after killing his driver, carves a swastika on Landa's forehead.

TriviaEdit

  • Despite being his iconic weapon, Aldo never kills anyone with his knife in the film and uses it only twice, both times to carve a swastika on a German's forehead.
    • Though not touched upon in the film, it's possible that he used his knife to carve "Inglourious Basterds" on the butt of a captured Kar98k rifle, given Aldo's love of carving stuff.

Behind the scenesEdit

Aldo's knife was designed and made by Mike Stewart of Bark River Knives.

The knife is designed like a Smith & Wesson Bowie, but without the logo, a prop guard and stag handle are added instead, and the blade tip curve is more steep.[1][2]

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