- “How about my knife?”
- ―Aldo Raine
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 Raine 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 during Operation Kino. When he's captured, the knife is confiscated by Hans Landa's men and handed over to Landa, who keeps it. 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.
- 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.