logo
Homepage Forums Clue Games Cluedo Games Stage & Screen Gaming Puzzle Series In Print Miscellaneous Links & Information
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister  ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

1972 Clue Knife

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    TheArtofMurder.com Clue / Cluedo Discussion - Forum Index -> General Discussion
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
cacums
Ringer


Joined: 31 May 2007
Posts: 10979
Location: If I told you it wouldn't be a secret anymore

PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:13 am    Post subject: 1972 Clue Knife Reply with quote

We've discovered the 1972 Candlestick is the Prince of Diamonds (same as the Movie and VCR Games.)

The Revolver is a Pepperbox. The Rope, Wrench, and Lead Pipe are easy enough to track down identicals.

But does anyone what type of Dagger is featured as the Classic Clue Knife?

The concaving handle makes me think it's a Jambiya. But most Jambiyas I've come across have a curved blade. Perhaps some type of a Holbein? I'm running into dead ends Sad

Anyone have any knife knowledge? I'm looking to find that Dagger to add to my weapon collection.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Murder by Death
Forensics Supervisor


Joined: 09 Oct 2009
Posts: 2349

PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're speaking specifically of the dagger depicted on the card? The token itself is in a straight sheath, so I'm not certain that tapering mid-blade would be on he actual blade in games since. But the handle is the obvious feature that makes this dagger unique. I'm not sure I've gone looking for it surprisingly. I've definitely gone to pains to match the Cluedo dagger and original Clue Bowie knife, but nothing more than a cursory look for the enduring '72 model. It's definitely an oversight.

I find it interesting that the candlestick is dipicted so differently on the card from the token. The wrench is similar enough, despite being rounded on the card and a squared token. Interesting that no attempt was made to accurately portray the candlestick in one of the most enduring versions of the game -- 13 years, influencing the most generations of players.

As long as I'm rambling, I find it interesting that the movie made at the end of the 1972 game's reign, depicted the weapons almost exactly like the cards, except for the revolver, choosing to go so the standard type instead of the 13 year old iconic weapon depicted in the game. I fact, they didn't even use a gun ever depicted in any version of clue to that point (which had been pistols).

Card/weapon comparison:

http://www.theartofmurder.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3956
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
CluedoKid
Con Artiste


Joined: 24 Nov 2004
Posts: 17179

PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my hunts for daggers on ebay, the 1972 knife looks a lot like daggers from Africa I've seen.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail MSN Messenger
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    TheArtofMurder.com Clue / Cluedo Discussion - Forum Index -> General Discussion All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

This board is protected by Phpbbantispam
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group