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UNITED CUTLERY UC820 "THE SHADOW" PHURBA DAGGER– GIL HIBBEN
Warehouse Pickup - Prescott, AZ (BHAR-rh)
- Lot # BHAR509
- System ID # 11934338
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“The Shadow” Phurba Dagger - Designed by Gil Hibben - United Cutlery UC820 & Hibben Knives
Licensed Reproduction of the Knife Used in the Film "The Shadow"
Length: Approx 14"
Blade: Approx 6"
Hilt: Pomel has Pointed Peen Block
Knife display holder included. Very Solid & Heavy
Research- Phurba is a three edged ceremonial dagger used by the monks of Tibet in Buddhist rituals told to be empowered with Tibetan Spirits. Two faces adorning the handle represent the Good and Evil. Condé Nast has long controlled licensing for the character via its Street & Smith subsidiary. “The Shadow” the New York vigilante, originated in the 1930s as a series of novels by Walter B. Gibson. Then a popular radio drama with "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!" - spoken by actor Frank Readick with episodes with the voice of Orson Welles. Recently in 1994 the Universal feature film starring Alec Baldwin. The US Rights are owned Conde Nast until 2027 when the Shadow enters the public domain.
A licensed reproduction of the knife used in the 1994 Universal feature film adaptation.
The popularity of mass-produced fantasy blade designs has been used in many Movie Films are meant mostly for display. Hibben Knives owned by Gil Hibben of LaGrange, Kentucky. United Cutlery of Taiwan has licenses for some designs for factory reproductions.
Research: Military had a tri-edge trench knife pre Geneva Convention they where outlawed for warfare because they produced a wound that was very hard to stop blood loss or suture so they where deemed inhumane and forbidden.