As promised, here is a review of the weapons seen in the movie The Outsiders. I was asked about the make of the balisong that Emilio Estevez carries in the movie, and I had not seen this movie for well over ten years, so I picked it up at Target last night to give it a look.
There are several firearms in this movie, as well as several different types of knives. I got a closeup of some of them, but there are others that I just couldn't get a good picture of.
The first knife that I could get a picture of is a black handled balisong with a spear point blade and a false edge. It appears to be stainless, but I could be wrong. Here is Two-Bit (Emilio Estevez) flipping the knife open right before a confrontation with the Socs:
Here's a closer look:
Later, Johnny (Ralph Macchio) pulls a stag handled switchblade from his pocket. It has a strange latch that he pulls down with his thumb:
This is the knife that he uses to fatally run through one of the Socs that is drowning his friend Ponyboy (C. Thomas Howell), as seen here covered with blood:
Afterwords, Johnny and Ponyboy seek help from their friend Dallas (Matt Dillon), who promptly gives them cash, instructions, and this revolver:
As he is handing it over to Johnny, you can see a shotgun and a Hawken rifle hanging on the wall:
Later on, Two-Bit and Ponyboy are visiting Dallas in the hospital, and Dallas asks to see Two-Bit's balisong:
Two-Bit always flips open the latch with his right hand while the knife is tip-up, then rolls it tip-down in his left hand, and then flips it open with his right hand. He does a good job controlling the knife, but I don't think he caries one day-to-day.
Here's Dallas holding the knife:
If you look close, you can see a butterfly etched into the hilt. You can see it better on the second picture above.
At some point, Dallas starts carrying a "heater." Ponyboy says "heaters are for kiling people." Idiot.
I don't know what type of gun it is, but he uses it to knock off a convenience store towards the end of the movie:
The store owner pulls out a little revolver and shoots Dallas as he is running away with all of the cash:
I doubt the cops would have any problems with the store owner, even though he shot Dallas in the back.
Well, I have no idea who makes these weapons, but I have captured them for everyone to look at. I will try to trace down the make and model of these, and will update the post when I find something.
Update: Ahab identifies the small auto that Dallas is holding as a compact model of the Star B in 9mm. Good to go.
Now, does anyone have any idea who makes the bali?
Update: The auto knife that Johnny uses to kill the Soc is a German made Solingen Springer. Here's some more information. I found this info completely by accident.