First Blood (1982)

After three blockbuster movies, we’re all familiar with Sylvester Stallone’s Rambo character, a troubled Vietnam veteran who was trained by Special Forces to be a killing machine. Sure, he can blow away whole armies with machine guns and attack helicopters, but in “First Blood” we saw him inflict serious damage on Sheriff Will Teasle’s small-town department with just a knife. Now, it wasn’t just an ordinary knife, though it probably wouldn’t have mattered. Rambo carried a badass survival knife that he used to great effect after escaping from Teasle’s jail and hiding in the woods. Teasle then decides to send his sorry band of deputies into the woods to apprehend Rambo. Big mistake! Rambo uses his trusty knife to set all sorts of painful traps for Teasle’s crew. He even kills their vicious Dobermans. Rambo then confronts Teasle, putting the blade of his knife up across Teasle’s throat, and giving Teasle his last chance to back down, saying “I could have killed 'em all, I could kill you. In town you're the law, out here it's me. Don't push it. Don't push it or I'll give you a war you won't believe. Let it go. Let it go.” The rest is history. Replicas of Rambo’s knife have since become collector’s items. 

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