Source: Gio PR
August 05, 2009 09:00 ET
United Cutlery Under License From Hasbro to Produce Swords From New "G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA" Movie
Collectibles Retailer Offers the STORM SHADOW Katana and SNAKE EYES Katana From the Upcoming Film, "G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA"
ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - August 5, 2009) - United Cutlery®, industry leader in licensed
adult collectibles, today announced it will create, under license from
Hasbro, Inc., authentic replicas of the STORM SHADOW Katana and SNAKE EYES
Katana, featured in the live action film, "G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA"
from Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment, in association with
Hasbro. The swords are now available for advance order through BUDK®, a
United Cutlery dealer.
In "G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA," which premieres worldwide on August 7th,
an elite G.I. JOE team uses the latest in next-generation spy and military
equipment to fight the corrupt arms dealer DESTRO and the growing threat of
the mysterious COBRA organization to prevent them from plunging the world
Sworn enemies and ninja masters, SNAKE EYES and STORM SHADOW, wield katanas
with the deft skills learned from the mystical Arashikage ninja clan, their
relationship and rivalry an integral part of the action film.
Each sword offers a hand-forged, high-carbon steel blade with double-fuller
groove, mirror finish, and unique etched emblem. The STORM SHADOW katana
features a genuine leather and rayskin-wrapped grip with coordinating
leather wrapped scabbard. The SNAKE EYES katana features a unique
skeletonized handle with black leather wrapped scabbard. Each katana is
individually serial numbered and includes a custom table top display stand
and certificate of authenticity.
The creation of both swords was overseen by Master Weapon Designer Kit Rae.
"'G.I. JOE' is one of the most anticipated action movies to be released
this summer, and we are excited to be working with Hasbro to produce the
STORM SHADOW and SNAKE EYES katanas for fans," says Clint Kadel, CEO and
owner of United Cutlery and BUDK. "Both of these swords were replicated
from actual movie props."
BUDK is offering G.I. JOE fans the opportunity to purchase these fine movie
replicas for a limited time. For more information and to pre-order the
STORM SHADOW Katana and SNAKE EYES Katana, visit
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About United Cutlery®
With 28 years of branded experience, United Cutlery® continues to be the
leader in producing top quality licensed collectibles. United Cutlery®
strives to make knives and swords to the highest standards in the industry
with superior materials and workmanship that are a step above the cheap
imitations. In addition to "G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA," United Cutlery®
is currently licensed to manufacture products for Devil May Cry® 4, God
of War®, KISS®, Lynyrd Skynyrd®, The Lord of the Rings®,
BUDK® offers high-quality, direct-to-consumer swords, knives, medieval
and fantasy weaponry, air guns, and other collectible weapons. BUDK® was
founded by Clint Kadel 20 years ago and has been a thriving success since.
BUDK® distributes The BudK Catalog and operates the
For a free catalog or to view the entire BUDK® product selection visit
Contact Information: Contact:
Vice President of Product Development
229.985.1667 ext. 212
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