Produced in collaboration with James Franco as an homage to his late friend and fellow actor Brad Renfro, this limited edition switchblade references Deuces Wild, the 2002 boy gang film that starred both Franco and Renfro. Following Renfro’s untimely (and under-acknowledged) passing, Franco produced a tribute film, Brad Renfro Forever, which documents legendary LA tattoo artist Mark Mahoney carving “BRAD” into Franco’s arm with a switchblade.
This hand-built switchblade was crafted by the legendary Italian cutlery manufacturer LATAMA and Walt Halucha. When fully opened, the knife measures 11 inches and reads “Brad Renfro” in rainbow letters across the side and “FOREVER” in caps across the blade. It has a swivel bolster and black & white Brazilian horn handle. Each blade was numbered at the factory in Italy, then laser etched and hand painted by Moon Editions here in SF.
Each switchblade comes with an edition card that has been numbered, dated, and signed by James Franco. The card and blade fit inside a custom-made wooden case. Instructions are included.
Due to international shipping restrictions, we cannot ship outside of the US. If you are ordering this outside of the US, please plan on having it shipped to an address within the US. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES ONCE PURCHASED.
See Issue 14 by James Franco here.
- JAMES FRANCO
James Edward Franco (born April 19, 1978) is an American actor, film director, screenwriter, film producer, and painter. He began acting during the late 1990s, appearing on the short-lived television series Freaks and Geeks and starring in several teen films. In 2001 he played the title role in Mark Rydell's television biographical film James Dean, which earned him a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film. Franco achieved international fame as a result of his portrayal of Harry Osborn in the Spider-Man trilogy. Since then, his films have included the war film The Great Raid (2005), the 2006 romantic drama Tristan & Isolde, and Justin Lin's drama Annapolis (2006). In 2008, Franco starred in the comedy stoner film Pineapple Express and received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. He played a prominent role in the 2008 biographical film Milk.