When Mutt and Indiana Jones were threatened in Arnie's Diner by two Russian KGB agents, Mutt took out his switchblade and challenged the agents. The agents, however, had guns, and Mutt and Jones had to follow them out of the room.
In Orellana's grave, when they found the mummies of Orellana and his companions, Indiana Jones asked Mutt whether he had a knife. Mutt passed him his switchblade and Jones used it to open a mummy. He then took a dagger from the opened mummy and returned the knife to Mutt.
When Mutt, Jones, Marion, Oxley, and McHale arrived at Akator and were attacked by Ugha warriors, Mutt took out his knife to defend himself and Marion, but when Oxley showed the Crystal Skull of Akator to the warriors, they let them pass.
Behind the scenes
Shia LaBeouf was given a switchblade, but there was no switchblade coach available. Therefore, he practiced by himself during pauses on the set. When he showed Steven Spielberg the skills he had gained, Spielberg decided to add this to the film. In the scene of Mutt messing around with his knife in Nazca, however, Shia accidentally caught the knife twice on the side of its blade instead of its handle.
Notes and references
- Mutt Williams Switchblade Knife at www.yourprops.com