“I don’t think it was 10 inches of a knife,” (Pierce) Brosnan insisted. “I’m a painter. I’m an artist, so I had my pencils. The knife went into the bag, you want to keep your pencils sharpened.”
If you are a regular TTAK reader you might remember how Pierce “007” Brosnan was stopped earlier this month by airport security in Burlington, VT for attempting to board an airplane with a 10″ hunting knife. Brosnan tried to pass off the incident as a routine mistake in an interview with the Independent (Ireland).
Color me skeptical, preferably with paint rather than sharpened pencils, but that excuse seems more transparent than onion-skin tracing paper.
Perhaps had the knife been an Opinel I might believe him. I imagine that venerable tool has sharpened hundreds of thousands of pencils, artist and layman’s alike, over the past century. I saw my Father-in-law use his #6 for that very task this past week.