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Harland 06-06-2010 01:36 PM

throwing knives...
Was thinking yesterday about random things to google (to much free time lol) and came up with throwing knives. Did a little research and decided I would like to buy a nice set (max price being $20), will be buying local as always. So what are some things to look at when buying? I'll more than likely be throwing from grip, switch handed if that helps.

IGETEVEN 06-06-2010 03:32 PM


Originally Posted by Harland (Post 295680)
So what are some things to look at when buying? I'll more than likely be throwing from grip, switch handed if that helps.

Good follow through with the throw needs to be uniform if throwing "switch handed" and repetition for the developed muscle memory. Practice, practice, practice, as with a firearm.

What To Look For When Buying Throwing Knives |

Knife - The sport of throwing knives.

Here's a start. ;)


Harland 06-06-2010 03:37 PM

TY for the info, been looking at the 2nd link all morning. also been looking at throwing stars also just for the fact you don't have to land a certain spot into the target. shop does not open til noon so i've plenty of time for research.
one set ive been looking at, just like the way the handle is done

pandamonium 06-07-2010 01:44 AM

I was never taught the "proper" way to throw a knife, I taught myself. One thing you MUST have is consistancy. The way I throw. I personally hold the knife by the blade, if it has an edge the edge is away from my palm, my knives dont have an edge just a good point. I keep the blade straight in line with my forearm. I keep the knife in line with my forearm throughout the throw. This reduces the tendency to flip the knife, which to me, takes away control of the revolution of the knife. I am right handed, so my left foot is foreward, or I step foreward with my left foot.
Depending on distance, I move the knife further into or out of my hand, closer to the handle for further away, and closer to the tip for closer.
Again, to me, the key has always been to not break my wrist when releasing, allowing me to maintain better control of the revolution of the blade. I once taught a friend how to throw, the only thing I had handy was a railroad spike. He was sticking it in an oak tree, solidly, after about ten minutes. Man, I do love to throw,almost as much as I love to shoot.
There are a couple of pics of my knives in Jodaplumbers "throwing knives tagets", cheap knives, old piece of plywood and throw till your arm falls off. Whatever works for you, be consistant. Good luck and have fun!! Hope this helps.

Harland 06-07-2010 02:47 AM

Went out and looked, they only had about four types of sets in (singles were $7.00, sets ranged from $16+) in the end I bought a Jack Ripper double sided three piece set, knives all different styles but with same design.

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pandamonium 06-07-2010 04:39 AM

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Looks like the same style I have, only yours are much prettier. I've had this set for about ten years, had to grind the point a bit but they are holding up well, considering the use and abuse. I would like to have three or four of the large knife, as that is a much better sticker, having more mass.

pandamonium 06-07-2010 04:42 AM

I guess I could clean them ugly things up a bit, but pretty don't make it stick!

Harland 06-07-2010 09:35 PM


Originally Posted by pandamonium (Post 296045)
I guess I could clean them ugly things up a bit, but pretty don't make it stick!

yep yep. from what i figure i might just keep the ones i bought for collectors just because of the titanium coloring. the shop did have some jack ripper single sided for a little cheaper (no coloring or anything), but they will have to wait until the yard sale at the end of the month.

pandamonium 06-08-2010 02:50 AM

Found these at bud k no frills, look like a decent size, good price.

United Triple Throwing Knife Set - BUDK

big shrek 06-22-2010 03:39 PM
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