throwing knives...

Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by Harland, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Harland

    Harland New Member

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    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.
     
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  4. pandamonium

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    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.
    MOST IMPORTANT!!! PRACTICE,PRACTICE, PRACTICE!!
    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.
     
  5. Harland

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    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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  6. pandamonium

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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.
     

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

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    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.
     
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