throwing knives

Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by Adam, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. Adam

    Adam New Member

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    First I want to say sorry if there is already a thread on this (I looked and didn't find any) ok so I'm wondering what you guys think would be a good throwing knife for me just starting out, like I said I'm starting out but I'm not just trieing it for the first time or anything, I have two knives that I got a few years ago and just started using them this winter. When I'm wormed up I'm sticking them 9 out of 10 throws and hitting a two by six 4 out of 5 throws (at one rotation). . Any way I don't think they are very good throwing knives; however I haven't tried any other knives so I don't really know. The guy I got the knives from said that throwing knives should be at least one ounce per inch however the smaller knife I got from him is 12 inches long and only 8.5 ounces, and the bigger one is 15 inches and only weighs 11 ounces. The knives are cold steel, and bend really easy, after a few hours of throwing them at wood they bend a fair bite, and need to be sharpend every hour or two of throwing.
    So I was looking at different throwing knives and I'm just wondering if you guys have any advice you could share. I'm thinking a three to four knive set would be nice (all one size) and no more then a hundred dollars, I would like a knive at least 9.5 inches long and under 15 inches long. I looked at the throwing knives from the expendables the ones with the ring at the back, and was woundering how you throw it, like do you just hold the ring or something? Cause I would think the ring would catch if you held it by the handle when you through it. hilgibbon knives look good and I was woundering if you guys think they would be a good brand to go with?
    Adam
    once again sorry if this is the wrong spot
     
  2. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    The knives from the expendables are actually called Kunai.

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    I'm NOT a knife thrower, but I believe you hold the body/blade of the knife like you would any other throwing knife. I'm not entirely sure what the ring is for, but it probably acts as a counterbalance to help keep the knife rotating more around the middle of the knife, instead of more towards the blade.
    IIRC, this knife was also used as a type of fighting knife, so the ring probably helped prevent the knife being stripped/slipping out of your hand.
     

  3. jjfuller1

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    this is similiar to what i used to use. with and without the handles.
     

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  4. Adam

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    ok so I was looking on amazon and found this knife set, United Cutlery GH5029 Gil Hibben Large GenX Pro Triple Thowing Knife Set with Sheath
    It's a three knife set for 42 dollars.
    Adam
     
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  5. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The "RING" , is areo-dynamics , as not to "catch air" , to flip true , cut air cleanly in long distances..!:) I like it ..! :D

    Now that would be one good throwing knife..! Been throwing things for years and the biggest problem I've had is breaking tips , that looks like the solution!
    Thanks..! :)
     
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  6. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Yo , Texaswoodworker , where did you find that knife.?
     
  7. mt232

    mt232 New Member

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    Don't get those, I had them and they are cheap! After a few throws two of them got bent, not worth the money at all
     
  8. mt232

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    I highly recommend this knife, Cold Steel True Flight Thrower. It is a great throwing knife, the only ones I use now.
     

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  9. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    There used to be a knife called "Black Mamba" , don't know if they still make them or not. One knife I didn't break in less than a year..!
     
  10. Steel_Talon

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    I'm not a knife thrower, I'd rather keep them in my hand ;) But as a kid I got pretty decent at throwing a knife. But It all changed when I took some long heavy nail spikes my grandfather had. After a bit of grinder work on the tips I became a real bad ass with them. The dog days of youth...:)
     
  11. keginth

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    Dango the ring is also used for close combat to put your pointer finger in or your pinky, depending on what knife fighting you have to do. But it's a great throwing knife. And I also have the same problem with my tips breaking or bending.
     
  12. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    May I politely disagree..? It's a throwing knife and throwing knives never have much of an edge because some throw by the blade and to stick any finger through that hole would limit evasive movements , parries , blocks , thrusts , etc..!
    Also should you lose the knife , I'd like to keep ma finger..!:)
     
  13. Steel_Talon

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    Unless it's a Kerambit, then the ring is essential to the manipulation of the knife. Buts that for a different thread:)
     
  14. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Karambit , Indonesian and the Kerambit Phillipe ans , but neither is a throwing sort of weapon.!Great offensive techniques though....!
     
  15. CapnJack

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    ive always bean partial to throwin knives and the act there of. As a youngin d always get those crap ones from the fair and bend the ever livin crap outta them ina afternoon. Throwin stars also lol.

    The set tht i have now actually haning from my reloadin bench lamp is the Gil Hibben triple thrower set. He does make some cheesier models, but these are worth there salt and dont cost a arm and a leg either. Comes with leather sheath to hold all three,great balance but kinda heavy for my likin. There also a lil big bigger then id throw ina normal afternoon of punishing trees.( i dont hate trees,they give me air)

    Its kinda my "looks cool"set, but i do throw um also. And when they land correctly? They got some sauce behind um and really penetrate.They were like maybe 50bux?
     
  16. keginth

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    I have mine attached to my carrier vest and the hoop stick out of the sheath that i have made for mine so if I need it, I can throw it or I can stab my enemy so it's a really good throwing knife if that's all you want it for.
     
  17. Adam

    Adam New Member

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    Were did you get those?
    Adam
     
  18. mt232

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    Used to use BudK but they stopped selling cold steel products. You can try KnifeDepot.com or KnifeCenter.com, I recently got some from Knife Center.
     
  19. txpossum

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    In addtion to guns, I've also collected knives since I was a kid. At various times I have fooled around with throwing knives, and have come to the conclusion that -- at least for myself -- throwing knives are not expecially practical as a combat weapon. The limited sucess I've had involved lots of practice throwing a certain style knife at a specified distance. Being as consistent as possible in distance, grip, force of throw, etc. were the only way I could do any good at all. Changing one or more of these factors greatly decreased the reliablty of my results. Real life situations, imo, are too fluid for the consistency required for being able to correctly hit a target. But those are MY results, and I will admit that someone with better coordination and lots of practice might be dangerous with throwing knives.

    I DO however believe that throwing a knife -- or a lot of other objects, for that matter -- at someone's eyes or face is a great way to distract them while you stab them with your other knife, shoot them with your pistol, or bash them on the head with a brick.
     
  20. mt232

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    I would never throw a knife in a defensive situation, that's why I own guns. I just do it for the fun personally, I too really don't see any practical use as a defensive technique unless its just a last ditch effort.