Discussion in 'General Weapons & Armour' started by Jagar, Jan 16, 2004.
Just wondering if anyone can recommend a good set of throwing knives. Thanks!
are they for competitions or just messing around?
I have a few different sets, each have their purpose in life LOL
Mainly messing around. My wife wants to learn to throw knives, and I'm just trying to see if anybody can recommend some decent knives to learn with. Don't want to spend the money on some knives that are gonna break after a few throws.
Hibben throwing knives are nice and well balanced, and are reasonably priced.
I would recommend all steel construction with a cord handle at most; wooden handles crack on repeated impact. Bone is even more brittle. I don't know about plastic or micarta handles. I think micarta is a type of plastic.
go the ultra cheap route and buy used kitchen knives from a thrift store and wrap the handles with some hockey tape.
Cant go wrong with the Cold Steel True Flight Thrower!
^ Damn right! I couldn't believe the ammount of punishment these knives could take at the time when I was begginer! Can't go wrong with Carbon V blade. Today CS has three more designs, and I can't wait to try them too.
I wouldn't recommend UC Hibben throwers. Although they do look very well balanced, and are reasonably priced as Skyanide said, using stainless stell (420JS) for throwing is just absurd; you'll have to re-sharp the tip after every 500-600 throws (except if you're throwing it into puding).
And yes, I do know this thread is 2 years old.
Odd that you should resurrect this thread, though, because I've been considering this as well. This may sound a bit silly, but how did you learn? Like, I'm pretty sure there aren't any instructors around here. lol.
Well, there are some guides (there's a Hibben guide released by United Cutlery) that's great for begginers. Explains the ways how you should hold your knife, the way you should stand, describes some techniques, how to make your own target, plus it tells what you should never, NEVER do. And if you ask me, that's enough for the beggining; later is just "practice makes perfect".
Ah, great! Thanks so much I'll look into that.
there are so many types of throwing knives to list and there are many good ones. The most crucial thing is to find a well ballance knife. The blade should only be 2-3 inches long and when you rest the hilt in ur palm the blade should pull itself down so the knife hangs over ur hand on a 45 degree angle. Then its up to u to practice. Remember it isnt the knife that makes a good throw.
And don't try and throw it as hard as you possibly can. Like anything, the more force you put in, the more likely you are to twist or throw offline. Not so vital with a round ball, but very vital to keep a blade aligned and not spinning and tumbling wildly.
ahh yes and now .it al debence on how and whot ciend of knife you throw.
i whold take some of mickas adwise here ,he is in to some of the real deal.
you can not just throw arownd whit eny type of knife whits is not made fore thowing.
I taught my self to throw knives. I now build my own & use them to hunt with sucessfully. it's taken me a few years,but I still learn new way & put them into practice.
Acording to www.knifethrowing.info, one of the best professional throwing knives ever is none other than the Dragon Knife, made by the Dragon Knives company in the U.S. For amateurs, I guess the Pro Balance Thrower is a good place to start.
Personally, I'm just gonna stick with my plastic kunii until I get the hang of it.
I broke a plastic handle that had steel inside throwing a 4-inch blade into a swing. I threw too hard, and the handle hit instead of the blade, and it broke. Now I have a swing with lots of puncture marks
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