Rosarms throwing knife

Lorien

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Been a little quiet in here so far, so I figured another thread couldn't hurt.
I don't post in these forums very often, but I wanted to share my impressions of Rosarms' throwing knife as I'm fond of it. Actually, I have two.

At any rate, it's a fairly long and hefty knife, with a blade that is sharpened only on one side. When I throw it, I orient the unsharpened edge forward in order to preserve the sharpened one.

The knife comes as all Rosarms knives I've seen, with a highly polished finish.
The handle is wrapped in cord. It is one of the worst cord wrappings I've seen, but fortunately the simple solution to that is to rewrap it yourself- which is fun. You can use very colorful cord so you can find your knife and so you can really see it flying through the air.

The design follows that of the famous Canadian 'Viper' knife patented by Harald Moeller. It's an excellent design and quite beautiful.

A strange departure from any throwing knife I've handled is the tip, which is missing. It's flat. It looks strange, but after many throws it has gradually worn, leaving a very sharp rounded tip. Penetration into the target is deep and solid.

Having thrown these knives countless times, and with the occassional miss, I can attest to their durability. While edge holding is not so great, due to the low hardness, I have yet to bend or break one.

There are so many shitty throwing knives out there, it is really nice to finally find something which is designed for serious use.

A great complement to this knife is its sheath, which is actually sturdier than most of the Rosarms sheaths I've seen. The design is clever and holds the knife safe and sound.

I'll post some pictures when I get around to it.
 

kancler

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Thank you very much!
Actually, I know our masters are always trying to improve our product! And as result - we don't have any cords any more :) thank you for comments and suggestions!

Do you have any pictures to share with us? Just email them to me and I will post them! Thank you again!:thumbup:
 

Lorien

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just took some a few minutes ago, I'll send them on once I get them into my computer
 
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I heartily agree that while the wrapping leaves something to be desired, they vastly outclass most dedicated throwing knives.

When I was taught to throw, I was taught that any knife can be thrown and am quite capable with most, but these are something special.

Looking forward to the pictures
 

Lorien

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Sorry guys, I'm having some issues. I'll email the photos to Vlad very soon!
 
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