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Show us your Throwing Knife Collection

Discussion in 'Throwing Knives & Knife Throwing' started by Matt The Rat, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. Matt The Rat

    Matt The Rat

    11
    Mar 20, 2018
    Hi Guys, here's a look at my collection as it stands today:

    My Bowie Axe:

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    My Set of Pro Throwers:

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    and the box Mr McEvoy sent them in dated 4 Sept 1986!

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  2. Matt The Rat

    Matt The Rat

    11
    Mar 20, 2018
    The idea for starting this thread was so everyone could post photo's of their Throwing Knives as well, am I the only one with a collection? :confused:
     
  3. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    I think throwing knives are great. Don't have any yet, though I used to throw knives when I was younger. Mostly I have traditional folding knives, which I can't throw. I may invest in some at some point because it sure is fun.
     
  4. Dusty One

    Dusty One Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 12, 2004
    Nice collection !!
     
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  5. Night Rider

    Night Rider Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 16, 2018
    My sons been bugging me to pick up a set of throwing knives for a while now and I did use to be pretty good at it as a kid so maybe it's time that I do. Any personal suggestions on a decent starter set that is quality made but won't break the bank Matt The Rat?
     
  6. pwest

    pwest

    44
    Apr 10, 2013
    Night Rider: look at the Cold Steel offerings for quality knives that won't break the bank.

    Now, back to the original topic. First, if you have a collection, you might wonder how to store it and carry it around. For my little collection, this Duluth Trading tool roll works well.
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/LmTPNKsvkzSfWuDw8
    Unrolled, it looks like this:
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/bYSBQ9KFXknnZqHs6
    Taking them out, we have:
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/iqmLiefCN4QSK5FQA
    Top: Cold Steel Sure Balance
    Right: Flying Steel Shur-Knife
    Left: Flying Steel Arrow
    Middle: Inexpensive "home-made" blade from ebay that I quite like.
    One more view shows the relative sizes:
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/64MqpyaSvJGdZs5d6
    and, you can see how I ground off one of the tabs above the handle on the Sure Balance to make it better/easier for no-spin throwing. That said, I really feel that these Cold Steel blades are too big and tip-heavy for me, and I'm considering grinding them down to a Shur-Knife profile.

    -Phil
     
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  7. Forgentro

    Forgentro Gold Member Gold Member

    6
    Apr 6, 2019
    Here are some I just finished last night 4-19-2019.
    Two of the three still look like them selves on the table. The other....
    I'm still trying to figure out what I did wrong in my heating related processes.
    I like your Tru-Bal Knives, looks like you've had them for a bit...[​IMG]

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    Last edited: Apr 20, 2019
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  8. 3fifty7

    3fifty7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2016
    Certainly wouldn’t consider it a collection but here is what I got.
    3 Cold Steel Tru Flight and s few throwers I made.
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    The Tru Flight came crazy sharp for throwing knives and even after dulling them a bit the wraps didn’t last long.
     
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  9. Grantard

    Grantard

    58
    Oct 4, 2014
    If you cover the cord wrapped handles with a layer of hockey/ sport tape they’ll last for a good long while, just add another layer when they inevitably get cut. The whole thing won’t unravel in one go though ;)
     
  10. Grantard

    Grantard

    58
    Oct 4, 2014
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  11. Grantard

    Grantard

    58
    Oct 4, 2014
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    Sadly I lost all of these in a break in, but they were good solid throwers. The cold steel GI tanto is another good one, I've only seen one snap out of the 8 my buddy has owned.
     
  12. Matt The Rat

    Matt The Rat

    11
    Mar 20, 2018
    Sorry to hear about your loss. There are some real scumbags out there, piles of :poop: :mad:. Looks like you put in some time to clean them up too!
     
  13. Ashana

    Ashana

    9
    Apr 23, 2019
    Good Collections! Looks so sharp and pointed!
     
  14. Hannah Baker

    Hannah Baker

    1
    Apr 30, 2019
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  15. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    This is the slowest sub-forum I'm aware of here, but I'm glad it's still here.

    I'll take a pic or two later. I'm not sure what the state of my arsenal is. I think one good, plain, flat one (no handle covering), two alleged Chinese pattern alleged throwers (definitely made in China), and a couple of Pakistani Bowies that are big and cheap enough to not get broken and not be cared about if they did.
    Those old Indo-Pakistani Jeep spring knives vary a lot.
     
  16. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
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  17. edcwhitewolf92

    edcwhitewolf92

    7
    Aug 9, 2019
    Nice collections y'all. How are you checking to see how well they balance before you purchase?
     
  18. zzyzzogeton

    zzyzzogeton

    Feb 17, 2013
    If you're lucky, you have a local throwing buddy that will let you test throw them.

    If that's not an option, you locate an online friend who has them and can give you a personal review and answer your questions.

    The next step is to search utube and see if any one has posted a review.

    The last step is to just buy them and check them out yourself. This is what I usually end up doing. It's also why I have as many user throwing knives as I do.
     
  19. pwest

    pwest

    44
    Apr 10, 2013
    I usually want to know where a knife balances, rather than how well it balances (since they all balance somewhere). Flying Steel posts balance points on their specs pages.
     

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