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spyderco throwing knife/knives

Postby JAfromMN » Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:10 pm

I enjoy throwing knives and I've been looking to replace the cheap junk I've been using. After a lot of internet searching I've found a lot more junk, or throwers that are to large, there is a few custom makers but they charge quite a bit for what there selling.

I need a pair of spyderco throwers.

Id like to see a design that could be used both as throwing knives as well as a good simple fixed blade to use for general cutting tasks.

Also I'd like to see them come in a pair with one plane edge and one serrated.

With a quality sheath that will hold both and is easy to use.

I did try searching for a similar topic and found none.

I doubt I'm the only one who would enjoy some spyder throwers.

Thanks for reading.

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Re: spyderco throwing knife/knives

Postby paladin » Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:18 pm

I'm down for a couple...at least!

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Re: spyderco throwing knife/knives

Postby BTG » Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:30 pm

Sounds interesting....mule size would be just about right...

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Postby TheOutdoorNerd » Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:56 pm

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Re: spyderco throwing knife/knives

Postby JAfromMN » Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:51 pm

Thanks for the replys

Seems I'm not the only one interested.

As far as steel goes.

I think a softer steel should work better. Not a super hard brittle steel but one that holds a edge yet is soft enough to not chip to bad if it's damaged something that will dent and deform.

I'm no steel expert. Hopefully one will chime in with there thoughts.

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Re: spyderco throwing knife/knives

Postby JAfromMN » Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:08 pm

BTG wrote:Sounds interesting....mule size would be just about right...
Thats what I was thinking as well

Maybe a bit smaller but not much.

Here's a thought.

They could do something like the mule but with different blade shapes . Same handle and trying for the same balance.

I don't care if it comes with a sheath or not.

Id really like to see something like the mule project but instead of the perfect steel it would be the search for the perfect thrower.

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Re: spyderco throwing knife/knives

Postby Liquid Cobra » Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:55 pm

I used to throw knives in the backyard for kicks. I'd be interested in one too, but again..just for kicks.
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Re: spyderco throwing knife/knives

Postby sal » Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:49 pm

In-the-works.

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Postby paladin » Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:51 pm

bombshell!

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Re: spyderco throwing knife/knives

Postby JAfromMN » Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:52 pm

sal wrote:In-the-works.

sal

This man always knows what to say to make my day.

Thanks sal.


If you need help testing it just let me know :D

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Re: spyderco throwing knife/knives

Postby JAfromMN » Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:14 am

sal wrote:In-the-works.

sal
I doubt it but is there any chance we could get some specs or even better a sneak peek of it.

Thanks

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Re: spyderco throwing knife/knives

Postby DutchBlades » Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:43 pm

Sal, any news on the throwing knives?
Was pretty pumped about getting them after the meet!

And if there's still a need for a suitable name; why not the Spyderco Kunai? ;)
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Re: spyderco throwing knife/knives

Postby SpeedHoles » Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:10 pm

Were these shown at Amsterdam?

Double edged, or single? Handles, or bare?
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Re: spyderco throwing knife/knives

Postby Donut » Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:37 pm

My brother asked me about a throwing knife that I had. I mentioned that I don't have any throwing knives. He showed me the mule... I had no arguement on that one. It is basically a throwing knife when you don't have scales on it.
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Re: spyderco throwing knife/knives

Postby michaelm466 » Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:10 pm

I think H1, 5160, S7, and possibly BD1 would all make good throwing steels.

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Re: spyderco throwing knife/knives

Postby SpeedHoles » Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:36 pm

Donut wrote:My brother asked me about a throwing knife that I had. I mentioned that I don't have any throwing knives. He showed me the mule... I had no arguement on that one. It is basically a throwing knife when you don't have scales on it.


There is a guy on BF who bought multiple Mule Team MT21's to torture test. One of them as a throwing knife. Snapped like half an inch of the tip right off. Then he reground it down to a point and kept using it to cut various metals...
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Re: spyderco throwing knife/knives

Postby Waco » Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:53 pm

Spydercos are all about function, at least the ones I buy are. There is no practical reason for throwing a knife. If you throw it at a bad guy, who isn't going to stand still, you will probably miss and provide him with another weapon. If you throw it in at an apple or something, you're just being silly. :)

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Re: spyderco throwing knife/knives

Postby Michael Janich » Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:35 am

Purpose-designed throwing knives are manufactured with that application in mind. Typically, they are divided into two categories: professional-style throwing knives and sportsman-style throwing knives.

Professional-style throwers are usually all steel, though they may have thin handle scales. They are symmetrical and somewhat dagger-looking, but do not actually have any sharp edges. That allows them to be thrown equally well by the blade or the handle with the same throwing method.

Sportsman-style throwing knives look more like conventional knives and typically have a single edge. If thrown by the blade, they must be gripped by wrapping the hand around the spine of the blade to avoid cuts.

The biggest difference between real throwing knives and conventional knives is the heat treat. Knives designed for cutting are harder so they hold an edge better, but are also more brittle. As such, they are not good choices for the abuse of throwing.

Real throwers have a spring hardness to make them durable and impact-resistant, but do not hold an edge well.

Until Spyderco chooses to announce it or it's revealed on the Amsterdam Meet thread, I won't give away our thrower plan in detail; however, it will lean in the professional-style thrower direction.

As for the "reason" to throw knives, it's fun. That's reason enough. While there are documented cases of people throwing knives successfully in combat, they are few and far between and do not support the idea of knife throwing as a "high probability" option. Martial arts that actually embraced it as a viable tactic--like Japanese shuriken-jutsu--were practical enough to NOT consider it a fight stopper. They used it primarily as a distraction tactic to pave the way for the use of more capable weapons.

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Re: spyderco throwing knife/knives

Postby PiggyBackJack » Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:29 am

A very informative post. Thanks for sharing, Mike!
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Re: spyderco throwing knife/knives

Postby VashHash » Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:15 pm

I use mule teams for throwing. I guess it just depends on your technique though but I find they fly well and you can wrap them in bright colored paracord to make them easy to find. Not to mention they are good knife steels. I don't care for "throwing" knives because most aren't really knives at all. Not to mention from a practical stand point and people will argue validity or practical application but isn't it better to practice with something you would actually carry.


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