New toys from Bass Pro today!

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    New toys from Bass Pro today!

    Decided to purchase some knives to throw. About 30 years ago I was pretty good with knives and darts (the hand-eye thing) and now that I got more time thought it would be fun. It is a set of 3, 10" Smith & Wesson Stainless Steel knives. Yup, I'm a die hard S&W gal. Saw the knives from back when I was working there and had always wanted them. The girl in the youtube video said to get 8-10" knives and she trained with Jack Dagger so I listened to her.

    Not sure if I'm going to toss them under, over or flip or straight. Just gonna have fun. I'm open to any advice since it's been so long - not too sure but won't they bounce back off of plywood? Maybe I'm thinking of particle board?

    Anyway...if somebody can share any advice (like - don't do something or I'll get hurt) or tricks of the trade I'd appreciate it


    Oh yeah, forgot to say Bass Pro had PLENTY of ammo, I couldn't afford to get ammo and knives and already got ammo but they had 308's on the endcap, those use to be hard as heck to find! lots of all cal ammo ~ I was impressed.
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    Both plywood and particle board are hard and do not take well to knives, I would recommend an end cut from a log or stump, the end grain will be much easier to penetrate much like a bristle style of dart board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    Both plywood and particle board are hard and do not take well to knives, I would recommend an end cut from a log or stump, the end grain will be much easier to penetrate much like a bristle style of dart board.
    Thanks msgt/ret, this is the kind of info needed! Got a lot of pine trees in the yard but none with an end showing. Might try some rotting wood in the way back of the yard if it don't look too snakey, still freaking about that bed of copperheads last week
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    Both plywood and particle board are hard and do not take well to knives, I would recommend an end cut from a log or stump, the end grain will be much easier to penetrate much like a bristle style of dart board.
    Absolutely correct, Butt cuts are generally used for throwing knife and tomahawk throwing competitions. The growth rings are sometimes used for scoring..
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldskeetshooter View Post
    Absolutely correct, Butt cuts are generally used for throwing knife and tomahawk throwing competitions. The growth rings are sometimes used for scoring..

    Butt Cuts? The Boston Butt thread is in OT, and growth rings is what you get around the middle as you get older but don't think it would help in scoring if you know what I mean...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sister View Post
    Butt Cuts? The Boston Butt thread is in OT, and growth rings is what you get around the middle as you get older but don't think it would help in scoring if you know what I mean...


    (TY for the info, always gotta pick...it's what a Sister does )


    Pick away baby, pick away. I always score women on their growth rings...
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    I went down to basspro last week and bought a little ammo.I stopped by their gun counter.I've been checking some prices on a glock 19.I noticed one thing,they like their guns a lot better than i do.

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    Thanks to provide good information and i am searching from many times.

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    msgt/ret is correct end cut works great. Also the side of any tree you don't really like if you have one of those around.

    One thing to be careful of. Inspect your blades before each throw. When you throw multiple knives they will occasionally hit each other which can
    gouge them possibly leaving a sharp edge where you grip them. No I did not need stitches.

    Have fun it is very satisfying sticking a blade in something from 20 feet.
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    The Cold Steel throwing knives are really nice and well balanced. Just FYI.
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    The end-cut wood suggestion is spot-on. Don't throw at particle board or plywood from close distances for safety's sake.

    As you're already experienced at knife-throwing, then you know that you train for one fixed distance. So decide what range you want to practice and that's it. I train overhand, one revolution, for full force impact. With Japanese tonki, however, you go for no revolutions - just a straight throw like any dart. Shuriken, doesn't matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    Both plywood and particle board are hard and do not take well to knives, I would recommend an end cut from a log or stump, the end grain will be much easier to penetrate much like a bristle style of dart board.
    I agree completely! The ends of poplar logs are close to being the ideal density. Oak and hickory are too hard. Find the distance that you can consistently "stick" them and then stick to that distance. Cold Steel makes a throwing axe called a bad axe that is very easy to "stick". Good luck!
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    growth rings is what you get around the middle as you get older


    Inspect your blades before each throw. When you throw multiple knives they will occasionally hit each other which can gouge them possibly leaving a sharp edge where you grip them.
    Good point.

    No I did not need stitches.


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    when i throw i usually hold the blade, thumb on top and index, middle and ring finger directly below, centered. i throw over too. after searching around on the internet i found this to be best for me.
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    Just stand on the wall like a Ninja and throw the stuff at your hardwood floors! OK - I'm being a dumb bunny here, as apposed to a smart...... whatever.

    Try a bale of straw with some burlap or similar wrapping on the presentation face of it that you can replace later. Then you can put standard paper targets on it, much like what you would use to shoot a bolt.
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