mechanics of a throwing knife

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« on: 13/08/2007 18:29:30 »
how does a throwing knife get from the thrower to the target without the handle hitting the target
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« Reply #1 on: 13/08/2007 18:49:59 »
The blade is heavier than the handle. That causes it to go point-first through the air no matter whether you hold the handle or the blade when you throw it.

A lot of people think that the knife goes end-over-end through the air. Holding the knife by the blade when throwing it reinforces that idea as it has to revolve through 180o to get point first (it may spin through 540o once, but that's all).
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« Reply #3 on: 13/08/2007 19:09:14 »
OK then so as long as the blade is heavier than the handle i can throw it accurately
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« Reply #4 on: 13/08/2007 19:11:01 »
Accuracy takes practice. But you should be able to get it to go the right way.
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« Reply #5 on: 13/08/2007 19:14:01 »
I like the kid. My Sister Throws an axe and knives too! She has practiced for years..

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« Reply #6 on: 13/08/2007 19:14:22 »
Oh I forgot she likes to compete!

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« Reply #7 on: 13/08/2007 19:15:29 »
The only thing I'm good at throwing is a sickie  [:D]
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« Reply #8 on: 13/08/2007 19:20:13 »
just so you know my mom is going to "love" you for this infomation
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« Reply #9 on: 13/08/2007 19:30:19 »
Do NOT throw knives at the kitchen cupboards  [:(!]
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« Reply #10 on: 13/08/2007 19:33:28 »
i wouldnt do that [::)]
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« Reply #11 on: 13/08/2007 19:37:32 »
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« Reply #12 on: 13/08/2007 19:38:39 »
lol
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« Reply #13 on: 13/08/2007 19:44:12 »
Throwing Up is fun too...with a friend !!
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« Reply #14 on: 13/08/2007 19:52:37 »
How gross  [xx(]
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« Reply #15 on: 13/08/2007 20:15:36 »
disturbing
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