THROWING KNIVES

Redpill me on throwing knives, considering picking it up as hobby. What's a good beginner knife set? Not looking for cheap garbage that fricks with learning to use them.

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Φ

    Good knife and throwing knife are incompatible values. Seriously. Being flexible and durable under the extreme shock forces of being thrown against a hard object and toughness and edge retention are antithetical.
    You want EXCLUSIVELY cheap garbage, because they WILL break and you will assuredly lose some.
    Once you get decent, then you can look towards something like Cold Steel, SOG, United Cutlery, but start off with some no-name bulk sets. I used to have these 20 piece nylon knife roll sets that were great for that.

    Also, make no mistake, throwing knives are toys, not weapons.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What price point are we talking about here? Like there's this set but also sets of three for 4x the price and up. What about the shape? If they weren't toys they'd be illegal here

      • 4 weeks ago
        Φ

        Symmetrical is better. Straight is better. They don't need an EDGE at all, they dont do any cutting, they just have to be pointy. Don't get anything with the "Kunai" shape, the rings will break when they hit backwards, which they absolutely will, plus they make you look like a dork.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Hmm actually how about throwing these tent nails instead?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Φ

            Probably too light, and rear weighted by the hood. But you're not far off.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I guess. Probably going to buy some cheap decently rated western design set, at 30 bux it's not going to break the bank.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Φ

                Thats the move.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Redpill
            fun hobby. easy to learn, hard to master
            >beginner knife set
            >anything under $25 on Amazon
            >fricks with learning
            :::SECRET KNOWLEDGE DROP:::
            all knives can be thrown. two ways- flat, or with rotation. Once you know how, you can throw any knife at all. size, shape, weight, balance- doesn't matter. irrelevant to the skill.
            choices about which knife is best are exclusively down to preference.

            timber spikes from Lowes, sharpen the tips, thank me later

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >all knives can be thrown
              But in many (esp. shorter) knives the handle is heavier than the blade, wouldn't that result in the butt always ending up front?

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >But
                > wouldn't that result
                nah- that's the trick- once you understand how a knife is supposed to rotate, you can do it with any knife you pick up by weighing it in your hand. Obviously you have adjust for each knife, but its really easy to do that. At most you throw it wrongonce before adjusting. I practiced with a bag of kitchen knives I got for $5 from a thrift store before I got a matching set

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Symmetrical is better. Straight is better. They don't need an EDGE at all, they dont do any cutting, they just have to be pointy. Don't get anything with the "Kunai" shape, the rings will break when they hit backwards, which they absolutely will, plus they make you look like a dork.

      >namegay

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Being flexible and durable under the extreme shock forces of being thrown against a hard object and toughness... are antithetical
      That's the exact opposite of correct. Higher toughness is what makes a knife more durable for things like impacts, because it can absorb a greater amount of energy before failure.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Φ

        AND edge retention.
        Your edit snipped out the balance that “good knives” are trying to achieve. That balance of attributes is imposibiru with a throwing knife that will last.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Your edit snipped out
          Yes, I'm aware. I thought it was obvious why. Harder/more abrasion resistant = (generally) more brittle, which is indeed antithetical to the properties you want in a throwing knife. Toughness is not.
          It's also not hard to have a decent knife that could hold up to throwing, so long as you're not doing something stupid like throwing it at rocks or concrete.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Redpill me on Ripple, considering picking it up as hobby. What's a good beginner ripple style? Not looking for cheap garbage that fricks with learning to use them.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ok larper, see how your Ripple does against a Stand wielding home invader, (which just about fricking everyone carries nowadays)
      There's a reason Ripple stopped being used as soon as Stands were invented. Might as well be bringing a stick and loincloth vs a knight in full armor.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ok larper, see how your Ripple does against a Stand wielding home invader, (which just about fricking everyone carries nowadays)
      There's a reason Ripple stopped being used as soon as Stands were invented. Might as well be bringing a stick and loincloth vs a knight in full armor.

      The stone mask is objectively better than hamon and stands.
      Mostly because its guaranteed success. Hamon only kills no plot armour vampires and there are very few stands you could encounter that could 100% kill you by themselves,like Killer Queen, D4C WoU and so on. Basically if you have no plot or as its called in jojo "fate", vampirism is your safest bet.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Just become ultimate lifeform kars from the novel

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You need to be born a pillar man to even have the chance for this.
          So as a human you only have 3 options and none end up as novel Kars, who also jobs to Jesus.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Just go step by step and you will become the perfect being eventually

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >. Hamon only kills no plot armour vampires
        Hamon allows you to instantly knock people out through any surface that conducts it, and lets you stop dozens of bullets by throwing a fistful of hair into the air and conducting Hamon between them.

        The fact that it's portrayed as useless after part two when it can instantly turn a human's body off and stop fricking bullets is a travesty I'll never, ever forgive the writer for.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The reality is that hamon was played out and had done everything it was meant to do already
          Araki just wanted to move on, short of a couple of times in Part 3 where Joseph uses it to little effect

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That's bullshit, it's Manga, you just make up powers if you want it to be useful, like in steelball run. This is a common jap trick weeks like to ignore because it is very gay, but what they do is take something that was powerful and say the new thing is so powerful that the old thing doesn't matter. Think about the character they had say hamon is useless, the evil pimple on Josephs arm. It's so stupid.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >I already had a sword kill like ten guys in my book
            >Swords have to be bad in the next one.
            That's called shitty writing.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Araki is a shit writer and JJBA should have ended after part 3

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Araki is a shit writer and JJBA should have ended after part 3
              >Joseph useless
              >Even when they're fighting someone in the fricking water
              Part one and part two were just about perfect. Part three was a fricking travesty, and everything after is an incoherent fever dream.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Φ

                To be fair, it’s all an incoherent fever dream, that’s why we love it, it’s just the first three were more enjoyable.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The first two were very grounded by comparison. Then all the sudden one day the series just became a technicolor gay porno nightmare.

                They're going to do an autopsy on Araki one day and find out he's got a tumor in his head the size of an apple.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      outmoded by spin in pretty much every application aside from killing vampires

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Hamon is still more aesthetic... and I love part 8...

        The Ripple just doesn't it that "Holy Sunshine Magic" spot...

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Vampires were punching straight through rock and brick in the first season, then Dio throws a knife and it gets stopped by a fricking book.
    Ghost gods and magical martial arts I can handle, shitty ballistics I cant.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Well they fly fast when he throws them but then stop/slow down, maybe that robs them of most of the momentum

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How the frick do throwing knives work? How is it even possible to reliably hit something with the pointy part? It's not like you can predict how many times the knife will revolve in the air.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you make the tip heavier then rest of the blade
      try flipping a full bottle vs a 1/10th full bottle and see how many times you can land it straight

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The center of gravity on the knife should put the blade out slightly farther when it's tumbling, but it's no guarantee and in reality it's pretty common to hit your target with the back. If this sounds sort of moronic it's because

      Good knife and throwing knife are incompatible values. Seriously. Being flexible and durable under the extreme shock forces of being thrown against a hard object and toughness and edge retention are antithetical.
      You want EXCLUSIVELY cheap garbage, because they WILL break and you will assuredly lose some.
      Once you get decent, then you can look towards something like Cold Steel, SOG, United Cutlery, but start off with some no-name bulk sets. I used to have these 20 piece nylon knife roll sets that were great for that.

      Also, make no mistake, throwing knives are toys, not weapons.

      is right in that they are inherently toys.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      At a set distance, you'll start to know how to throw it so that it revolves just right

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you tie a ribbon to almost any light knife rear it will it point first.

      Easy.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    last night I had a dream about trading knife throws with some shadowy Mr.X looking motherfricker. We were in a fog that obscured both of us, but he could float so had the edge (heh) and all my knoifs kept missing him.

    Then this thread is made.

    OP invaded my dreams.

    OP FRICK YOU

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >throwing knives as a hobby

    low brow af

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >shooting guns as a hobby

      low brow af

      You are both correct. It is a bout telling others online that you do it.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >shooting guns as a hobby

      low brow af

      You can do cool anime poses while throwing/shooting

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just you wait I'm gonna get me a qt slav gf with my knife throwing skills

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >shooting guns as a hobby

    low brow af

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I love my cheap polish throwing knives, unfortunately I'm moronic and made a fricking huge hole in the parquet while practicing indoors

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mista had the right idea, just shoot your foes.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Guys where do I get a maid for home defense?
    My neighbour has one but I can't seem to find anyone in the yellow pages.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Be your own maid

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Self maid man eighh

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Here's your throwing knives

      Robots are the answer
      Or /soc/

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wouldn't needles be better? 2x chance to hit

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yeah, they are more satisfying

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Surikin or throwing stars are the goat throwing knife to the point that they are illegal just about everywhere because of their sheer destructive potential.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe I should just throw rocks, they're everywhere and nobody expects a masterfully thrown rock

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Being able to throw knives good is a cope for not being able to carry a firearm either because you legally can't or you live sometime before the 19th century. Outside of being a law-abiding felon, it's too niche a skill to be practically handy in a defense scenario. It's basically regulated to being the realm of circus acts and fantasy fiction these days.

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I may be a no guns loser but I have been a hobbyist knife thrower for over 20 years so this is the one thing I can speak on with any kind of authority. Forget about whether or not they're good in a fight (they can be but we'll get to that later) if you live in the woods like I do and own your own property like I do then it's a fantastic way to get some fresh air outside, clear your head and build up some hand eye coordination. The feeling of satisfaction you get when you hear the "thunk" of the blade tip hitting wood as you perfectly drill a half dozen knives into a square foot target from 30' simply can't be beat.

    I've used all types but my ideal throwing knife is somewhere around 10" long and the heavier the better. The length is key because it gives you that extra bit of leverage for when you flick your wrist on the toss to get some impressive distance. The extra weight is to give it enough mass so that it lands with enough kinetic energy to really drive into the wood.

    Are throwing knives any good in a fight? I'm firmly convinced seeing people use them in games and movies to silently take out guards is a meme. In my opinion a heavy throwing knife is nothing more than an energy "oh shit" opening gambit to a fight, if you throw first and hit your opponent then congratulations you're ahead of the game. If you miss then chances are you at least made them duck or dodge in which case you can rush them down or book it out of there.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous
    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Are throwing knives any good in a fight? I'm firmly convinced seeing people use them in games and movies to silently take out guards is a meme.
      there's absolutely no way you can kill a guy by throwing a knife, let alone do it silently
      at best you poke the guy's eye out, but more likely you will just give the guy a minor stab or cut

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >there's absolutely no way you can kill a guy by throwing a knife, let alone do it silently
        Anon people have bled out from Shaving.
        People have killed bears with blowguns.

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Throw plumbata

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Alright I ordered these, excited to see how many will break right away. They better arrive before the weekend

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Get some cheap Spiders and throw at a log, practice nospin throwing

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