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Cold Steel throwing knife
« on: January 27, 2023, 06:18:48 PM »
Does anyone have any experience with Cold Steel throwing knives? I have a Perfect Balance thrower that came with polymer handles on. I took those off and put leather on. I'm still getting used to throwing it. It works well but I am wondering if those polymer handles will take much abuse.


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Re: Cold Steel throwing knife
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2023, 07:49:47 PM »
The only Cold Steel throwing knives I have had any experience with were the ones with the paracord wrap.
When am I going to stop wasting my money by buying the different throwing knives, just to find out I cannot be consistent in my delivery and follow-through?  Oh well, hope springs eternal, they say.
I would guess the Hawken Shop throwing knife has polymer handles, and when wrapped with duct tape, they hold together pretty well.  That also gives the appearance of a matched set when paired with the hawk.  Darn handles games.  They really take a toll on the wood.
Sorry, that really does not answer your question, but that's all I can contribute.
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Re: Cold Steel throwing knife
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2023, 08:15:33 PM »
I didn't think I'd even get any responses. I went with a smaller block and no matter how hard I try to everything right, I will scrape the side of the block with the handles. I'm not sure if those polymer handles will take kindly to that too often. I guess I should forget those polymer handles. I picked the knife as a gift at one of our shoots. I suppose maybe a little more practice wouldn't hurt . I'm beginning to wonder about that practice makes perfect BS.


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Re: Cold Steel throwing knife
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2023, 09:22:59 AM »
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If at first you don't succeed  ;banghead;, ILO try, try again - give it up   :bigsmile:

I always thought it strange to throw away a perfectly good weapon in a fight.  :lol sign
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Re: Cold Steel throwing knife
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2023, 11:15:29 AM »
I've always felt that when it comes to throwing a knife / it's just like learning to throw your Hawk, [you just have to find your throwing spot]. With luck they'll be the same, but that doesn't always hold true.
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Re: Cold Steel throwing knife
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2023, 11:32:42 AM »
Joe, I think that throwing knife and hawk from the same spot would hold true if they are about the same length.
In my throwing (that's throwing, not sticking) I have found that for the knife, I have to take one step forward or about 5 1/2 paces whereas for the hawk, I am at about 6 1/2 paces.
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Re: Cold Steel throwing knife
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2023, 12:27:51 PM »
Now that you mention it John, I too hedge at least a foot forward to throw my H&B Knife - after my Hawk... See what happens when you miss a Rendezvous...  :Doh!  :laffing
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Re: Cold Steel throwing knife
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2023, 04:56:10 PM »
I got into muzzleloading as a kid, and no one plays a more-cutthroat game of Handles than a bunch of teenage boys,usually announced after you've stuck your hawk and someone is throwing after you.  I wasn't a fan. 

Hickory cost too much, osage orange took too much work. . . I finally settled on hickory, with a piece of 1/8" music wire wrapped in a spiral around the handle, covered with rawhide.  I've still got that handle somewhere!

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Re: Cold Steel throwing knife
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2023, 08:27:58 PM »
I always thought it strange to throw away a perfectly good weapon in a fight.  :lol sign

I'm with you on that one!  Funny, back when I was a kid a neighborhood friend and I were in the back yard trying to stick knives in a tree.  Now I had "borrowed" my Dad's old boy scout knife from back in the late 1920s.  It was NOT a pocket knife, and had about an eight inch blade.  He happened to see us out there and I learned right then that if he saw me throwing a knife again I wouldn't be able to sit down for a week!  I guess that lesson still sticks with me.   :o :laffing

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Re: Cold Steel throwing knife
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2023, 08:58:10 PM »
What's the difference between my back yard and the place where we throw at our shoots. It works good in my back yard , and  it doesn't  work good where we have our shoots?  What's wrong with this picture?


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Re: Cold Steel throwing knife
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2023, 09:54:42 PM »
Start having shoots in your back yard. :laffing
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Re: Cold Steel throwing knife
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2023, 11:14:10 PM »
I like your way of thinking Hank but,........is tarred and feathered pc for the 18th century?


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Re: Cold Steel throwing knife
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2023, 11:46:07 PM »
I like your way of thinking Hank but,........is tarred and feathered pc for the 18th century?

Tarring and feathering dated back to the days of the Crusades and King Richard the Lionhearted . It began to appear in New England seaports in the 1760s and was most often used by patriot mobs against loyalists. Tar was readily available in shipyards and feathers came from any handy pillow.

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Re: Cold Steel throwing knife
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2023, 06:30:55 PM »
Until I started messing about with pine tar, I thought they were using "tar" like they fixed the roads with.  Then I started learning about the naval uses of pine tar and realized it was totally different stuff.  Either tar source, I think I'll continue to avoid being "tarred, feathered, and ridden out of town on a rail".