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Throwing knifes - very interesting and skill entertainment. Theoretically, you can accurately throw a knife or any sharp-edged thing, but throwing knife is the best one. Large, heavy and balanced. Naturally, they cost money, but if you have old file or similar piece of steel... read this article, you can make of them throwing knives!
- File or similar piece of metal
- Fireplace with coals or stove
- The angle grinder
- Bucket of water
- About file
The file is made of high carbon tool steel and hardened. Ttrating such material (and even more making knifes of it) is too hard, so the metal is necessary to anneal. (Wikipedia: Annealing, in metallurgy and materials science, is a heat treatment that alters the physical and sometimes chemical properties of a material to increase its ductility and reduce its hardness, making it more workable. It involves heating a material to above its recrystallization temperature, maintaining a suitable temperature, and then cooling.) There is the only one negative aspect of making knife at home: process require heating and slow cooling.But if your workshop in the garage or on the balcony of the house, there is a solution: a gas burner to heat the file, and then slowly cool it in a container with hot sand.
- About balance
The center of mass of knife must be at the location where the handle passes into the blade. If you do not match, you need to drill some holes to move the center of mass.
- Step 8
You can polish your knife, or make a picture on it (you can read here how to make a picture on knife). I wind it round with a rope.
And second homemade throwing knifeIt is comfortable to open a beer with this flange =)Now you know how to make a throwing knife, it's not so hard. Just improve your grinding skills, using a wood, then make a knife
How to make a throwing knife
- Make a throwing knife from a file is not too difficult
- You can make ordinary knife by adding a wood handle