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African Shango throwing knife

Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by Bladestappedkiller, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. tryppyr

    tryppyr KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 5, 2010
    Like this?

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  2. NickWheeler

    NickWheeler

    Dec 3, 1999
    Is a "Bladestappedkiller" kind of like a "Blade strapped killer"..... just slightly more aerodynamic??? :foot: :) ;)
     
  3. mete

    mete Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2003
    Doesn't Chris Reeve make one of those ??
     
  4. Bobby Branton

    Bobby Branton Moderator Moderator Dealer / Materials Provider

    Dec 12, 1998
  5. bluejaunte

    bluejaunte

    Sep 1, 2006
    "Hunga Munga"? I say, "hubba hubba!"

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    :D

    Looks like an absolute bear to forge.
     
  6. tryppyr

    tryppyr KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 5, 2010
    Maybe it was meant to be cast, not forged.... ;)
     
  7. Dan Pierson

    Dan Pierson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 24, 2003
    They are a traditional African design. I first saw them in Stone's Glossary back when I was a teenager --
    don't know how old the ones in his collection were but clearly long before any of the current knife crazes
    or movies.

    Given that, I'm pretty sure they were village blacksmith work. They certainly weren't finely finished.
     
  8. Patrice Lemée

    Patrice Lemée

    Aug 13, 2002
    Better known as a blind man throwing knife!
    You're bound to hit "something"! :D
     
  9. SBuzek

    SBuzek KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 7, 2006
    tryppyr
    You gonna do a WIP:rolleyes::D:D
    Stan
     
  10. tryppyr

    tryppyr KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 5, 2010
    Hmmmm... let me think about that, Stan. ;)
     
  11. giant1

    giant1

    May 9, 2007
    That knife?? thing?? looks like it would do just as much damage to the holder as it would to anything or one else:D

    Also........
    How heavy do you reckon that hammer is that the girl is holding? Strong girl..........
     

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