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Best knives for no spin throwing?

Discussion in 'Throwing Knives & Knife Throwing' started by Sarin, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. Sarin


    Dec 14, 2011
    What are the BEST knives for no spin, and what exactly makes them so good (so I can find out for myself later on).
  2. eralphthorn


    Nov 18, 2005
    According to which style of no spin throwing you do.

    For shuriken style, smaller spike type weapons tend to work best.

    For the flexible wrist no spin or "thorn" style, larger knives balanced like a regular knife, that is, with the weight on the handle side, work best.

    The best I have ever had happen to be made by two buddies of mine, the shur knife by Pat of flyingsteel (which has no handle) and any of the blades with handles made by Bobby Branton, this forum's moderator.
  3. Knifethrower721


    Dec 17, 2011
    My two favorite knives for no-spin are Cold Steel's Pro-balance and Perfect-bal. Both of which give a good hefty feel for spear-style throws. The center of balance on the pro-bal is located just a little closer to the handle than the blade, and I believe the perfect-bal is virtually the same. Even if the knives aren't as handle-heavy asdesired there is a place on each were cord can be wrapped just above the handle in order to give you the desired center of balance. The knives are amazingly rugged, and I have yet to see one break.
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  4. Hadji Flip Me Over

    Hadji Flip Me Over

    Mar 1, 2010
    For Thorn-style throwing, make sure it's long and heavy as well as somewhat balanced. That seems to work the best for me, and it would probably work pretty well for you. Just my experience.
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  5. Knifethrower721


    Dec 17, 2011
    Hey, Do you know where I can find the shurk-knife you discussed on your DVD? The skeletonized knife with the holes in the blade end. I know flyingsteel is selling a shurk-knife without the holes, and from what I understand the one with holes was discontinued. Anyhow, I loved the DVD and own your book as well. If you get a chance I would appreciate it if you check out my youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/knifethrower72194?feature=guide I have been throwing spear-style for the last 3 years and throwing weapons in general for 7 years. I am still not as consistent or as accurate as I'd like to be and would be extremely grateful for any advice. Thanks.
  6. eralphthorn


    Nov 18, 2005
    I checked out that link - impressive stuff. Great natural accuracy on your throws.

    As for the shur-knife with holes - it is no longer available but the fact is, there turned out to be very little difference in it and the solid one. They throw almost exactly the same.
  7. P.Brewster


    Jul 25, 2007
    There was an ORIGINAL Shurknife design that existed before I got involved; it was more curvy and wide than the present design. I discontinued the Shurknife with holes after computer/reality testing showed that the difference in center-of-gravity location was only 0.15"
    whereas the holes presented a manufacturing, durability, and aesthetic problem. I will soon be offering a knife with an exact Phi balance point (per recommendations in Ralph's original book).
  8. Knifethrower721


    Dec 17, 2011
    Thanks, I'll check out it out again. I've picked up shuriken-style of throwing to hopefully increase the range and consistency on my spear-thows and need to make an investment on some better gear. The bo-shuriken I am currently using are nothing more than barn-nails I wrapped in tape an balanced according to the "golden section".
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  9. kniveswords


    Apr 4, 2017
    I would suggest practise with cheap knife, that way if you loose it, it won't be that bad. I lost at least 6 knives myself by bouncing of the target and sticking somewhere in the ground. You can mark knives in bright color.
    And there is no ultimate throwing knife, if you know how to throw no spin, you can stick anything, for example your mothers kitchen knife :)
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  10. hank_rearden


    Jun 7, 2002
    that cold steel perfect balance looks a lot like the bowie-axe back in the '60s to '70s.

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  11. gunfixrjoe


    Aug 11, 2011
    Never broke any of my Pro Balance, but unfortunately have one broken SureFlight.
  12. K Williams

    K Williams Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 17, 1998
    Is the Ralph Thorn throwing DVD still available for purchase?

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