Recommendation? No throwing knifes allowed in The Netherlands

Discussion in 'Throwing Knives & Knife Throwing' started by kijkenofhetwatis, Nov 25, 2019.

  1. kijkenofhetwatis


    Nov 25, 2019
    Hi there,

    I live in The Netherlands, no throwing knifes are allowed here, so there is no place to buy some beginner knifes here :(
    Do you have any recommendations for me to start with this hobby? What is the best aternative to a throwing knife?
    I can buy some nails (7.6 mm x 250 mm), is that the second best way to start?
    Thank you in advance!
  2. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Throwing hatchets is becoming a big deal around here....

    I threw every knife in the house when I was a knives work well. :D
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  3. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2000
    Buy a cheaper bench grinder and some steel and make your own. They don’t really need to be hardened to work.
  4. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    Welcome to the forum.
    Sadly throwing knives and/or hatchets are outlawed in several European countries. Do check whether its legal to throw what ever alternative you decide to settle for instead of throwing knives (as it sounds like you are trying to follow the law).
    Have you thought about another hobby using knives - bushcraft etc?

    In any event, you are going to have more knives and a thinner wallet, if you stick around ;-)
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2019
  5. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    [​IMG] Tomahawks are even more fun to throw!!!

    Cold steel has a bunch of models. Just take out the set screw when throwing....
  6. i4Marc


    Oct 19, 2011
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  7. Scott Hanson

    Scott Hanson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    I don't know if I would pursue a recreational hobby or activity in a country where it is considered illegal, just my 2 cents.
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  8. BitingSarcasm


    Feb 25, 2014
    The heft and weighting on chisels is about right for throwing. Throwing spikes--or large nails--is harder to master than anything with a cutting edge. Spikes are unforgiving on the angle of entry and have to hit nearly straight on or they bounce off. A chisel will cut it's way into the target more effectively. For learning to throw, try and get a large piece of styrofoam,like the kind used for insulation. Just about any hit with force will stick, and you can see what angle you hit at. It gives you good feedback on how you will have to adjust your throw to make it stick in a harder target.
  9. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    How do you Hollanders acquire bush meat without throwing knives? Maybe you should try blowguns using darts tipped with inee.
  10. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    Any knife can be thrown, so how do they figure out which ones are illegal?

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