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Wouldn't a little fletching make throwing knives easier?

Discussion in 'Throwing Knives & Knife Throwing' started by scotchleaf, Dec 19, 2018.

  1. scotchleaf


    Oct 23, 2006
    I've googled this, but don't see anyone trying it. Why not?
  2. madcap_magician

    madcap_magician Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    Because throwing knives are thrown and travel end-over-end along their flight path, not straight-on like an arrow, so they can't be fin stabilized, I would imagine.
  3. Ote


    Mar 4, 2012
    No spin style it would work but probably be in the way, many flat or no spin daggers have a tail tied to them, works like the tail on a kite. Does not work well for any type of spin throwing.
  4. KnifeThrowing


    Jun 5, 2012
    As has been mentioned, if you have your knives throwing in the air, stabilisers would mess up the flight. In no spin throwing, stabilising would of course help - though beware, in European competition rules, there's a clause outlawing stabilisers :)
    A no-spin (sort of) throwing knife with built-in stabilisers is the Gyro Dart.
  5. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    I think I may be part of the reason lawn darts are banned. I threw them every which way I could. Really amazing I never killed anybody when I was a kid.

    Anyway over hand they didn’t stabilize so good. But under hand they were deadly acurate.

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