21 February 2007

Stihl I Spun

No, Grasshopper, I do not remember across 50 years which brand of flying blades I favoured:

I was a lonely skinny spaz imprisoned with beefy scrum-halves and sadistic head-line bowlers.

I'd go into "The "Woods" and just throw and throw.

Wiki: "The art of knife throwing is easy to master with practice.

Fictional depictions such as movies typically portray thrown knives as traveling in a straight line from the thrower to the target, the point of the knife always forward.

This depiction is unrealistic, for unless the knife is fired, rather than thrown, it develops a rotation as it flies, making it difficult to predict whether the point or the handle will be facing toward the target when it strikes. Figuring these variables into calculations requires a good sense of distance and the ability to change the number of spins the knife undergoes before striking. These are skills that can be developed only after much practice."

I mail-ordered from catalogues of Hibben, Blazing Arrow and Colt; maybe others.

Anyway, I have a rack of them here with nothing going on. Suddenly today I mis-wielded the chainsaw and landed up with a perfectly angled target.

Other knife skills: Then there are the politer blade skills, the culinary cutters.


Ashley said...

That's great and greatly coincidental. I've been shopping for some new throwing knives for awhile now. Used to do it a lot, and throwing spikes (the other shuriken), when we were kids.

Busker said...

Even as I penned that, I was thinking of you as the mostly likely to lock on.

I'm so sad that you and yours aren't nearer to occupy the guest wing and use the isle as i know y'all would do.

Maybe one day. It's always here.

Let me know of any cool paradigm-pushing blades on the market. Probably like you, I can size up most handle-hefted blades in an instinct and sort out flying distance for the business end.