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I would like to thank Matthew J. Rapaport of Thrower and Tim Valentine of Sticking Point for their permission to use pictures from their pages.
Throwing.it - Blog with Knife Throwing News
At "throwing.it" you will find all kinds of news and interesting or funny finds around the sport of (knife-) throwing. People from all over the world collaborate to share their most interesting finds. (We help, too.)
European Throwing Club "Flying Blades" (Eurothrowers)
The club promotes the sport of knife- and axe-throwing and facilitates the communication between throwers in Europe. Most members come from Germany or France at the moment. Various throwing-related topics are discussed via the website and mailing lists, for example how to organise contests.
These pages by Matthew J. Rapaport offer a wide range of information concerning the throwing of weapons. The focus is on throwing knives, but you also find information on atlatls, spears, bolas... Besides, Matthew provides a nice view on the US-American knife throwing associations and their competitions. Thrower is about the oldest knife throwing destination on the web.
The heart of the site is the thrower mailing-list, to which you can easily subscribe. You must not be afraid to take part because of your limited or clumsy English, not even the Americans are perfect at it.
Thrower is run on Yahoo Groups, were you have to register first (you don`t have to fill out all fields, they complain if you forget one; don`t forget to uncheck the boxes that allow them to spam you.). The traffic on the list is about 50 messages per week.
History: the list was hosted by onelist, but this service was bought by Egroups, and Egroups sold out to Yahoo :-(
Tim Valentine created a page with a nice layout. Among other things, you will find short and illustrated instructions on how to throw in professional- and sport-style, a knife museum, and again information on the different US-American throwing associations.
The pages are not longer maintained by the author, the link above leads to the official archive.
The Great Throwzini (USA)
is the work of Scott Gracia; The pages are growing fast. They feature many pictures of throwing knives, targets and unusual throwing objects (like playing cards, weird axes...). Apart from neat ideas for throwing games, there are articles by guest writers on many aspects of the sport. You may also subscribe to a newsletter that is worth to read.
The shop-section offers many things that you will not find in European stores. Scott will now ship them overseas, the costs for shipping and handling depend on what your order (e.g. 24,95 US$ for 3 throwing knives). You can pay by credit card or international money order.
Axtwerfen.de - axe throwing
This page by Norbert Maier was inspired by our site and deals with the topics of knife and axe throwing, you will find nearly every conceivable aspect of throwing covered. Some chapters are still empty or only filled half-heartedly, but the author considers his pages work in progress and completes them by-and-by. Together with Messerwerfen.de, this page kicked off the German throwers contest.
The Great Throwdini (USA)
Within just a few years, David Adamovich has become a professional knife thrower. He is even in a show on the Broadway! On his page, you will find pictures out of his instructional video, and free video clips from his shows. He always throws his knives around a beautiful female assistant.
Epic Blade Time
Roger Jals M posts a growing collection of knife and axe throwing videos - including throws from a slackline, floating targets, and throws on a lonely beach.
Impalement Arts with Knives
With very hard and long training, some people become good enough to be an impalement artist: that is, they throw around live targets. Nowadays, it's no longer only the girls that stand strapped to the board. To read on:
This is a very good and comprehensive site on the art of throwing shuriken: bo shuriken (that are long, thin blades) and hira shuriken (the infamous ninja stars). The history section traces the development of the art, and the extensive training pages are filled with many picture-sequences of different throwing styles to illustrate the instructions. A must-read for every thrower.
On the (Japanese) website of Houzan Suzuki, you will also find many pictures and videos of shuriken and throws.
Le lancer de couteaux (France)
The French site resembles KnifeThrowing.info and offers knife throwing instructions, pictures of throwing knives and targets, and a discussion board.
Le site francais ressemble KnifeThrowing.info, il a des instructions comment lancer, photos des couteaux à lancer et des cibles, et un forum.
commented list, tailored for the US, of course.
Please note that we are unable to guarantee the correctness of statements concerning the shipping costs, terms of order and the like.
Our own shop. We only included knives that we tested and liked. The orders are processed by our partner Toolshop who ships free of charge within the European Union and offers encryption for protection.
John Bailey / Sunshine Knife Outlet (USA)
John Bailey is a long-standing knife thrower who now bought the well-known Sunshine Knife Outlet and built up an online-shop at throwingknives.com. Due to rising mail costs, John will only ship within the USA.
Cold Steel (USA)
Sells only knives of its own brand, manufactured in Asia in solid quality. They offer some unique throwing gadgets like the torpedo or the bad axe. From the throwing knives the true flight thrower and the perfect balance thrower (see our review) are especially interesting.
At their homepage, you can request a catalogue, but it takes ages till it arrives in Europe. They ship worldwide, you have to pay all the shipping/customs/insurance fees (call USA + 805 650 8481 for details).
I recommend to buy their products at one of the retailers. Many shops carry their products.
Boker USA You must have cookies activated to visit this site. I told them, but they are not able or willing to change that.
This is the US-American branch of the old company Boeker Baumwerk from Solingen, Germany. The knives are still produced there, including the Tan-Kri, the star of their throwing knives line.
You can request the Magnum-catalogue at their page, which also includes many knives from the big brands.
Here you can buy some knives of the Gil Hibben line (even the new ones whose main feature is the futuristic design), and some other throwing knives that you will find in many weapon stores throughout Europe. Some of the knives are definitely too lightweight.
Shipping and handling into countries within the EU is about 5 Euro and up; You can pay with your credit card.
ISS seems to be the official online shop of the company Linder from Solingen, Germany, they carry their complete line of throwing knives (located under Item groups). Nothing special, and all knives are sharp hindering a blade throw, but cheap prices.
Shipping and handling into countries within the EU is 15 Euro; You can pay with credit card, check, or advance payment to their bank account.
Branton Knives (USA)
This are the pages of Bobby Branton, the president of the AKTA (American Knife Throwers Alliance). He makes and sells heavy US-style throwers and an axe.
The shipping costs to Europe are 15 USD for the first knife, 4 USD for every next. Pay with cheques.
Flying Steel: Shuriken (USA)
Patrick Brewster produces a wide collection of spike-like throwing objects, which are especially suited to be thrown using the no-spin technique propagated by H. Suzuki.
Shipping to Europe starts at 20 USD (ask them), payment via PayPal.
Hatchets and Axes.com (USA)
Broad offering in throwing axes, and a good selection of throwing knives: from cheap floaters to hefty mountain-man throwers.
Only ships within the USA.
Here you will find a vast collection of unusual throwing knives and other throwing items that seem to have been designed by the marketing departments of the manufacurers.
The company is not really keen to ship outside the UK, but you can enquire about international shipping costs by email.
Blades and Bows (UK)
Has a collection of decent throwing knives. These tend to be rather lightweight, so be sure to pick up one of the heavier models.
Ships only within the UK, accepts major credit cards.
Smokey Mountain Knife Works (USA)
According to Thrower, they have a wide range of knives in their catalogue and are quite cheap.
Send an email to email@example.com to get their little monthly catalogue, which can also be downloaded. They ship to Europe, shipping charges do vary, enquire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We ship packages to europe, but the shipping and handling fees depend on the merchandise that you order. Please inform us of the items you wish to purchase, and we will send you a shipping quote to your e-mail address. Please include your full address so the quote will be accurate to your location.
Ordinary playing cards can be thrown quite far, and even with such a speed that they stick in vegetables, blow out candles or burst balloons. The most famous book on this topic is "Cards as Weapons" by Rick Jay. It is out of print and now costs hundreds of Dollars, but fortunately, there is a website with quotations from the book.
Everybody interested in lerning this skills should read our course on how to throw playing cards hard.
The Encyclopedia of Card Shooting deals with the issue of throwing cards from a magician's viewpoint, and at Magictricks.com, there is a short article on the history of card scaling.
Some hackers organised a competition for card throwing machines.
Why the impact of a thrown playing card can by for not be likened to that of a buzz saw is detailed in the science forum.
Theo's Favorite Knife links
An amazingly huge private directory with links to thousands of knife related pages. All is ordered in categories, e.g. by country.
Knife Web Guide
Collection of knife related links of an online retailer. Categories range from Antique Associations to Wood and Supplies.
Steve's Knife Sharpening Site
Here you can learn all about how to sharpen your knives, and which tools to use. (I do recommend only to throw blunt knives!)
Gränsors Bruks Axes
The Swedish axe manufacturer offers some general information about axes, as well as on Yxkastning.
Yxkastning means axe throwing :-)
These special darts you can throw like a throwing knife. Not allowed in all dart tournaments, but something new for the pub for sure :-)