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Ever had the desire to own a throwing knife but you didn't want to hand over a load of cash? Well here's how. This is a very fast project with and is very rewarding. There's nothing like sending a knife 12 feet across a room thudding into a target.

Materials

Steel (i just mild steel from the hardware store)

Bench Belt Sander ( A file works too)

sandpaper

Angle grinder

Pencil,Sharpie, Pen, Soapstone (any)

Clamps, vice, etc.
 
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Step 1: Design and Plan

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First you need to come up how you want it to look.

i went with a very simplistic shape but the possibilities are endless. i recommend nothing to far stay in your skill level. A symmetrical knife is better but not required. FYI larger knife are much easier to throw trust me!

You can make a cardboard template but i just marked right on the steel. i used a piece of soapstone because it stays on even with heat.

Step 2: Rough Shaping

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Now is when it starts to take shape.

Secure the steel in a vice or on a surface with a clamp.

With an angle grinder and a cut off disc I cut the knife section off from the larger piece. i then cut both sides of the blade, followed by a few cuts on the handle to round it off.

Following this is grinding on the belt grinder. this can also be done with a file but if so you will want to get the cuts closer to the final shape with the angle grinder. a grinding disc can be used as well. Use whichever way you do to get the final profile of the blade. after this comes the blade bevel.
PowellMade4 months ago

Nice work. I have found with throwing knives, for beginners the bigger the better.

up to 13inch. what do you reckon about this.?

BigBerland9 months ago
This is awesome! Amazing what one can do with some flat steel.
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hi, awesome instructable. how long was your knife btw

jstnbeeks1 year ago
When throwing it hold it like you would a tv remote it works better. I have thrown knives like this at rendezvous and had a lot of success
are you talking like a scouting rendezvous?
Basement_Craftsman (author) 1 year ago
Thanks for the tip. I'll have to try it out!
jaxson71 year ago
I like it
zephyr141 year ago
Sweet could a multi tool like the renovator work?
machoturtle2 years ago
Very awesome! I wish I had all the tools to make this, I'm still looking for ways to cut metal as that's one of the tools I don't have yet...
Basement_Craftsman (author)  machoturtle2 years ago
listen it takes a very minimal budget. just go to Harbor Frieght Tools and buy an angle grinder for super cheap. http://www.harborfreight.com/power-tools/grinders-buffers/4-1-2-half-inch-angle-grinder-95578.html this is the one i own. just spend less the $20, here its 12, and your good to go. buy a grinding wheel to do the bevels, and you are all set. you can even get them on sale for 9.99 sometimes just keep watch
Basement_Craftsman (author)  machoturtle2 years ago
listen it takes a very minimal budget. just go to Harbor Frieght Tools and buy an angle grinder for super cheap. http://www.harborfreight.com/power-tools/grinders-buffers/4-1-2-half-inch-angle-grinder-95578.html this is the one i own. just spend less the $20, here its 12, and your good to go. buy a grinding wheel to do the bevels, and you are all set. you can even get them on sale for 9.99 sometimes just keep watch