The Rope Dart

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Introduction: The Rope Dart

About: Hi. My name is Caleb. I am a guy who likes to make things. My all time favorite thing to do is blacksmithing, and knife making. I also enjoy wood working, beekeeping. I like making things the old fashion way...

You might be wondering what in the world is a rope dart? Well the rope dart or rope javelin, is one of the flexible weapons in Chinese martial arts. It could be used to throw and pierce, as a grappling hook, or binding a person, and it was a lethal weapon in its day.

Why did I make one? I like making knifes and I enjoy throwing knifes, and tomahawks. A rope dart sounded cool, so I made one and was surprised at how fun it was to use. I have a target I made out of 2x6's, and after I got the hang of it I could stick it in the target every time.

I still like my tomahawks better, and I would rather use a throwing knife over this any day. But they are not common and are pretty cool.

Step 1: Throwing

To throw the dart I have my wrist in the loop and the para cord in between my fingers. Then I just start twirling the dart carefully, and let it go as if your tossing it at the target, in this case it was my anvil stump. I can pull pretty hard and it stays in there, most of the time I end up kicking the dart out with my boot.

Step 2: Binding

Now this is kind of pointless I never have a need to wrap the target, It just shows one of the ways they would have used it to tie a enemy up in combat. And I missed this wood post witch is why you are looking at this binding step, But I guess mistakes are for a reason.

Step 3: End, and How I Made Mine.

So my dart was hand forged from some scrap steel I found laying around. I just punched a hole and tied some para cord to it, and that was it. The rope dart is cool and I made it because I liked it at the time, the only thing I would say is that I would rather have a knife over a rope dart.

That is my rope dart I hope you liked it, thank you for looking.

Caleb

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    6 Discussions

    is there a way to aim ? i keep imagining this thing being let loose and going into the air above me or behind me ..

    it should be very effective, i would personally go with the classic back sword or axe but this would do alright.