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Does anyone know how to make a good quality throwing star?? Answered

How to make one that the materials are easy to get, and that if you throw it into a tree that it won't just break??

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Andyman3k (author)2010-06-02

Ok, some shameless self promotion here, but hey, it's what you asked for.
www.instructables.com/id/Cheap%2c-good-quality-Shuriken-throwing-star/
It's not the easiest thing in the world to make, but it's worth it 100 times over.

www.instructables.com/id/Cheap%2c-good-quality-Shuriken-throwing-star/

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shawneegeek (author)2010-01-19

If your at a loss, and you cant find a way to forge or cut one, you can always buy one and temper it.  When i blacksmith I use a mixture of 75% used motor oil and 25% used transmission fluid in my quench.  You could get one of these stars, and heat it with a propane torch until it glows then SLOWLY put it into the quench, using a pair of channel locks.  The mixture, because its used, adds the carbon thats built up, to the metal.  This will make it a little more sturdy. 

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Goodhart (author)2010-01-13

Good quality ones are made of tempered steel.  This is not the easiest material to work with (without having to re-temper it after cutting, drilling, or heating).

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Burf (author)2010-01-06

Use an old circular saw blade (preferably one that has been worn down by repeated sharpening to about 4" in diameter) and its not too difficult to make a 4, 5 or 6 pointed throwing star with a grinder and a file.

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Kiteman (author)2010-01-06

There are loads of projects of varying qualities and a wide range of materials here.

I'm not an expert, but this one looks rather interesting, yet simple to make.

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