Introduction: How to Make a Throwing Knife!!

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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.


Steel (i just mild steel from the hardware store)

Bench Belt Sander ( A file works too)


Angle grinder

Pencil,Sharpie, Pen, Soapstone (any)

Clamps, vice, etc.

Step 1: Design and Plan

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

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.

Step 3: Grinding the Bevels

When it comes to a throwing knife you most definitely do not want sharp edges. The only priority of a throwing knife is to be pointy. Because of this i dont even make a bevel down the whole portion of my throwing knives. I only grind the bevel for about the top inch of the knife.

Continuing on this i do emphasis finishing the sides however. I like to sand the sides down until it is even and smooth.

Step 4: Finishing the Knife

At this point it is all finish work.

I sand the whole thing with a worn 220 grit piece on an orbital sander but this can be done without it as well. make sure to sand the bevels as well. i also made radiused cuts on each side to make it look better and to divide the handle from the blade

there are many other finishing possibilities such as

- Holes drills in handles

- paracord wrapped handles

-mirror finished

-wooden handles.

the only reason i am not putting on a wooden and is because it has excess stress form throwing and i want to destroy a work of art. Do not throw finished knives you dont want to damage . i threw that knife like 5 times and the handle split away from the steel. dont do it.

Step 5: Now As for Throwing

well...theres a little issue here. i havent quite figured this part out.i have only a basic understanding and the biggest thing is pratice. at this point i will urge you the best direction i know. check out this instructable

and later i will post an instrutable on how to make that target


Well happy crafting and throwing-BC