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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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shawneegeek
shawneegeek

11 years ago

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
Goodhart

11 years ago

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
Burf

11 years ago

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
Kiteman

11 years ago

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.