Intro: The Rope Dart
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.