Latest update: 4-25-2020 Added a paper in praise of those who know so much!
Designed by RATs (Really Amateur Throwers) for RATs. Check out our YouTube channel "No spin RAT" for our DIY videos. Enjoy!
Precision engineered and machined (not ground) to provide consistent performance for instinctive throwing. We start with a software design, focusing on balance point, length and weight. Implementation error is typically <0.5% from design parameters. We may not be consistent throwers, but we throw consistently made knives!
Asymmetrical tip profile is unlike anything else commercially available. We designed our signature cut tip for deep penetration, but with the strength of a wider, heavier tip. Like Tom-Tom's "Arrow" design, and other quality throwing knives, we are focused only on functionality. So, it won't slice bread or chop wood, but it will stick! After all, isn't that the purpose of a throwing knife?
The handle-heavy design (~39%) provides the proper balance for instinctive throwing. A distinct handle/blade interface allows for quick acquisition of the proper finger placement. Because our different knife designs share the same balance points (1" ± 0.2" behind the handle/blade interface) this allows for the same BP reference when throwing any of our knives no matter the size and weight. Just a different approach to accomplish the same task. We like it!
As we continue to learn and refine our knife making and throwing techniques, we periodically post info that we hope will be helpful to others.
This is a video we put together when the Bearded RAT decided to make some Christmas knives as a present for yet another RAT. We condensed two - three days of work into about 20 minutes. Enjoy!