Asiantalim Thrower 3 (ATT-03)
I have been a knife thrower for several years now. Don't get the wrong idea, I do this as a hobby or for recreation and I am not some sort of assassin training for my next big hit. In my constant quest for the search of perfect commercial throwing knives in the Philippines, so far I've found that not only are they rare, but once you do find one it can be pretty expensive. I decided to ditch the idea and make throwing knives myself. I've made three designs so far and this is the first that I think works best. This knife is intended for "no-spin throwing". What that means is the way the knife is thrown, it doesn't spin vertically in the air before it hits the target like the way you see in the movies. The knife is thrown in such a way that it makes only about a quarter of a turn before it sticks into the target. This technique works best with a knife whose weight is balanced in a certain way which is not how normal commercial throwing knives are.
The knife is 10 inches long with a maximum width of 1.5 inches, 1/8 of an inch thick and weighs 187 grams. The balance point is a bit closer to the butt end and not at the very center of the overall length of the knife. This is the ideal weight balance for knives intended for no-spin throwing. This is one of probably many designs that I will come up with, but so far it's doing the trick.