Talk:Throwing knife

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I have removed the redirect and added some content. This article can still be greatly expanded, adding some pictures would be highly useful.

Throwing Knives are a distinct category of objects that should have their own article, rather than be merged with knife throwing. Merging 'throwing knives' with 'knife throwing' makes about as much sense as merging 'shurikens' with 'ninjas'

--I (talk) 15:14, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

What is the support for the statement "Some throwing knife wielders are highly trained in many types of knives, and can even throw simple objects like pencils and screwdrivers to deadly effect."? While anyone can in theory throw a screwdriver or pencil to "deadly effect", the implication is that this could be done routinely, if desired, which I doubt with either, especially a pencil (which would not have the momentum needed, so would have to hit a vital area). Add to that that "deadly effect" suggests "in combat" and hitting a moving target point first with an thrown weapon not designed for throwing is not simple, even with training. (talk) 02:13, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

I agree. Citation needed. And probably a re-wording! "Deadly"? Maybe just "accurately". -Andy —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:38, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

I think there should be some reference to shuriken, another hand-thrown, small, sharp weapon. Also, disambiguate the notion of a hand-thrown dart. E.g. "Throwing knives have backgrounds in different cultures and locations. In xxx, shuriken are a form of xxx used in combat. (Hira-)Shuriken and throwing knives both effect from penetration with target from a pointed tip and end-over-end rotating launch and flight. Thrown darts and (Bo-)shuriken (?) seem to be launched and flown like an arrow." -- (talk) 17:41, 27 October 2011 (UTC)