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Re: Grading ranged weapons survivalist' charts
Reply #30 - Nov 20th, 2020 at 5:27pm
 
Slyngorm wrote on Nov 20th, 2020 at 10:44am:
I will add throwing knives to a sub category "Throwing sticks" under "No ammunition" together with air foil throwing sticks and non-air foil throwing sticks.

Then there's the teutonic throwing axes, ninja stars and a bunch of others. And the caltrops might be classed as a throwing weapon in some scenarios? None of them as outright nasty as those African weapons though.
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Reply #31 - Nov 21st, 2020 at 9:09pm
 
I'll disagree about those throwing knives.  They'll take a lot of skill to use.  Otherwise, you just miss.  The guy usually won't just stand there and let you throw pointy stuff at them, they move and dodge.   Grin

If it's a regular knife, you probably don't want to throw it if you can avoid it.  You have to be a set distance to get it to rotate the required number of times to hit point first.  And once you throw it, now you don't have a knife.   Cry

Look at some of Timpa's videos.  He can weaponize almost anything he puts his hands on.  They should give you some ideas. 
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Reply #32 - Nov 22nd, 2020 at 4:01am
 
Bill Skinner wrote on Nov 21st, 2020 at 9:09pm:
They'll take a lot of skill to use.  Otherwise, you just miss.

No they're short range, not trying to snipe people. Assuming you know how to throw, there is no special skill beyond that. I've often been surprised that many people aren't actually proficient at throwing by hand, but it's a normal third world and primitive skill.

They threw them during a charge and carried 4 or 5 behind their shields. Any primitive weapon can be dodged. With European type throwing knives, you throw them, thats what they're for, and you have multiple. Same with throwing clubs, ninja stars, throwing axes and all the rest.

You don't use them for melee unless you have nothing else.
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Re: Grading ranged weapons survivalist' charts
Reply #33 - Nov 22nd, 2020 at 1:00pm
 
Have throwing knifes of any sort ever been used in hunting?
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