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Knife Throwing

So I picked up competitive knife throwing for a few years. I originally saw Joe Darrah compete at the Atlanta Blade Show in June 2004 and wanted to try it out. Joe gave me a handmade Mountain man Knife and some great pointers and I practiced in my back yard for a month. Thanks to Joe Darrah, Mike Bainton and Scott Gracia for all the tips the day before my first tournament.
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2004 YEAR 1:

WWAC/IKTHOF Championship
Netcong, NJ – July 2004
3rd Place Knife

Central US Knife Throwing Championships
Austin, Tx – September 05, 2004
1st Place Intermediate Knife (150)
1st Place Overall Intermediate
1st Place Long Distance Open (I won $100 and a Tru-Bal Model 1)
Hawk score (45)

AKTA
South Carolina – October 2004
2nd Place Knife 18 foot
11th Place Knife 12 foot
2nd Place Overall Knife and Hawk

Thanksgiving Challenge Mountain Man Throw
Fredericksburg, Texas – November 2004
3rd place Amateur Hawk
Tied for 1st Amateur Knife (lost throw off to Ron Thomas)
2nd place Overall Amateur

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2005 YEAR 2:

WWAC Championships
Claremore, OK – April 2005
11th qualifying 12 foot (see AKTA 2004 for the irony)
Couldn’t compete.

WWAC/IKTHOF Championship
Netcong, NJ – July 2005
1st Place Knife

Central US Knife Throwing Championships
Austin, TX September 3-5, 2005
(New Orleans Flood)
8th Place Pro Knife (157)
10th Place Expert Tomahawk (51)
Overall 11th Place (208)

Thanksgiving Challenge Mountain Man Throw
Fredericksburg, Texas – November 2005
?th Place Professional Men’s Knife

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2006 YEAR 3:

Southern US Knife Throwing Championship
Atlanta – February 4th and 5th 2006
1st Place Intermediate Knife
1st Place Overall Intermediate
7th place knife (144)
6th place hawk (51)
6th place overall (195)

2006 Che Che White Cloud World Knife Throwing Championship
Claremore, OK – April 19th – 22nd, 2006
7th Place Expert Knife (156)
6th Place Hawk (63)
3rd Place World Championship Knife Obstacle Course
3rd Place World Championship Knife Fast Draw

That was my last tournament.

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Quick and Easy Knife Throwing Target

Made this yesterday. I’ve been fiending to throw something.

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TOP SHOT Bowies!

Wow, that’s a lot of throwing knives! Jack Dagger behind the scenes.

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More Top Shot!

Took some pics of my knife design off the TV set last night. It looks like Knife Thrower to the Stars Jack Dagger will be the expert for this episode. It also looks like the knife episode will be next!! From what I could tell they did a phenomenal job of filming the throwing!! Wow, the slo-mo is incredible!

Here’s Jack Dagger making it look so easy!
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Atlanta Blade Show

Atlanta Blade Show 2010. The Gopher got to help with the knife throwing demo put on by knifemaker Bobby Branton.

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Throwing Knife Design

So I watched the show intro today and found an image of a knife. I assume this is one of the knives that the teams will use on the show.

The coolest part of it is that I designed that knife with my friend Jack Dagger!! I was pretty stoked to see it on the screen!

This image from the intro.
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Here’s two of the knives which were designed for The King of Fling, Jack Dagger.
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Here’s a drawing I did of what the knife would look like with handles etc.
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Size compared to hot Asian girl.
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Here are some of the prototypes.
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Initial Concept Design.
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3 Guys

From L to R here’s my Nephew, my Dad and Myself at the Atlanta Knife Throw a few years ago.

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Knife Throwing

I used to compete in knife throwing. I did it for about 2 years. Here are some pics from various events.

This is from the 2004 AKTA Throw at Bobby Branton’s place.
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Netcong N.J. with Che Che Whitecloud.
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Fredricksburg Mt. Man Throw. Ron Thomas, Roy “Moses” Neil and me “Ricochet”.
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Atl. Blade Show with Gil Hibben.
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Kenneth “Che Che Whitecloud” Pierce, Dick Haines and the late Douglas “Chief Thundercloud” Waldorff.
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Dick Haines, Me and Douglas “Chief Thundercloud” Waldorff.
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Mike “Alamo” Bainton making his point clear!
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1st Austin tournament.
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I won the long distance throw and got a sweet knife and $100.
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Me and Che Che heckling the throwers!
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Joe Darrah!! He taught me so much about knife throwing!!
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Me, Joe, Mike and Scott Gracia in Amish country.
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Some sweet throwers I got from Carl Geddes.
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Me and Mike Shay at the WWAC Tournament.
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A close up of me!!
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My first knife design. I also had some 16″ versions.
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Ancient Weapons Pages

I was going to do a book of weapons with another Illustrator Ramiel a few years ago. Life and lack of time prevented this from being completed.

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Conan O’Brien Tonight!!!

Check out the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien because my friends Jack Dagger and Tonya Kay will be performing dangerous knife throwing feats!

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The show was pretty damn cool!! Jack Dagger used 2 of the axes I designed for him on the show!! Thanks man!! Here are some screen shots.

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New Throwing Knife

So I sent some throwing knife blanks I designed to my buddy Joe Darrah so he could make a few Mountain Man Throwers for me and he surprised me by also making this ├╝ber pimped out version!

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Thanks Joe!!

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Knife Throwing

Here’s some pics on the set of the Japanese television show “Dream Vision”.

In December, 2007, Jack Dagger, Tonya Kay and I did a knife throwing segment for Dream Vision, a Japanese television show on NTV. Lots of 1200 fps knife throwing footage.

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Jack Dagger and Tonya Kay

Only a few inches between a great shot and ruining a $60,000 camera!

The beautiful and talented Tonya Kay!

Slo-mo catch!

Me and Tonya

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Jack Dagger

In December, 2007, Jack Dagger, Tonya Kay and I did a segment for Dream Vision, a Japanese television show on NTV. Lots of slow motion footage. Very cool. Hope you enjoy!

This was taken with my Sony Camera. I’m the person throwing the knives.

Here’s more from the show.

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Vintage Axes

Here’s a few ideas for a weapons book. The top image was actually weathered and printed by Tiffany over at Curious Goods.

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Combat Knife

I was asked to come up with a custom fighting knife. My initial design is based on a Kukri knife which was part of the regimental weaponry and heraldry of Gurkha fighters. I added a skull crusher and redid the blade shape.

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