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It is the first gyroscopic knife made in the world. On 2002/December/ 22 this knife sets the Long Distance World Record, in Austin, Texas,  sticking the bull´s eye at 18,13 meters during the Central America International Throwing Knives Contest, ( the previous record was  bull´s eye at 12,50 meters…

The "Gyro Knife" is fabricated in Spain with the best materials and under the most exigent quality conditions.


Overall Champions
AdvancedJim Tanner295 points
IntermediateJoe Darrah219 points
NoviceSteve Poldrack163 points
WomensRoya WilliamsonN-D
YouthCraig Raice112 points

Long Distance Throw
1st PlaceFrancisco Tovar59'6''(Bull's-eye)
2nd PlaceJohn Bailey54'9''(in target)
3rd PlaceJim Tanner50'(in target)
Data sheet
Blade´s wide17 mm
Thickness5 mm
Blade´s Length144 mm
Weight205 grams
HandleCylindrical, hollow, in Zytel, a extremely thought Nylon resin, therefore making it unbreakable and shock absorbent, so minimizing rebounds.
BladeStainless Steel AISI 420 Chrome-Molybdenum sharpened by one side.

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This knife flies with its tip facing the target due to the gyroscopic effect of the spin around its longitudinal axis (as a rifle bullet does).

The apprenticeship time is short, varying between 5 minutes and an hour average (  although there is who does it right the first  time and who never learns how to do it correctly).

Working range: from one upon 40 meters, depending on the thrower's strength and skills.

It also can be thrown easily in the classic way, with the grip at blade or at the handle.

Also, with the spineless Ralph Thorn's style.

HOW TO HOLD IT : as you see at the attached video

Introduce your index finger as per (Fig.a) , and avoid  contact with between your index finger tip and the support located at its right side.

•HOW IT WORKS : once the knife is resting on the index finger tip,  it slips up due to the centrifugal force; the friction between the tip and the resting  surface generates the spin, this spin stabilizes the knife's flight.


 As you do with a rock: kindly, you can practice by throwing a few rocks  and pay your attention to the release instant, which is the instant in which you release  your thumb and middle finger and the stones sticks to your index finger tip .


there  are three, very simple ones:

1-Arm relaxed         2-FIND THE RELEASE INSTANT         3-Let it slip.



•ARM RELAXED:  Relax your arm and wrist as when you throw a stone gently, reaching a ballistic path.

•FIND THE RELEASE INSTANT :  The instant that you start with the wrist's lash, is the release instant;  pay all your attention to it, if you release too early the knife will face towards the right, if too late,  it will face towards the left.

•LET IT SLIP :  The knife must escape from the hand slipping onto the index finger tip, don't hinder this  action; the more the knife spins, the more stable it will fly. In the meantime push till the knife leaves your finger.


If just leaving your hand the knife...

•...aims towards the right: Delay the release instant and/or move your  finger to the right  

•...aims towards the left: Bring forward the release moment and/or move  the finger to the left.


•After the releasing point finish the hand movement with decision.

•We don't  recommend at all starting your apprenticeship throwing the gyro  knife against a tree.

From 8 meters distance, pointing at a tree is a matter of accuracy,  this is exactly the opposite way of a good apprenticeship, because  you have to pay all your attention to the release instant.

•First learn how to throw and then go for accuracy; start with a big target  1'5 x 1'5 yards or even bigger.

•In the videos you'll  find shots from 40 meters and true arrow shots from 10 meters distance to the target.

•When throwing, don't worry about keeping the tip of the knife directed always to the target; when flying, the knife corrects itself, if it's spinning like a bullet.

•Use a target big enough; dashboard plywood 1'2 x 2'4 m and 16 mm in thickness works really well.

•Stand about 12 paces from the target; it´s a good distance for learning.

•Feel the knife's weight, get used to the sensation of its weight.

•Start throwing upwards (as a ballistic throw) and gradually throw straight to the target.

•If the knife is thrown with the right hand, the blade's sharp edge must face downwards. If thrown with the left hand the sharp edge must face upwards.


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