- Jul 6, 2006
- Reaction score
- Finger Lakes Region - NYS
I am in agreement that the weapon should stay in the hand. The object of the challenge is to provide objective evidence for or against throwing it. If it makes a significant penetrating, wound and the thrower is skilled enough to effectively manage the precise distance involved in making an edge-on strike, as it rotates end over end through the air, then perhaps he might take a chance. If however, it makes a minor wound or bounces off with little effect, then perhaps an experienced frontier warrior would be knowledgeable of this and avoid losing his weapon. TV shows and movies have done much to create fantasy perceptions.Cooking the ribs afterward sounds very good! However, in a battle, I think I would prefer to hold onto my hawk and use it as the club instead of my rifle. If all fails I still have my knife which I am adept at using (thanks to the USMC) and if that fails I would resort to using my rifle as a club after firing it. I just would hope that I am as adept at using the hawk as I am at using a knife.
And, this is why your mother said never to play with sharp things...