Mississippi State University

Conclave 2004

Knife Throwing Rules

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  1. Each member club may enter one contestant.
  2. Each contestant will use his or her own knife.
  3. All knives must be of woodsman or hunting type (single-edge with finger guard) and have non-folding blades. They must not be homemade or manufactured especially for throwing. The finger guard must not be bent backwards or removed from the cutting edge side of the blade.Knife throwing competition
  4. The target will be the same as required for axe throwing:
    The target will be the end of a log or its equivalent, at least twenty (20) inches in diameter, and have a bull’s eye three (3) inches in diameter inscribed upon it. Two additional rings of nine (9) and eighteen (18) inches in diameter, respectively, will also be inscribed upon the target. The center of the target will be from three and one-half (3-1/2) to four (4) feet above the ground, and the face will be plumb.
  5. Contestants will be allowed three practice throws prior to the five counted throws.
  6. Each throw will be made from between two lines that will be five (5) and ten (10) yards from the target. No point count will be given for any throw in which the contestant steps over the line before the knife strikes the target. Points awarded will be the same as for axe throwing: Point values will be: three (3) points for the inner ring, two (2) points for the middle ring, and one (1) point for the third ring. Hits on the line will count the higher point value.
  7. The highest accumulated point score wins.
  8. In case of a tie for first, second or third place, additional sets of five throws will be allowed until the tie is broken. The losing contestant in the tie-breaker will automatically gain the next lower position.
  9. The target will be placed so that the sun is at the contestants’ back, if possible.
  10. The target shall be made of green pine.

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