Cold Steel 80TOR Torpedo Thrower
Heavy and perfectly balanced, the Torpedo is a lot of fun for target throwing. The double tapered points slide effortlessly from the hand for a perfect release and offer twice the sticking potential of a conventional throwing knife. What's more, the heavy 2 lb. weight lets you stand way back from the target (20 yards or more) and really "lob 'em in there" with surprising force. At 15", the Torpedo is one of the longest throwing knives we know of. Thrown over hand, or side-arm, it cuts a wide swath, dramatically increasing the chance of intercepting rising birds or fleeing small game. The Torpedo is made from cold rolled 1055 steel, which is zone heat treated to provide maximum resistance to breakage, and is given a black matte finish.
- Category End Use: Sport/Hunting/Survival
- Blade Steel: 1055 Carbon
- Overall Length: 15"
- Thickness At Center: 1"
- Sheath Type: None
- Weight: 32 oz.
- Made in: Taiwan
More about 1055 Carbon steel:
1055 steel is right on the border between a medium and a high carbon steel, with a carbon content between 0.50%-0.60% and with manganese between 0.60%-0.90% as the only other component. The carbon content and lean alloy make this a shallow hardening steel with a quenched hardness between Rc 60-64 depending on exact carbon content. These combination of factors make this one of the toughest steels available because, when quenched, it produces a near saturated lathe martensite with no excess carbides, avoiding the brittleness of higher carbon materials. This steel is particularly suited to applications where strength and impact resistance is valued above all other considerations and will produce blades of almost legendary toughness.