Re: A Yorkshire man's knife throwing adventure.
- Hello all,
Don't ask me how I got this wrong.
I heard this programme going to be aired in February and as I filmed
it last November I presumed it was this February.
Apparently it's going to be next February !!! DOH !!
Regards from over the water,
-- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "tykespike01" <tykespike01@...> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I think I have told some of you that I had been hired by the History
> Channel to do some experimenting with a shongo, which is an African
> multi bladed throwing knife. They had a theory that it could hook
> round a warriors shield and then slice him. One of these knives was
> made for me and I started to experiment with it.
> It is about 18" in diameter, with a small handle, and 5 blades/hooks
> on it, all very sharp.
> To achieve a hook effect I had to use a sidearm throw and this was
> very inefficient because of poor accuracy. But when you threw it
> overhand, against 1/2" plywood, it was devastating.
> So I set off last Monday, to go to Cardiff, Wales, a journey of 240
> I had managed to persuade the film production company that they should
> do a comparison between regular knife throwing and the shongo, which
> they did. The filming was done under very spooky conditions, lots of
> back lighting and smoke effects. It looked great.
> Then they asked me to try the shongo against a shield and mannequin.
> As I thought, the sidearm throw was rubbish to achieve the accuracy
> they wanted ( If you didn't want accuracy and just threw this in
> battle it would be very effective because whatever person you hit
> would be sliced !! ) I just couldn't hook it onto the shield, at the
> right point, after 20 throws.
> So it was suggested I try the overhand throw at the shield and
> mannequin. I knew I was much better at this throw so I took careful
> aim and launched the shongo at the target ( that is, purely an exposed
> set of shoulders and head above the shield )
> The shongo then sliced through the air and
> then.................................................if you want to
> know what happened next you will have to watch Ancient Discoveries, on
> the History Channel, which I understand is being broadcast in the USA,
> next February !!! LOL
> Actually this is not the end of my adventure in Cardiff.
> After finishing the filming I checked into a local hotel, then popped
> out for some food. Went back to the hotel and fell asleep. Great.
> But not for long.
> I was woken, at 2.30 am, by a sharp pain in my lower back and knew
> exactly what it was. ( I have had 3 previous kidney stones ) After an
> hour of pacing about trying to ease the pain I finally had to ask for
> an ambulance and was taken to hospital, where I was given copious
> amounts of morphine ( I'm told the pain is the nearest thing I'll ever
> experience to childbirth !! )
> So there I was. 240 miles from home and stuck in hospital, no visitors.
> I was eventually discharged 32 hours later.
> What an adventure !!!
> Regards from over the water,
> Little John