Throwsticks


The Throwstick is the most universally used hunting weapon by hunter gather people. Found on every continent and in every bioregion. Like all primitive skills it’s prevalence is a testament to its effectiveness. Because of its rotational flight it offers a wide killing range. Throwing sticks are typically from a hardwood branch and end weighted for blunt trauma.

With advanced aerodynamics, cross sections, weighting and hardening principles we move into the realm of the NRB or Non Returning Boomerang.  Called Rabbit Sticks by the Hopi, these weapons were built to sail just above the ground for distances of up to 100 yards.  14 oz of hardwood propelling forward with centrifugal force is fully capable of breaking the femur of a large mammal.