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MKM Ultimate Throwing Sticks are designed for use in narrow mouthed forms such as bottles, glasses, and tall vases, where the mouth of the vessel is narrower than the width of the thrower's hand, or where the curve of the stick works better than a rigid and straight forarm. The curve allows these throwing sticks to hook under the shoulder of a vessel. The rib at the end of the throwing stick allows for a minimum of torque on the wall of the vessal when the stick is being used.
The differently shaped ribs at each end of the double-ended throwing sticks allow them to be used on different parts of the vessel, with the longer and narrower rib being used to shape and lift the shoulder of a vessel, and the half-circle rib being used to push out the walls. The screw attachment for each rib allows the ribs to be oriented according to the user's preference, or to be changed out for a different rib altogether. However, it is important for the ribs to be tightly fastened to the handles while in use.
MKM Ultimate Throwing Stick™ T3d
MKM Throwing Tool T3d | $29.95
18.25 inches (46.5cm) longest dimension
4.5 inches (11.5cm) width
MKM Ultimate Throwing Stick™ T3c
MKM Throwing Tool T3c | $24.95
12.25 inches (31.5cm) longest dimension
4.25 inches (10.5cm) width.
MKM Ultimate Throwing Stick™ T2
MKM Throwing Tool T2 | $16.95
11 3/8th inches (28.2cm) longest dimension
1.5inches (3.75cm) width.
MKM Ultimate Throwing Stick™ T1
MKM Throwing Tool T1 | $16.95
6.5 inches (16.5cm) longest dimension.
2.5 inches (5.5cm) width (depth of the 'hook')
The measurements above are for the handle itself, not the handle plus the rib. The shape, rotation, and type of rib used can, of course, affect the length measurement of the throwing tools. Note that it is very easy to change the ribs used at either end for different ribs, or to change the shape by sanding the wood rib that comes with the handles.
The 'Length' of the tool is the maximum length from one end of the handle to the other. The 'width' is the width, or depth of the 'hook'. That is, the depth of the curve in the handle. The T2 doesn't have much curve, but the T3c and T3d both have quite a bit of curve.