80s Fantasy Throwing Weapons

80s Fantasy Throwing Weapons

Anybody can fight with a sword. But the coolest guys in the distance past (or other galaxies; I was never sure) stepped it up to throwing weapons. Here are just a few of the best.

The Glaive from Krull. The awesome thing about this is that we all got to use it in the 2600 game.

The caber from Beastmaster. Dar tore it up with this thing.

The boomerang from Road Warrior. This is the only scene I remember from seeing this film as a kid at the drive-in.

The discs from Tron. Okay, this one isn’t in the past (neither was the Road Warrior), but it is still way cool. And we got to play this one in video games as well. (By the way, isn’t it hilarious when guys upload content they don’t own to YouTube and then disable embedding??)

What more proof do you need? If you want to be real cool, don’t get a sword. Get something with a lot of points and start throwing.


Doug is a child of the 80s who was raised in Ohio and is now living the life of oblivion in the bay area of California.

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Wanted? Past tense? I still want one.

  2. As a kid, I constructed a Glave out of wood craps and nails. It would actually fly pretty far and stick into trees…and the sides of houses, my grand mother’s to be more particular. The Beast had nothing on her rage that day.

  3. My vote goes to The Glaive from Krull. It’s definitely the time to watch these movies again. My thanks to the kind author ;-)

  4. I wonder. If an army of soldiers with glaives fought with another armed force equipped with light discs, which side would rise from the spinning, flashy rubble as victor?

    What do you think?

  5. @CJ, I think Dar would come in with his caber and clean house.

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