Friday, 25 March 2011

Throwing, The Important Part.

When throwing you want to maintain a good distance from your target of around four to five paces from the target, stand with your dominant foot forward.Grab the knife by either the tip of the blade or the handle with your dominant hand. Move your arm back so that your hand is by your ear and elbow is pointing towards your target. Try to release it just before you fully extend your arm. You WILL have to move forward or backward to accommodate for your amount of spin. You can change the amount of spin by releasing earlier, throwing harder, or slightly pulling back on the knife at the last second.

Good Luck. I am not responsible for any injuries from following my advice! Knife throwing is dangerous, make sure you practice CAUTION! Knives that don't stick will bounce back towards you! Attempt at your own risk.

Knives, Knives, Knives, What Style Do I Choose?

There are a three common styles of throwing knives available.

1.The First is the standard single-edged blade.
They throw best from the handle but can be thrown from the blade tip and can be used with almost any style of throw. Very practical and durable.

2. The Tournament style blade:

They are very well balanced, very easy to throw from handle or blade and fly quite nicely. The large edge helps insure that it sticks in the target.

3. Ring-handled blades.

 These are very good for throwing form the blade and the loop can be used for more advanced throwing techniques but can be a nuisance for throwing form the handle. They usually have a chord wrapped around the handle.

Throwing Knives, Where do I start?

For Beginners I would recommend a well balanced mid-sized knife probably around seven inches long. I will help you form a good full spin technique making it easier for throwing any kind of knife.