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TBOTECH Guide: How to Throw Throwing Knives

Posted by   Steve Thibeault
06/11/2017
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How to Throw Throwing Knives

Knife throwing has been in practice for ages. Now, it's becoming a new pastime for knife enthusiasts.

Are you interested in learning the art of knife throwing? Perhaps you're a little scared at the idea. But have no fear, we have the perfect guide for you.

Check out our guide for throwing knives below.

Choose Your Throwing Knives

The first step in learning how to throw knives is choosing the perfect knife. Unfortunately, not any knife will work for this type of activity. You need to choose one that is used specifically for throwing. 

You can pick out your ideal knife on our website

Whichever knife you choose, it needs to have certain qualities. Keep the following factors in mind: 

  • A sharp point 
  • Thick enough so it will not bend when it lands
  • A solid blade to ensure it doesn't break
  • Rounded corners
  • Handles without excessive ornamentation 
  • At least 8 inches to a foot in length

Learn to Throw the Knife 

Now that you've chosen the perfect knife, you need to learn the basics of throwing knives. Knife throwing doesn't mean simply throwing a knife at a target. You will need to learn the proper form and stance before you throw.

Basic Stance 

In order to throw correctly, you need to start out properly. 

Before you throw, make sure you:

  • Stand up straight and stay relaxed.
  • If you're right handed, keep your right foot forward, and your left foot behind it. 
  • Hold the knife with your thumb over your other fingers.

Half Spin Throw 

Once you've mastered the proper stance, you can begin with a simple half spin throw.Since you're a beginner, this is the perfect throw to learn first.

1. Begin at a safe distance from your target.

How far you stand depends on the distance you're comfortable with as a beginner. You should start about six to seven feet away from the target. 

2. Hold the knife with the blade facing towards you.

The knife's handle should face upwards.

3. Throw the knife towards your target using a bit of force.

Using too much force may throw off your aim. 

Advanced Throws 

Because you're still a beginner, you need to remember throw at this distance until you feel comfortable enough to move on. More advanced throws will mean more spins and a further distance.

Follow Proper Safety 

As with any activity (especially one involving throwing knives!) you should practice safety. Make sure that you're not practicing within close distance of other people or pets. Look behind any fences or furniture to be sure.

You should also always pay attention and make sure that you're focusing on your target, as well as your surroundings. Always make sure you're wearing protective shoes to keep yourself safe

You're Ready To Throw Down

Knife throwing can be an awesome skill that you can show off to friends and family. It's a skill that not many people have, so learning the art of throwing is extra special.

Are you in the market for throwing knives? Take a look at our inventory or contact us for more information! 

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