Change your weight from the dominant leg to the non-dominant leg to build forward momentum. At the same time, move your forearm forward. Then, grab the knife with the blade facing you (the handle facing the sky). Throw the knife at your target with moderate force.
Don't try to throw the knife as hard as you can. Only a moderate throw will suffice if you have the right target and knife. As with throwing a war axe, the key to successfully throwing a knife is the distance between you and the target. Measure about five normal steps from the target and draw a line.
That should give you enough distance for the knife to make a full rotation in the air before hitting the target. Once you've found your launch line, take a step back. Take a 45-degree step backwards and to the left. Kind of like a field goal thrower.
If you're left-handed, take a 45-degree step back and to the right. You'll realize that your launch line is now two steps ahead of you. This space for two steps will allow us to get all the power we can behind our shot. As Tom says: “You want to get closer to your launch line.
Stand 12 feet from the target. Focus on the target and throw the knife with a motion above your hand, releasing it just before your arm reaches the horizontal. Keep your wrist straight during the movement and let the knife slip out of your hand. Look closely at the point of impact and make adjustments.
If the knife sticks with the handle tilted down, you're too close to the target. Make a half-step backup and try again. If the knife sticks with the handle tilted up, you're too far behind. Take half a step towards the goal and let it fly.
Keep practicing until the knife is close to the horizontal. Again, if you're right-handed, your left hand should point at the target as if you were pointing. Place the knife in your right hand directly above your head. Push the knife down as if you were a butcher making a cutlet, moving your weight forward, let the knife fly.
One of the hardest parts is knowing when to let go of the knife, but the key is to practice and be consistent in throwing. As you practice, slightly adjust the release time and launch to correct any problems. Knife throwing is an art, sport, combat skill or, in various ways, an entertainment technique, involving an artist skilled in the art of throwing knives, weapons thrown and an objective. In some theatrical performances, the knife thrower ties an assistant to the target (sometimes known as a target girl) and throws her out of reach.
The American Knife Throwers Alliance (yes, there is such a thing) suggests using a throwing knife between 12 and 16 inches long and weighing about 16 ounces. A throwing knife with a heavy handle has most of its weight on the handle, which means you'll want to throw the knife so that the handle goes first. I use a classic folding knife that has a heavy handle, but it only sticks when I keep it away from the blade, like any throwing knife. The cross-veined construction that gives strength to the plywood makes it difficult for the knife to penetrate and is therefore more likely to bounce erratically in unknown places.
One of the most satisfying things about throwing a knife is the sound of that blow when the knife is stuck in the wood. So if the thrower estimates that he needs one and a half turns for the tip to hit the target, he will hold the knife to the blade when it is thrown. The curve of the knife from the handle to the tip makes it difficult for a beginner to work, but with practice it becomes a very effective throwing knife and is good for close combat. When becoming a knife thrower, it's important to decide not only which blades are best for you, but also in which areas you want to be better.
This technique gives the knife a gyroscopic effect that stabilizes it when it is in flight, creating a centrifuge-like force that is transmitted to the target at the moment of impact. Many organizations, such as the American Knife Throwing Alliance, have local competitions across the country pitting the best knife throwers against each other. While it may seem like a hassle to have to restart after every launch, beginners have praised this knife for helping them master the art of knife throwing. For a vertical grip (turn the knife blade parallel to the ground and place your index, middle and ring fingers in the center of the handle on one side and your thumb in the center of the opposite side).
Then, for years, the blade accumulated dust, until the day I got home to find my son throwing blades at a target they had built. Although it's a bit confusing at first, you'll want to throw the heaviest end of the knife first, so you'll grab the handle of this type of knife when you throw it. . .