Have you though about picking up some throwing knives and learning the skill? Eventually you could show-off your decidedly bad-ass hobby to your friends. Here are basic steps on throwing knives for beginners:
What kind of throwing knives to buy:
As hobbies go, health throwing knives will not break your wallet. Start with a set of throwing knives like these from Hibben. Now to set your target. You can easily make your own target for little to nothing. (Example: draw a bull’s-eye on a cardboard box.)
Knowing the type of knives to buy is important. Start with Blade-Heavy Knives. These knives are heavier at the blade end and make learning the “Hammer” technique simple for beginners. We suggest these Uzi skeletonized to begin.
How to throw these knives:
- First, grip the handle with your dominant hand. Make sure your fingers are wrapped around it and your thumb is touching the top of the handle for extra control.
- Stand 10 feet away from target. If your right-handed, place left foot forward and right foot back. (Feet should form 45 degree) Slightly bend your knees to create stability. Make sure all your body weight is on your right leg.
- Point at target with left hand (if dominate hand is your right) as if your aiming. Bring knife above your head, perpendicular to ground.
- Swing knife down like a hammer as if you a butcher cutting a slab of meat. Shift your weight from the back to the front during your motion and let the knife travel through the air! Boom! You have just professionally thrown a throwing knife!
If the knife didn’t stick to the target…
Getting the release timing down takes patience and practice. Get the feel of the knife as it leaves your hand so you can get the release down to perfection.
Tell us how it goes for you or any tips you’ve learned.