Knife throwing is a practice that has been around for centuries. It is a rewarding, and easy to learn hobby who's popularity is making a comeback. Really nothing's more awesome than the sound of a knife hitting a target from yards away. Knife throwing can be done with anything from a hunting knife to official throwing knifes. In this instructable, you will learn safe and accurate methods of knife throwing. We will go over: choosing knives, throwing basics, types of throws, throwing stance, advanced throws, and general tips.
Enough talking, let's go find some knives!
Step 1: Choosing a Knife
Your choice of knives are endless. Any knife with a semi-sharp point and a little weight will work, but keep in mind different knives require different techniques. Throwing a hunting knife does not use the same grip as throwing a true throwing knife. I will go over the difference in technique later on, but for now lets just go around your house, cabin, local store, or shed to find some knives.
The ideal throwing knife will have these traits:
-No sharp edges, just a sharp point.
-Rounded corners are ideal for safety.
-Thick enough so that the tip will not become bent.
-About 200 grams in weight. Anything less will take more throwing accuracy. (Christian Thiel describes this on his website)
-Keep in mind: fancy grips do not make a knife any better than the rest. Find a knife that won't require later upkeep.
-Knives with perforations are more prone to breakage than solid blades. So if you have a choice, find a knife with minimal perforation as any hole in the knife can lead to a shattered blade.