Today I’m going to be experimenting with throwing knives to see if I can get them to stick into a cardboard target. I’m using balanced knives which mean they are neither hilt heavy or blade heavy. Anything with a sharp end can be thrown like a knife if you understand if it is hilt heavy versus blade heavy. If you’re holding a blade heavy knife you’ll want the blade to be thrown first so you’ll hold the knife by the handle. If the knife is hilt heavy you’ll hold the blade end when you throw. The best example of this is when I throw a screwdriver at the end of the video. Please don’t throw knives or screwdrivers at people or pets.
I got started throwing knives after watching Jason Statham in The Expendables. Learning to hold the knife and let your wrist flick when you release it is probably the hardest part. Accuracy comes with practice. Release too soon and you’ll end up with a knife that’s sticking down into the target. Release too late and the knife might bounce off or end up barely hanging on sticking out downward. There’s no need to grip the knife of put too much power behind your throw, just let it slide out of your hand while keeping your eyes on where you want it to go.
When holding something whose hilt is heavier than the blade you want to hold the blade end and allow the knife to flip in the air to reach its target.