Another really neat hobby that me and a lot of my friends have gotten involved in, is the collection of knives and using them to throw or just showing them off. Knives are all different, and their intended purpose can range considerably, from simple tasks where you will need the use of something like a Swiss Army Knife, to advanced, high end models which are made to be durable.
Some of the most expensive knives which you can buy are survival models. These are very versatile blades, designed to be extremely durable but can take on a variety of tasks. Other knives are designed for every day carry, and are suppose to be smaller than your most high end blades, and also foldable. Then you have knives with special edges, designed to do specific tasks. Some of these varieties include tactical, skinning, or Mora styled varieties. The blades which most people collect however, are EDC knives, because they are allowed to carry them and show them off to their friends while remaining within what the law permits.
How to Throw a Knife
One of the first things that you have to get down if you want to throw a knife, is you will need to learn how to hold it. Most people’s natural way of throwing a knife is actually dead wrong. What they will do, is pick it up, squeeze the handle, and use the extra grip to try and force the blade to its intended target. This is dead wrong. Instead, lightly grab the knife with your thumb directly in the center of the blade, and then simply open your hand after swinging it to release. This method means there is no hand interfering with the blade on release.
Step 1: You have to find your throwing line. Your throwing line is the distance from you and your intended target, and is suppose to be far enough that the blade will do one full rotation before hitting
Step 2: Once you have discovered your intended distance from the target and your line, take a full step back.
Step 3: Now like a field goal kicker, move at a 45 degree angle
Step 4: Your throwing line is now 2 steps in front of you. This gives us enough ramp up speed to toss the knife
Step 5: Release, once you’ve stepped and increased your velocity, release the knife by fully extending your arm towards the target, and follow through with your throw.