The art of throwing knives is not just something you see in the movies. It is actually a growing trend of self defense all over the world. Whether you are just beggining or are an advanced knife thrower you need to have a proper throwing knife that will do what is needed.
How to Find the Best Throwing Knives.
With all the knives for sale out there it is ofter hard to find a good throwing knife and for more most begginers, they don't even know what to look for. No matter how advanced you are, there are few main factors that every throwing knife must have, and a few that different with each knife.
The first, and most important, factor in finding the best throwing knife is to make sure it is NOT sharp. If you are using a sharp throwing knife you will almost always end up cutting yourself sometime or another, even if you don't throw from the blade end. This could be from just handling it or even bounce back. Rather than have a sharp knife, a throwing knife needs have a narrow tip and be flat on the end so that it can easily stick in a target. Sharpness is not what makes a throwing knife go in a target.
Simplicity is key in throwing knives. A throwing knife does not have to have a cool, unique handle or design to work right. I personally recommend all metal knives because they look good and will not break as easy. Wooden or plastic handles may come apart after some use and will need repairs after some training.
You also want to make sure the design does not have any edges that could catch your hand and mess you up. Try to get simple, rounded shapes that will not catch on anything. Elaborate designs can also make it akward to throw because of how you grip the knife. The shape should not affect the weight if it is designed correctly. If it does, the knife is useless anyway.
The weight of a knife has a great imact on how the knife works. Ligher knives must be thrown with more accuracy because they tend to wobble in the flight. Heavier knives are not recommended either, because you would need too much strength to throw them properly. The weight of a knife will al
so allow you to throw different distances. A heavier knife will be able to be thrown further. You need to have good practice before using a heavier knife. For a begginer, I would recommend a weight of about 200 g (this should usually be about 20-25cm long).
This should be everything you need to pick out a good knife whether you are begginer or a profesional. Something else you might want to consider is the price. As with most things, you get what you pay for. A decent knife will have to be at $15. Anything cheaper will easily bend and break. On the other end, you don't want to spend to much on a practicing knife in case you lose or break it.