Art of throwing knives
Throwing knives, as the name implies, these are special blades, designed for throwing. Them there are many species, differing in weight, size and design, but they all share one thing - they are designed to ensure that they were throwing at a target.
It requires complete concentration exercise not only relieves stress, when you need a discharge, but also good to develop coordination in space and good eye. In addition, it will help you get a bunch of new connections, of course, if you are at the same time will not throw his knife anywhere. There is a considerable number of clubs fans of throwing knives, including even competitions. In addition to the knife, and the target you need a huge supply of patience - only persistent trainings will allow to master this useful skill. And we will tell about everything else that you have on this purely a man's hobby.
Selecting a knife
The success of any enterprise depends on the right of the selected tool. Throwing Knives - is no exception. When choosing a knife need to be based on the ratio of three factors: weight, length and balance. Most throwers prefer knives weighing 250 to 450 grams and length 25 to 38 cm. The larger blade, the harder it is to spin on a roll, so beginners are usually advised to take the dimensions of the blades a little smaller than it says.
The center of gravity
Separately consider the important question of how to balance the blade. There are 3 types of knives, intended for throwing. Knives with the displaced center of gravity in the direction of the blade, the offset in the direction of the handle and balanced blades. Knives with a displaced center of gravity is easier to spin on a shot, but the fact of strict rules does not exist here. Try your hand with all three types and select the one that suits you best.
The best place for training - is a secluded corner of nature where you are exactly in anybody accidentally votknetsya their weapons. In the premises throwing knives did not recommend: until your skill is not yet up to dizzying heights, you risk to crush all breakable objects in the house. In addition, in contact with the wall knife blunts and cheapest items and all are broken down into parts.
Selecting the target
As discussed above, it is best to practice outdoors. But do not try to choose their target living tree: first, a knife with difficulty taking solid wood, and secondly, you're not a monster, to spoil the trees hurl? Rotting stump or rocky hillside - that's your goal. If zamorochitsya bit, you can make your target: you need a desk and the board about 15 cm thick poplar or pine.
To the knife flew farther and more accurately, it should take over the part towards which the center of gravity. Balanced blades can be thrown like the handle and the blade. There are many kinds of grip, but we will tell you about the most common. Take the knife in his hand, the thumb is on the cutting edge, the other grasping the handle. Without bending your wrist, bends his arm back and up. Expand the body to the left and send the knife at a target to completely straightened arm.
Beginners should start with small distances of 1, 25 and up to two meters. Once you have mastered confidently throw from one race, a half-step, keep away from the target. Training will take some time, but then you will gradually be able to go to the real distance of 7 and 9 meters, used in competitions. Further increase of the distance is simply impractical, because it reduces the accuracy and impact force.
for the knife Care
Always clean the knife after throwing some practice, especially if the handle without winding. Sweat and dirt from your hands and moisture from the atmosphere are harmful metals and contribute to rust.