While we might all reckon we’re a regular William “Bill the Butcher” Cutting from the Gangs of New York when it comes to throwing knives, in reality, the only knife throwing practice most of us have had is more knife dropping and the death defying dance that comes soon after as you try to avoid slicing off one of your toes. We should all learn knife throwing, it’s a real life skill.

Sure, in your mind’s eye, you can see yourself outlining your assistant’s body with razor sharp blades, whereas in reality you’d be more likely to open up her small intestine… that’s if you can even get close enough to the target!

So, if the buck fancies himself a bit of a blade master, why not make everyone a little bit safer and get some professional instruction on how to launch a blade properly?

Types of throwing knives 

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There are lots of different knives… as well as spears, tomahawks and axes… that you can learn to throw.

Remember, Australia has some pretty tight knife laws, so you should really check them out before you go and buy any blades.

How to hold a throwing knife

There are basically three different types of throwing knives – blade heavy, handle heavy and balanced.

The basic premise is to throw the weight, so if you have a blade heavy knife you hold the handle. How you hold the knife depends on your throwing style…

You’ll learn knife throwing techniques

There a bunch of techniques to master when you learn knife throwing. We’re not going to pretend to be experts in any of them. If you want to learn, get in touch with a professional instructor.

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Throw safely

If you decide to get the lads to learn knife throwing, this can’t be emphasised enough. Throwing knives can be dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. If you’re thinking about learning to throw knives for the bucks party, get a professional to show you how.

Make sure the bucks party is remembered for some blade mastery, not a punctured lung or missing eyeball.