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Knife throwing for sport and fun. Throwing knives tested.
Knife throwing for sport and fun. Throwing knives tested.

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Tom has a great tutorial on different aspects of no-spin throwing. For your convenience, we made with click-to-play chapter marks, so you can dive right to your no-spin throwing questions.

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The "Forbidden Knife Thrower" does amazing trick throws: From his feet, elbows, or even mouth. Looks great, is dangerous. Have a look, but don't try your yourself.

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Tali Fergus dancing to Eliza Doolittle singing in the background - and John Taylor throwing knives around her while she moves.
An absolutely amazing video - and it's real, no cuts!

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It took me only two days to learn no-spin throwing using the center-of-gravity method. Here's some knives that work well and hit like a rocket.

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That beautiful image of an axe flight has been produced by Frank at the recent World Championship in Maniago.
To learn about the curve, rotation and release, do have a look at the physics page: there's the basics, the formulas, and the key takeaways:
http://www.knifethrowing.info/physics_of_knife_throwing.html
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Happy Faces at the 2016 World Championship in Knife and Axe Throwing held in Maniago, Italy. It's worth noting that not only the winners looked that way, but all the participants!
After all, it's not every day you can throw together with 133 enthusiasts from 11 nations!
For a full recap, plenty of pictures and official results go to:
http://www.knifethrowing.info/thrower-meeting_world_championship_maniago_2016.html
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Great moody video of knife throwing in sunny, rural Canada.

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Throwing Knife vs Revolver: You of course remember the scene from The magnificent seven, where James Coburn is duelling, his knife against a revolver. He wins - twice.

If this is likely to happen outside Hollywood has been debated for years. Now a group of French knife throwers and revolver shooting enthusiasts has put up a competition event in the spirit of the movie to settle the score.

Full recap of the experiment at http://www.throwing.it/2015/11/throwing-knife-vs-revolver.html

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Fair play at the World Championship in Knife Throwing and Axe Throwing - held August 2015 in England. 133 athletes from 12 nations competed! The Duel-Cup machine made sure we exactly knew who drew faster.
See the report with photos and official results.

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The Bailiff knife was designed by John Bailey as a multi-purpose combat knife, of course with the express intent of being thrown. You can throw it right out of the box, as the blade is prepared to be sharpened, but not sharp.

The first time I got time to try out the Bailiff was at the World Championship 2015 in England. I used it for the Duel-Cup, where the knife has to be drawn and thrown quickly - the sheath is quite ideal for that. And, I won the first duel outright - but didn't get it to even stick in the second one.

So, after returning home, the knife got the usual test #KnifeThrowing   routine. It turns out, for my natural throwing movement, the one-spin distance is not the usual 3m, but only 2.75m - the Bailiff is a fast spinner (despite the straight handle). Taking that into consideration for the throw, I managed to be fast in drawing it and sticking it consistently.

A thing that can come in handy are the recessions in the grip, they can guide your hand in gripping it. For example at 3m, the tip of my little finger (hammergrip) slides right into the lowest one. That means, I'll have more of the knife in my hand than usual, which counters the fast spin and gives me the additional 25cm for a full spin and nice stick at 3m. Throwing the flat knife, thumb in the grove on the blade, other fingers curled on the other side of the blade, the knife makes a half turn from 3m and stick nicely then.

So, I'm happy to have the Bailiff #ThrowingKnife , and will use it to train for and throw in the Duel-Cup. But for general throwing, it just turns too quickly for me, and with the hefty price tag, I also don't see me getting several more for training. You might want to look at the Ziel knife as alternative: http://www.knifethrowing.info/ziel_throwing_knife.html
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