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How to throw a knife: simple secrets that make the blade stick into the target

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Throwing knife - a kind of knife related to throwing weapons.

“Any knife, even a folding one, is suitable for throwing. True, after only a dozen shots, he will be shaken, and his flight will not be able to be controlled , ”says Vladimir Sergeyevich Kovrov, instructor in sports throwing knives of the club“ Solid Hand ”. If you ever intend to seriously engage in throwing striking steel, look in a hunting store for one of the models of a throwing knife (for example, "Sturgeon-2"). In the meantime, for fun, you can use any object that comes to hand with a handle and a blade. Throwing rules are equally applicable not only to special throwing knives, but also to ordinary table nickel silver utensils and even to long nails.

Simple and understandable rules, following which, in a few minutes you will master the initial basics of throwing a knife and surprise everyone at a picnic.

After an unsuccessful throw, the knife bounces off the target at the same speed as it flies towards it, but whether you manage to bounce off is another question. Therefore, blunt the blade (strongly) and the tip itself (a little). The knife will still cry into the tree, but it’s unlikely that you’re already. Drive away all the spectators from the target. When throwing, the penetrating power of the blade is two times greater than when hit. You may not fall specifically into a person, but by chance you may unexpectedly succeed.

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Find the center of gravity of the knife by balancing it on the index finger. Well, if at first it will be a "balanced" knife - one with a center of gravity located exactly in the geometric center.

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Grasp exactly the found point with your index finger and thumb. With the tips of the others, press the blade to the palm, placing it on the line of life towards you. “Do not squeeze the knife with all your might. Hold it as if you are trying not to let the sparrow out of your palm, ”Vladimir Kovrov addresses your imaginative thinking. The blade should pass freely between the fingers.

No need to grin and spit in the palm of your hand. From moisture, friction will increase, and the sliding of the knife will slow down. If your palm sweats, just sprinkle it with talcum powder or starch.

Stand at a distance of no less than three and no more than four meters from the target. A knife thrown from this point, having made a half-turn, will certainly fly up to the target with its sharp edge forward (thanks to the physics section “Dynamics of Rotating Bodies”). When experimenting further with the throwing range, remember: if it is less than 3 m, hold the knife a little closer to the tip, if more than 4 m - move the grab closer to the handle.

At a distance of more than 5m, they throw a knife, holding the handle. In this case, he manages to make one or a half turns in the air. However, you need to start training from a distance of about 3.5 m.

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Put your left foot forward, take your right hand for a swing up and back, without bending your wrists. By turning the body to the left and in the same movement that you throw a snowball, send the knife to the target. At the moment of complete straightening of the hand, the knife itself will fly out of your grip. “Never open your fingers,” Vladimir Sergeyevich instructs. - Together with the palm, they play the same role as the barrel of the gun. If at the last moment you instinctively open the grip, the knife swirls in the air and changes its trajectory. ”

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Pay attention to the picture below. It is in this way, and in no other way, that your wrist should be fixed at the moment the knife leaves the hand. You will certainly want to lower the brush down, because the mind will be sure that from this position the blade, which is almost perpendicular to the ground, will necessarily fly somewhere up. But you do not believe your feelings. Your inner voice is again mistaken, as well as at that time when you advised to put all the money on zero.

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Here you go. Now you finally stop behaving like a child, playing with knives on the floor, and begin to adultly throw a blade at the kitchen door, waiting for the kettle to boil.

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