Throwing knives are sportive pieces more and more popular. Japanese anime series, such as Naruto or Ninja Scroll, have helped popularize its use. In Japan these knives are known as "kunais". During the Sengoku period, the Japanese used kunais as a farm tool or for gardening and masonry work. Its design and versatility made it a lethal weapon that was widely used by ninjutsu. However, throughout history, throwing knives have also been used in other disciplines, such as circus or magic. Currently, Knife Throw is the sport that brings together lovers of these pieces.
Throwing Knives Features
These knives require appropriate characteristics for their efficient use. The most important feature of a throwing knife is related to its design. This design must ensure an adequate gyroscopic rotation effect to reach the target. On the other hand, these pieces have blades with one or two edges, an element that influences the throwing technique. The most used materials in throwing knives are 410 steel and variations of 420 steel. Both are stainless and high carbon content, which gives them greater hardness and greater resistance to wear.
The Knife Throw
The sporting practice of throwing knives is a discipline widely practiced in central Europe. The European Throwing Club Flying Blades is in charge of organizing the World Championship every two years. In recent years, some professionals have opened academies in various countries thanks to the growing interest. Skill, concentration and practice are some of the key elements to be successful in this sport.
If you are just starting out, we recommend that you choose a heavier-blade or a heavier-handle throwing knive. When you find out if you prefer the hammer technique, the pinch technique or any other, you will be ready to use professional balanced knives.
In Knives Shop we have a wide variety of models adapted to each phase of your progression in throwing knives.