For proper rotation purposes you need to find a knife that
will work for throwing. Balance, weight, and design are the biggest factors in
determining if a knife is good for throwing. To determine if a knife has proper
balance, lay it across your finger until it balances, when it does - your finger
will mark the balance point. You want the balance point in the middle, or
slightly towards the handle of the knife. The weight of the knife will determine
how far the knife will stick into your target. A heavier knife will also give
you more control. The design of the knife is also important. Many combat
military blades with handles can work well, but the best choice knife would be a
single piece of steel in which the handle and blade are one.
If you are having trouble sticking knives, examine your
technique. Check your grip - too loose of a grip will cause the knife to spin
too much, too tight of a grip will result in a late release. Having a hard time
hitting your targets? Remember to focus your sight and mind on the target
throughout the entire throw, and remember and follow the steps of each throw...
stance, grip, preparation, release, and follow through. Every time you throw and
get a perfect stick, take a moment and figure out what you just did, and repeat
the process. Consistency is key, if you do not throw the knife the exact same
way every time you will never be able to stick knives on command.
Practice makes perfect. Once the knife sticks throw the same way every time. Be
safe, and have fun.