Knife Throwing Like the Pros,
Throwing Techniques, Knives & Axes, Rules, Mental Preparation & More

by Peter Kramer
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Gives budding knife and ax throwers valuable tips for getting started in throwing and how to prepare for your first competition. The mental aspects of knife and ax throwing at a competition are also addressed. This book covers throwing techniques, the basics of competition rules, legal issues to understand, and the care of throwing knives and axes. Instructions are shown using full color photos and illustrations. A must have for any amateur or competition thrower. Hard bound, 9" by 6" format, color photos, 174 pages. By Peter Kramer.

The Table of Contents includes the following:
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • The Throwing Knife as Sports Equipment
    • The Right Choice
    • The Balance Point
    • The Handle Qualities
    • Common Throwing Knifes
    • Knife Models of Small Manufacturers
  • Learning How to Throw Knifes
    • The Important "Basics"
    • The "Indiana Jones" Basic Exercise
    • Extracting
  • The Target
    • Targets of Soft Wood from Deciduous Trees
    • Targets of Coniferous Wood
  • Safety
  • The Short Whiplash Throw
  • The Basic Throw
  • Error Analysis: Analyzing Failures and Correction
    • Trail and Error
    • Form or "Luxury" Errors
    • Complete Misses
  • Position and Stance
    • Normal Foot Positions
    • Other Foot Positions
  • Further Development of Your Training
  • Alternate Grip Variants
    • The "Pinch" Grip
    • The "Clamp" Grip
    • The "Wild West" Blade Throw
    • The "No Spin" Grip
  • Knife Throwing and Self Defense
  • The Axe as a Piece of Sports Equipment/li>
    • The Right Choice
  • Throwing the Ax
    • About the Principles
    • The Center of Gravity
  • Basic Training
  • Some Material Science
  • The "Reverse" Ax Throw
  • Good Throwing Axes
  • Loose Fit: A Common Ax Disease
  • The Meditative Effect of Knife and Axe Throwing
    • The Thrower Tunnel Vision
    • The Potato Chip Effect
  • Material Care and Maintenance
    • Blade Maintenance
    • Conservation
    • Straightening Blades
    • Transport
  • Useful Tricks and Means
    • Magnesia
    • Tape
    • Dish Towel
  • The Best Age
  • How "Sportsmanlike" Is Knife and Ax Throwing?
  • Sporting Competitions, Thrower Meetings, Championships, and Rules
    • The Basic Conditions
    • The Competitive Situation
    • Coping with Stress
    • Disciplines and Rules
    • Rules for Knife and Ax Throwing
    • The Grand Finale
    • Other Disciplines and Sideshows
    • The Mountain man Contest
  • Throwing: Always a Matter of Nerves
  • Knife Throwing in the Media
  • The Legal Side
  • Gazing at the Crystal Ball
  • A Few Closing Words
  • The Author
  • Tips by the World Champion
ISBN 978-0-7643-6063-3

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