I’ve recently met Joe Darrah of “Brokenfeather” knives over the magic of the internets. He was kind enough to share with me his process of painting throwing knife targets. He also sent me some great photos and he said I could share them with you.
Last night we were supposed to get about two feet of snow. We didn’t get quite that much but we got a bunch!
If I put Harry McEvoy’s knife throwing video, Knife and Tomahawk Throwing for Backyard Recreation, on one end of the throwing knife video spectrum and David Adamovich’s knife throwing video, The Fundamentals of Knife, Hawk and Axe Throwing with an introduction to the Impalement Arts at the other end of the spectrum, then I would put Michael Pearl’s knife throwing video, Knife and Tomahawk Throwing for Fun in the middle, leaning a little closer to The Great Throwdini’s video.
In his video, Knife and Tomahawk Throwing Harry McEvoy gives a very nice overview of the backyard sport of knife throwing. It was great to get to see him in his later years talking about the subject he loves, reminding me that he made me love knife throwing too.
I built a target in my back yard a few weeks ago and started throwing knives again after 25 years off. Boy was I surprised at how few times I could stick the knife. It’s a lot harder than it looks…and it’s harder than I remembered. I went through my books and re-read all of the material but I wasn’t getting much better. So I decided to check out a few videos and see if I could find one that would help me.
I finally found The Great Throwdini!