How to Make a Target For Knife Throwing

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A target for knife throwing can be a fun way to practice and improve your skills. It can also be a great addition to your next competition.

To make a knife throwing target, you will need four 2 inch by 10 inch boards and a screw. You can hang it or build a stand-up version.

Wooden Blocks

Wooden blocks are an excellent tool for teaching children about math, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Unlike most other toys, wooden blocks offer open ended play that develops balance, spatial awareness and problem solving skills.

For example, during block play children learn vocabulary words such as balance, on top of, under and over. They also learn to communicate by expressing their ideas with language as they build.

This portable target is made from spruce blocks and will hold up well when used for knife throwing. However, it will not last long if you throw knives often, so make sure to only use it when there are no other options available.

Another option for making a target is to glue several pieces of 2×4 wood together and then cut them into different shapes. The end-grain of the wood makes it easier for the knives to stick to the target. This means that the target will likely last a lot longer than a target with parallel grain.

Wooden Slabs

Using wooden slabs to make a target for knife throwing is an excellent idea. They are a durable material that can be easily replaced when needed. They also give you a variety of options to play with and keep the game interesting.

The first step to making a target is to find the right wood to use. This is very important since it will determine whether or not you can land your throws.

One option is to use planks of a soft wood, such as pine. The grain should run vertically to permit easier sticking.

Another is to use log rounds (they can be quite wide). Having multiple targets allows you to practice your throws to different areas, which will increase your chances of landing a hit.

In addition, it is essential to ensure that the area you use as your target is clear and free from obstacles such as cars or pets. You can do this by setting it up against a wall that is free from doors and windows, or by placing it against a fence.


When you’re ready to throw knives or axes, you’ll need a target. Fortunately, you can build one of your own in your backyard or at home with just a few basic materials.

The first step in building an axe throwing target is to choose the right wood. It should be thick enough to support repeated throws and not too soft or hard so that it breaks when a knife hits it.

Ideally, you’ll use pine or cottonwood boards for your axe throwing target. These two woods aren’t too hard or soft and they will keep their shape for a long time.

Next, you’ll need to position the target on a level surface that’s at least 43.5 inches above the ground. Then, mount it to a wall with angle brackets or wood cleats.


Wood is a great target for knife throwing because it takes the knife blade without much trouble. It also absorbs the energy of a throw and reduces rebounds.

Softer woods like Pine, Palm, Spruce and Poplar are ideal. Harder woods such as plywood and Oak are not recommended because they bounce knives back and can be dangerous.

When using wood for a target, try to use end grain. This will cause the knives to line up with the grain.

Besides this, try to avoid wood that has been exposed to sunlight or rain. This can damage the wood and make it unsuitable for throwing.

Ken Onion

Ken Onion is an innovative knifemaker whose work has revolutionized the industry. Born in 1963, he hails from Kaneohe, Hawaii, and invented the SpeedSafe assisted opening mechanism for Kershaw Knives - earning him a position as Premier Knife Designer with them.

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