Throwing Angels

Angels in a target
Throwing Angels

Throwing Angels, or “mini ‘hawks”, are a cross between knives and axes. They’re like a throwing knife, in that they have a handle and a point, but the sides of the “blade” has a flared axe-like shape, looking a little like wings – hence the name.

Angels are an excellent starting thrower, because the double-headed axe wings, plus the point, means that there are more points to strike the target, and more of the angel’s overall rotation has a point directed towards the target. Overall, they’re more forgiving than knives, and that means it’s easier to make them stick. And when they do stick, that means it’s easier to see how much they’ve rotated during the throw, so it’s easier to correct your throwing distance.