Private Knife Throwing Experience (BYOY)

with Dabble

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5.0 | 25 reviews

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Knife throwing!?!?!? Yep. Learn the basics of knife throwing just BYOY (Bring Your Own Backyard) and we'll take care of everything else. No experience is necessary but ages 13+, please! Click the "EXPLORE" button and request a date and time and I'll be in touch! The $125 fee is good for up to 4 guests and each additional person is $25 more.


The experience usually lasts 1.5 hours so we can connect for an evening or weekend - just complete the private event request from the form you'll be directed to when you click the "EXPLORE" button.


Throwing knives is incredibly addicting...and a lot like throwing darts but we use 14-inch steel knives and it feels REALLY good when you get the hang of things! Sharpen your hand-eye coordination, impress your friends or just have a great time! We will be covering knife throwing basics, what to look for in a good throwing knife and just having a good time. The experience lasts 90 minutes and I will have you sticking knives in the first 20 minutes! After you are comfortable with the basic full-turn, we'll work on adding the turn and a half and even two turn throws.


If the weather isn't cooperating, we'll explore indoor options or reschedule if needed and make the call 24 hours in advance. Refunds are available if you can't make a rescheduled date within 30 days.


Please Note: This experience has a minimum of 4 students required to go forward. If we don't reach, you'll have the option to explore setting up a private class, transfer to another date or experience, or receive a refund.

What to Bring

Closed-toes shoes are required and long pants or dress preferred.

Prerequisites

You need to provide your own space and the event requires at least a 12' x 25' yard or indoor industrial area with 10' ceilings. The event requires at least 4 to move forward and 8 maximum with private rates available for smaller groups.

What's Provided

Targets and lots of knives!!!

What You Can Expect
  • History of Knife Throwing
  • Half & Full Turn Throw
  • Serious Instagram Content
  • Bragging Rights
  • Self-Confidence
  • General Badass Status
Cancellation Policy

MORE ABOUT YOUR HOST

Dabble

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Jemal is an ultra-runner, fiddler & an all-around jack-of-all-trades - including throwing knives and running Dabble!

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Rachel H.
    Reviewed on 07/31/18

    This was a great class to learn something new! $29 was a little high for 90 minutes, but where else in town is somebody going to teach you how to throw knives on a Sunday in the park? Would recommend if you're looking to try something different and fun!

    This was a great class to learn something new! $29 was a little high for 90 minutes, but where else in town is somebody going to teach you how to throw knives on a Sunday in the park? Would recommend if you're looking to try something different and fun!

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    Kimberly F.
    Reviewed on 07/29/18

    Great way to explore a new activity with friends or family. Went with my son and had a wonderful time trying to best each other. Jemal was clear and inviting and his instructions were understandable. He gave a brief background about the sport and offered ways to continue our interest, if we so chose. Thanks Jemal and thanks Dabble for always offering enlightening classes in such a rich variety!

    Great way to explore a new activity with friends or family. Went with my son and had a wonderful time trying to best each other. Jemal was clear and inviting and his instructions were understandable. He gave a brief background about the sport and offered ways to continue our interest, if we so chose. Thanks Jemal and thanks Dabble for always offering enlightening classes in such a rich variety!

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    Rebecca W.
    Reviewed on 07/29/18

    Knife throwing with Jemal was such a fun and unique experience! He was really attentive to each participant's skill building and gave individualized tips to help us improve. It was so great to try something new and we all had a great time.

    Knife throwing with Jemal was such a fun and unique experience! He was really attentive to each participant's skill building and gave individualized tips to help us improve. It was so great to try something new and we all had a great time.

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    Vasiliki F.
    Reviewed on 07/09/18

    Jemal made it so easy to learn this new skill of knife throwing, and you can't beat the thirty dollar price tag for an afternoon of fun with friends!

    Jemal made it so easy to learn this new skill of knife throwing, and you can't beat the thirty dollar price tag for an afternoon of fun with friends!

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    Jennifer L.
    Reviewed on 07/01/18

    Had an absolute blast!

    Had an absolute blast!

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    Laura C.
    Reviewed on 06/13/18

    Jemal was such a fantastic teacher! None of us had previous experience with knife throwing. Jemal did a great job of balancing instruction time with practice time. It was so much fun, and we definitely want to do it again!

    Jemal was such a fantastic teacher! None of us had previous experience with knife throwing. Jemal did a great job of balancing instruction time with practice time. It was so much fun, and we definitely want to do it again!

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    Mark L.
    Reviewed on 11/10/17

    All the knives were supplied as well as little tent and coffee to keep the drizzle away. The instructor was able to teach some beginning knife throws and give instruction on how to improve. I would recommend to my friends.

    All the knives were supplied as well as little tent and coffee to keep the drizzle away. The instructor was able to teach some beginning knife throws and give instruction on how to improve. I would recommend to my friends.

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    Joanna O.
    Reviewed on 11/06/17

    Loved the class! Fun and fast paced with a lot of input from the instructor, Would do the same class again to work on the skills.

    Loved the class! Fun and fast paced with a lot of input from the instructor, Would do the same class again to work on the skills.

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    Rachel F.
    Reviewed on 10/30/17

    Knife throwing 101 was so much fun! I've been wanting to take the class for awhile and I'm so glad I finally did. Our class was supposed to be held outside but was moved indoors last minute because of weather. I think it would have been cool to experience it outside. But the last minute venue was fine! I highly recommend the class to anyone who wants to try something new and badass.

    Knife throwing 101 was so much fun! I've been wanting to take the class for awhile and I'm so glad I finally did. Our class was supposed to be held outside but was moved indoors last minute because of weather. I think it would have been cool to experience it outside. But the last minute venue was fine! I highly recommend the class to anyone who wants to try something new and badass.

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    Kristen A.
    Reviewed on 10/10/17

    This was an absolutely fun experience! What could be more fun than throwing knives on a beautiful sunny Sunday in the park?? I highly recommend this class! Jemal was a great, fun instructor. I would definitely do another class with him as lead.

    This was an absolutely fun experience! What could be more fun than throwing knives on a beautiful sunny Sunday in the park?? I highly recommend this class! Jemal was a great, fun instructor. I would definitely do another class with him as lead.

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    Bill K.
    Reviewed on 10/09/17

    Enjoyed the session very much. Excellent venue chosen with ample free parking and no hassles. Jemal did a great job. People attending were a lot of fun.

    Enjoyed the session very much. Excellent venue chosen with ample free parking and no hassles. Jemal did a great job. People attending were a lot of fun.

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    Elizabeth R.
    Reviewed on 10/09/17

    This was a great class that my teenage son and I enjoyed!

    This was a great class that my teenage son and I enjoyed!

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    Michelle K.
    Reviewed on 09/25/17

    This was a great experience! Jemal was great, very informative and patient and encouraging. Everyone had a fun time cheering each other on. I learned a lot and would definitely do this again.

    This was a great experience! Jemal was great, very informative and patient and encouraging. Everyone had a fun time cheering each other on. I learned a lot and would definitely do this again.

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    Carissa M.
    Reviewed on 05/22/17

    Knife Throwing was a relaxing environment where you get hands on experience. The class wasn't crowded so you had a lot of time to practice and to socialize with your fellow Knifers! I'm one step closer to becoming a Ninja!

    Knife Throwing was a relaxing environment where you get hands on experience. The class wasn't crowded so you had a lot of time to practice and to socialize with your fellow Knifers! I'm one step closer to becoming a Ninja!

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    Rickey D.
    Reviewed on 05/12/17

    Personally I did it as a "well this sounds weird" and it lived up to my expectations. As promised, we were throwing knives within 15 minutes of the class starting and had plenty of opportunity to throw (e.g.: it wasn't too crowded so you felt like you were watching most of the time). Would strongly recommend taking this class whether you're looking to join a knife throwing community (yup, that's a thing) or just looking for something new to try!

    Personally I did it as a "well this sounds weird" and it lived up to my expectations. As promised, we were throwing knives within 15 minutes of the class starting and had plenty of opportunity to throw (e.g.: it wasn't too crowded so you felt like you were watching most of the time). Would strongly recommend taking this class whether you're looking to join a knife throwing community (yup, that's a thing) or just looking for something new to try!

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    Karen W.
    Reviewed on 05/08/17

    Went with my son (15). We both had fun and learned a lot about knife throwing.

    Went with my son (15). We both had fun and learned a lot about knife throwing.

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    Antoinette W.
    Reviewed on 05/01/17

    I absolutely loved the Knife Throwing 101 class. Brooklyn Boulders is the perfect space and Jemal is an awesome instructor. He gave each student 1:1 attention and helped us with our form. I will definitely take this class again!

    I absolutely loved the Knife Throwing 101 class. Brooklyn Boulders is the perfect space and Jemal is an awesome instructor. He gave each student 1:1 attention and helped us with our form. I will definitely take this class again!

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    Ivy L.
    Reviewed on 04/11/17

    Really fun class - highly recommended! Who wouldn't like throwing knifes, or anything at targets?!

    Really fun class - highly recommended! Who wouldn't like throwing knifes, or anything at targets?!

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    Liz B.
    Reviewed on 03/27/17

    This was harder than it looks, but it was a lot of fun. We learned basic techniques and had a chance to try out a few different kinds of knives. It's a great activity for getting some friends together and trying something new!

    This was harder than it looks, but it was a lot of fun. We learned basic techniques and had a chance to try out a few different kinds of knives. It's a great activity for getting some friends together and trying something new!

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    Sarah S.
    Reviewed on 03/27/17

    So much fun! Very unique experience that anyone can do. I'd recommend it to anyone!

    So much fun! Very unique experience that anyone can do. I'd recommend it to anyone!

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    Carlicia L.
    Reviewed on 03/13/17

    What a great class! It was very easy to schedule a private class for my colleagues and I as a team bonding experience. We had a great time taking our aggression out and learning a few techniques. I eventually got into the groove when we got to throw more than 4 knives per turn. Jay was a great instructor giving constructive criticism after watching everyone's throw. I love Dabble!!

    What a great class! It was very easy to schedule a private class for my colleagues and I as a team bonding experience. We had a great time taking our aggression out and learning a few techniques. I eventually got into the groove when we got to throw more than 4 knives per turn. Jay was a great instructor giving constructive criticism after watching everyone's throw. I love Dabble!!

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    Megan W.
    Reviewed on 01/15/17

    Knife Throwing was a fun class - definitely what dabble is all about! Everyone was nice and supportive. However, the 2 hours was a bit long for the basic knife throwing we did, 1 hour would've been enough. And there were only 2 targets for 10 people, so it was hard to get into a groove because you had to wait ~10 mins between throwing so everyone could get a chance.

    Knife Throwing was a fun class - definitely what dabble is all about! Everyone was nice and supportive. However, the 2 hours was a bit long for the basic knife throwing we did, 1 hour would've been enough. And there were only 2 targets for 10 people, so it was hard to get into a groove because you had to wait ~10 mins between throwing so everyone could get a chance.

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    Leah V.
    Reviewed on 12/12/16

    Class was great! I went to do something new and exiting and that's exactly what I got. We learned how to throw different kinds of knifes and using different techniques. It was so satisfying when the knife sunk into the target. I also met some great people. Would highly recommend to anyone!

    Class was great! I went to do something new and exiting and that's exactly what I got. We learned how to throw different kinds of knifes and using different techniques. It was so satisfying when the knife sunk into the target. I also met some great people. Would highly recommend to anyone!

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    Todd K.
    Reviewed on 11/27/16

    This was an awesome class! What a blast! I used to throw knives a long time ago for fun, and when I saw this class pop up, I had to go. But a series of conflicting commitments prevented that from happening, and then the class disappeared for a while. The class reappeared under the direction of Jay, the owner of Dabble. Unfortunately, the day of the class was predicted to be in the 40's, and probably too cold for most to be outdoors, so Jay found an excellent indoor place to hold the class. Thanks to Brooklyn Boulders for such an awesome venue. Jay introduced everyone to the art and science of knife throwing. We started out with 1/2 spins and progressed to full spins. Everyone had a great time and I met some really cool people. One thing that impressed me was the number of women at this class. There were 3 couples (so 3 women) and then two women who were friends for a total of 5 women. Wow! That's pretty cool that 5 courageous/curious women showed up to learn how to throw knives! That was pretty awesome! In the end, I think I would have preferred the freedom of an outdoor class. The concept of being outdoors with a campfire going (that is how the class is usually held) with a BYOB scenario is very much my jam. I would take this class again just to hang out and throw knives. Try this, you'll like it! And ladies, don't let this class scare you away, all the women who showed up had a blast.

    Cheers...

    Todd in Chicago

    This was an awesome class! What a blast! I used to throw knives a long time ago for fun, and when I saw this class pop up, I had to go. But a series of conflicting commitments prevented that from happening, and then the class disappeared for a while. The class reappeared under the direction of Jay, the owner of Dabble. Unfortunately, the day of the class was predicted to be in the 40's, and probably too cold for most to be outdoors, so Jay found an excellent indoor place to hold the class. Thanks to Brooklyn Boulders for such an awesome venue. Jay introduced everyone to the art and science of knife throwing. We started out with 1/2 spins and progressed to full spins. Everyone had a great time and I met some really cool people. One thing that impressed me was the number of women at this class. There were 3 couples (so 3 women) and then two women who were friends for a total of 5 women. Wow! That's pretty cool that 5 courageous/curious women showed up to learn how to throw knives! That was pretty awesome! In the end, I think I would have preferred the freedom of an outdoor class. The concept of being outdoors with a campfire going (that is how the class is usually held) with a BYOB scenario is very much my jam. I would take this class again just to hang out and throw knives. Try this, you'll like it! And ladies, don't let this class scare you away, all the women who showed up had a blast.

    Cheers...

    Todd in Chicago

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{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Megan W.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003ca href='/courses/knife-throwing-with-dabble'\u003e Knife Throwing 101 \u003c/a\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Knife Throwing was a fun class - definitely what dabble is all about! Everyone was nice and supportive. However, the 2 hours was a bit long for the basic knife throwing we did, 1 hour would've been enough. And there were only 2 targets for 10 people, so it was hard to get into a groove because you had to wait ~10 mins between throwing so everyone could get a chance.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/453152/thumb_IMG_2713.jpg","reviewer_name":"Leah V.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003ca href='/courses/knife-throwing-with-dabble'\u003e Knife Throwing 101 \u003c/a\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Class was great! I went to do something new and exiting and that's exactly what I got. We learned how to throw different kinds of knifes and using different techniques. It was so satisfying when the knife sunk into the target. I also met some great people. Would highly recommend to anyone!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Todd K.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003ca href='/courses/knife-throwing-with-dabble'\u003e Knife Throwing 101 \u003c/a\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"This was an awesome class! What a blast! I used to throw knives a long time ago for fun, and when I saw this class pop up, I had to go. But a series of conflicting commitments prevented that from happening, and then the class disappeared for a while. The class reappeared under the direction of Jay, the owner of Dabble. Unfortunately, the day of the class was predicted to be in the 40's, and probably too cold for most to be outdoors, so Jay found an excellent indoor place to hold the class. Thanks to Brooklyn Boulders for such an awesome venue. Jay introduced everyone to the art and science of knife throwing. We started out with 1/2 spins and progressed to full spins. Everyone had a great time and I met some really cool people. One thing that impressed me was the number of women at this class. There were 3 couples (so 3 women) and then two women who were friends for a total of 5 women. Wow! That's pretty cool that 5 courageous/curious women showed up to learn how to throw knives! That was pretty awesome! In the end, I think I would have preferred the freedom of an outdoor class. The concept of being outdoors with a campfire going (that is how the class is usually held) with a BYOB scenario is very much my jam. I would take this class again just to hang out and throw knives. Try this, you'll like it! And ladies, don't let this class scare you away, all the women who showed up had a blast.\r\n\r\nCheers...\r\n\r\nTodd in Chicago","teacher_response":null}

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