The Best Throwing Knives
Knife throwing can be a number of different things; a sport, combat skill, an art or a technique for entertainment. Throwing a knife, no matter what the purpose involves some basic principles of mechanics. No matter what the purpose for throwing the knife, the objective is the same; stick the knife to the target with accuracy and force.
An ideal throwing knife will have the following traits; a sharp point (no sharp edges), rounded corners for safety, thick blade to keep the tip from bending, weight of at least 200 grams, easy to maintain and no perforation in the blade. The following are some of the top throwing knives available today.
United Cutlery UC2772 Expendables Kunai Thrower Set with Sheath
This United Cutlery throwing knife is just like the throwing knives you see in The Expendables movies. United Cutlery is a leader in licensed collectibles and film replicas, assuring users of top quality products.
At 12 inches in total length and a weight of just 1.5 pounds, this Kunai Throwing knife is perfectly balanced for optimal use. It comes as a three piece set, so for under $50 you can have three great throwing knives.
The blade is made of an AUS-6 stainless steel with an anodized double edge. This throwing knife contains a black cord-wrapped handle, which allows users to maintain an optimal throwing grip on the knife. However, this cord-wrapped handle can become easily unwrapped. If this happens user will need to replace and secure the wrapping on their own.
Included with your purchase is a nylon sheath that attaches to your belt loop or to a leg strap for your convenience and easy access. Each knife comes with an Authenticity Certificate and the logo etched into the blade.
United Cutlery GH2033 Gil Hibben Competition Triple Knife Throwing Set with Sheath
The GH2033 knife set is made from a one piece, single 420 stainless steel. It measures 12 – 1/8 inches in overall length, fitting your hand perfectly. When thrown properly, they stick easily and hard.
An ergonomically designed handle offers the best grip for throwing, allowing users to improve their consistency and accuracy. This throwing knife is extremely sharp, sharper than most throwing knives. They should not be used around children, if not properly handled it can cause injury.
This knife is recommended for long distance throwers and beginners. If you are looking to improve your skills or enter a competition this is a great set to purchase. It is also versatile and not limited to throwing, it can be used for camping and other adventures.
It also comes with a leather sheath. This sheath is durable and will protect the user and the knife from injury or damage. The sheath is large enough to hold two knives.
Cold Steel True Flight Thrower
Cold Steel knives strive to stand out amongst the competition. Cold Steel Manufacturers have set a goal to produce the strongest and sharpest knives available. They do just that, with this reliable, strong and accurate throwing knife. This knife is designed to withstand any throw, making it great for long term use. Plus, it is available for under $25, so you really can’t go wrong.
The blade is strong and made with a 1055 carbon steel that contains a protective coating that has been baked on. Its overall length is 12 inches and weighs 9.7 ounces. In addition the blade is five millimeters thick. All of these features work together to achieve optimal throwing capabilities. Despite its advertised durability, the blade is subject to chipping easily and may not be as durable as the manufacturers intended.
A paracord wrapped handle accompanies this knife. However, like other wrapped handles, the wrapping does unravel after some use. Included with your purchase is a durable Cor-Ex sheath. Plus, a limited lifetime warranty.
Gil Hibben Cord Grip Triple Thrower Knife Set
This Gil Hibben knife set offers users three black throwing knives. Each knife measures 8 – 5/8 inches in total length, with a blade length of 4 ¼ inches. It has a sleek look and design, making it appealing to the eye. Plus, it is a great deal for the price.
It is balanced perfectly and performs excellently when properly thrown. The blade is made of a 420 J2 stainless steel, measuring 3/16 of an inch thick. The handle is wrapped in a high tensile cord that is non slip, making it great for throwing and proper rotation.
Like other wrapped knives the cord does unravel after several uses, unfortunately the handle below the wrapping is not well finished and leaves much to be desired when the cord unwraps. The handle is also slightly heavy.
Included is a black nylon sheath, which fits each knife, to protect the user from injury and the blade from the elements.