The ancient art of knife-throwing requires a lot of skill and practice to master. Right from the start, we should point out that when it comes to throwing knives, it’s not really about having the sharpest knives, but using the ones that are well-balanced and lightweight. You see, not all knives are suitable for throwing, yet most people don’t know that.
Trying to throw regular knives can result in hurting yourself or others. On the other hand, a good throwing knife will make your learning process much easier, which is why you should look into purchasing such knives not as a necessity or as a splurge, but as a long-term investment. Long story short, here are the ten best throwing knives you should consider buying if you take your knife-throwing seriously.
10Perfect Point TK-014-9S Throwing Knife Set
This is not your average beginner’s throwing knife, this is much more. Although good enough to provide a suitable learning experience to newcomers to the art of knife-throwing, the 9-inch TK-014-9S throwing knives are designed for precision and speed. Due to their considerable length, they allow much more hand space around the handle, a handle that features two circle holes you might use at a later time to set up a handle.
9SOG Specialty Knives & Tools F041TN-CP Throwing Knives
These knives have straight edged fixed blades made from stainless steel and a glass reinforced nylon handle wrapped with paracord for better grip and durability. What’s interesting about these knives is that they can be used either for throwing or as general purpose knives due to their unique constructions. They also come with a ballistic nylon carry/storage sheath and a lifetime warranty from SOG Special Knives.
8SOG Specialty Knives & Tools FX41N-CP Fling Throwing Knife
This particular throwing knife has a 2.8-inch straight edge on a fixed blade with spear point shape for better accuracy. It is made from 9Cr18MoV steel all-around but wrapped in 7-feet of green and tan paracord for a secure grip at the handle. It also comes with a black ballistic nylon sheath with velcro closure and belt loop attachment for added comfort, a stylish satin finish, and a lifetime warranty.
7Smith and Wesson SWTK8CP Throwing Knives
These 8-inch throwing knives have dual edged spear pointed blades for speed and accuracy. They are made from 2Cr13 high carbon stainless steel which makes them incredibly tough and resistant, even when thrown against rigid surfaces. They come packed in a black polyester belt sheath that you can also use to carry the knives around. There are six pieces in this set, which makes it quite an investment given how resistant and accurate they are.
6United Cutlery Gil Hibben Small Competition Triple Thrower Set
With throwing knives, you always expect durability and comfort, which is precisely what this particular set is all about. Made from 420 stainless steel, these knives have been thoroughly tested for even the toughest conditions so that they provide safety and durability at all times. They have an 8-1/2-inch length with an ergonomic handle that makes them very easy to throw, but also easy to store in the leather sheath they come equipped with.
5Perfect Point PP-598-3 Series Throwing Knife Set
The first thing you notice about these knives is how great looking they are. This being said, the sheath they come with isn’t hard on the eyes either, mainly due to how sleek and tough it looks. The overall feel of these knives is also very good, because not only are they lightweight and easy to throw, but their handles are also pretty ergonomic and comfortable. Although we said in the beginning that throwing knives don’t have to be particularly sharp, well these knives are very sharp but easy to maneuver at the same time.
4United Cutlery GH2033 Gil Hibben Competition Triple Knife Throwing Set
These knives are made from 420 stainless steel, a construction that makes them extremely resistant in all types of conditions. They have a 12-1/8-inch overall length which makes them easier to throw but also more accurate at the same time. They also come with a leather sheath that has been designed to endure all sort of abuse while keeping the steel of the knives safe against outside damage, whatever it may be.
3United Cutlery Tomahawk Throwing Knife Set
Thanks to their 5.5-inch length, you can easily conceal these knives under sleeves or pants if needed. They also feature pointed ends, specially designed to fly at high speed with tremendous accuracy. This being said, their relatively small size makes them professional tools, so if you’re a newbie knife-thrower, then maybe you should go for a different set of knives. If you do know what you’re doing, on the other hand, these throwing knives will provide you with everything you want and then some.
2Perfect Point RC-1793B Throwing Knife Set
This 3-piece throwing knife set features well-balanced and lightweight throwing knives that don’t really require much practice or experience to be accurate. Made from a black stainless steel construction with a spider printed decoration, they are also very cool to look at. Combined with a black nylon sheath for safe transport, their overall sleek design makes them even more aesthetically-pleasing. Furthermore, these 8-inch beauties are also very affordable, at least when compared with other throwing knife sets.
1United Cutlery UC2772 Expendables Kunai Thrower Set
If you’re looking for reliable throwing knives that are accurate, lightweight, sleek, and maneuverable at the same time, then look no further. The UC2772 Expendables Kunai Thrower Set from United Cutlery features three 12-inch AUS-6 stainless steel throwing knives with cord-wrapped handles.
These knives come packed in a nylon belt sheath with leg straps and belt loops for ease of transport, but also to help protect the knives against scratches and deterioration. We should also point out that they are 12-inch long, but the overall ‘feel’ is that of smaller throwing knives, a feature that also makes them easier to throw.