Throwing knives need not be sharp, a pointy tip will penetrate the wood well. Lightweight throwing knives will wobble in flight, and are harder to control. A fancy cut-out design on handle or blade might look good, but will catch your hand in the release - simple shapes rule. If you get a set of three, you really train your throwing motion and not your walking skills. Yes, you can throw any knife, but only throwing knives are built to withstand the impact without damage. No, it is not necessary that throwing knives be center-balanced, but it makes their flight more predictable. After training, do clean your throwing knives with water and a soft cloth, and remove any dents.
That's throwing knives in a nutshell. Read on below to learn about the anatomy of throwing knives - like suitable weight distribution or handle shapes. After you browsed our reviews, you will have a good idea which throwing knife will fit you. Hopefully you will find this perfect thrower in our online shop, and if not, try our list of other shops or build your own throwing knife.
To get a grasp of the historic development of throwing knives, do visit Bobby Branton`s online Knife Throwing Museum, or see John Bailey's collection. Scott Gracia's list of throwing knife galleries also includes contemporary throwing knives.