The knife is made from softer steel, so that you can repair dents easily with a file (which is especially nice to know for beginners :-) The blade is not sharp, making a blade grip possible. The 25cm long and 4mm thick knife lays comfortably in your hand.
The moveable weight to adjust the center of gravity is just a toy and something to get obsessed with, I always remove it. Without this weight, the knife is about center balanced as it should be, and the groove is easier to clean. The sheath included is made from foam rubber, and holds the knife well. Just the loop to fix it on the belt is somewhat delicate.
John`s easy to learn knife throwing style works perfectly with this knife (as well as the professional style).
All in all, this throwing knife is perfectly suited for beginners, as well as the advanced knife thrower who wants to alternate his grip and throw from greater distances of 6m and further.
The classic Silberpfeil (= Silver Arrow) from the German company Hubertus is a nice throwing knife for beginners, not too heavy with its 135g. It is made from one piece of very tough steel, so it doesn`t matter if you miss the target. If even withstands direct hits against a concrete wall. The blade is not sharpened, making it possible to easily throw from the blade. With its length of 23cm and thickness of 3mm, the knife really feels good in your hand.