Best Throwing Knives

Review & Comparison, Last Update June 18, 2020
Knowing how to throw a knife is a neat party trick. It can also be a fun hobby and an exciting sport. With these throwing knives, you can do all that and more, throwing to your heart's content. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS

The paracord wrapping ensures that the grip remains firm even as the hands get sweaty. Measuring 21 inches total, the wrapping can fit different camping and hunting applications too. The weight has been distributed evenly from butt to heel. 

CONS

Some find the sheath shoddy. 

OUR VERDICT

Measuring 9.5 inches long and edges featuring aggressive tapering, the knives from SOG Classic Throwing Knives Set can accommodate most throwing styles, from the combative rotation method to the no-spin approach to recreational freestyle and more. 

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

3 spear-point throwing knives, sheath

Materials

3Cr13 steel with satin-polished finish, Paracord-wrapped handle

Overall Length

9.5"

Weight (one knife)

5.4 oz.

Warranty

Lifetime

PROS

The sheath belt enables convenient storage and comfortable transportation, keeping the knives always accessible. The dual-edged spear points will remain sharp for a long time. The thumb knob helps with aiming. 

CONS

The handles are a tad slippery. 

OUR VERDICT

Smith & Wesson Stainless Steel Throwing Knives Set is offering durable, dependable, and ergonomic knives, polished to the max in all aspects. They will not bend. They will not deform, even with the most capable pros throwing them as hard as they can daily. 

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

6 spear-point throwing knives, sheath

Materials

2Cr13 steel

Overall Length

8"

Weight (one knife)

4.7 oz.

Warranty

Lifetime

PROS

The reduced length and weight make the knives great for beginners, reducing injury chances (primarily sprained wrists). The stitched seams on the nylon sheath will prevent it from ripping and tearing. 

CONS

The edges dull pretty quickly. 

OUR VERDICT

With the rings at the ends of the handles, the cool Chinese inscriptions added to the thumb knob, the red rope, and the black coating, these throwers look awesome, not unlike kunais (the knives that ninjas used). They're also pretty affordable. 

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

9 spear-point throwing knives, sheath

Materials

Stainless steel with black finish, Red rope-wrapped handle

Overall Length

6.25"

Weight (one knife)

~3 oz.

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The black coating and prints featuring redback spiders make the knives look intense. They're evenly balanced, so you can throw them without worrying about grip placement. You can tie ribbons to the handles thanks to the cutouts on them. 

CONS

The black finish wears out soon enough. 

OUR VERDICT

The Perfect Point RC-179 Series Throwing Knives Set accommodates most skill levels but experienced throwers first and foremost. The sheath holds the three knives, making sure that you cannot accidentally drop them yet also making them easy to remove.

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

3 spear-point throwing knives, sheath

Materials

Stainless steel with black finish

Overall Length

8"

Weight (one knife)

~4 oz.

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The tips have been reinforced, reducing deformation chances. The black oxide coating protects the knives against scratches and makes sure that even when the rain's pouring atop them, these throwers remain resistant to rust and corrosion. 

CONS

The knives are not perfectly balanced. 

OUR VERDICT

Even though the weight distribution could be improved next time, the Smith & Wesson Throwing Knives Set is still not something we have large complaints about. No, these long-lasting knives will prove a valuable source of entertainment for years to come.

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

3 spear-point throwing knives, sheath

Materials

2Cr13 steel with black oxide finish

Overall Length

8"

Weight (one knife)

4.1 oz.

Warranty

Lifetime

SOG Classic

Cannot go Wrong with the Classic

In certain circles, SOG knives are synonymous with throwing knives, so SOG Classic Throwing Knives Set appearing on this list comes as no surprise. No, the good part is there's nothing surprising about these throwers. With each handle featuring 7-feet paracord wrapping, the knives ensure the firmest grip, so even wet, dirty hands will not accidentally drop them. Plus, 21 feet total, the wrapping can prove useful in multiple unexpected situations.

Crafted heel to butt from the toughest stainless steel, these 9.5-inch full-tang throwers are tailored towards the crowd that throws hard. They do not spin (unless you make them). They do not rotate (unless you're practicing the combative rotation style). Quite the opposite, these things fly like bullets.

Satin-polished, the blades do not fall victim to corrosion even when stored in a humid environment. The spear point on these blades will bite deep on every throw. The edges have been aggressively tapered but not sharpened, meaning that these throwers can fit more throwing techniques.

Some believe that the supplied sheath does not match the knives' quality but, aside from that, the SOG Classic Throwing Knives Set will rise to the occasion, with the build instilling confidence and the length fitting even professionals.

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Smith & Wesson Stainless Steel

The Dual-Edge Approach

The Smith & Wesson Stainless Steel Throwing Knives Set offers big-time blades, durable and dependable. Besides the blades, the set also includes an awesome black nylon sheath belt, holding the six throwers, enabling comfortable storage and transportation, and keeping them within reach. Featuring dual blades, these knives are less susceptible to bending and deforming with time.

The handles have the same cutout too, so chances are, the knives will go the distance. Now, the issue with these handles is that they're not adopting any wrapping/padding, so they can get slippery at times, which means that you cannot go wrong bringing some gloves with you, especially when the forecast suggesting that the rain's coming.

What's also coming is the throwers' 4.7-ounce weight (each knife), making them pretty heavy but not too heavy, so that you can feel the weight without feeling like you cannot throw as hard as you usually can. Last but not least, made from high-strength stainless steel, the knives are practically immune to corrosion.

Taking everything above into account, including the thumb knob and the ergonomic grips, the Smith & Wesson Stainless Steel Throwing Knives Set will accommodate enthusiasts, newbies, and pros alike.

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Perfect Point PP-060-9

Badass Ninja No-Spin Throwing Knives

The Perfect Point PP-060-9 Throwing Knives Set are more about teaching newbies than satisfying experienced knife-throwing enthusiasts. They're not the worst knives, not even close. But, the edges on these throwers can get dull within the first few months (though they are easy to sharpen) and, length-wise, they're measuring 6.25 inches, whereas most enthusiasts and pros are used to 8- and 9-inch knives. They also weigh around 3 ounces, while standard throwers are pushing above 4.

On the upside, the reduced weight makes them perfect for newcomers since that means you're less likely to sprain the wrist. What also makes these knives perfect for beginners is the red rope wrapping the handles, ensuring that the knives do not slip out while throwing. There are also rings on the handles, so you can spin them looking like a badass ninja and Chinese inscriptions on the thumb knob, adding to the whole ninja aesthetic.

Basically, between the rings, the red rope, the black finish, and the Chinese inscriptions, they look very much like kunais (not an accident we'd reckon), so Naruto fans can rejoice and even look into these throwers for cosplay purposes (they're real knives though, so exercise caution).

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Perfect Point RC-179

The Weight, The Length, The Balance

The Perfect Point RC-179 Series Throwing Knives Set is an excellent starting point, catering to most skill levels. Plus, the knives look sweet, with the black coating adding character and the spiders printed between the handle and the blade making the throwers look unique.

What's a little upsetting is that the black coating does not last, usually wearing out within the first two years. But, before that happens, the coating protects the throwers from rust and corrosion. Plus, they're made from high-tensile stainless steel, so even without the coating, the knives can survive humid environments without showing corrosion signs.

The knives are 8 inches long, 4 ounces light, and 100% evenly balanced, which means that people who have considerable experience with throwing knives under their belt will not have to get used to them.

The last stop before wrapping this one up is the cutouts on the knives' handles that allow ribbons to be tied onto them.

In short, the Perfect Point RC-179 Series Throwing Knives Set knows what people who are into throwing knives need and delivers just about everything that these needs entail. Even the knife sheath is above-average, holding knives securely yet allowing you to easily take them out.

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Smith & Wesson 8in

Solid Knives Across the Board

The Smith & Wesson Throwing Knives Set will not surprise you. They're solid knives, nothing's wrong with them, except that the weight does not seem to be distributed evenly, hence the last (yet still honorable) spot on this list. Apart from that, the full-tang knives are not that different from the preceding Smith & Wesson product, removing the black oxide finish from the equation. We would avoid doing that though because this coating does not only improve the knives' appearance but also protects them from scratches, rust, and corrosion.

Even when it is raining cats and dogs outside, you can throw these knives without fretting that they will start forming rust and corrosion patches. Plus, the finish lasts, so the throwers remain looking good for years to come. With the reinforced tips, they also remain perfectly throwable since there's very little chance the tips will deform.

Following the common playbook deployed across most throwing knives, these ones measure 8 inches long and weigh 4.1 pounds, which are the tried-and-tested metrics that are conducive towards the most comfortable throwing experience. So, considering the reasonable price, you cannot go wrong with these knives from Smith & Wesson.

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What Are Throwing Knives?

Throwing knives is an underrated sport and an awesome, interesting hobby that most people can benefit from taking part in. You can have fun with friends outside, compete, improve your aim, what's not to like? Take a breath, extend the arm, and let the knife fly, watching the blade sticking into the target with a loud thunk, the most satisfying sound. As long as you have the right knives, find the right distance, and practice exercising consistency, you can have more fun throwing these things than you'd expect initially.

Now, what separates the best throwing knives from middling products is the weight distribution first and foremost. As you can imagine, the weight has to be balanced and distributed evenly. The length and weight are important too since newbies will have a hard time throwing long, heavy knives but experienced throwers will find lightweight blades boring. Besides these two parameters, what the knives are made from matters as much as always. You want something tough, something rust- and corrosion-resistant, something that will not start deforming after a few hundred throws.

On a somewhat related subject, you can also look into these military shovels and swiss army knives, they can be fun too, and quite useful to boot.

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Publish Date: 2020-06-18 13:57:23