The 5 Best Throwing Knives of 2020
Throwing knives are tools specially made for shooting into a target. These blades are similar tools like axes for throwing, except they are much smaller and lighter. It would be best if you don’t use these knives for survival or diving, because their only purpose is target shooting and nothing more. However, today we will speak about their culture, cool features and more. But before that, we will review the best knives of this year.
|Ace Martial Arts Supply with Nylon Case|
Blade material is 440 stainless steel, set of 3 throwing knives with a case for carrying.
|SOG Throwing Knife Set with Three Knives|
9.5 inches length of knife, steel handles, black/silver color of knives, spider printed on every knife.
|SOG Set of 3 Throwing Knives|
3-pack black knife throwing set, blades are long 4.4 inches, mylon sheath for knives to carry.
|Armory Martial Arts Light and Dark Throwing Knife Set|
Full length is 6.50 inches, blade length is 3.50 inches, blade material is 440 stainless steel, set of 12 Throwers, with Folding Nylon Case.
|PP-595-6MC Throwers (6-Piece)|
5.5" lenght of all knives, stainless steel blade and handle, 6 Multicolor knives in set.
Ace Martial throwing knives with nylon case
First, you have to know these knives have one sharp edge. The beginners may think these knives are not adequate for them. But don’t worry, because they are better for beginners than some blades with both sharp edges.
The total longitude of the knife is 6.5 inches, and the blade length is 3.5 inches while the handle is 3 inches long. The knife is made of 440 stainless steel. That material is very durable, and strong, but if you don’t protect it very well, then it will surely loosen (because nothing lasts forever).
If you don’t like the design of Ace Martial thrower knives, you can find much more different colors on Amazon. Also, with these knives, you get nylon sheath for carrying and protecting.
SOG Classic Throwing knives set
First, you get three knives in a pack with a blade length of 4 inches, but its sharp edge is only 2.8 inches long. Every knife has two sharp edges, and the blade is in a dagger shape. And they all are made of 3Cr13 steel.
The handle is 5.5 inches long, and we have already noted that this is the first of two sets that have some material on the handle. That material is paracord. For those who do not know, this type of rope is very quality, durable and long-lasting. But, wherever you carry a knife, there is little chance of loosening this rope. So, that is why paracord isn’t the best material for handle. If we made a knife, we would put nothing on the handle; we will leave it naked. Also, you will get a nylon sheath, which is big enough to fit all knives.
Clip point SOG thrower blades
|Very quality handle|
In front of you is a set of excellent and quality knives made of 420 stainless steel. Although they look enormous, they are not. The length of the whole knife is 10 inches, and the blade length is 4.4 inches.
We mentioned that the handle is a wrapped in paracord for better grip. But, if you don’t like it, or it is uncomfortable, or you think balance will be better, you can take it off quickly. Also, the handle is 5.6 inches long.
With them you will get one sheath which can fit all the blades, the sheath is convenient, and you can put it on your belt or wherever it suits you.
Armory Replicas Throwing Set
The blade is 3.5 inches long and has two sharp edges. Blade material is 440 stainless steel, which will make it impossible to break easily. Also, blade thickness is 0.1 inches, which is very good.
The handle of this knife does not have any wrapping around it, but if you wish, you can wrap in some material like rubber, textiles, or paracord. The handle of this knife is long 2.5 inches, which means this is the smallest handle compared to the rest.
Because of many knives, there is an excellent and large case in which you can put all these knives. But this case is not apt to hang on to the belt because it is too cumbersome. It will be best to place it in your bag or backpack.
Perfect Point throwing knives (6 pieces)
|Large selection of colors|
Total knives length is 5.5, which is pretty ok. The knife material is the same as on all previous knives, and it is stainless steel. That is one of the best blade’s material on the market, and it will be hard to break it.
The weight of the knife is not too big, and it is 5.9 oz. That is not a good weight for professionals, but for beginners, it is more than excellent. Unfortunately, these knives do not come with a sheath, so you will have to buy a case for them.
Knives for throwing buyer’s guide
The knife’s length will depend on the fact whether you use them for short throws (up to five yards), or long throws (over five yards). If you plan to use knives for short ranges, you should buy 5 inches long blade, less than that is unusable. But if you want to use knives for longer range, than the blade length should be about 8 inches, and the maximum should not be over 12 inches.
Our recommendation is a knife between 6 or 7 inches long, which means you will be able to use it for short and long ranges.
– Blade thickness
Blade thickness is another very interesting feature of the best throwing knives. That is an essential item because your knife can be thick, but it does not have to. Why? Same as with the length of the blade. The relevant question is whether you use the knife for a long or short throw and whether your knife is very long or short.
If your knife has a considerable blade length, then a thicker blade will only make things worse. The knife will be too heavy, and you won’t be able to throw it far away. While, for small knives used for short-range, a thick blade may be an advantage. Namely, when you throw a short and heavy knife, it won’t lose its direction, and you will be much more precise. Surely the best blade thickness is about 0.2 inches; this is generally the best blade thickness for all blade lengths.
– Best materials
As always, we speculate only three different materials for a blade. The first and most popular material for throwing knives is steel. There are so many kinds of steel, but the best ones are carbon and stainless. We recommend carbon steel because it has better balance and weight. The following material is titanium. It is lightweight and very sturdy (it can be a great option). And the last element which we suggest is iron. It may be a little heavier than the previous two types, but it is far more substantial. It is also much more durable and less susceptible to scratching.
– Blade tang
All kinds of knives we mentioned on our site could be full tang or not. Throwing knife is full tang required. It is impossible to have a half tang knife because the blades do not have a handle like all other types. Why are these knives always full tang? We don’t have a proper answer to this question, but we will mention a few facts. First, thrower knife is a blade that is mostly shaped metal with a sharp edge while the other side is dull and serves as a handle. The second is that a knife without accessories can be far more durable than other types because it is made in one piece.
Pocket knives usually have a wooden handle, dive knives have rubber handle, but this kind is different. Throwing knives are always full tang, and they don’t have any material on blade. Admittedly, it is possible to put a thin layer of rubber or a nicely wrapped rope on it. But if you want to have the classic handle like with all knives, then you need to put a material that won’t be slippery. These materials include leather, rubber, high-quality plastic, and fabric. Wood and bones will always be slippery and will not be as useful as other materials.
Balance and weight
Balance is the most important thing about throwing knives. On balance, and weight depends throwing, the range, and the way of hammering. On balance and weight, you should pay the most attention. If the knife has a small load, it will act like paper, and it will not fly as it should, so it will not stick where it should. If the thrower knife is too heavy, then it won’t be easy to throw it. The blade will have a short-range, and it will have a smaller number of turns in flight. The best weight is about 7 oz, but if you use knives for longer distances, it should be 9 and more oz.
Leather, rubber, textile, and kydex are the most popular materials for almost all types of knives. However, that does not include this species. On our site, you can find a set of throwing knives that come with a sheath. That sheath should be large, and it should be able to hold multiple knives. The sheath needs to be robust, durable, lightweight, and it should not bother you while you are wearing it.
Leather or rubber will be strenuous because they are more substantial than other types, and therefore, they are not in use. Specifically, the most famous material for the sheath is nylon. It is lightweight, flexible and can accommodate many more blades. The sheath of this material is comfortable, and it will not bother you. So we strongly recommend this material for a sheath.