When people ask me what makes a good throwing knife I can’t help but compare it to the best steak knives out there. The truth is, while there are similarities, there are some really big differences as well. Of course there are some pretty obvious points, like the fact that you’re going to want a sharp blade. This is more important for survival knives than anything else, and one of the best manufacturers of high quality survival knives is Spyderco.
One of the most important things to consider when choosing a thrower is how well balanced the knife is. After all, throwing knives need to be able to move quickly and efficiently for maximum efficiency. In addition to having a great handle, you also want to have a knife that has a good blade. Most good throwers will have a blade that is anywhere from five inches to seven inches in length, and this is determined by what kind of thrower you buy.
Some throwing knives are designed with one blade, and others come with two. One blade option is to have both a throwing knife blade and a fixed blade, which can be useful if you’re on a limited budget, and you don’t mind losing out on the overall size and weight. Another option is to get a fixed blade that comes with a saw blade, or a serrated edge on both the blade and handle. These kinds of knives tend to be a little bit heavier than other models, and they can be hard to feel comfortable carrying, but some people find this extra weight essential for getting the job done. Whatever your needs, there are a number of models to consider, including those made by Spyderco, Buck Knives, and Kershaw.