Best Throwing Knife in 2018 – Top Selections for Expert & Beginners

Are you looking for the perfect gift for your outdoorsy or adventuresome friend or family member? If you are, getting them a top-of-the-line throwing knife set may be just the gift for them. Getting into knife throwing is an enjoyable pastime that gets your active and takes you outdoors for a fun and challenging activity. Whether you just want to get in some fun practice in the backyard or you want to get into competitions, throwing knives can provide years of fun. Today, we are going to take a look at some of the best throwing knives of 2018, and we are even going to be looking at some of the best beginner knife sets that you can find this year.

Best Throwing Knife Comparisons

5 Best Throwing Knives - ReviewS

1. SOG Throwing Knives F041TN

This tactical throwing knife set for perfect for anyone from novice to experienced throwing knife enthusiasts. Like many sets, this knife set comes in a pack of three, so that you have plenty of knives for target practice. One of the best parts about this high quality knife set is that they are perfect for using for throwing knife practice, and they are also great for daily general use. They can be used in the kitchen, for opening packages, cutting tape or even being used outdoors. The high quality blade is fixed, with a straight edge and is made of durable and sharp 420 stainless steel. This knife is really comfortable to hold and is made with a glass reinforced nylon handle for added durability and strength. It is also wrapped with industrial quality paracord to make your handle feel comfortable to the touch, and easy to grip while you are practicing your throwing. This knife set also comes with a handy carrying sheath so that you can protect your knives, and keep them together when you are not using them.

What we liked

  • This throwing knife set comes in a set of three
  • This is a versatile knife set that can be used for throwing or for general daily use
  • The straight edge fixed blade is made of 420 stainless steel
  • Glass reinforced nylon handle wrapped with paracord for extra grip and durability
  • Limited lifetime warranty included

What we didn't like

  • The nylon can come undone quickly and you may have to get them rewrapped
  • The sheath is subpar 

2. Smith and Wesson SWTK8CP Throwing Knives

This compact knife set comes in a set of six bullseye throwing knives, so that you don’t have to keep making frequent trips to your target for plucking out your knives, just to throw them again. What we really appreciate about this knife set is that each one of these knives are made with high quality, high impact 2Cr13 stainless steel dual edged spear-point. The blades on these knives can take a beating, and will stay sharp for an extended period of time so that you don’t have any trouble piercing the target. These knives have eight inch blades that are perfectly balanced so that you will have a blast with your target practice. These knives have just enough weight so that you can get a great feel for how the blade is going to release from your fingers and carry through the air to the target. They only weigh about 1.75 pounds per knife, and they even come with a handy and protective case that you can use to keep your knives together and protect them when you aren’t using them.

What we liked

  • Comes in a set of six bullseye throwing knives
  • Made of high quality, high impact 2Cr13 stainless steel dual edged spear-point blades 
  • Comes with a black polyester belt sheath for easy protection, storage and carrying
  • Eight inch knives that are perfectly balanced for throwing and target practice 
  • These knives are super lightweight and only weigh a total of 1.75 pounds

What we didn't like

  • They are heavy and thick, so if you are used to lighter knives, this may not be the set for you
  • The tips have the tendency to bend

3. SOG Specialty Knives & Tools FX41N-CP

This is another high quality set of throwing knives that comes in a pack of three. These throwing knives are made with full tang construction that are designed for either using for enjoyment and hobby or for competition. We really appreciate that these knives are designed with classic throwing knife construction in mind, which make them really comfortable and easy to use. These knives have 2.8 inch straight-edged, fixed blades with standard spear-point heads that are perfect for piercing targets. The reason that these blades hold up so well against the rest of the competition is that they are made of high quality 2Cr13MoV stainless steel with a satin polish finish that makes them look stunning. The handle is super comfortable to hold and throw, and each knife is wrapped with seven feet of tan and green paracord. For when you are or are not using your knives, this throwing knife set comes with a black ballistic sheath that comes with a velcro closure and a belt loop attachment, which makes it really easy to clip to your belt when you are competing or having target practice.

What we liked

  • Comes in a three pack set of knives
  • Made with a full tang construction that is designed for competition or leisure
  • Styled after traditionally designed throwing knives
  • Perfect for backyard target practice
  • 2.8 inch straight-edged, fixed blades with standard spear-point heads
  • Made of 2Cr13MoV steel with a satin polish finish 
  • Stainless steel handle 
  • Handle is wrapped with seven feet of tan and green paracord for a comfortable grip 
  • Comes with a black ballistic sheath with a velcro closure and a belt loop attachment 
  • Includes a limited lifetime warranty that protects the quality of your knives

What we didn't like

  • The paracord actually makes these knives a little more difficult to throw
  • The paracord leaves some material at the end of your knife. It would be nice if that was cut off.

4. Under Control Tactical BEST THROWING KNIVES

This knife set is perfect for knife throwing hobbyists and competitors alike. Whether you simply want to take this set in the backyard to work on target practice or you want to use them in competition, these knives will work for you. These are incredibly lightweight knives, and weight only 1.1 ounces each. Each knife is about 5.5 inches long, and is perfectly balanced for competitive throwing and target practice. All of these knives come to you sharp, so that you can pull them out of the box and start throwing them within minutes. They use spear-point blades and a precision-engineered aerodynamic design that will cut through the air and pierce your target with ease. We really appreciate that this knife set comes with a nylon wrist strap that you can use for conveniently accessing your knives while you are throwing them, or storing them and keeping them safe when you are not using them.

What we liked

  • Perfect for hobbyists or for competition use
  • 5.5 inch throwing knives that weigh 1.1 ounces per knife 
  • Incredibly sharp spear-point blades that will have no problem piercing harder wooden targets 
  • Precision-engineered aerodynamic design that glides through the air toward your target
  • Includes six sharp throwing knives in the set
  • Includes a black nylon wrist sheath for easy use and convenient storage
  • Comparable performance and design to some of the best throwing knives on the market
  • 100% total satisfaction guarantee

What we didn't like

  • No special grips or wrapping for the handles
  • If you are used to heavier knives, this may take some getting used to

5. Avias Knife Supply 9 Inch 3 Piece Stainless Steel Throwing Knife Set

This particular knife set provides a few unique features that you may not see in other knife sets. The first being that this knife set comes in several different styles and variations which include

- Black Widow
- Blackwater
- Dragon
- Super-Strike
- Thunder Black

Each of these different knife sets have their own unique style and shape to fit the needs and the preference of the individual that is throwing the knives. They are each balanced and cut in a different way, and have different openings and designs that balance them and make them fly throw the air differently. What is standard across all of these sets though is that all of the knives in their respective sets are nine inches long. Each of these sets include three throwing knives that are great for either hobbyists, casual knife throwing or competition. Another great aspect of this knife set that we have seen in other sets leading up to this one is that they include carrying pouches. This particular set includes a nylon sheath that includes a velcro closure, and even includes a belt loop so that you can safely attach your knives to your waist, for your convenience. 

What we liked

  • These throwing knives come in a three pack
  • Made out of high quality, sharp stainless steel
  • The knives that come in this set are nine inches long
  • Come in a variety of different shapes and styles that fit your preference
  • Comes with a nylon sheath and velcro closure, with a belt loop attachment

What we didn't like

  • The cords seems like it falls off fairly easily
  • They are okay for casual use, but you can tell that these knives are pretty cheaply made

5 Best Throwing Knives for Beginners

Now that we have taken a look at some of the best throwing knives of 2018, let’s have a look at some of the best beginner knife sets that you can find. Here are some of the best beginner knife sets of 2018.

1. Perfect Point PAK-712-12 Throwing Knife Set

This expansive knife set comes with a lot of projectiles so that you don’t have to take a trip over to your target after you throw a few knives. What we really appreciate about this particular knife set is that it comes with 12 throwing knives. If you have never had a knife set this large, you would not believe how much more convenient it makes throwing knife practice when you don’t have to go pull your knives out of your target, every few throws that you make. Another cool aspect of this set is that half of the knives that come with it have a shiny, stainless steel coat and the other six knives in the set are still stainless steel and have a black coat of paint on them. All of the knives that come with this set are 8.5 inches long, are balanced and are totally sharp when you get them so that you can go straight into throwing knife practice.

What we liked

  • This knife set includes 12 throwing knives
  • Six of the knives are totally stainless steel
  • The other six are black coated stainless steel knives
  • Each of the throwing knives that are included with this set measure 8.5 inches long
  • Includes a black nylon sheath to conveniently hold your knife, and for quick and easy transportation 

What we didn't like

  • The blades are pretty cheap
  • Depending on your level of use, these knives can dent fairly easily

2. Whetstone Cutlery 12 Piece Set of S-Force Kunai Knives

This is another massive knife set that would be perfect for beginners who want to practice their knife throwing. This set also comes with 12 precision throwing knives so that you don’t have to constantly make trips back to the target, when you are practicing. Having a large set of knives is really valuable for preventing fatigue from reloading, and encouraging the thrower when they are practicing. These knives are made of pure, stainless steel and have a double-edged blade design for easy throwing. They are premier Whetstone Cutlery with an S-force design that is modeled after the special forces. Another aspect of this throwing knife set that we really appreciate is that it comes with its own nylon carrying case, which is able to hold all 12 knives at one time. The nylon carrying case also includes velcro closures for securing your knives and a belt loop so that you can safely and conveniently protect and access your knives. The case is the perfect companion when you are throwing and great for protecting your knives when you are not throwing.

What we liked

  • This set includes 12 precision throwing knives
  • Stainless steel, double-edged bladed design 
  • Premier Whetstone Cutlery S-force design
  • Comes with a nylon carrying case that includes velcro closures and a belt loop
  • Length of the knives: 6.5 inches
  • Length of the blade: 3.125 inches
  • Full tang with a cord wrapped handle for comfort and controlled

What we didn't like

  • If you are used to throwing larger blades, these blades are fairly small
  • They aren’t that sharp out of the box, so make sure to sharpen them

3. United Cutlery UC2832 Triple Threat Throwing Knife

This is a smaller beginner pack, but with this United Cutlery knife set, you are getting a set of high quality throwing knives. What we really appreciate about this Triple Threat throwing knife set is that you are getting higher quality knives than some of the other sets. The biggest drawback is that this set comes with only three knives, as opposed to other beginner sets that may have 6-12 knives included with the set. The upside is that you are going to be getting three knives that are all made of one solid piece of stainless steel, from the end of the handle to the tip of the blade. Each knife is covered with a protective coating to prevent them from getting scratches, dings and dents when you are practicing your throwing. Another plus with this knife set is that each of the knives that come with this set have their own nylon sheath. The sheath is great for keeping your knives handy and easy to access when you are throwing, and they are also perfect for keeping your knives safe when you are not using them.

What we liked

  • Each knife is made from a single piece of high quality AUS-6 stainless steel
  • These knives come in a pack of three
  • Each knife has a protective coating that makes them great for years of throwing 
  • Each knife comes with a protective nylon sheath that keeps your knife secure and accessible when you are not using them

What we didn't like

  • It would be nice if the storage sheath could hold all of the knives at once
  • The knives are short. If you are used to long knives this might not be the set for you. 

4. Throwing Ninja Knife Paracord Handle

If you are looking for a high quality throwing knife that would be perfect for a beginner, this may be the knife that you are looking for. The only unfortunate piece of this knife set is that it only comes with a single throwing knife. The upside is that you are getting one really nice, well-sharpened, well-balanced knife that can make practicing your knife throwing much more enjoyable and even easier. This particular throwing knife is full-tang, and is a fixed spear-point double-edge blade design for easy throwing. The design of this blade and the sharpness of it make it perfect for penetrating your target and sticking during practice. What is nice about this knife is that it uses a titanium nitride coating. This is a common coating that is used on high quality combat knives and hunting knives, to protect them from natural wear and tear. The coating is also handy for reducing the amount of glare that the blade gives off, in the sunlight. The handle is covered with a durable and comfortable paracord wrap that makes it enjoyable to grip and throw. It also comes with a nylon shell for storage and carrying.

What we liked

  • This set includes one tactical full-tang throwing knife
  • The design of this knife is weighted perfectly for throwing and is great for beginners
  • Fixed spear-point double-edge blade design
  • Uses a titanium nitride coating that is commonly used for combat knives and hunting knives
  • The protective coating keeps the blade from decaying, denting and getting damaged
  • The tactical coating is also used to reduce the glare of the blade
  • The handle is covered in a paracord wrap, so that it is comfortable to grip and throw
  • Comes with a nylon sheath that includes a velcro strap and a belt loop for transport

What we didn't like

  • Only comes with one knife
  • The paracord has some length on the end which can be inconvenient for throwing

5. Perfect Point Pp-114-3Sb Throwing Knife Set

This is the bare-bones throwing knife set that would make a great gift for someone that you know. The perfect point throwing knife set comes with three, nine inch, stainless steel knives that are perfectly balanced for throwing. We really appreciate the paint on these knives, which use a combination of pure stainless steel and black paint to give the knife a clean look. It is also a great, quick reference for distinguishing the handle from the blade. This set also comes with a convenient nylon sheath that you can use to store or carry your knives when you are practicing.

What we liked

  • The perfect point throwing knife set comes with three knives
  • Each knife is nine inches in overall length
  • This knife set comes with three stainless steel throwing knives
  • The black and silver steel on the blade is a quick indicator of the blade and the handle
  • Comes with a convenient nylon sheath that holds your throwing knives

What we didn't like

  • These knives appear to be pretty cheaply made
  • The tips are thin, and can bend and break pretty easily

Final Verdict 

If we are going to be recapping the top performers of this review, which of these stood out to your the most? In terms of the best knives of 2018, we really believe that the SOG throwing knives that we covered in the very beginning of this review were the top performers. They are balanced, sharp, include a case and are all wrapped in paracord for comfort and convenience. Of the beginner knives, we really believe that the Throwing Ninja Knife with the paracord handle is the best value. Instead of going for volume and going with the bigger sets of cheaper knives, we would rather choose a higher quality beginners throwing knife. 

David Valle
 

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