This holiday season, give the gift of a brand spanking new throwing knife set, which will warm the soul of even the most seasoned thrower. You could also take this as an opportunity to introduce a friend or family member to the glories of knife throwing, especially if they’re huge Hunger Games, Expendables or Naruto fanatics.
Here are five throwing knives and knife sets that’ll really make a memorable impact this coming Christmas / Kwanzaa / Chanukah / Solstice!
Magnum by Boker Bailey 3-Piece Throwing Knife Set
Your giftee might already have a few sets in their collection, but the Magnum knives by Boker Bailey are in a class of their own. In fact, they’re so badass that the school administration had to isolate the Magnums in their own separate building. These minimalist knives are perfectly balanced and just look brutal as they fly through the air. An avid knife thrower will love their versatility, as they are equally capable of hitting their targets with or without spin. With all of these features and more, these knives can make an addict out of anyone.
Cold Steel Knives Sure Strike Heavy Throwing Knife
This shuriken-shaped throwing knife from Cold Steel Knives hits the sweet spot between gift-giving novelty and serious business; whoever receives this sexy beast isn’t going to believe their luck! (Did you know that the four-leafed shuriken is considered a good luck charm in Japan? No? That’s because it isn’t true.) At a little less than 6″ in diameter, this knife is like a super-sized version of the tiny shuriken that you’d find in Chinatown; however, its specs and sophisticated design make the Sure Strike way more hardcore. In practiced hands, it becomes a heat-tempered, sharp-as-nails maelstrom of precision and fury that’s a hell of a lot of fun to throw.
United Cutlery Fantasy Skull Dozen-Throwing Set with Board
If the person you have in mind doesn’t have a board to call their own, this is the thing to get! This set from United Cutlery includes a dozen flaming skull throwers PLUS a gnarly target for a very affordable price. Odds are, the person getting this gift will already have tattoos to match. If not, well, we all need something to aspire to. Just because it’s a set of a dozen doesn’t mean that these knives are cheap; actually, they’re well-balanced and sharp, and come out of the box just aching to hit that target. This set also includes a nylon carrying case, so they can take this show on the road and start that one-man circus they’ve always been talking about.
Jack Ripper Rainbow Throwing Knives 3 Piece Set
Looking for something with a little more razzle-dazzle? Then check out these rainbow throwing knives from Jack Ripper, which will make a unique and eye-popping impression at demonstrations, competitions and everything in-between. Though you might have your eye on these knives for their looks, their throwing finesse is nothing to shake a stick at: like all of Jack Ripper’s progeny, the rainbow knives are well-balanced and easy to aim. Don’t be afraid to gift these to even your manliest recipient—once he tries them out and sees how well these work, he’ll embrace these rainbows like a brony embraces tiny, effeminate horses.
United Cutlery Expendables Kunai 3 Piece Thrower Set
If you’re not sure what to get someone, get them these United Cutlery kunai, which double as official Expendables replicas. Is there anyone alive who doesn’t love The Expendables? If such a person does exist, they’re certainly no friend of yours. These hefty knives measure about a foot long and feature handles wrapped with rugged black cord. Throw in a sweet beret and you’ve made this gift’s recipient the happiest fanboy on Earth. Happy Lee Christmas to all, and to all: semper fight!