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A GOOD, INEXPENSIVE TEACHING TOOL THAT IS A LOT OF FUN.
on February 9, 2011
I am giving these things four stars simply because for the cost (which is not all that much), you pretty well get what you pay for. I have two sets of these knives and the serve my purposes well.
I have been "into" throwing knives since I was a small lad and since I still have a lot of kid in me, I still enjoy the hobby. I have a large, rather soft post in my backyard near the barn that I practice with.
These knives are small. They are also black. This creates problems. Unless you are working in a completely bare area it is quite easy to loose the things. I took care of that with a can of bright yellow spray paint on the handles.
These little knives are absolutely ideal for the beginner as they ARE NOT SHARP when you receive them. Folks to start with razor sharp knives end up with nasty little cuts no matter how they hold the knife or what technique they try to use at first. Better to be safe while learning before you graduated to the "real thing." The points of these knives do tend to break with hurled into a harder surface so I would suggest you use them on something relatively soft.
Due to the lack of sharpness and the low cost of these knives, they are ideal for teaching the grandsons and granddaughters this art. It is a wonderful tool for teaching eye/hand coordination and so much for fun and healthy then having them set in front of a computer game. The primary objective of teaching the beginner is technique and accuracy. These fit that objective perfectly.
All in all for the price, these a pretty nifty little knives...as long as you don't expect too much.