5 Best Throwing Stars and Knives

Throwing stars and throwing knives have grown in popularity over the past couple of years thanks to movies and TV shows. They can also be used in self-defense scenarios. Whether you’re looking to pick up a new hobby or need some extra protection, we’ve got you covered.  Here are a few things to know about throwing knives and stars, along with our picks for the top 5 throwing knives and stars.

Blade Type

Throwing knives come in either one-sided or two-sided blades. Your throwing style, intended use, and personal preference will all play into what blade style you choose. Our selection includes throwing knives with drop point, spearpoint, and dagger-style blades. The multiple-sided designs of throwing stars allow for easy throwing and stick every time!

Blade Material

Whether your blades need to stand up to multiple blows at a target or need to endure the elements, choosing the right blade material is important. We offer throwing knives from popular brands like Cold Steel, Smith & Wesson, Kershaw, and more that are made from the finest steels.

Handles

To be accurate, you’ll need a consistent grip every time. The shape, as well as the material of your throwing knife’s handle is very important. Many models offer paracord-wrapped handles for a reliable grip in any condition or environment.

1

Cold Steel Sure Strike Throwing Star Pack of 3

The Cold Steel Sure Strike is a modern day Shuriken (throwing star). Used for centuries in China and Japan, it consists of no more than a flat piece of steel with 3 or more points. If you throw it overhand like a baseball, side arm, underarm or back hand like a flying saucer, it hits on at least one point every time. Cold Steel's Sure Strikes aren't like the cheap, shoddy throwing stars you see at flea markets, guns shows, and in martial arts magazines. That's because they are laser cut from high carbon steel that's been heat treated to a hard spring temper before sharpening and then given a black, baked-on epoxy finish to protect them from the elements. All three share the same sized diameter, but are varied in weight due to the differences in steel thickness. Maximize your fun and get all three sizes! These are the stars that stick every time; the Sure Strikes from Cold Steel.

Features

  • Pack of 3
  • Heat treated spring steel
  • Durable construction to last for countless throws
  • Black finish
  • 5.75"



What Customers Are Saying

Heavy duty and tough!

Indestructible throwing stars! These make for great fun throwing into log butts or plywood targets. You don't have to worry about damaging the points unless you hit concrete or thick metal. They are heavy and tough! They would do a lot of damage to soft tissue so it would be wise to not allow children or irresponsible adults to "play" with them.
- Richard, 6/3/2019

About Cold Steel

Cold Steel was founded in 1980 by Lynn C. Thompson. Over the last four decades, Cold Steel has been at the forefront of the many innovations that have helped to define the knife industry. Quickly adopted by the Military, Law Enforcement Special units, Emergency Services Personnel, Self Defense professionals, and the Martial Arts community, Cold Steel quickly became renowned for quality, strength, reliability, and dependability in everyday carry (EDC). Cold Steel’s diverse and varied line-up quickly grew to include not only a massive selection of folding knives, fixed blades, daggers, swords, and halberds, but also hunting gear, spears, blowguns, axes, machetes, tomahawks, and tools! Cold Steel’s most popular knives are the SRK, Recon 1, and Espada. Cold Steel continues to bring new levels of strength, safety, and performance to the market, providing products that you can rely on -Anytime, Anywhere!

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Smith & Wesson 8" Throwing Knives 2Cr13 High Carbon Stainless Steel 6PK

The Smith & Wesson Throwing knife set is robust and reliable! The full steel construction of 2Cr13 stainless steel is extremely well balanced, ensuring increased accuracy. Each knife weighs 4.7 ounces, and is 8" long. This throwing knife set includes a nylon carrying sheath.

 

 

Features

  • 2Cr13 stainless steel
  • Weighs 4.7 oz each
  • Stainless steel handle

What Customers Are Saying

I would buy again

Well made great starter set
- Brad, 6/9/2021

About Smith & Wesson

Since 1852 Smith & Wesson has empowered Americans with the freedom, equality, and security promised by the Declaration of Independence and guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. It is this sense of safety and security that frees us to pursue our goals and dreams, define our future, and fulfill the promise of America. Smith & Wesson has been manufacturing some of the finest revolvers, pistols, and rifles for decades and is a trusted brand by law enforcement agencies and civilians around the world. They also offer many pistol and rifle parts and upgrades, as well as magazines, knives/tools, training aids, cleaning kits, and much more. MidwayUSA is proud to offer many popular Smith & Wesson Models like the M&P Pistols, 629 Revolvers, Model 500 Revolvers, and more!

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3

Kershaw ION Fixed Blade Throwing Knife 4.5" Spear Point 3Cr13 Steel Blade Paracord Wrapped Handle Black and White 3PK

You have to admit it; throwing knives is fun. But throwing just any knife is dangerous—and not very smart. To throw knives, knives specially designed for throwing are required. That’s why Kershaw made the Ion Throwing Knife Set. The three knives in the set are designed to have the correct weight and balance for target throwing.

Kershaw’s Ion knives are double-edged, spear-point blades. Kershaw made these full-tang knives from sturdy, high-chromium stainless steel and wrapped the handles in durable, sure-grip paracord. The extra-wide ring at the end adds balance, offers a great place to attach a lanyard, and makes it easy to remove the knives from the sheath—or from the target.

All three knives fit neatly in the nylon carrying and storage sheath, which makes it easy to take them out to the throwing range.

Pack of 3.

Features

  • Sure grip paracord
  • Double edged spear point
  • Nylon sheath included



About Kershaw

Kershaw has a rich history and a commitment to producing high-quality knives since its inception in 1974. Kershaw's core product offering includes a range of folding knives, fixed-blade knives, multi-tools, knife sharpeners, saws, throwing knives, fishing fillet knives, and more. The company creates innovative blades that cater to the needs of knife enthusiasts, outdoor enthusiasts, and professionals alike. With a focus on using premium materials and advanced manufacturing techniques, Kershaw consistently delivers reliable and high-performance knives that meet the demands of modern knife users. From the popular assisted-opening knives to their wide selection of hunting, survival, and utility knives, Kershaw is a trusted name in the knife industry, offering solutions for every cutting task. With popular models such as the Iridium, Camshaft, Oso Sweet, and Barricade, Kershaw has a knife to fit all your needs. For design, quality, and genuine pride of ownership, Kershaw is the one.

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Kershaw ION Fixed Blade Throwing Knife 4.5" Spear Point 3Cr13 Steel Blade Paracord Wrapped Handle Black and White 3PK

You have to admit it; throwing knives is fun. But throwing just any knife is dangerous—and not very smart. To throw knives, knives specially designed for throwing are required. That’s why Kershaw made the Ion Throwing Knife Set. The three knives in the set are designed to have the correct weight and balance for target throwing.

Kershaw’s Ion knives are double-edged, spear-point blades. Kershaw made these full-tang knives from sturdy, high-chromium stainless steel and wrapped the handles in durable, sure-grip paracord. The extra-wide ring at the end adds balance, offers a great place to attach a lanyard, and makes it easy to remove the knives from the sheath—or from the target.

All three knives fit neatly in the nylon carrying and storage sheath, which makes it easy to take them out to the throwing range.

Pack of 3.

Features

  • Sure grip paracord
  • Double edged spear point
  • Nylon sheath included



About Kershaw

Kershaw has a rich history and a commitment to producing high-quality knives since its inception in 1974. Kershaw's core product offering includes a range of folding knives, fixed-blade knives, multi-tools, knife sharpeners, saws, throwing knives, fishing fillet knives, and more. The company creates innovative blades that cater to the needs of knife enthusiasts, outdoor enthusiasts, and professionals alike. With a focus on using premium materials and advanced manufacturing techniques, Kershaw consistently delivers reliable and high-performance knives that meet the demands of modern knife users. From the popular assisted-opening knives to their wide selection of hunting, survival, and utility knives, Kershaw is a trusted name in the knife industry, offering solutions for every cutting task. With popular models such as the Iridium, Camshaft, Oso Sweet, and Barricade, Kershaw has a knife to fit all your needs. For design, quality, and genuine pride of ownership, Kershaw is the one.

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5

Smith & Wesson 8" Throwing Knives 2Cr13 High Carbon Stainless Steel 6PK

The Smith & Wesson Throwing knife set is robust and reliable! The full steel construction of 2Cr13 stainless steel is extremely well balanced, ensuring increased accuracy. Each knife weighs 4.7 ounces, and is 8" long. This throwing knife set includes a nylon carrying sheath.

 

 

Features

  • 2Cr13 stainless steel
  • Weighs 4.7 oz each
  • Stainless steel handle

What Customers Are Saying

I would buy again

Well made great starter set
- Brad, 6/9/2021

About Smith & Wesson

Since 1852 Smith & Wesson has empowered Americans with the freedom, equality, and security promised by the Declaration of Independence and guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. It is this sense of safety and security that frees us to pursue our goals and dreams, define our future, and fulfill the promise of America. Smith & Wesson has been manufacturing some of the finest revolvers, pistols, and rifles for decades and is a trusted brand by law enforcement agencies and civilians around the world. They also offer many pistol and rifle parts and upgrades, as well as magazines, knives/tools, training aids, cleaning kits, and much more. MidwayUSA is proud to offer many popular Smith & Wesson Models like the M&P Pistols, 629 Revolvers, Model 500 Revolvers, and more!

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