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Cold Steel Gladius Thrower Has Arrived!

Cold Steel Gladius Thrower review

Finally, the new Gladius Thrower from Cold Steel is available for purchase!  Many of you have been eyeballing this one online and waiting for it to drop…well, it looks like the time has finally come.

At a Glance…
  • Weight:  10.7 oz.
  • Overall Length:  14 inches
  • Blade Thickness:  5 mm (about 1/5 inch)
  • Blade Length:  8 1/4 inches
  • Handle:  5 3/4 inches
  • Steel: S50C tempered steel
Check out the Cold Steel Gladius Thrower (Triple Set), Gladius Machete and Medieval Buckler (links below)…

Features & Stats

Constructed of S50C tempered steel, it measures in at a gigantic 14 inches.  No other Cold Steel thrower matches its size, except for the massive CS Torpedo at 15 inches (the hefty CS Perfect Balance comes very close…13.5 inches).

But all that size does not make it the heaviest thrower in Cold Steel’s lineup.  In fact, only the True Flight is lighter.  At 10.7 ounces, the Gladius Thrower is almost an ounce heavier than the best-selling True Flight yet lighter than the Pro Balance, Sure Balance and Perfect Balance.

(NOTE:  Okay, actually the new Sport series released last year has some relatively lightweight knives…nevermind.)

Blade length is 8 1/4″, which makes this thrower blade heavy, so expected uneven distances between your full spin and half spin throws.

That light handle, however, is specifically designed to accomodate paracord wrap or even handle scales, if you’re so inclined, and the blade’s steel is soft enough for sharpening, making the Gladius Thrower a versatile and potentially functional knife.


Take one look at the new Cold Steel Gladius Thrower and you know that thing is a medieval beast with its broad Roman point, inspired no doubt by the gladiators of old (and have you seen the the CS Gladius Machete?  Hmm?).  And like the other Cold Steel throwing knives, this one is durable and fun to throw.

It is not evenly balanced like some of your other throwing knives, but you just need to practice to find and dial in your distances…no different from learning to throw the Perfect Balance or G.I. Tanto.

At 14″, the Gladius will also qualify it to be used in knife throwing competitions.

There’s one more thing that should be pointed out:  take a look again at that handle.  Notice anything?

That’s right…it’s tapered at the end of the handle to make it possible to get a butt-stick on a bad throw!  That’s a great feature to have in any tactical situation.

For competition, though, they won’t count that.



This is a pretty sweet throwing knife, and it has a very unique design, at least compared to the other throwers Cold Steel has produced…it really stands out.  Actually, this even looks a bit like an unfinished Kit Rae knife!

The only grumble I have so far is that this one seems a bit light for its size.  That’s where the blade thickness makes all the difference.  A little more thickness would have given the Gladius Thrower enough mass to make it a true long distance thrower.  A 14″ throwing knife weighing in at under 11 ounces just doesn’t feel as solid as I’d like, but that’s my personal preference.

All said, Cold Steel’s long-awaited Gladius Thrower (80TG) is a solid addition to their lineup and is sure to be a hit with any serious knife thrower.

Are Folding Knives Good For Throwing?

photo: SOG Trident folding tactical knife


As much as I’d like to just stop there, it seems kind of rude, so I’ll stretch this out a bit.

I know that a lot of people actually ask this question, because I see that come up in Google sometimes. Plus…I think we all had the thought cross our mind at least once.  If you love to throw knives, you just can’t hold a folding tactical knife in your hand without having the urge to throw it and see how it handles.

Well, the short answer is…NO, folding knives suck for throwing.  They are horribly unbalanced for rotational or spin throwing.  And for no spin throwing?  Well…maybe that’s a little less awkward than spin throwing.  But still.  The handles have all kinds of bumps and grooves and studs and clips and texture all over them, and that is going to impact your release.

But the main reason folding knives suck for throwing is simply that they aren’t designed for throwing.  That hinge is going to take a lot of abuse, even when you stick your target.  But on those bounces?  Ouch.  You can count on your lock being shot to hell.  Plus, the blade is probably thin and hard and is likely to break fairly easily, especially if it’s stainless steel (and most of them are).

Now if you’re interested in throwing a folder for self-defense reasons…well, that’s still not your best move.  If you want to be good at throwing folding knives, then you have to practice throwing them a lot.  And that means you’re going to ruin a lot of perfectly good folding knives.  Pretty much the only effective distance for throwing a folding knife would be from less than 6 feet — basically half spin distance.  In a tactical situation, you might as well just close the distance and do it right.

Okay, I tried to be nice and civil and all, but I’m getting bored with that.


If it’s a self-defense situation…you’ll miss or if you get extremely lucky and somehow manage to stick the guy, it won’t do much damage.  But it’ll sure piss him off…AND it’ll give him a deadly weapon, and he will freakin’ kill you with it!

Okay.  Sorry.

It’s just that common sense tells you that it’s a really stupid idea.  Anyone who actually throws knives will tell you that.  Yet every month there are people all around the world googling “how to throw a pocket knife”.

It’s just a bad idea.

And if you’re in a confrontation that isn’t life and death yet, throwing that knife — or even pulling it out — will instantly escalate that situation into something that you are going to regret.

But what if you just want to throw your pocket knife at wood targets for fun?


Knife throwing is a lot more fun when you use actual throwing knives.

Go buy some.

Small Black Throwing Knives And Stars

These throwing knives and ninja stars have a black finish and all are easily concealable, measuring 10 inches or less. Also, all of these knives are constructed with thin, flat handles, so they are perfect for carrying in a sheath as triple sets.

Because of their flat handles, these are not ideal for handheld use. The grip is just a little awkward for heavy usage. But they are small and aerodynamic as f-ck and are perfect for throwing at short distances or indoors. However, their small size and light weight design will make accurate throws difficult at longer distances or under windy conditions, so keep that in mind.

Their black finish also means that they are nearly impossible to see coming when thrown under the cover of darkness.

These stars and throwers also come with sharpened edges, so be careful when practicing with them.  They’re made of stainless steel with black coating, except for the stars…they are actually more durable than the knives because of their high carbon steel materials.

Here are links to the knives and stars, and down below are some additional notes on each specific knife…

SOG Fusion Black Throwing Knives (triple set w/ sheath)

The SOG Fusion throwers are a fun design, and they do have a little more heft to them for such small throwing knives. The SOG cut out on the handles is a known structural weakness, though, so repeated hard throws into hard wood targets are likely to cause breakage before long. Be sure to throw into end grain wood targets and log rounds softened with water during practice, to prolong their lifespan.

This blade design typically gets labeled as a “bowie fighting knife,” so if your state/county laws do not allow, you might be out of luck on this one. Fortunately, there are other options available…

Gil Hibben Cord Grip Throwers (triple set w/ sheath)

I’ve written about these knives before, so you already know how much I love them. The cord wrap will last a little longer if you throw at multiple bullseyes and avoid having the knives crashing into each other during practice. However, no matter what measures you take, that cord is coming off eventually with repeated use. But that’s no big deal, as throwing the naked blades does not throw off their balance and rotation. If anything, they actually will have less wind resistance and drag once that cording comes off.

Uzi Throwing Knife I (single thrower w/ sheath)

These are very similar to the Hibben Cord Grip. And yes…this is the same company that created the legendary Uzi submachine gun back in the 1950s. Uzi Tactical (distributed through Campco) makes all kinds of great tac gear, in case you didn’t know, including throwing knives, combat knives, tactical pens, tactical flashlights and more. You can check out the official Uzi site HERE.

Black Ninja Stealth Kunai Throwing Knives

The Ninja Stealth Kunai are your basic Naruto-style, ninja kunai throwing knives. These ones are shorter than the ones we talked about in the Naruto article. We’re talking barely 6 inches total length for these little knives. Their small size limits their effectiveness at longer range, but that small size is also their strength, allowing a triple set to be easily carried in a pocket or wrist sheath. These are best thrown at targets 6-10 feet away.

In case you’re wondering if little blades like these have any real combat value, the answer – historically – is YES. Ninja effectively used small kunai, shuriken spikes and stars at short and medium distances to wound, disorient and distract sentries and oncoming attackers. They aren’t likely to take down an enemy by themselves, but they can definitely throw one off balance and create an opening for escape.

Cold Steel Sure Strike Black Throwing Stars

These traditional ninja weapons made by Cold Steel come in light, medium, and heavy sizes, with the heavy ones being a solid ¼ inch thick at the center. That added weight makes them moderately effective at longer ranges. But of course, the tradeoff is that carrying multiple thick, heavy stars is not so easy, so that’s where the lighter, skinnier ones come in.

Either way, these Cold Steel Sure Strikes are your basic four point stars with sharpened blade edges. Unlike the cheaper stars you often see online, these are made from heavy duty carbon steel and will last a lot longer than stainless steel stars during your practice sessions with wood targets.

I wish Cold Steel would make a sheath for these (triple, ideally). If you guys come across any that will fit the CS stars, please hit me up on my CONTACT page with a link.

As far as I know, throwing stars are not legal in CA, NY, VA, IN, and Canada, so as always, be sure to check your own state and local knife laws to be sure you are in compliance.

Best Small, Cheap Throwing Knives For Indoors

(Note: the knives are down at the bottom…)

When choosing throwing knives to use indoors, smaller is usually better. There are two reasons for this:

  1. You have limited space to set up your targets
  2. You have limited space for throwing

Short Distances

Small, short throwing knives spin faster than longer knives, which makes them ideal for indoor use, throwing from short distances. Also, their lighter weight makes them flutter and blow off course more easily when thrown outdoors, even with only a slight breeze or no breeze at all. So again…that doesn’t make them worthless. It just means that they perform better when thrown indoors at shorter distances.

Cardboard Targets

You can throw them at wood targets, but the tips aren’t going to last that long if you do, especially if throwing along or against the grain (e.g. long 2×4 targets), as opposed to throwing head-on into the grain (e.g. log rounds).

Better to use fairly small but thick cardboard targets with a sturdier backing (some kind of thin sheet wood). The backing will prevent the heavier knives from penetrating all the way through the cardboard sheets and into your bedroom drywall, and the layers of cardboard will grab onto the knives and prevent them from bouncing all over the place and breaking stuff. Even most of your bad throws will still sink in and stick to the target board.

A pizza box sized target board is perfect for indoor knife throwing.

How To Throw Small Throwing Knives

Pinch grip.

Google it.

Or…you can watch this video. It’s old, but he does a pretty good job of explaining the technique…

Stainless Steel Construction

They’re mostly made of cheap stainless steel. Some have a black painted finish, while some are shiny and polished. Some have cheap cord wrapped grips (which is more for show than performance) that is likely to fall off before long haha. Don’t worry, they’ll still throw just fine.

Sheaths Included

All the knives I’ve included in this article come with a nylon sheath that either attaches to your belt or to your wrist. Like the knives, the sheaths themselves are pretty cheap material and will probably start wearing out eventually. But they’ll do a good job of holding your knives for you when you’re not throwing them.


Just a quick warning: these knives do have a sharpened edge to them, so be careful when handling them. You can swipe them along a concrete sidewalk to dull the edges if you prefer.

Small, Cheap & Fun

Prices are subject to change, but at the moment, all the knife sets on this list come in at under $3 per knife, with some priced under $2 per knife. So if you want cheap…well…that’s cheap. These knives are all 7 inches and under as well, so don’t have any illusions here…these are not high quality knives for serious knife throwing practice…not by any means.

They’re just small, lightweight, cheap throwing knives.

That’s it.

So when you bust out a set of these guys, don’t be thinking, “Knife Throwing World Championships this summer.” Instead think, “bar room dart board after work this Friday.” That’s more the vibe we’re going for with little throwing knives like these.

The bottom line is that these throwing knives are small, light and cheap. They’re not intended for serious competitors or real-life combat. Rather, they’re perfect for just having a little fun, that’s all. So you can still have a lot of fun with these little knives, hanging out in the garage with a few friends or just killing time by yourself in your room.

5 ¾” Thunder Bolt Throwing Knives (Triple Set)

5” – 6” Ridge Runner Lightning Throwing Knives (6 Piece Mixed Set)

6” Jack Ripper Throwing Knives (Triple Set)

6.5” Ninja Stealth Black Kunai (Triple Set)

7” Ninja Stealth Silver Throwing Knives (Triple Set)

Top 5 Carbon Steel Throwing Knives That Don’t Break

Show of hands…

Who started out with shiny, cheap stainless steel knives when they first started throwing?


Yeah…me too.

Another show of hands…

And who got really fricking irritated when half of those knives got bent and/or broken tips on the very first day that they started throwing them?

Yeah…me too.

So now, who’s ready to get some throwing knives that don’t break so easily? If that’s you, then what you want to do is put out just a little more money and buy some knives made from high carbon steel. Those knives won’t be so shiny, and they will rust pretty quick if you leave them outside where the moisture can get to them.

But they ain’t gonna break on you any time soon.

Cold Steel Throwing Knives

If you’ve been coming around this site the past couple years, then you already know that I’m a big fan of Cold Steel throwers. They’re big, heavy, tough throwing knives. I’ll be honest…they’re not very pretty, at least compared to the stainless steel jobs put out by United Cutlery and Boker. But what they lack in purtiness, they more than make up for in durability and performance.

Those suckers are built to last.

Cold Steel has four main throwing knives in their lineup…

  1. True Flight
  2. Perfect Balance
  3. Sure Balance
  4. Pro Balance

These are heavy duty, carbon steel throwing knives, and you’re going to be happy with how well they hold up.  Yes, CS also has a new “Sport” line of smaller, lighter carbon steel throwing knives, but reviews are mixed, and they just don’t seem to be as high quality as these ones.

I’ll be looking into that…

But for now, check these out.

1. Cold Steel True Flight Thrower

The True Flight has a thick paracord grip wrap that is tight as a mofo. If you read reviews on Amazon, you’ll see that some folks had trouble with the cord coming undone, but I’d bet you my liver and left nut that they were throwing multiple knives AT THE SAME TARGET, and they nicked their True Flight’s cord with an incoming knife.

Word to the wise…

If you have multiple throwers and one has a cord wrap…don’t throw that one first. Or better yet…throw each knife at its own bullseye. You’ll keep that wrap from getting shredded.

And you should probably follow this advice for all your throwers…one knife per target will make your knives last ten times longer, since they won’t be banging into each other all day.

The True Flight is just about the best-selling throwing knife on the planet. I’ve written up a full review of this knife already, so I won’t cover that here. You can just go read my review for more info on it.

2. Cold Steel Perfect Balance Thrower

Another excellent thrower from CS. This knife is big and heavy. Well, maybe it’s a lightweight compared to many custom throwing bowies and stuff like that, but as far as assembly line, commercially made stuff, this one is a beast.

It’s got plastic composite scales on the handle, so as with the True Flight…don’t throw multiple knives at the same target if you want those scales to last.

Common sense, folks.

But the knife itself is big, fat and durable. It will not break from regular throwing.

I also own this one and have reviewed it elsewhere, so if you’d like, you can go read my Perfect Balance review too.

3. Cold Steel Sure Balance Thrower

If you’re looking for the most durable throwing knife for the money, then this one is it right here. If I’m wrong, please hit me up on the Contact page and let me know what other throwing knife in this price range is tougher.

It’s basically just one big ass piece of carbon steel, pointy on one end and butt ugly on the other. My god, what an ugly throwing knife haha. But it’s a brute, and it’ll take all the punishment you can dish out. It’s the longest and heaviest knife in this group, making it maintain its accuracy at longer distances and allowing it to really sink into your target.

I guess it is kinda beautiful, when you look at it like that! 😉

Anyways, if you’re tired of grinding out knife tips and replacing broken knives, try this one out and let me know what you think. Here’s more info on the Sure Balance.

4. Cold Steel Pro Balance Thrower

Last we come to the Pro Balance. Why is it last of the four? Because I don’t like it as much as I like the other three…but that’s just me. It’s a good throwing knife. Solid. Perfectly balanced for spin throwing. Durable carbon steel.

But I just don’t like how it looks. It looks like a knife for circus performers (my apologies to all the knife throwing circus performers out there…you clowns ROCK!). Anyways, I’m just not crazy about the look of it. Nuff said.

And yes…I have a more in-depth article on here about this one too.

5. Condor Dismissal Thrower 14″

Yeah, I did mention in the title of this article that I’d talk about FIVE knives, so here’s the last one: the Condor Dismissal Thrower (aka Condor Dismissal Tool). The Dismissal comes in 12” and 14” sizes, and yeah…bigger is better. This is another heavy hitting, durable carbon steel throwing knife.

But I’ve heard that the very tip is prone to breakage, simply because it is tapered down to such a fine point. So I guess even high carbon blades aren’t indestructible, so be aware of that possibility if you’re considering this one. I haven’t done a review on it yet. Someday I’ll buy it and take it for a test drive, but that’s not super high on my to-do list right now.

Sorry ‘bout that.

Cold Steel Torpedo Destroys Everything In Its Path

Cold Steel Torpedo

Holy shizz.

I finally watched the video on Cold Steel’s website showing CS Prez Lynn C. Thompson throwing the Cold Steel Torpedo at…a building, and…a car, and…another car…

I am definitely going to be buying one of those suckers. That thing pretty much destroys any target you throw it at.

Have you seen it?

Stats & Features

  • Overall length: 15”
  • Weight: 32 oz.
  • Composition: cold rolled 1055 carbon steel
  • Finish: matte black

The Cold Steel Torpedo is a 15” long chunk of cold rolled 1055 carbon steel, sharpened to a fine point at both ends. Weighing in at a full two pounds, it’s like the Mighty Mo of throwing knives.

The center diameter is one inch thick around. So you get the idea…it’s a mini steel javelin that has twice the chance of sticking when thrown rotationally.


Due to its symmetry, the CS Torpedo is evenly balanced for spin throws, giving an even rotation no matter which end you hold and release it from. There are no features, ridges, bumps, edges or anything along its length, so it slides smoothly right through your fingertips upon release.

With both ends tapered to sharp points, you’ve got a higher chance of sticking your target on spin throws, so that definitely can have a positive result in intuitive throwing in a rushed tactical situation. As Thompson demonstrates pretty well in the video, this thing wouldn’t have to be limited to recreational throwing.

On their site, they talk about how you could use it for hunting birds and wild game, but I don’t know. If you miss (which is highly likely), good luck finding your Torpedo 30 yards away in the thick brush haha.

But what really makes the Torpedo so devastating is its sheer weight and bulk. It takes a lot of power to launch that thing, but put some muscle into it and not only will it travel long distances…it’ll smash right through whatever it connects with.


I’m not sure what to say here. As a weapon, it’s brutal. At close range, or even handheld — it could drop an attacker to his knees (or flat on his back).

But how would you carry something like that around every day? They don’t make a sheath for it (yet), and it’s just too large to carry on your person in any kind of concealed manner, so I guess you’d have to stow it somewhere where it won’t be poking holes in your bag or whatever.

I suppose one more drawback is that its very simple design totally eliminates the possibility that it can be used for anything other than punching holes in stuff, unlike the other CS throwers that can be used like regular knives for cutting, batoning, etc.

But if you just need to punch holes in shit, then this is what you want. 😉

Cold Steel Recommits To American Made Products

Hey everyone,

I know this won’t matter to some folks, but it means a great deal to me and many other Americans.

I just got an email from Cold Steel President Lynn C. Thompson in which he announces that the company is revamping many of its manufacturing processes and moving Cold Steel forward with some great new changes.

So be expecting more American materials to go into Cold Steel knives and other weapons and tools.  They’re also creating a new logo and a new motto, “Anytime. Anywhere.”

coldsteel new logo


I kinda like that 😉

Thompson also mentioned some upcoming collaborations with Andrew Demko and Steven Seagal (oh, hellz ya).  So I can’t wait to see what that’s all about.

I wanted to quote his email at length, so here ya go…

Many of our established and popular knives are undergoing rolling changes to new American made materials.

Cosmetically, they may only have minimal changes, though their performance levels will be even higher than ever!

How to spot the new 2015 models:

  • Check SKUs or part numbers. These new models will have new codes. See chart below.

  • New coatings. Some of our new items have upgraded from the matte black Tuff-Ex finish, to a rich glossy DLC (Diamond Like Coating). This new coating is not only far more durable, but it looks great too! An easy way to spot this is that the grind lines on the blades are now clearly visible through the DLC.

  • Check the blade etch*. Our new items will feature an updated etch on the blade which states the steel used. Many of the Japanese AUS8A models will now feature American XHP or BD-1 steels.

Sounds pretty good, huh?  I’ll keep an eye out for whether they’ll be making any changes to their line of throwing knives and let you know if I hear anything.  Perhaps we’ll be having some knew throwing knife reviews coming up soon in 2015.

And I do apologize that I still haven’t tried out the new Sport line of throwers that came out last year.  I have nowhere to throw right now.  We were hoping to have moved into a new home by now (one with a back yard bigger than my butt) but that has yet to happen.

Oh man, and I also got some sweet throwers from Patrick at Flying Steel last year and have yet to review them.  That’s really irritating me.  I really need a place to throw.

Anyways, talk to you soon.

How To Clean And Store Your Throwing Knives

I recently came across an interesting tip about properly storing your throwing knives (and other knives as well) on an old thread on BladeForums, so I figured I’d share that along with a couple other common sense tips on here.

3 Simple Tips For Cleaning And Storing Throwing Knives

1.  Always scrub and wipe down your knives after each throwing session.  Use a damp rag to get all the dirt off, and then use a dry one so the water doesn’t sit on the blade.  Last, be sure to leave it out to air dry until it is thoroughly, completely dry before putting it away for storage.

2.  Apply some protective oil to the blade to prevent rusting.  Protective lubricants are available in most weapon shops.  Any throwing knife will benefit from this treatment, but those with higher levels of carbon (i.e. non-stainless steel) will benefit most.  However, don’t just stick that oiled up blade back in it’s sheath.  Leave it out for a day and then wipe it down the next day.

3.  Do not store your throwing knife in its sheath for extended periods of time.  This is the tip that I hadn’t really thought of, but I immediately felt stupid for not thinking of it.  It’s kind of common sense, especially if you live in a more humid climate like I do.  Moisture and oils can build up in the sheath and if the throwing knife is in contact with it, then that will promote corrosion.  So store your throwing knives in their box or using some other open air method.  I remember watching a video of knife throwing champion Mike “Alamo” Bainton where he showed some of his throwers hanging on pegs or something like that.  Now I realize the very practical purpose for this.

Okay, I hope that helps you take good care of your knives…

What Is The Best Metal Or Best Material For Throwing Knives?

Several visitors to recently asked, “What is the best metal for throwing knives?”  There are three main factors that will help you determine the best type of metal for a throwing knife.  They are…

  1. ability to resist bending or breaking
  2. ability to resist corrosion
  3. price

Generally, materials that excel in one of those areas leave something to be desired in other areas.  For the most part, all commercially made throwing knives will either be constructed from some type of stainless steel or some type of high carbon steel.  And as is often the case in life, you get what you pay for.

Stainless Steel

Just about every throwing knife on Amazon and similar sites will be made of some type of stainless steel.  These knives look really nice and shiny, and many of them throw very well, but stainless steel knives are more likely to get bent or broken tips, or even to break in half (certain knives have holes or designs cutout of them, and those are obviously where breaks will occur).

On the bright side, stainless steel knives are usually a lot more affordable, so you can buy more of them for the same amount of money.  Plus, if you are vigilant about it, you can usually bend the tips right back in line without too much trouble.  Broken tips can be reground too.  If a lot of length is lost, that will certainly affect rotation, but you’ll adjust.

So just because a knife is made of stainless steel, that doesn’t mean you won’t enjoy it.

My favorite stainless steel knives are the Magnum Bailey Ziel II and the large Gil Hibben Cord Grip Throwers.  There are tons of other good ones, of course, but I like those ones best.  The Ziel is freaking awesome!

High Carbon Steel

This type of metal is going to be far more durable and will practically last forever, but it corrodes more easily than stainless steel, and knives made from this material will cost a bit more.  For this reason, throwing knives with higher levels of carbon will usually be coated to prevent rusting.  I have several 1055 carbon blades from Cold Steel, and I love them.

My favorites are the G.I. Tanto, the Perfect Balance, and the True Flight.

Other Materials

Technically, you can also make knives from other materials like wood, plastic or rubber, but they will not have the same weight to them, and that is going to negatively impact their performance.  Training knives might look like the real thing, but using them for throwing practice is probably a waste of time.

Can I Throw Throwing Knives In My House And What Type Of Knife Is Safe For Indoors?

If we’re just talking about throwing knives in your bedroom from less than 10 feet away, then sure it’s okay to do, unless you’re a minor and it’s not technically your house.  But if your parents are okay with it, then go and have fun with it.

Here are a few things to keep in mind…

5 Tips For Throwing Knives Indoors

  1. Get your parents’ (or spouse’s) approval first.  Remember, it’s their house too.
  2. Use cardboard targets (or thick cardboard over wood targets) to reduce bounce back and noise.
  3. Use pure cardboard for small, lightweight throwing knives (5-7 inches) and wood with cardboard in front for larger knives.  That way your big knives won’t travel straight through your cardboard and into the bedroom wall.
  4. And speaking of walls…don’t use your wall as a target board.  Not cool.
  5. Keep the area behind, in front of, and around your target board free of fragile items, pets, etc.

Check out these videos from Youtubers who enjoy throwing knives indoors.  Accidents happen, so be very careful when throwing knives, especially if you choose to throw indoors against wood targets.


Xolette — Sad face at the last 10 seconds…

xolette indoor knife throwing




Fast Action Blades — Lucky, dude.  So lucky…

Fast Action Blades - Blade Blooper 5 Youtube video