Smith & Wesson Bullseye Throwing Knives, 10″ Model — Quick Review

Smith and Wesson TK10
Smith and Wesson TK10; set of 3 – 10 inch throwing knives

Looking for some great throwing knives?  Check out our Smith and Wesson set of 3 throwing knives.  They measure 10″ each and are built from 2Cr13 stainless steel.  Comes in a nylon sheath with a belt or strap loop for carry.

What makes these knives so great?  There are basically three different styles of throwing knives; blade heavy throwers, handle heavy throwers, and balanced throwers.  Whichever end is the heaviest on a throwing knife is the end thrown first.  So a blade heavy throwing knife is held by the handle and thrown blade first.  Opposite for a handle heavy.  Balanced throwers can be thrown either end first and they typically have a faster rate of rotation–which makes it easier to adjust your turn rate when you throw them.  These Smith and Wesson throwing knives are weighted just about in the center with a very slight bias to the handle.  This makes them great for nearly all styles of throwers.

These throwers have a slot in both the handle and the blade that makes the weighting just right.  They also have a hole just behind the center of gravity.  The blade is not sharp along the edges and narrow to a wide dagger point.  The point isn’t sharp enough to actually cut paper but is plenty sharp from the point to about an inch down the blade on both sides to stick into whatever target you throw the knife at.

2Cr13 stainless steel is comparable to 420 stainless steel.  It is highly stain and corrosion resistant which makes it perfect for a knife that is going to be used outside frequently.  As with any throwing knife, your knives are sometimes going to miss and hit the dirt, grass, or whatever else is around.  This means that depending on where you are, they are going to be exposed to some moisture.  So 2Cr13 stainless steel is perfect for these knives.  They are also extremely thick.  At 5/16″ thick, these knives have some serious heft, which I like.  It makes for a substantial throw.  As opposed to some really small throwers which sometimes feel too light, these knives weigh in at 4.8 ounces each.

I love my Smith and Wesson throwing knives.  If you want a set of solid throwers that are perfect for heavy outdoor use, get yourself a set and let me know what you think.

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Overall Length: 10″
  • Blade Steel: 2Cr13
  • Sheath: Nylon
  • Weight: 4.8 Ounces (Each Knife)

 

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Knife Review — Smith & Wesson Special Ops Fixed Blade Knife, SW7

Smith & Wesson SW7
Smith & Wesson SW7 Fixed Blade Tanto Knife

Always a serious contender in the fixed blade market, Smith & Wesson has done it again with their SW7.  This Special Ops series knife features a 5.2″ 9Cr17 stainless steel tanto blade.  The full tang blade features a Zytel covered handle and a serious skull crusher at the butt of the handle.

The Tanto blade has many competing claims as to its origin.  Some claim it comes from the ancient Samurai who, after breaking the tips off their swords in practice and training would sharpen the blade again for use as a knife, with a tanto shaped blade.  Others claim it originated as a tool the Samurai would use to cut themselves out of their armor in case of emergency.  Sort of similar to a modern-day egress tool.  Like most history that lies shrouded in the fog of time, I’m certain that the truth lies in some combination of the many competing stories.  Everyone seems to agree that the tanto blade was used by the Samurai as a close fighting knife and as a defensive short sword.  One group even claims the Samurai would carry a tanto blade from birth to death as an everyday tool as well as an easy to access defensive weapon.  Whatever the truth is, the real benefit of a tanto style blade is the serious penetrating power the blade shape offers. The straight edge of the tanto blade gives you all the normal cutting and slicing power of other blades with the extra advantage of a serious piercing weapon with minimal chance of blade breakage.

The Smith & Wesson SW7 gives you all the advantages of the ancient Samurai tool in a reasonably priced, well-built package.  The blade has a dark grey/black finish.  Handle butt has oversized lanyard hole.  Knife comes with a multi position black plastic sheath.  If you are looking for one of these excellent Smith & Wesson knives you can find them here on our site.

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Overall Length: 10.6″
  • Blade Length: 5.2″
  • Blade Material: 9Cr17 High Carbon Stainless Steel
  • Blade Detail: Tanto Plain Edge, Black Coat
  • Handle Material: Black Zytel
  • Weight: 8.5 Ounces
  • Includes Sheath
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