[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hrowing knives are cool, right? Specifically weighted and designed to be accurately and effectively thrown, they are a distinct and separate category from regular knives. Knife throwing is a great activity that develops hand/eye coordination and accuracy. And let’s just admit it, as a kid you likely thought about throwing a knife at a target or a tree.
Thanks to Cold Steel and quite a few other companies, we can enjoy throwing knives without going bankrupt in the process.
Today I am going to do an unbiased review of the Cold Steel True Flight Thrower. Although that name does sound cool, for the sake of wordiness, I am going to refer to it in this article as the “True Flight.”
Is The “True Flight” For Me?
This video demonstrates what you can do with your True Flight.
This knife is for the kind of person who enjoys a challenge. To throw a knife, you need to put in a lot of practice and have a good deal of patience while you hone your skill. This knife can provide you with hours upon hours of entertainment whether you have been throwing for 20 years or you just started when your True Flight was delivered in the mail. The beauty of this knife is that it doubles as a great all-around, everyday pocket knife; it fits the bill if you just want to have a knife to carry around with you. If you are rough, tough or you just like cool knives, you would probably enjoy this. If you’re still not sure, there are hundreds of reviews on Amazon of people who have purchased the True Flight and loved it. You can check those out here! True Flight reviews (Amazon)
Is it durable? I personally have worked with this knife and have been very impressed with its durability. From time to time, my brothers and I get together to throw knives and, inevitably, one of them always brings his True Flight. Personally, I have thrown it hundreds of times at all kinds of targets and the knife has never bent, chipped or broken in any way. I have even thrown the blade accidentally into one of the screws in our target and it sustained no damage, although we did have to replace the screw.
The Blade and Sharpness
It’s not always necessary to have the blades 100% razor-sharp all the time because even the momentum of the knife can stick it in a target. However, having a sharp blade on your throwing knife is a wise move, because it can serve multiple purposes. The blade on the True Flight is made from 1055 carbon steel and the blade is 5 millimeters thick, giving it the durability it needs to be a thrower. The 1055 Carbon Steel is a very durable steel specifically made to reduce the chance of breakage of blades. It also has the ability to hold a good edge.
Handling and Grip
The True Flight is 12 inches in length, and 4-4 1/2 of these inches is the handle pre-wrapped in para-cord for increased grip. The para-cord helps control the release of the knife when it is thrown. Although if you prefer the metal handle, the para-cord is easy to remove. As I said, the overall length of the True Flight is 12 inches, and it weighs in at 9.7 ounces. So it’s pretty big. If you have smaller hands you might look into a thrower that is a little smaller and lighter. Also, the True Flight is well balanced, increasing your chances of success when throwing it.
Competition of the True Flight
There are a lot of choices concerning throwing knives, but as far as high quality, heavy and long-lasting throwers are concerned, the only competition is those in the Cold Steel family of throwers. One competitor is the Cold Steel Perfect Balance Thrower. It is a little longer than the True Flight but the handle is made out of composite plastic. Although composite plastic is used in many products, even ballistic armor, I would personally prefer a steel handle. The Perfect Balance Thrower has a 9-inch blade and it weighs in at 15.4 ounces.
Are You Interested?
I love throwing this knife. It’s simple but at the same time, it’s just perfect. I buy all my knives online from Amazon. They are reliable and sell their products for the best price possible. Here is a link to the Amazon True Flight page: True Flight Thrower Just don’t wait too long because prices might go up!