Are Buck knives tough?
Is this knife likely to break if i throw it into trees? it has 440 Stainless Steel:
or would this Tac Force Speedster High Carbon knife be better?
- ExploringLifeLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
Most throwing knives don't have handles/scales on them for several reasons; one is they break. You can braid paracord on them for a handle if you want. They won't fly quite as well, but shouldn't be noticeable.
Here are some throwing knives.
This one has a handle that can break eventually and is not as well balanced.
For occasional throwing, have a soft surface for it to land on after throwing it when it doesn't stick. It will last longer..
A couple slightly better, more general use.
This one has the paracord braiding I was talking about, maybe better steel in this one, but if I was looking to learn to throw, I would buy a set of the cheaper ones and braid the chord on myself, or if I was more into to survival, then get something like a good butcher knife and put it in a sheath.
This one looks to have a thicker blade. 3/16ths is usually better to withstand batoning, but the blade isn't as long as it could be for this kind of use.
- AnonymousLv 67 years ago
You need throwing knives that are weighted and designed for the use.
Short of that, a fixed bladed knife with a full tang will be stronger than any of the two that you are asking about.
Buck knives are a very famous brand, but, like many well known brands, they've started to produce cheap knives for the larger market appeal. The one you are asking about is likely to be a very low end, thow away knife.
Get a foam target or use a piece of cut wood. Don't just go throwing knives into trees. It's not nice to nature.
- Space CowboyLv 77 years ago
With proper care and USE....a good quality knife can last a lifetime. Throwing an expensive tool at a tree is not recommended. Use some POS to do that with.
- lana_sandsLv 77 years ago
Why would you be throwing your knife at a tree? Tree try to mug you?