They actually weigh 15.9oz. Thinking of getting some mediums...I dont ever plan on doing more than just screwing around my yard throwing it at either a tree or a homemade target. Did you ever get them?I was unaware of them because I don't follow Spyderco at all. Here is my 2¢ worth based on 50+ years of throwing.
I am just looking at the large ones as the smaller ones are worthless to ME in my throwing and I would never even pick the smaller ones up.
I like the shape and thickness. I don't length and weight. At 11.1 inches, they are too short for competition rotational throwing (minimun 12 inches). At 10.2 ounces, 2 ounces less than 3/4 #, they are too light - under the recommended ounce to the inch ratio. This is a safety factor - light knives tend to rebound more and more often than heavier knives. The lightest knives I throw are 13 ounces. Had they not punched out holes in the handles, leaving that weight in the knives, that would have brought the weight up some.
I don't like the hole drilled in the blade - that is a stress point waiting to fracture. The handle holes are also stress points but are less likely to fracture there.
To ME, the knives don't meet specs for competition throwing, so I would not waste my money on them. There are some very good throwing knife makers out there who make a better and, in the long run, cheaper, product.
Do you think the Mediums would be fine for someone just wanting to mess around with throwing knives hitting a tree or homemade target? Or is the large the only way to go. I just didn't want gigantic knives...but the small I think is too small and large too big maybe...so I'm thinking medium. You sold your mediums...should I just not mess around and get the large? Probably would use them occasionally and end up sitting in my giant knife collection like usual lol. But I figured if I'm want throwing knives why not go for my favorite brandKnives are based on the viper knives that Harold Muellar designed, Spyderco bought the rites to reproduce his viper design and like the original vipers they come in three sizes and made in China ( original vipers were made in Canada). I have had the large and the medium both throw well but I find that the large is more consistent probably due to its size being more forgiving. Sold the mediums but I still have the large ones two years and still straight.
They actually weigh 15.9oz. Thinking of getting some mediums...I dont ever plan on doing more than just screwing around my yard throwing it at either a tree or a homemade target. Did you ever get them?
Thanks for the advice. Part of me just wants cheap ones because I know every time I get excited about something I go all out and do it once then it just sits there...and either sell later or pretend I will use it again lol. But then another part of me wants the best...and I guess that's relative. I'll have to check out his Fb page though. Just want to try my hand at it after my buddy had these stupid little throwing stars (I know...dumb) and It was kinda fun and i got the idea to try knife throwing since knives are my jam.Definitely large don’t waste your time with the smaller versions. I recently discovered a guy in Alabama that makes throwers out of old lawn mower blades, spring steel. Best throwers I have ever used, perfect balance, durable and consistent spin. His name is Bo Mcnees he is on Facebook. Just look for ones around 12”-14” that seems to work the best for me. Good luck have fun