Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Hello, I am trying my best to learn about a subject that is largely foreign to me, so please be patient with me while I learn. I have spent the last several days trying to figure out where I should start with buying a throwing knife or set of knives. My boyfriend is, I suppose, what you'd call a knife enthusiast, and wants desperately to add throwing knives to his repertoire of skills. Our anniversary is coming up fast, and I know it would thrill his heart to be able to start learning. I am trying my best to find the right thing for him, but all the sites I find about what is good to buy are either geared towards professionals or are just advertising plants. From what I've researched, since he is a beginner it would probably be better to get him a longer blade (what he was looking at himself are all very small and harder to use), and one that is center balanced or has the balance towards the blade end. I also know that carbon steel is better, so I've been trying to look for that. Right now I am looking at the Condor 7" Dismissal throwing knife, but am unsure if it is a wise buy or not. I'd like to get three knives for around or under $90. (Ideally I'd get him a beautiful custom set, but I'm broke!) I was wondering if you all had any advice or suggestions for me. I want to get him something that will work well and won't be likely to break if he misses, but also not completely break my bank. It's hard to find actual feedback or genuine reviews, and I'd be very grateful for your help and expertise.