All the professionals have a specific Throwing Knife for their competitions, you should also. These knives are made from heavy cold rolled steel so they will not break, but might bend. They have a sharpened cutting edge all the way to the hilt. A heavy duty cow hide handle is attached by three brass rivets. Made in the U.S.A., we have the straight blade in small for the ladies and children. We have large and small blades in the curved blade.